Farm-fresh berries make the perfect summertime snack. Just give these jewels a quick wash and eat them right away! Look for blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries at local tailgate markets in the summer months, or visit a u-pick berry farm with your family or school.
Wild blueberries are native to North America, but they weren’t domesticated and grown commercially until the early twentieth century. While blueberries grow on a bush, blackberries and raspberries are sometimes referred to as cane fruits because they grow on biennial stems called “canes.” Berries are high in antioxidants and fiber, which makes them a highly nutritious snack. They’re also delicious when added to cereal, yogurt, salads, or baked goods.