Today’s post is sponsored by Wish Farms in celebration of Florida blueberry season. All opinions are our own.
Did you know you can use fruits and veggies to naturally dye your Easter eggs? For this how-to we’re using Wish Farms® blueberries for an easy way to get those beautiful pastel blue Easter eggs, but you could also use red onions, red cabbage, beets, spinach, turmeric and more to naturally dye your eggs.
We recently shared our visit to Plant City, FL in honor of Florida strawberry season, which is winding down just in time for Florida blueberry season! This short, 6-week season starts mid-March and runs through mid-May. Make sure to check your local grocery store for Wish Farms Florida-grown blueberries and don’t forget to enter our Instagram sweepstakes through April 14 for a chance to win a waffle maker!
To learn more about how Wish Farms blueberries are grown, harvested and shipped to your store, check out our post from last year.
As we gear up for the Easter holiday, we wanted to test our hand using a natural method with blueberries to dye our Easter eggs. While it may seem like extra work, the whole process takes the same amount of time as it does to boil your eggs!
Here’s how to make the dye:
- Place 2 cups blueberries and 2 cups water in small pot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer 8-10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove blueberry skins.
- Stir in 1 teaspoon white vinegar and let cool until it reaches room temperature.
To dye the eggs:
- Once your hard-boiled eggs have cooled, carefully drop egg into dye. We used the little plastic cups leftover from last Easter, but you could also divide the dye into small glasses for dying.
- Let eggs sit in dye for 5 minutes (for lighter eggs) or longer, depending on how dark you want your eggs.
- Remove and place in empty egg carton or on paper plate to dry. Our eggs had some fine blueberry pieces still in it. Once we let them dry a minute or two, we ran under cold water to rinse off.
You can follow a similar process using other fruits and veggies to dye your eggs different colors!
About Wish Farms
Wish Farms is a 3rd generation family-owned and operated grower and marketer of fresh berries. Founded in 1922 in Plant City, FL, Wish Farms grows strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries year-round. If you live in Florida, check out Wish Farm’s schedule of U-Picks to visit one of their farms and fill up on fresh berries.
Make sure to follow @WishFarms on Instagram for fun giveaways and berry inspiration all year!