Although the car has been around since the pilot, the Blueberry got its nickname in the season 2 premiere (“American Duos”) when the guys are driving Nigel St. Nigel and he complains, “I feel like I’ve been incarcerated in a blueberry … This car makes me want to weep and then die.”
Nigel might not have appreciated it’s charm, but fans of Psych know that the dependable Blueberry has been the guys’ mode of transportation for 8 seasons, and they couldn’t have solved all those murders without it!
This highly recognizable vehicle is one of the most iconic items in all of Psych. It’s a fan favorite and an amazing car.
This is one of two screen-used Blueberries, and the only one available in the auction. It’s in good shape, although there’s a small rust spot on the hatchback door. It has cloth seats, manual windows and door locks — and a cassette player.
The VIN is JTDKT123240052409, with about 44,555 kilometers (that’s right: Kilometers. It was Canadian.).
It’s the Blueberry!
Gus’s 2004 Toyota Echo. The car technically belongs to Central Coast Pharmaceuticals, but Shawn constantly persuades Gus to use it for their own personal needs.
The car has been through a lot: painted with flames in “Zero to Murder in 60 Seconds,” totally wrecked in “Last Night Gus,” and split in half in “Santabarbaratown 2.” But after 122 episodes, it’s still running!
The Blueberry Although the car has been around since the pilot, the Blueberry got its nickname in the season 2 premiere (“American Duos”) when the guys are driving Nigel St. Nigel and he
Blueberry Picking Season runs approximately from early July to mid August. We grow over 15 varieties of blueberries on 8.5 acres, spreading our blueberry season over a month and a half. All our blueberry fields are protected with bird netting which allow us to properly ripen our fruit. Come out and enjoy summer on our farm!
The blueberry is one of only two uniquely American fruit, the cranberry being the other. Wild blueberries grow either in high bushes or close to the ground (low bush). Our berries are high bush berries with generally larger fruit due to careful pruning and watering.
Blueberries are at their sweetest when they are allowed to remain on the bush for about a week after turning blue. Therefore, be sure that the berries you pick are blue, and not purple! Once brought home, berries will keep about a week in a covered container. Wash before using, not before storing. Frozen berries are best if used within a year.
Blueberries are a good source of vitamins A and C, and have about 90 calories per cup.
Always check the Picking conditions page or call the picking information line (508) 393-6406 for up to date picking information before coming out to the farm.
Always check in at the PYO shed first to get picking locations and information. Please pick only in designated areas, which are carefully selected based on the ripening schedule of our fruit.
BLUEBERRY PICKING TIPS
It is important to remember that you are harvesting a food crop to feed to your family. Please practice good health and safe food practices before, during, and after harvest. Wear clean clothes, and wash your hands thoroughly after using the restrooms and before you go to the fields. If you are not feeling well, please stay at home. Dogs are not permitted on the farm due to many health regulations, please leave them at home where they are more comfortable than locked in your car.
Health regulations discourage eating in the fields and Barnyard area. We provide picking containers for a fee or you may bring your own, have it weighed at our check-in before entering the field, and be sure it is clean. Dirty containers will not be permitted to be used for harvest.
- Use care to pick berries that are ripe and BLUE all the way around. Not purple or green, those berries are still ripening. The last place a blueberry ripens is at the stem.
- Please pick one berry at a time, do not grab handfuls or rake berries off the bush
- Place your container under the bush to catch falling berries
- Remember to look high, low, and deep in the bush for hidden berries.
- Pick ALL ripe berries from one bush (your assigned bush) before moving to a new one. It is very important to get a clean harvest when we pick. This ensures proper ripening for the next harvest, helps us manage our field rotation, and is crucial for our pest management control., and helps us to maintain social distancing.
- Keep strollers and wagons to the side of walk aisles.
- Fruit storage tips- Separate large quantities of fruit into smaller containers. Refrigerate fruit. Use or freeze within 3-4 days for best quality
See our Recipe Book for more handling, processing, and blueberry recipes!
Blueberry Picking at Tougas Family Farm