Sunday, July 10, 2016

Berry Season!!

It's berry season!!! Despite a last frost//freeze that wiped out all of our early blueberries, this year is turning out to be a fantastic berry season. The red and black raspberries have been incredibly abundant this year, and the blackberries are just getting getting started!   This is the first year we've also had wineberries!

We planted a few wineberries 3 years ago, but this is the first year they've produced berries.  The plants have already begun to spread, so i suspect in a few more years we'll have a really nice wineberry patch. 

So far, i have made red raspberry and black raspberry jam, and several cobblers.  i also have a freezer full of berries.

i made a 4 berry cobbler, using my favorite cobbler recipe. i have it posted here, it's super easy. 

Although our early blueberryies didn't do anything this year, we have a few later varieties that are starting to ripen.  This week i'll be working on picking/freezing blueberries and making a batch blackberry jam. Looking forward to a freezer full of berries again.

"Quickberry ! Quackberry ! Pick me a Blackberry !" "Trainberry, Trackberry, Clickety-Clackberry;" "Rumble and Ramble in Blackberry Bramble," "Billions of Berries for Blackberry Jamble !" 
- Bruce Degen, Jamberry


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