For my second appearance on the evening new show, Chasing News, their Foodie Friday correspondent, Ashley Hall and I visited Terhune Orchards . Pam Mount showed us around the farm she and her husband have been working for forty years. After passing through a netted opening in the blueberry patch, Pam shared her secrets for picking the ripest berries. It was Ashley's first time picking. Good thing she went to a pro for tips.
All that time in the field made us a wee bit thirsty so we headed over to the winery room to make a batch of sangria made with our freshly picked blueberries and Terhune Orchards award winning wine. I chose their dry white table wine as a base that would be complimented by the fruit just harvested from the fields. For a bit of color and sweetness, I added a splash of a fruit wine made with the orchard's own apple cider and blueberries.
This weekend Terhune Orchards is hosting their annual Blueberry Bash. Head on over to pick-your-own berries and everything you need to make the recipe.
The segment should air on Chasing News on Friday July 17 on My9 at 10 p.m., Fox 29 Philly at 12 a.m. or Fox5 at 1 a.m.
Makes 4 servings
1 pint/lb. fresh Jersey blueberries
1 ripe peach, thinly sliced
1 lime, thinly sliced
1/4 cup mint, loosely packed
1 bottle Terhune Orchards Farmhouse White wine
1/2 cup Terhune Orchards Harvest Blues wine
In a clear pitcher, layer the blueberries, peach, lime and mint. Pour in the Farmhouse White wine and stir. Add the Harvest Blues and stir once more. Chill for several hours before serving.
Be sure you enjoy all the fruit that has soaked up the wine.