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CLOSING FOR THE SEASON TODAY

Hello Berry Friends,

Monday, July 15, 2019

I just walked the berry patch and there aren't enough ripe berries to fill a couple of ice cream pails. There are a few red berries but not enough to stay open.  This will be the shortest season on record for us but we will be here next year and we will have a larger crop.

We enjoyed seeing you all and we look forward to next year.

Monday, July 15, 2019

I haven’t posted for a few days as we have been busy working in the garage and visiting with all our Berry Friends..  People have been coming in a little damp this morning after the storm last night. I am glad that we put more bark mulch on the berry patch this year as there is no mud.

Pickers are coming in with nice purple berries but it is a little more work as we have a smaller crop. There are still lots of red berries also and some green that need to ripen.

Friday July 12, 2019

We had some people picking today and the berries coming in are big and juicy.  There are way less berries this year as I have said but tomorrow and Sunday and next week should be good picking.

I guess like always some are up higher but I have been told that there are lower ones in the leaves. There are still red and green so we should have berries for 2 weeks, I hope, maybe longer.

It has been wonderful seeing people who have been coming for years and one couple said to me today, that we have watched their children grow up.  Their young adult son was really enjoying picking berries. 

It has been that way with a lot of families as we have seen children go from toddlers to young adults and now some are coming with their babies.  We are meeting new people, all ages and all walks of life. One family from Europe who brought their grownup children and grandchildren said it was wonderful to see them in an outdoor setting, having fun instead of being at home in front of the TV. 

I love seeing you all!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

I walked the berry patch this morning and there still are more red than purple berries, but they are getting bigger and the heat will help them to ripen.

You could try picking tomorrow, but if I was picking I would wait until Saturday or Sunday.

A few people people are still coming out and picking, but it is taking them a long time to get a few berries.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Over 300 pails of berries were picked the other day, and now most of the Saskatoons that are left on the bushes are red berries that need to ripen to purple.

There are also some green berries that need the sun as well. So I am suggesting that everyone should wait until Saturday or Sunday to come out to pick.

We will be open in the meantime if you would like to pick gooseberries or buy some jellies.

Thanks for your patience.

Old News:

I wanted to say that the banana muffins with Saskatoon berries added are Fabulous! My soon to be son-in-law loved them and so did the rest of us. They are really moist.

 

The recipe is my mother-in-laws and I use it all the time for banana muffins but this is the first time I have added Saskatoon berries. Why did I wait so long? The Recipe is simple:

 

Saskatoon Berry Banana Muffins

1 1/3 cups of flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, pinch of salt: Mix together.

3 large bananas mashed, 1/4 cup melted butter, 1 beaten egg: Mix together and add to flour mixture, then add 2 cups of Saskatoon berries.

Put into muffin cups (I use the parchment paper cups, they just peel right off) and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Check as you might need a couple of minutes more with the berries added.

 

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