By guest blogger Susan Sprague Yeske

BerriesPardon my purple-stained fingers, but I’ve just finished picking the best black raspberries ever at Penn Vermont Fruit Farm in Bedminster.

Apparently the slow ripening process brought on by extended cool spring weather is helping to create a terrific raspberry season. I picked seven pints of black raspberries last week and already have combined them with the season’s first peaches to make truly outstanding pie and jam.

Sadly, the black raspberry season is over at Penn Vermont, where two transplanted New Englanders grow some of the area’s best fruit. But the good news is that blackberries will be ripe in about a week to 10 days, and they look great.

Solebury Orchards in Solebury also offers pick-your-own raspberries and blueberries. Both farms also have fresh peaches that go a long way toward consoling anyone who didn’t have a chance to pick their own berries.

For information on availability for pick-your-own fruit or which vegetables they are harvesting at Penn Vermont, call the farm at 215.795.0230. And don’t worry; the purple stains wash off easily.

Penn Vermont Fruit Farm
Rt 113 & Rolling Hills Rd
Bedminster, PA 18910

Solebury Orchards
3325 Creamery Rd
New Hope, PA 18938

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