We opened up for Pick-Your-Own honeyberries this week and it is always a pleasure to meet the people who come out to enjoy some time in the orchard. Will and Jackie Atkinson and their summer apprentice drove all the way over … Continue reading
Our friends over at Dakota Sun Gardens Winery at Carrington, North Dakota, won their second award recently for their haskap wine. The Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Tournament, held November 20 and 21, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri, awarded them a “Medal of American … Continue reading
A walk through the orchard on the day the first honeyberries (haskap) start to turn color, indicating harvest is 3-4 weeks away.
Berry Blue started out at 12.2 and ended up at 13.8 on the refractometer at the end of the harvest season. Two days ago Borealis and Tundra measured 13.2, Cinderella at 13.6 and Blue Belle led the pack at 14.2. … Continue reading
3 weeks since the first blossoms appeared so we started picking this morning. I started off picking each berry very carefully, delighting in the tranquility of an ideal country morning, with the sun shining and the birds singing. Thankfully the … Continue reading
First Impressions of Haskap (Honeyberry) Jam at the Minnesota Fruit and Vegetable Growers, Jan. 18, 2013. We know it’s good, but it still surprised us how much people liked the jam. Guess we better keep growing those berries and selling … Continue reading
For the second year I made my way to Saskatchewan in July for the U of S Haskap Day. You’re welcome to view my Haskap Day 2012 Report and Haskap Day 2012 Fotos and the North American Fruit Exchange (NAFEX) … Continue reading