Berries: Get ’Em While They’re Ripe


Summer is winding down, but there’s still time to get your hands on a basket or three of ripe, fragrant, just-plucked berries. Local farmers’ markets are still featuring raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries, and it’s a perfect time to cook up a batch of berry jam with your kids as a fun weekend project; or freeze a sweet passel of the delicate fruits to enjoy in pies, sauces and pancakes during the upcoming winter. Other not-to-miss seasonal goodies to snatch up now include locally grown corn, zucchini, late-season stone fruit such as plums and nectarines and melons. For to find your closest farmers’ market, visit the California Grown website