California Huckleberries are ripe and ready to pick on the Mendonoma Coast

If you love wild blueberries, California Huckleberry bushes - Vaccinium ovatum - are loaded with berries and they are ready to pick. I call the berries "Mother Nature's antioxidant pills."

Rick came up with the ideal container for picking huckleberries. It's a box with a belt looped through it. I hook it around my waist and then I have both hands for some serious picking!

To forage for one's own food is a joy. We particularly enjoy these berries in sourdough pancakes. Brunch, anyone?

4 thoughts on “California Huckleberries are ripe and ready to pick on the Mendonoma Coast

  1. They make a great crisp along with fresh pears!
    4 to 5 pear halves
    1/5 to 2 cups of huckleberries
    Spread pears and huckleberries in a baking dish.
    1 cup of flour
    1 cup of brown sugar
    1 cup of oatmeal
    1/2 stick of butter, melted.
    Blend the above 4 ingredients, then spread on top of pears and huckleberries.
    Add a dash of cinnamon to taste. Bake at 350 until everything start bubbling and the crisp starts to brown (30 to 40 minutes).
    Great with ice cream. Dogs love it, too.

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