We have a smoothie most mornings for breakfast and although we always try to buy fresh, when affordable, even a small bag of frozen fruit generally runs about $4.95. Our drinks cost us about $25 a week in just berries. So my husband and I thought, "let's pick our own!" We don't have self-pick farms in Juneau. We don't have ANY farms in Juneau, but we do have wild salmon berries, blueberries, some huckleberries, and other low bush berries like cranberry, nagoon, etc. If we could put gallons of berries in our freezer, it would save us a bundle.
So my hubby and I went on the search for the allusive salmon berry this weekend. Yea, we didn't have much luck.
While shopping at Fred Meyer, we noticed five pound boxes of blueberries for $12.00. That was a great price, so we bought a box thinking we would freeze them.
After trying a handful or two or three, we decided we needed more, so headed back to Fred Meyer and bought four more boxes!
I can hardly wait to go berry picking again. Next time I'll dress for the weather better and maybe even devise a berry picking can to wear around my waist. This is how we picked as kids. It's time to get back to the basics.