What is YOUR favorite berry?
Mine for sure is the Saskatoon.
I go out picking them as soon as they are ripe. I freeze lots of Saskatoons to last the whole winter. If you cannot pick them; you will often find them in farmer’s markets in Canada.
I even planted two bushes in my front yard. They are full of showy flowers in the spring, colorful berries in the summer and then beautiful leaves in the fall.
As a child, my father would load all five of us kids into his blue Chevy pickup truck with buckets for all. We would drive out hunting near the woods, creeks and river valleys. We loved going picking saskatoons because we loved the taste of saskatoons thus we would always come back with full tummies and of course full buckets too. Back then my mother would preserve dozens of jars of them for us to eat in the winter. I fondly remember those delicious jars of saskatoons I helped my mother make for us – so delicious.
Now I freeze them which is easier and more nutritious.