June 27, 2017

Picking Currants

It’s berry picking season at the farm!

Yesterday, we picked some beautiful 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 and store for later use. In addition, currants are 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 year, we also planted several blackberry plants. They do best in full sunshine, but can tolerate some shade. The plants are from Bushel and Berry Homegrown Berries in Oregon. I can't wait until they start producing delicious fruits. Enjoy these photos.