Grama and Grampa lived in Woodlynne New Jersey, the backyard this time of the year was alive with gardening, friends, and raspberry bushes bursting with flavor. During our spring visit, a long drive from Upstate New York, the first thing I would do is head to the backyard and see if the time was ripe to pick berries. If it was oh the joy.
Behind their home ran a one lane dirt alley and all the neighbors would walk by and greet each other, everyone knew everyone, I remember it being a friendly community always sharing the harvest from their gardens with each other.
Not being a raspberry expert I don't know if all raspberries have thorns, I can tell you we had to suffer the thorns to be able to enjoy the fruit and it was worth the price of the scrapes and punctures I endured.
Besides having a love affair with my memories of raspberries they are good for you too. This beautiful red fruit possesses the nutritional value of B-6, folic acid, riboflavin, vitamin K, E,and C minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, and iron. I hear about ORAC values all the time and raspberries have a value of 4900 per 100 grams, making them one of the top ranked fruits and for the icing on the berry they are low in calories and a rich source of fiber.Eating is one of my favorite pastimes, and today I am loving the flavor of raspberries.