Summer brings barbeques, pool parties, and endless ice cream. It also brings an abundance of seasonal produce. Some produce is more popular, like asparagus and broccoli, while others are a little more obscure.
Have you ever heard of boysenberries? A boysenberry looks a little like a blackberry, and is actually a cross between a blackberry and raspberry. While they are traditionally found in California and Oregon, they grow well in New Hampshire, making them the perfect seasonal produce highlight for June! Not only that, boysenberries have loads of benefits and are delicious too!
They taste like a cross between a raspberry and blackberry, with a perfect balance of sweet and sour. Like other similar berries, boysenberries contain a fair amount of dietary fiber, vitamin K, and important minerals including manganese, iron, calcium, and potassium. As you can see, they are a nutrient packed berry!
Boysenberries are delicious to munch on straight from the bush. They can also replace blackberries and raspberries in recipes. Bring a boysenberry pie to your next gathering, or whip up some jam to top toasted bread or mix into some yogurt.
So, take advantage of this delicious, seasonal fruit for the month of June, and head to a local farm that grows them. You may also find success at grocery stores that carry local produce. If you are feeling a little more adventurous and have a green thumb, you can try to grow some yourself as well. One thing is for sure, if you have not tried them yet, you’re missing out!