July 2, 2015

Harvesting Gooseberries

Berry picking is in full swing at my Bedford farm.
Yesterday, all available hands were picking away at the gooseberry bushes. Gooseberries are one of summer’s delights. These small, tart fruits are delicious eaten raw at the peak of ripeness, or used for making jams, jellies, pies and other desserts. They are low in calories and packed with essential nutrients such as vitamins A and C, manganese and dietary fiber.
I grow many berries at my farm - I love sharing them with family and friends, and freezing them for use all year long. My tip for freezing is to first place a layer of berries onto a baking sheet and freeze them until they are solid, then transfer them into plastic bags or containers, so they store more easily back in the freezer.
Here are some photos of my productive gooseberry bushes - enjoy.