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When you visit our farm during the picking season, we will provide you with one gallon or quart containers to pick and transport your berries in. Don’t forget to taste a few as you pick! You can, of course, fill as many containers as you wish.
Each gallon that you pick is $12.
We only accept cash or check.
Harvest your blackberries once they lose their shiny luster and become dull black in appearance, for it is at this stage they are ripened to the point of being sweet and not overly sour.
•When fully ripe, blackberries will separate from the plant with only a small tug. If you have to pull at all, leave it to ripen. •If the berry is red or purple, it is not ripe yet. •Bend down and look up into the plant and you’ll find loads of berries that other people missed! •Don't overfill your containers or try to pack the berries down. The berries are delicate and will crush easily, especially on a hot summer day! •Make sure you pick ripe berries, they will not continue to ripen after picking. •DON’T wash the berries until you are ready to use them. Washing makes them more prone to spoiling. •Recheck your berries after arrival to your home and discard any berries with signs of decay, mold, or other spoilage. •Even under ideal conditions, blackberries will only keep for a week in a refrigerator, so for best flavor and texture, use them as soon as possible after purchase or freeze them for future use. •Syrup Pack - You can find instructions on how to make a simple syrup at www.pickyourown.org/sugarsolution. Pack berries into containers and cover with cold 40-50% syrup, depending of sweetness of fruit. Leave headspace. Seal and freeze. •Sugar Pack - Gently mix ¾ cup sugar with 1 quart (1 1/3 pounds) berries. Fill containers, leaving headspace. Seal and freeze. •Dry Pack - Pack berries into container, leaving headspace. Berries can also be frozen on a tray and then packed into containers as soon as they are frozen. Seal and freeze.
Ways to Freeze Blackberries
All of our blackberries are thornless for easy picking!
Chester - produces large,firm but not tart, berries. They are deeply-flavored, absolutely delicious for preserving and freezing, but best of all to eat fresh or baked into pies and cobblers.
Triple Crown - These berries have a wonderfully complex flavor that offers a tasty blend of sweetness and tartness.They are great for fresh eating, as well as canning and preserving.