Blueberry Update

Blueberry Season Update

The orchard has been loveingly planted, fertilized and through an anonymous donation netting has been added to a number of rows.

Great news from our Blueberry Czar, Tom Johnson: 

THE BERRIES ARE HERE!

"Looks like the best crop in three years"
Thank you to our volunteers who helped! 
Member only access to the orchard has begun.

As a member of the Aspetuck Land Trust you have exlusive access to the blueberry patch from
June - September 4.
Access: Letters were placed in the mail to all current members on June 28th providing a GATE LOCK CODE.
With the gate lock combination you can access the orchard from anytime between sunrise and sunset. 

To get to the orchard: follow the trails from either the Wells Hill Road or the Freeborn Road parking areas indicated on the Trout Brook Valley map (the Freeborn Road Parking area is new this year).


Please remember to lock the gate as you enter and exit the orchard and limit your picking to three quarts so that our blueberry bounty can be enjoyed by other Aspetuck 
Land Trust members.
If you have not received your letter and would like to pick the berries please contact This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript Alice.

Blueberry Bush Sponsors Needed!


As the nurturing of the orchard and the blueberry plants continues we HOPE to continue to reinvigorate the orchard with new plants. Our blueberry Czar, Tom Johnson, has chosen a special variety to plant in the orchard and our order has to be in on August 1st. Our goal is to plant 50 new bushes (although more would be welcome).  PLEASE consider becoming a sponsor today for the 2017 planting.

If you sponsored a bush in 2016 and would like to know its location please contact This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript .

This is a wonderful program for any family with children or grandchildren. We will have a planting date this fall that we will announce to you soon. You can come and plant your bush as a family though we are more than happy to plant and memorialize your bush for you!  Dedicate your bush to your family,  or to a special friend!
Tags will be placed on each plant with the dedication or name as requested. You can then come and nurture, prune and cultivate your plant during our volunteer sessions or when you have time for a family hike! See it grow, fertilize it, prune it,  pick its fruit. Show your children how nature works while creating family memories.
Our goal is to replace lost bushes and if the support is large enough to create new rows of bushes as well.
Please contact Alice at:  This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript  with any questions you may have.
We have 33 sponsored bushes for 2016 and  5 for 2017. 

 45 MORE BUSHES NEEDED FOR 2017.

PLEASE SPONSOR A BUSH TODAY!!

MANY THANKS TO ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS!!
Your pruning, fertilizing, weeding and mulching has been invaluable!

If you would like to sponsor a blueberry bush, please click here.

As a member/supporter of Aspetuck Land Trust you should be proud that your support makes experiences like this and so many other special moments in the woods possible.  It is you who we celebrate!  We are doing our best to try and keep the blueberry patch productive. We are continuing to consult with fruit experts at the University of Connecticut, conduct extensive soil testing and spread lime, potash and aged woodchips to the rows.  We will monitor the patch closely to address any pest issues we encounter.  Mother nature does not always cooperate, but we are grateful for your cooperation and support.  

Aspetuck Land Trust