We bought some black raspberries at the nearby farmer’s market in Buffalo Grove yesterday. The young man selling them said, try one, and after my first bite I was taken back to my childhood growing up in Frederick, Maryland. We had raspberry bushes growing along our mile and a half driveway in the woods. I remember snacking on them as we went for walks.
I did a little research and found out that black raspberries can only be harvested for about 3 weeks of the year beginning in July. I also learned that they contain less sugar than most other berries. I think because they have such a short harvest time you rarely find them fresh.
What a treat! This is why I love local farmer’s markets. You can find things you otherwise would never see at your nearby grocery store. Needless to say we bought a little container of them and we have been savoring their sweetness.