The boys and I recently enjoyed a blackberry picking excursion at BD Berries U-Pick Blackberry Farm in Patterson, GA.
Located in South Georgia, it is convenient to the North Florida and South Georgia areas, whether you are local to the area, passing through, or vacationing nearby.
I remember picking wild blackberries as a child, eating them right off the vine. Since none grow around our house the boys have not had this pleasure.
June is their blackberry picking season, and we were fortunate enough to learn about them in time to visit on one of the last picking days of the season (thankfully, not missing it!). It was our first time berry / fruit picking and we really enjoyed it.
BD Berries offers three varieties of blackberries: Osage, Natchez, and Oachita. The boys and I carefully tasted each one. Oachita reminded Banan of the blackberries we bought at the grocery store; Natchez was the least sweet; and Osage tasted the sweetest and was therefore our choice. Tastes vary, of course! If you go, be sure to taste each one yourself to find your personal favorite.
We only gathered about 2 pounds since it was just before our vacation and we had to eat or take with us all that we picked.
Next season, I may look into more advantageous uses and recipes!
BD Berries Blackberry Farm is very reasonable at $3 per pound u-pick or $20 for a pre-picked 4.5 pound flat.
Like the BD Berries Facebook page for updates on blackberry picking season and treat yourself to some family fun and yummy delights!