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Good natured has a special project for all you creative kids out there.
A colouring competition!
This bucket has a removable sleeve with a special story of our blueberries’ journey!
“Blauwe bes van veld naar vork” is the story of our blueberries journey from field to fork. From harvesting, arriving at your local supermarket, buying the berries and using the berries in a delicious Blueberry Pancake recipe!
How do I enter this competition?
This is your chance to show off your colouring skills by colouring our “Blauwe bes van veld naar vork”bucket sleeve.
Share a picture on your mom or dads social media tagging @goodnaturedberries and hashtag #VanVeldNaarVork
We will pick 2 winners in each age category:
2-4 years, 5-8 years and 9-12 years
The winners will be announced on Monday August 30th!
What will I win?
You can win your very own Good Natured cooking apron and chef hat and fun animal pattern pancake griddle pan! You will become a MINI CHEF!
Blauwe bes van veld naar vork
Our blueberries take a long journey from being beautiful flowers to being very tasty, juicy berries on your plate. On our farms throughout Europe there are thousands of blueberry plant!
Once the plants have white flowers it takes up to 3 months for the delicious berries to ripen. Once they have reached their characteristic blue waxy colour they are ready to be harvested. This can be done by hand with a ‘Berry picker’ but some farms are so advanced that they use specially designed large trucks that pick the berries. These trucks have of tunnel of vibrating brushes that skim the plants as they drive over them. The Berries fall off and are caught by the brushes. From there they roll into a big container. This is so much faster than picking by hand, however handpicked blueberries are sorted more carefully because the ones not completely ripe yet are not picked. This way only the ripest and sweetest berries are put in our Good Natured buckets.
After harvesting the blueberries are quickly sorted, packed, chilled to 2-4 degrees celsius and transported by truck to your local supermarket. This whole process should not take more than one day to ensure that our Good Natured blueberries will be fresh for up to five days in the refrigerator after purchase. There are even some varieties that stay fresh up to 2 weeks!! However we recommend you eat your berries within a day or two to have the best flavour & texture.
Make sure you rinse blueberries right before eating them but make sure you only rinse the amount of berries you will eat or use directly. When stored wet or damp there is a big chance that mould will develop on the berries. Pop some in your yoghurt, mix them through your oats or blend in your smoothie. Whatever way you eat them, Good Natured will ensure that you will level up your snack or meal!