I knew Indian Ladder Farms was a PYO for apples – since I got mine from the farmer’s market last year by the bushel (applesauce for days!) I didn’t bother to go pick any. This year that might change. The crop looks hearty and I’m tempted to beg my grandmother-in-law for her apple butter recipe and try making it.
Because I was sidetracked by a storm today and missed my planned hike, I was able to stop in at the farm and see what they had. I missed the last of the PYO blueberries and strawberries were long gone, but the raspberry section was ripe for picking. At $4.50 per quart, that was a super deal. That’s per quart – not the tiny 1/2 cup portions the grocery store sells for the same price. It took me about 30 minutes or less to pick 2 heaping quart baskets full.
I don’t normally photograph things in full sun. I made an exception for these because they’re tiny little gems of a fruit and I love the way the sun shines through them. With 2 full quarts of raspberries I need to freeze some or come up with a creative way to use them before they start squishing and molding.