I am a 4-H Youth Development Educator and have been gardening and preserving the bounty for over 40 years. I love my garden and I love the products I have preserved by water-bath canning, pressure canning, dehydrating and freezing!
Recently I offered a 4-H food preservation: pressure canning program walking you through the step by step process of using a pressure canner to preserve low acid and combination foods you can enjoy throughout the year.
If you are interested in preserving meat, poultry, seafood, and low acid vegetables, Check out the program video at the link below.
Do you love berries as much as we do? Can’t wait to get my first taste of red raspberries! Our berry season should open the end of June here at Quarteramish. Look for future announcements.
The freeze this spring did some damage to our plants, but we will have berries available for picking thankfully. Please call before coming to ensure ripe berries will be available.
To keep everyone healthy, we request all visitors remain 6 feet from those outside your family to ensure social distancing. Face masks are suggested except in high heat temperatures. We will provide a hand wash station and you must use our berry containers this year.
Fresh Red Raspberries from our berry farm. Now what do you do with them?
The Red Raspberries are ripe and oh so sweet! Black Berries are ripening a bit early this year, and available as well. Best time to pick is in the morning before the heat of the day. Hours are 8 am-6 pm. You may bring your containers, or we have picking boxes available. $6 per pound you-pick. Hope to see you soon!
U Pick Blackberries. What to do with berries when you get home?
It’s July and the thornless blackberries are ready to pick. Come rain or shine, and pick under the high tunnel. This is a great outing for families to experience the taste of nature. Check out my recipes to preserve and enjoy these beauties all season long. Come early to beat the heat. Don’t let this simple pleasure get away from you this year.
Blackberry season will continue for a few more weeks at Quarteramish. If you have not been able to visit the berry farm, please plan to do so at your earliest convenience. Berries are large and sweet but they won’t last forever. If you have questions, do not hesitate to reach out.
Sometimes things take precedence over other things…..The Berry Farm will be closed today because we have the privilege of moving our son and his family into their first home! The farm will be open tomorrow for picking. We suggest early morning picking due to the extreme heat.
The berries are ready for picking! Red Raspberries are $5 a pound; a quart is about 1 and a third pounds. We suggest you pick in the morning as the heat of the day is hard on you and the berries. Ready picked berries will be available if you call ahead. $6 per pound. The number is 812-623-2803 or 812-584-8193.
Feel free to bring your own shallow containers. We have containers available for your convenience.