July 3, 2015

Happy 4th of July Weekend and Happy Harvesting

Here at my farm, it's just about time to start harvesting those small, fragrant, and refreshingly sweet raspberries - one of the most popular berries in the United States.

I grow red, black and golden raspberries, and the right time for picking is early summer when the fruits are vivid in color, and ready to fall off their stems. Although they are best eaten raw, raspberries are used in a variety of ways - as ingredients in jams and jellies, pies and tarts, or juices and herbal teas.

What are you making with your berries this holiday? Please let me know in the comments. And, please have a very safe and joyful Independence Day weekend.