When the summer rolls around at Eckert’s, blackberry enthusiasts can pick them right from the bush. Blackberries are one of the leading attractions for family outings, and one of our most popular types of produce. So, when the blackberries ripen, don’t miss your chance to head out to the fields and bring some home for yourself. The sweet taste makes for excellent jams, pies, pastries and wines — or you can just snack on them on the way home.
How to pick and store blackberries.
When you pick your own blackberries, choose berries that are firm, without soft spots, mold or discoloration. Try not to heap blackberries on top of each other to avoid the risk of bruising. When you get home, refrigerate unwashed to prevent molding. When you’re ready to eat or prepare the blackberries, just rinse in cool running water and gently pat dry with paper towels. Remember, it’s best not to soak the berries in water. Blackberries can be stored in the refrigerator up to 2 to 3 days.
Sustainable Growing Methods
Sustainability in agriculture means meeting the food needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same.
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