Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm

Raspberry Picking in Sharon, CT

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Raspberries

Pick Your Own Raspberries


Description/Availability

Our most delicate fruits of all. Wonderfully delicious, bright red-colored raspberries are among the most popular berries grown worldwide.

Available early July through mid August. Fresh picked raspberries are also available in our farm store Saturday and Sunday, and pre-picked at our farm stand Monday through Friday.


Health benefits of Raspberries

Raspberries are low in calories due to xylitol and saturated fats but are rich source of dietary fiber, vitamins (C,B-Complex, A, E) and antioxidants.


Selection

Raspberries are ready to be picked when they come off the receptacle easily and have turned to deep color (red, black, or purple). Once picked, gently place in the container and try not to pick them up once placed.


Preparation

Keep them dry and don't wash them before eating.


Storing

Raspberries are easily perishable and fragile fruits; they should only be purchased a few days prior to use and handled gently. Store in the refrigerator 32 degrees to 34 degrees F.

Place them in a wide bowl or spread them out on a plate covered with a paper towel, then cover with plastic wrap.


Freezing

Fresh berries can be easily frozen until you are ready to use them. To freeze raspberries, place on a single layer on a cookie sheet, freeze. Once frozen, store in containers.


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