Dahlias for the Cutting

On the topic of u-pick from yesterday . . . dahlias are in season here on the island too.  You can find them on road-side stands or you can cut them yourself on a sunny summer afternoon.  That’s what we did yesterday at Bainbridge Island Blueberry Co.  My dahlias are not in bloom yet in my garden, so we enjoyed cutting three dozen yesterday to fill our house. Only $5 a dozen.  In the orchard next door to the dahlias the blueberries are ripening away in the sun.  They should be ripe by early August (2013).   Can’t wait for more berry picking.

U-Pick Flowers Bainbridge by Jen Pells


U-Pick Flowers Bainbridge Island by Jen Pell

On July 23, 2013, in Activities, Personal, Photos, by

Summer on Bainbridge = Berry Season

U-Pick raspberry collage - Bainbridge Island - photo by Jen Pells


This weekend we went berry picking. Raspberries are in season at Suyematsu Farms on Day Road. The season is short.  They estimated 2-3 more weeks (as of June 21, 2013) so don’t delay.  The berries are organic and the prices are great.  We got an entire flat and it cost us @ $13.  I flash froze some for berry muffins and smoothies.  And, last night we made a berry crisp – Willie’s Crisp –  an old childhood recipe from the SF Chronicle.  In case you need a great, and easy, crisp recipe.


About the time the raspberries are out of season, blueberries will be in season right down the road at Bainbridge Island Blueberry Co.  On the corner of Madison Ave and Valley, the farm has u-pick blueberries and u-cut flowers (dahlias ;).


And soon after the blueberries arrive, blackberries will abound throughout the island.  For FREE. They usually ripen first on the south end at Fort Ward Park and they are bountiful at Battle Point Park too. Blackberries are my fave and I think they are the best berry in my most favorite blackberry muffin recipe.

On July 23, 2013, in Activities, Community, Parks, by

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