As the Summer is winding down and thoughts of school start to fill everyone’s minds, we spent a little bit of time researching some places where our friends and family can enjoy the remaining moments of summer. What did we come up with? Berry Picking!

As you may have noticed with luscious berries filling the produce department of your favorite store or roadside produce departments post their beautiful berry signs, berry season has arrived and the berries are flourishing!

Are you an advocate of the beautiful blackberry? If so, head on over to Linvilla Orchards and pick your own! This excellent location will allow you to roam the berry fields and get your hands dirty. If you have little ones, Linvilla also has a wooden playland playground that will allow the kids to get out any remaining energy they may have after picking their berries!

If you are looking for a great spot for raspberry picking, we recommend the wonderful Weaver’s Orchard. Not only do they provide an interactive outdoor experience for the whole family, they are also home to a Farm Market! After you finish your picking, head in to Weaver’s Farm Market to purchase locally grown foods. They offer a large variety of local and sustainable foods, sure to replenish the group after a long day of berry picking!

Finally, if you are looking for a blushing blueberry to get the family out and about, search no further than Indian Orchards! Just like Sun and Earth, Indian Orchards is family owned! Not only are they family owned, they also grow sustainable and organic crops. Give Ben and Gaile a call and they can let you know the hours and availability they have open!

Now that you have all of your berries picked and ready to be used, try making a refreshing berry smoothie to help make it through the dog days of Summer!

Blueberry smoothie with mint and heart from berries, organic healthy raw food


2 Cups Berries (your choice!)

1 Small Banana

1/2 Cup Milk

1 Cup Lowfat Vanilla Yogurt

Ice (as needed for consistency preference)


Place all ingredients in a blender and blend to desired consistency. Pour and enjoy!


Stay Sparkling,

The Sun and Earth Family!