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WindHarvest raspberries

September 30, 2012

This weekend, I answered a call posted on Facebook by WindHarvest Farms:

These Fall temps are perfect for the raspberries and we have been blessed with an extended season. Our hours remain Wednesday through Sunday opening at 2:00 p.m. PLEASE come pick!

I guess social media is a very effective way of getting out a message like this, as by the time Bugman and I arrived Saturday afternoon, the ripe raspberries were a hunt-and-peck game. We managed to harvest something less than 2 pounds in an hour or so. (There are plenty of still-developing fruits for picking later, if the weather holds.)

Woohoo! A cluster of ripe raspberries! Score!!

In addition to the berries, I came away with a much-needed sense of peace. Poking around out in the rows of raspberry plants, I was soothed by a gentle breeze, warm late-afternoon sunshine, and the constant hum of bees pollinating the last of the season’s flowers.

Life is short – eat dessert first!

A re-creation of a dessert served the night Bugman and I got engaged: vanilla ice cream topped with fudge, fresh raspberries, and a splash of Grand Marnier.

Dessert for breakfast is good, too.

Raspberry pancakes, topped with raspberries and maple syrup. Yum!!!

May your autumn be blessed with fresh produce and peaceful moments.

Copyright 2012 by Katie Bradshaw

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 4, 2012 8:15 pm

    Windharvest Farms’ berries make me happy. I am thankful to have several bags in the freezer to see me through the winter. Frozen raspberries and dried tomatoes help me pretend it’s summer when the weather is cold, dark, and frozen.

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