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Actual saskatoon berries?

crigg Sep 8, 2010 10:48 PM

Where can I get these if even possible, I was thinking about trying crossroads.. I went to kingsland FM last week and had some excellent Taber corn(mmoooaar!). There was some jams and things with the berries but nothing fresh... I have a craving that connects from the taber corn to my grandmas people there to picking saskatoon berries with grandma as a child. Food noshtalgia ;)

edit: oops Calgary

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    cancowboy RE: crigg Sep 9, 2010 12:02 AM

    I bought a litre-sized bag for $10 at the Hillhurst Farmer's Market about 2 weeks ago.
    They were from http://www.solsticeberryfarm.com/
    However, their website says their U-pick season is over so maybe it is too late in the season?

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      crigg RE: cancowboy Sep 9, 2010 05:06 AM

      awww there are only frozen ones now. Probably gotta catch em next year then!

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        cleopatra999 RE: crigg Sep 9, 2010 08:26 AM

        Yes, there season starts late July and runs to about mid August depending on the year, it is a pretty short season.

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          katidyd RE: cleopatra999 Sep 9, 2010 11:00 AM

          If you don't mind buying frozen...check with Pearsons Berry Farm at the CFM. They make pies and jams and might be willing to sell the berries.

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      asiandelight RE: crigg Sep 9, 2010 12:30 PM

      Next year try picking them yourself - they are all over the Douglas Fir Trail above Edworthy Park!

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        beekeroc RE: asiandelight Sep 9, 2010 07:40 PM

        I agree with asiandelight. I picked an ice-cream pail full from that area in August, but it was not a good year for them as I usually pick a few pails full and make pies in the winter. I do know that Co-op had fresh berries a few weeks ago, 3 or 4 bucks for a tiny little clamshell. Not sure if they still have them .

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        cdn RE: crigg Sep 9, 2010 04:20 PM

        The Saskatoon Farm just 10mins or so south of Calgary has U-pick as well as frozen berries by the pint-gallon all year round. They have all things saskatoon as well as bison, fresh and frozen.


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