this particular farm every summer to pick blackberries, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. The kids usually have a great time.
This day, the sun was hotter than expected and I did most of the picking.
Which is completely fine, since my son decided he wanted to pick all of the pink, unripened berries. I think he was confused since we picked strawberries a few months ago. After about 15 minutes, they were done so I worked faster to fill up our pail with about 9 lbs of blackberries. Some were almost the size of my thumb!
When we got home, I placed them on a sheet pan and placed them in the freezer. After they were frozen solid, I transferred them to a large plastic freezer storage baggie.
We'll use them for smoothies during the summer months. I'm also going to make a Blackberry Cobbler when my step-son gets home. He loves them as much as I do!
Have you been to visit your local U-Pick farm? What have you been picking this summer?
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