Minnesota will be bursting with juicy raspberries and blueberries this season. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says berry patches are set to open on time, and with one of the best yields that farmers have seen in years.
A warm spring and plenty of rain means a bumper crop of strawberries – and they’ll be ready in a week or two. Nancy Jacobson of Pine Tree Apple Orchard in White Bear Lake describes the upcoming atmosphere in the berry fields.
As a kid, I remember being treated to homegrown strawberries each June, freshly picked from my aunt’s garden. And with each savored bite of those crimson beauties, I wondered how they could taste so incredible.
This week is supposed to be the kick-off for the opening of fruit and vegetable stands and the arrival of local produce to farmers markets.
There is a new trend hitting the shelves of grocery stores, and it’s called Superfoods.