If you’ve ever picked a fresh strawberry straight from the plant and closed your eyes during that first juicy bite, you know what I’m talking about. There’s something about strawberries from the garden that you just don’t find in the supermarket. I love growing strawberries because they are such a happy
The serviceberry (also known as "saskatoon" or juneberry) coming to our farm:" Eat them raw; they taste much like blueberries, with an almost dry, grainy texture and a mild, sweet flavor. Bake them into pies, puddings or muffins. Dehydrate them like raisins. Make serviceberry jam or serviceberry ice cream. Or…drum roll, please…process serviceberries as pasteurized juice, mead or wine, or simmer the juice to make serviceberry syrup to use on pancakes or as a mixer with vodka and soda.
Blueberry blooms...always find room for a couple varieties of blueberries. You'll have pretty blooms in spring, glossy no-care foliage all summer, bright red fall leaves and winter branches. Not to mention the star of the show...hundreds of berries within easy reach! Enough to share with the birds!