July 3, 2023

Picking Red and Black Raspberries at My Farm

It's berry-picking time here at my Bedford, New York farm. The bushes are filled with those small, fragrant, and refreshingly sweet raspberries - one of the most popular berries in the United States.

I grow red, black and golden raspberries, and the right time to start 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. Last week, my housekeeper, Enma, picked our first big batches of red and black raspberries - just in time for the holiday.

Here are some photos, enjoy. And have a very safe and joyful Independence Day.