June 30, 2015

Picking Currants at the Farm

It’s berry picking season at the farm!
This week, everyone at the farm is helping to pick currants - those bright red, white, and black juicy, tart fruits. I’ve been growing currants for many years. I love using them to make jams and jellies, tarts and pies. They're also very easy to freeze for later use - just spread them on a baking sheet and place them in the freezer, and once they're frozen solid transfer them to bags or containers and return them to the freezer for storage. In addition, currants are also among the most nutritious of berries. They’re packed with antioxidants, minerals, and loads of vitamin-C.
Currants are multi-stemmed, hardy, fast growing deciduous shrubs that are easy to grow and easy to maintain. This season, they have also been very, very productive, as you will see in these photos… enjoy.