July 9, 2019

The Raspberries are Ready for Picking

Here at my Bedford, New York farm, it's time to harvest those small, fragrant, and refreshingly sweet raspberries - one of the most popular berries in the United States.

I grow lots of red, black, and golden raspberries in a patch just behind my greenhouse. 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. Yesterday, my housekeepers, Sanu and Enma, picked a nice batch of raspberries - I am looking forward to sharing them with my family and friends.

Here are some photos - enjoy.