July 8, 2016

Picking Blueberries and Currants

It’s berry picking time at the farm.

This week, everyone is helping to pick currants - those bright red, white, and black juicy, tangy fruits. I love using them to make jams, jellies, and tarts. They're also very easy to freeze for later use - just spread them onto a baking sheet and place in the freezer. Once they're frozen solid transfer them to bags or plastic containers and return them to the freezer for storage. In addition, currants are among the most nutritious of berries.

We also picked lots of blueberries - everyone loves eating blueberries fresh off the stem. Low in fat, yet packed with vitamin-C and antioxidants, it’s not surprising they’re one of America’s favorite fruits to eat. Here are some photos of this season’s prolific harvest - enjoy.