Blue skies and a bowl of still-warm, about-to-burst blueberries are markers of a spectacular summer day in New England. One of the original superfoods, sweet-tart blueberries are indigenous to North America, and are typically ready for harvest around here in August – and time is running out!

Food & Beverage Magazine shares this terrific article on all the typical and trendy ways to use blueberries. We’re kind of traditionalists here at Masiello Employment—we prefer our blueberries solo, sprinkled atop cereal or yogurt, or baked into pies, muffins, or tarts. But, between us, we’ll break with tradition to enjoy a Blueberritini from Stonewall Kitchen.

Did we inspire a case of the blues? Our apologies! Allow us to share a few sure-fire cures:

Where to Pick-Your-Own Local Blueberries

Monadnock Berries, Troy, NH

Alyson’s Orchard, Walpole, NH

Cheshire Garden, Winchester, NH

Where to Pick Up Local Blueberries

The Farmers’ Market of Keene, on Saturdays and Tuesdays

Walpole Farmers’ Market, on Fridays

Hinsdale Farmers’ Market, on Mondays

Once you’re home with several pints, here are a few of our favorite blueberry recipes:

Blue Ribbon Blueberry Pie from King Arthur Flour

Blueberry Muffins from Betty Crocker

Blueberry Tart from Martha Stewart

Confession time: There’s no easy way to relate blueberries to your job search, so all we can say is that blueberries make summer in our neck of the woods that much more enjoyable. Once you’ve washed all the blue from your fingertips, use those digits to dial or email the Masiello Employment recruiting team to help you find your perfect job (well, apparently there WAS a way to tie blueberries into a job search!).