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Berry picking pictures

July 5th, 2005 · 2 Comments

Last week the girls and I drove to GraysMarsh Farm on the Olympic Peninsula where we picked strawberries, raspberries, logan berries and blueberries. The last two varieties were not quite ready but the girls wanted to try them. Logan berries are larger and darker than raspberries. Unlike raspberries, they are not hollow on the inside. The prices were reasonable – around $1 a pound for strawberries and $1.25 for raspberries. I wish it was an organic farm but that would be my only complaint. We all had fun, coming back to the van with stained fingers and buckets of berries. The farm also offers lavender for picking, in season, and has views of the mountains on clear days. Friday afternoon and Saturday morning the girls and I made jam (I recommend the low-sugar Pomona’s Universal Pectin: my first time using it was excellent.) So we hope to be enjoying these berries months from now when they are only memories…

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  • 1 Lei // Jul 5, 2005 at 9:23 am

    I’m so envious! It’s been a while since I stuffed myself silly picking cherries in California.

  • 2 Jennifer // Jul 5, 2005 at 11:01 am

    Oh, those raspberries look so good! Here in Ohio they don’t come into season for awhile yet. But we hit the strawberry farm a couple of weeks ago. It was wonderful and the boys (5 and 2) loved it. We did strawberry jam too and it wasn’t until after I was done that I thought of the lower sugar versions. I will have to try that next time.

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