National Blueberry Month is just another excuse to go berry crazy all over Delco! Linvilla's famous “Blues” festival kicks off on July 7th with their renowned Blueberry Pie Eating Contest and gorgeous fields of  berries just waiting to be picked!

July 7th from 8am to 7pm, people from all over the Delaware Valley and beyond will be heading to Linvilla Orchards to pick-their-own-boxes of plump, sun-ripened  berries - or to browse Linvilla's Market for both fresh picked berries, as well as all things made with or slathered in blueberry deliciousness. From fresh-baked blueberry pies to jams & jellies - make your way to Delco’s House of “Blues!”


And do not miss the annual  Blueberry Pie Eating Contest!  

What could be better than scarfing down as much of their outrageously good blueberry pie as you can in front of an appreciative audience!?  Except, maybe winning a cash prize? It's blueberry heaven either way!

The contest kicks off at 2pm with several categories for all ages.  The winners in each group get a prize so be sure to fill out a short entry form in person that day starting at noon.


Pie Eating Contest Age Brackets
8 – 9: 10 participants, 1/4 pie, 1 minute
10 – 11: 10 participants, 1/4 pie, 1 minute
12 – 14: 10 participants, 1/4 pie, 1 minute
15 - 17: 9 participants, 1/2 pie, 1.5 minutes
18 & up: 8 participants, whole pie, 2.5 minutes
And the prize is a $25 gift certificate for each winner!

DID YOU KNOW:
  • Blueberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, manganese, potassium, and iron.
  • They are an amazingly rich source of antioxidants. 
  • And the calories in blueberries amount to about 80 per cup. 
  • For centuries blueberries have had an impact upon American culture, cuisine, and even human survival. From the time of the earliest Native Americans to present day, blueberries have been a valued food staple.

FREEZING TIP! 
I've done the whole wash, pat dry and place on trays in the freezer routine.  And too many times I've also had to scoop up berries that fell off in the freezer or on the floor!  So here's a great tip I found at Backyard Gardening Fun: Don’t wash the berries before you freeze them. They won’t stick together in the freezer bags. They’ll keep better that way, too, because you’re not washing away any of their waxy protective bloom. When you’re ready to use the frozen berries, just pour the desired amount into a colander and rinse them with water. They’ll thaw quickly and be ready for your oatmeal or your recipe almost instantly.  (FYI: I haven't tried this yet...;)

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
Linvilla Website
137 W Knowlton Rd, Media, PA 19063
(610) 876-7116