Berry picking is something I’ve been doing since I moved to Oregon. There is something very special about the berries here. Like the grapes for pinot noir, berries like the weather here during the summer months – once it kicks in! Cool nights and hot days. Generally the strawberries come into their full sweetness in late May and early June. And I do mean sweetness! The varieties grown here are not meant to be shipped thousands of miles away. It’s one of those fruits which is best within a few days of picking. Generally I will make a small batch of strawberry jam, cut them up as a cereal or ice cream topping, or just pop them into my mouth and savor the flavor.
Next come the raspberries!
There’s no time like berry time.