Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Can you believe the blackberries are still going strong? We have the smallest patch of prolific berries on the farm and they produce from mid August until the middle of October or until the first frost. We have been more diligent at picking the ripened berries as quickly as they turn black because the weather this year has been a little more unpredictable than usual. The berries just need to be rinse thoroughly, drained, stored in freezer proof containers, labeled and frozen. Then when the rest of the harvest is put up, we will make syrup and jelly and jams and blackberry cobbler and blackberry muffins with our frozen berries. Of course there has been plenty nibbling of the fresh berries as they are picked and rinsed!