I went out and picked blueberries and raspberries this afternoon at Charlotte Berry Farm down the road. Their blueberries had been pretty well picked over since it’s the end of the season, but I managed to get a few in my white bucket. My favorite part is not the picking, it’s the ping sound the berries make as they drop into the bucket. Always reminds me of the movie Blueberries for Sal I watched when I was little.
I’ve never picked raspberries before, but I broke that streak today. There were some beautiful Fall raspberries growing, and the girl who worked at the farm told me she likes them better than summer raspberries because they’re sweeter.
I’m planning on making Heidi Swanson’s Old-Fashioned Blueberry Cake with the berries when I get back to Boston. Anyone interested in taste testing? Of course, L and JK are my in-house official test kitchen volunteers, but I’m always happy to dole out some extra forks (or photos) for my friends. The kitchen will be in full swing next week when I’m back home!