It's berry picking time!!! I love to go berry picking! It is such a fun frugal family activity! In case you don't know it is berry season! Now is the time to go and load up on fresh blueberries, black and red raspberries, gooseberries, currants and strawberries too!
For those of you who are local - The MAiZE Berry Patch is open and ready! They have both black & red raspberries, gooseberries and currants. They located 10 miles south of Marysville, OH or 8 miles west of Plain City, just off St. Rt. 161. Check out www.mazeandberries.com for more information.
So please share with us your favorite berry patch! Please include the location (name - city and state). If you know a URL please leave it too! I love to go berry picking, do you?
Some tips for berry picking:
- Wear old clothes
- Use sunscreen and wear a hat and sunglasses
- Bring your own container to transport berries home
- Bring snacks and beverages
- Bring a wet washcloth for washing hands
- Call first to be sure you have the correct times they have berries available
- Have fun!
Now is the time to stockpile on berries at the stores and farmers markets too! Check out this post on how to freeze berries too! It extends the life of your berries and you can use them all winter!
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