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Foraging Blackberries: A Guide

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If you’ve never gone berry-picking (what?!), you might be loathe to perform physical labor for fruit you could easily pick up at the farmer’s market. You’re wrong, of course. There’s nothing like the taste of an honest-to-goodness freshly picked berry. Or quite a few berries.

For you especially adventurous types, we found a definitive how-to on blackberry foraging, including the author's own secret picking addresses. The short version? Skip the greener fruit clusters, as blackberries won’t ripen off the vine, and forget about distinguishing between varieties – they’re all delicious.

Get more details, plus a quick canning lesson and a blackberry mojito recipe, from the San Francisco Chronicle.

Blackberry Foragers Discover Wild Array from SFGate

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about 3 years ago Blindcookcatering

Nice article, but my daughter makes the best Blackberry "anything!! " hands down. It is tradition to go berry picking in our family since back in the sixties when my parents move from LA to the north coast near Gualala, (The Sea Ranch). The mountains are filled and we have great locations all over Sonoma County. Take a drive on any coast road and into the wine regions, berries grow even when there is drought and take over horse pastures, neighbors backyards, etc.
Popping berries in your mouth on a hot day during a hike is glorious! Go further north to the "Avenue of the Giants" to find even more plump juicy berries.
Here is to the berry and all the berry pickers.