Berries

Every summer, something magical happens here in the Lower Mainland. Berries of all kinds spring up at roadside stands, at Farmer's Markets, even in the big grocery stores. We're lucky that we have such a diverse range of local berries - strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, boysenberries - available to us during the summer.

Mmm...berries.

Mmm...berries.

If you're from the Lower Mainland, then no doubt you know about the U-Pick berry farms bordering the Greater Vancouver Regional District. Sure, you can grab a punnet of blueberries for $3.99 at one of the aforementioned locations. Or you can pick your own for a fraction of the cost at these farms. With the exception of low-growing strawberries, it's actually a lot of fun to pick berries. Plus you get to sneak a few of them into your mouth as you pick. Om nom nom.

Luckily for this girl, she scored herself a beautiful bucket of berries (say that five times fast!) without lifting a finger. Thanks mom!  Believe me, these babies taste as good as they look.

Berry Purple Sock Yarn, 100% Merino Wool. Hand-dyed in Vancouver, BC.

Berry Purple Sock Yarn, 100% Merino Wool. Hand-dyed in Vancouver, BC.

All these berries inspired me to create our Berry Purple Sock Yarn. Named after the beautiful juice blueberries create - that colour is pure joy to me.

What's your favourite type of berry to eat? How do you like to eat them?