- westernmeadowlark Mar 27, 2012 01:35 PM
I'm hoping to find a local source for tayberries this summer to make jam (and just to eat!). For those who are unfamiliar, the tayberry is a cross between a blackberry and a raspberry with a wonderful sweet-tart flavor. I would love to find them at a farmers market or u-pick. I think they should be in season mid-summer, but was wondering if anyone had seen them around in previous years. I'm in the east bay but would consider driving a little ways out to get them.
I've bought them at the Alemany market, in bulk, for jam making. They'd be a lot cheaper than the Ferry Building, if that matters to you.
Looks like Yerenna Farms is also at the Oakland farmer's market near me. Thanks so much folks! :)
Swanton Berry Farms near Pescadero grows them. They're right next to the olallieberry u-pick. Pretty sure they don't have a tayberry u-pick but you could call and ask them where/when they sell them.
From their website, http://www.swantonberryfarm.com/
Swanton Coastways Ranch U-Pick
640 Highway 1 Pescadero, CA 94060