July 2, 2020

Picking Sweet Raspberries at the Farm

It's berry-picking time here at my Bedford, New York farm. So many of those small, fragrant, and refreshingly sweet raspberries are ready to harvest.

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. Yesterday, we picked a nice batch of black and red raspberries. I am looking forward to sharing them with my daughter and grandchildren - they will love them.

Enjoy these photos.