The largest blueberry garden in the prefecture All-you-can-eat delicious ripeness!Blueberry Village / Furusato Farm

 Blueberry village, Furusato Farm, located in Kongoji, Ichihara City, on the border with Nagara Town. It is a tourist farm where you can enjoy the largest blueberry hunting in the prefecture, with more than XNUMX stocks planted in XNUMX ares in five fields.All-you-can-eat and take-out sales are held for one hour on Saturdays and Sundays, and they are also shipped to supermarkets.

Regional activation

"There are about XNUMX main varieties of blueberries. Different blueberries bear fruit depending on the season, and the peak season is from mid-June to late July," says Hitoshi Oya.The original blueberry garden was taken over last year and newly opened this year. "I'm busy picking and picking undergrowth at this time of year. I've been taking care of it since spring, but there are many trees that become bells on one branch, so I would like everyone to taste the ripe blueberries in the field. I will. "
Unfortunately, it rained heavily on June XNUMXth, but it is said that some parents and children came all the way to visit us wearing a pair of feathers. "As a place where everyone in the neighborhood can easily come, I would like to return the usage fee and operate it. If there is a place where people gather, it will lead to regional revitalization, so to as many people as possible I want you to know, "says Oya.

 Furthermore, in the future, he would like to consider it as a sixth industry that consistently harvests, processes, and sells by utilizing the related company / food processing plant One Heart in the city.One Heart has already developed and commercialized pear jelly and concentrated pear juice using Ichihara's specialty pear, and has a track record of increasing sales. “Blueberries are harvested only in the summer, but they need to be maintained throughout the year. To make the farm stable, I would like to think of something that everyone can enjoy even with winter crops,” says Oya.I'm looking forward to becoming a farm where various developments can be expected.

Ripe with wood, mellow taste

Harvested, ready-to-eat blueberries

Blueberries are roughly classified into two types. In June, we will pick a high bush that has a good balance of acidity and sweetness.At Furusato Farm, Sharp Blue, O'Neill, Misty, Blue Leca, Sunshine Blue, etc. In July, it is a rabbit eye type with a strong sweetness and bright red young fruits.Brightwell and powder blue are the main ones here.For all-you-can-eat and shipping, pick ripe indigo fruits from a tree that is XNUMX to XNUMX years old. "There are other varieties, but I don't really know the details. Some of them are different varieties only when the seedlings arrive incorrectly and bear fruit. Some of them are XNUMX. Some varieties have only books, "said the staff.This seems to be fun to eat and compare.

Mr. Oya (left) and the staff.Check the condition of blueberries

Trees of XNUMX to XNUMX years have a field separate from the one for picking, and have an owner system. You can harvest for two years by yourself, and the staff will take care of watering and pruning during the period.If you cannot come to the park for harvesting, we will ship it by courier (shipping fee is not included).You can choose the tree yourself with the first XNUMX trees.Next year's harvest compensation will be XNUMX kg per bottle, and in the XNUMXth year of Reiwa next year, it will be XNUMX kg per bottle.
You can enjoy all-you-can-eat for a while, or you can harvest well under the owner system.Fruits ripe with wood have a strong scent and sweetness.It is also recommended to make homemade jam at home.

・ Blueberry hunting  Held on Saturdays and Sundays, from XNUMX:XNUMX to XNUMX:XNUMX until the end of July, no reservation required, XNUMX minutes all-you-can-eat for XNUMX minutes, all-you-can-eat for elementary school students XNUMX yen, take-out XNUMX grams, XNUMX yen All-you-can-drink Ichihara's pear juice!Please come after preparing for heat stroke measures etc.

・ Owner system  August this year-August XNUMXth year of Reiwa XNUMX years XNUMX yen (tax included), XNUMX XNUMX yen (tax included) For more information, please contact the local staff

Inquiries: Furusato Farm (XNUMX Kongoji, Ichihara City)