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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