Berry picking is something I’ve been doing since I moved to Oregon.
I’m lucky to live less than 10 miles from several berry farms, and I like visiting them all, for each grows different varieties on the vine.
Berry picking is a special time to get away from the day to day rush.
Being out amongst the rows becomes a meditative state; it’s just walk, lift, pluck, and place into the bucket.
It’s a great way to be in touch with your food, learn about the seasonality (and wonder) of berries, and support your local farmer. Friends and family (and other eaters) will be ever grateful, too.
There’s no time like berry time.