Family Fun and Berries


Date(s) - 08/12/2023 - 08/13/2023
12:00 am


Picking and Eating Berries


Our focus for this week is to explore the different types of berries and integrating berries into your meals.

Types of Berries

Cranberries, Blueberries, Huckleberries, Chokeberries, Elderberries, Gooseberries, Lingonberries, Boysenberries, Red and Black Currants

Cross of Fruit and Berries

Blackberries, Strawberries, Red, Black, Golden, and White Raspberries, Olallieberries, Mulberries

Exotic Berries

Acai Berries, Goji Berries, Cape Gooseberries, Cloudberries, Pineberries, Salmonberries

Collecting Berries

  • Wild berries in the wild (always make sure they are editable berries)
  • Visit a berry farm
  • Hit the farmer market
  • Visit the local grocery store

Cleaning and Washing Berries

Make sure to always wash, clean, and rinse your berries before you eat them.

  • Place berries in a colander and dip in a bowl of cold water, swish the berries around, and then dip dry.
  • Visit Martha Stewart’s recommendation on washing and storing berries. VISIT HERE.

Consuming Berries

  • Add berries to your cereal (Wheat, Cornflakes, Oats and more)
  • Add berries to your oatmeal and yogurt
  • Add berries to your pancake
  • Add berries to your green salad
  • Drink berry smoothies for breakfast
  • Bake pies
  • Make tarts
  • Make homemade jams and syrup
  • Make berry muffins
  • Homemade berry icecream
  • Homemade berry milkshakes
  • Create a berry salad (like fruit salad)

Forums Exploring Berries

  • Exploring Berries

  • chaosity

    August 1, 2020 at 9:38 pm
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    There are a lot of different types of berries. Have a berry family day and gather as many different types of berries as you can. Learn about the different texture, flavor, and nutrition facts for each of the berries. Come up with creative ways of how you can add berries to your daily diet.

    Share with us your favorite food and recipes on how you add berries to your meals.

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