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Blackberries

When, where & how to pick blackberries


When Available:

mid to late July through August


Pick Your Own at Local Farms:

Click on a farm for address, Google map and contact information.

Highland Orchards (West Chester, PA) • Indian Orchards (near Media, PA)
Linvilla Orchards (Media, PA) • Shady Brook Farm (Yardley, PA) 
Solebury Orchards (New Hope, PA) • Styer Orchard (Langhorne, PA)
Weaver's Orchard (Morgantown)

Mood’s Farm Market (Mullica Hill, NJ) • Terhune Orchards (Princeton, NJ)

Milburn Orchards (Elkton, MD)


Nutritional Benefits:

Blueberries may be the superstar superfood of this bunch, but blackberries and raspberries also provide an overall nutritional boost crucial to growing kids. Antioxidant-rich berries aid bone development through high levels of manganese and vitamin K, which aid calcium-absorption. And as brain food, berries help to improve memory and general cognitive function as a result of anthocyanins, the antioxidants that give fruit its distinctive color. So when you go picking, remember: The deeper the color, the bigger the nutrient punch.


Farmers' Picking Tip:

Pick blackberries with a dull finish. Blackberries that are shiny still need another day or half-day to ripen.

 

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