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Summer in the Garden State wouldn’t be complete without juicy Jersey blueberries. At Terhune Orchards, we like to celebrate the official state fruit in style by throwing a big party. Our free annual Blueberry Bash summer festival that celebrates all things blueberry will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Visitors can pick their own blueberries while enjoying the sights and scents of the farm. Terhune Orchards blueberries are at the peak of the season and are ripe for eating fresh and making pies and other goodies.
The weekend will be filled with plenty of activities for kids, including a ride through the orchards on our tractor-drawn wagons, pony rides and games.
Music will be provided by Swinging Dixie on Saturday and the Beth Coleman Band on Sunday. We will also kick off our new summer classes with “Healthy Eating: What Is It and How to Do It” by Judith Robinson Saturday at 10 a.m. (reservations necessary, call 609-924-2310 to register).
Food will be available for purchase at Pam Mount’s Blueberry Bash Buffet, which will offer lots of tasty blueberry treats like blueberry-apple crisp, blueberry tea, blueberry muffins, blueberry cobbler, blueberry jam, blueberry salsa, blueberry ice cream and blueberry pie, as well as other standard summer fare like hot dogs, homemade gazpacho soup and salads.
Adults can visit our winery tasting room to sample our wines, including our award-winning Harvest Blues blueberry wine.
At noon and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, Tuckers Tales Puppet Theatre will present a puppet show to delight the children! The show is suitable for ages 4 to adult.
Visitors can bring a favorite blueberry recipe to the juried Blueberry Bash Bake-off on Sunday, July 8 at 1 p.m. There are categories for children and adults to show off their blueberry baking skills, and gift cards to the Terhune Orchards farm store for prizes.
Adult first-place winners receive a $100 gift card and children receive a $50 gift card. Entry forms can be picked up at the farm store or the Terhune website at www.terhuneorchards.com.
Terhune Orchards is located at 330 Cold Soil Rd. in Lawrence Township. Plenty of parking is available at the farm.