News & Views:  Black Raspberries (Out of Season) 

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Saturday we will bring strawberries, blueberries, black raspberries, red raspberries, and mulberries to Princeton Farmers’ Market. We will also have fresh honey, rhubarb, green garlic, garlic scapes, garlic chives, lettuce, spinach, peppermint, and plenty of Plow Creek Bakery goodies. Market opens at 8:30

On Saturday, to Princeton Farmers’ Market, I plan to bring lots of blueberries. We still have some black raspberries and our first couple pints of blackberries. I also should be bringing our own wildflower honey, jam from our strawberries, fresh garlic, and new potatoes. We also will have our delicious Plow Creek Bakery goods.

For today’s Farmers’ Market in Princeton we will have blueberries, black raspberries, and strawberries. Strawberry season is almost over, but blueberries are coming on strong. Market opens at 3:00.

This morning we will have blueberries and black raspberries available for sale at the Market Barn. The raspberries will in the white refrigerator.

Saturday we will be selling strawberries, black raspberries, blueberries, and rhubarb at both Princeton Farmers’ Market (opens 8:30) and Strawberry Festival in Tiskilwa (starts 11:00 ) We will also have Plow Creek Bakery goods both places. Strawberry u-pick will also be open 7 to noon, but we recommend coming near opening time if you want a good quantity of berries.

We recently finished pruning the black raspberries. These new plants are looking good; we expect a bigger crop than in the last few years.

Tuesday we plan to bring blueberries and black raspberries to market. We will also bring our first new potatoes and maybe some green beans. Also we should have cilantro, basil, fresh garlic, green onions, and beets. We will also have our Plow Creek Bakery goods.

Black raspberries are now getting ripe. We’ve had some problems with them, and do not expect large quantities this year. We are not planning to open for u-pick, but will be bringing some to our farmers’ markets.

Today we will have blackberries, red and black raspberries, fresh garlic, green beans, popcorn, zucchini, green onions, herbs, cucumbers, and Plow Creek Bakery goodies.

The first black raspberries are ripe. The crop is bigger than the last few years, but we are not sure yet whether there will be enough to have u-pick. We hope to have some at markets this week.

This year it looks like there will be more black raspberries than we’ve had for a number of years. A few are just beginning to show color. A few more weeks before they are ready, depending on the weather.

Our black raspberry season is over. We had more than the last few years, but still not many. We expect our new planting to get better yearly for several years.

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