When, where & how to pick raspberries (and a farm-recommended recipe)
mid-June through late September
Pick Your Own at Local Farms:
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Mood's Farm Market (Mullica Hill, NJ)
Milburn Orchards (Elkton, MD)
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 Tips:
• Pick raspberries that are a darker shade of red.
• The easier to pull off the bush, the more ripe the raspberry is.
• Watch out for thorns!