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Raspberries

When, where & how to pick raspberries (and a farm-recommended recipe)


When Available:

mid-June through late September


Pick Your Own at Local Farms:

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

Indian Orchards (near Media, PA) • Linvilla Orchards (Media, PA)
Penn-Vermont Fruit Farm (Bedminster, PA) • Weaver's Orchard (Morgantown, PA)

Mood's Farm Market (Mullica Hill, 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 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!


Recipe:

Raspberry Cheesecake Trifle

 

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