We grow sweet and delicious raspberries here at Cherry Hill!
Typically in season: Last week of June to late July (always call first for picking conditions and check our Facebook page for the most current info)
When to pick: Raspberries are best picked in the morning or evening, rather then in the hot summer sun.
Picking and Storage Tips
- One pint of Raspberries or two cups, yields four servings. Two pints or four cups are needed for a 9″ pie.
- One cup of Raspberries is only 61 calories and high in fiber.
- Raspberries are ripe when they slip off into your hands easily. Do not tug on them.
- Look under leaves, they like to hide.
- Handle berries gently, don’t pile too high in the containers.
- Place Raspberries out of the direct sun light. Refrigerate as soon as possible.
- If not serving the Raspberries right away, do not wash. Place Raspberries in a container and cover with a slightly damp paper towel
- Raspberries can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- Just before serving, under a gentle spray of water, wash raspberries very gently. Let drain.
- Raspberries are great for freezing.
- Raspberries not only taste good but they are beneficial to your health. Raspberries are one of the select number of foods considered to be a “super food”- that is, they contain chemical (phytochemicals) that science has learned help directly fight disease, including cancer.
- David Geffen from California’s School of Medicine notes that Raspberries have “the ability to counteract, reduce and even repair damage resulting from oxidative stress and inflammation”.
- Raspberries are packed with nutritional value including high levels of Vitamin C, Manganese, and calcium.
- Raspberries also have the added health benefit of being an anti-oxidant.
- Raspberries also contain manganese, magnesium, copper and iron.