After the kids and I picked peaches on Sunday, we decided to stop and pick a few blackberries. The blackberry patch was right off of 113 between the market and Wright Road. We first arrived and found an empty table. We left and went to pay for our peaches and checked on blackberries at the market and headed back over. Apparently, the attendant had just taken a potty break. I suggested a “back in 5 min” sign was in order. She was very nice and the parking was close to the berries.
The attendant walked over to show us what we were looking for. She wanted to make sure we knew there were good berries there if you look under the leaves and in the bushes. Sally ate a red one and the attendant snapped at her because she didn’t want her to get sick. Sally started crying. She was mostly just very, very tired.
Nick found some black berries and Sally took a nap. Don’t worry, we could see the car the whole time we were picking. She was in the shade and the door was open.
We only picked a pound and a half. It was $4.50 total. It wasn’t really good picking. When the field looks red upon arrival, that’s not a good sign. I’m sure many people had picked on Saturday and probably earlier in the day on Sunday.
Even though we didn’t get many berries, it was fun to check out the crop. I’m hoping to get some more closer to home next week since blackberries are great in jam and smoothies.