The northwest is some of the most insane berry growing territory in the U.S. Entire town's economies revolve around them, people obsess over them like some of you obsess over just who really wants to be a millionaire, and they are to be found in almost every nook and cranny. One of those nooks (or crannys if you will...just where did that term come from?!?) is our parking lot. Blackberries grow wild and grow well.
Those of you that know me know I love free food. Finding it, picking it out of the ground (not so much out of the garbage), or being given it is a great pleasure. Therefore something as wonderful as free and über-local blackberries are truly enjoyed in the Meeks homestead.
These berries will not be in their prime for another month, but today we found a small handful of berries that got confused and ripened early:
No problem....our gain: