Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Day 7: Berry Pickin'

It's that time of year, when you can enjoy berries off the vine, make fresh berry pies and can your favorite jams.  It's also a great time to stock the freezer with berries, for when summer is a long distant memory...  

Have you been berry picking, yet?  Right now, is prime time for picking a variety of fruits--blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and marionberries at the farm and even in the wild.  Mother Earth News has lots of great information on foraging for berries in the wild, including how to "think like a raspberry" and forage "like a bluejay," and warnings to heed before heading out to pick.  The article suggests picking up a reliable field guide as well, before consuming wild berries.

Here's a handful of U-Pick Farms in the area: 

Bi-zi Farm
9504 Northeast 119th Street
Vancouver, WA (Orchards area)
(360) 574-9119

Philbrook Farms
13705 NE 50th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98686

Blueberries $1.25 lb.
Re-opens thurs. Aug. 9th 8am

Majestic Farm Blueberries
18500 NE 182nd Ave.
Brush Prairie, WA 98606

360- 883-2108
Sauvie Island Farms
19818 Northwest Sauvie Island Road
Portland, OR 97231

Have fun pickin'!

Check out what we made with our blackberries last year!

Posts you may have missed:
Day 2: Super Sidewalk Paint
Day 6: Kids Bowl Free!


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