Things I learned…
You must eat the raspberries right away or freeze them. Any other method of storing them at home did not work for us. We tried not washing and leaving them covered as well as not washing and keeping in the fridge but we lost most of them to mold.
Blueberries are hardy and easy to keep… but when you have over a gallon of them, the recipes start to lose their excitement. Freezing some is a good option and one of these days I am going to try canning which is likely the BEST option.
Strawberry season is fast and furious and we missed the abundance this year.
Birds do not eat the farmer’s blueberries and raspberries but devour mine in my home garden.
Berry picking can be expensive.
The girls loved this so much, as did I. We will definitely go again but I wish there were more organic farms near us. I appreciate that many do their best to use pest management and other methods but hate the idea of sprays being put all over our berries.
I have planted two blueberry bushes and one raspberry bush of my own and while they are starting to produce, it is slow going and nowhere near where this farm’s berries were in the process. And, as I indicated above, the birds LOVE to eat my berries so I put netting on top. I found it amazing that the farm doesn’t need to do anything. The farmer told me that the birds are more interested in eating the plums so tend to leave the berries alone.