BERRY TIME HAS COME TO THE FINGERLAKES
White and black mulberries, red currants and wild black raspberries
A wonderful bounty of fruits are ripening around the Fingerlakes. Strawberries are winding down and only a few farms have open picking: Indian Creek in Ithaca and Grisamore Farms in Locke. Cherries are ripe now and several farms are already picked out. It wasn’t a great year for cherries and some orchards lost their crops. Grisamore and Littletree Orchards in Newfield have cherries and I’m not sure if anyone else has them anymore. Grisamore and Indian Creek also have U-Pick raspberries. And Littletree has cultivated their black raspberries which are great picking right now. On our land we have ripe red currants, black and white mulberries and wild black raspberries (black caps). Jam making is in full gear.