Wild Blackberries

by Tracy, VP of Merchandising

Last Sunday afternoon, a breeze from the Columbia Gorge gently pushed the most amazing berry fragrance through our pasture. My husband and I quickly realized it was time to pick our sun-ripened blackberries. Little did we know our pet goat Yukon was one step ahead of us. Gently selecting only the juiciest berries, our little goat quickly led us to a patch of blackberry bliss. Try our family blackberry freezer jam recipe. It is easy and amazing! Enjoy!

Yukon

Yukon’s Blackberry Freezer Jam

INGREDIENTS

4 cups blackberries, crushed

5 cups evaporated cane sugar

1 box Sure-Jell fruit pectin

3/4 water

DIRECTIONS

With all berries in a large bowl, thoroughly stir in sugar and let stand for 10 minutes. Mix water and pectin in a small saucepan and bring to a full boil. Let boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir mixture into the fruit and continue stirring for 3 minutes. Immediately put into prepared containers (freezer jars or cartons that have been scalded), leaving 1/2 inch space at the top. With a damp cloth, wipe any spills from containers, and cover at once with lids. Let stand at room temperature for 24 hours. Store in freezer until ready for use.

The Fruit Company® got its start in 1942 when Roy Webster began selling apples and pears from his orchards located in Hood River, Oregon. The area was perfect for growing fruit thanks to the volcanically enriched soil and glacial water from the nearby Mt. Hood. The fruit was exceptional. The company was passed down from father to son and today is owned and operated by Roy's Grandson Scott Webster.

2 Comments

  • Reply May 5, 2014

    Stacey Pinkerton

    I have 200 plus acres of wild blackberries , billions of them . I hate to see them go to waste . Would you be interested ?

    • Reply May 7, 2014

      The Fruit Company

      Sounds delicious, I can almost smell the cobbler now! We don’t normally sell blackberries, however, I’ve forwarded your information to our fruit buyer. Thanks for reaching out.

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