Welcome To Berry Fresh Farm

Nutritional Information

  • Raspberries are a very healthy food; packed with antioxidants!

  • Raspberries contain more vitamin C than oranges, are super high in fiber, have a good amount of folic acid, are high in potassium, vitamin A and calcium.

  • The USDA says 1 cup of raspberries has about 62 calories.

  • 11 cups of raspberries, not packed down, weighs about 140 grams.

  • An average raspberry has 100 to 120 seeds.

  • Select plump, firm, fully ripe raspberries. Unripe berries will not ripen once picked.

Raspberry Facts

  • Raspberries come in red, yellow, orange, purple and black colors.
  • Yellow raspberries are red raspberries that don't make red pigment.)
  • In most areas, raspberries begin to bloom in late May or early June.
  • Bumblebees, honeybees, and other wild bees love to visit brambles.
  • 60-70 pints of fruits can be harvested from 100 feet row.
  • Raspberries can be harvested from early summer through fall, usually right up until a freeze
  • The United States is the world's third-largest producer of raspberries (FAOSTAT, 2013).
  • Production occurs across much of the country, although most of it is concentrated in California, Oregon and Washington. California leads the nation in both black and red raspberry production (NASS, 2015).
  • According to the most recent Census of Agriculture, the United States has 8,052 raspberry farms totaling 23,104 acres (Census of Ag, USDA, 2012).
  • U-pick raspberry farms typically sell berries by the pound. A quart equals 1 and 1/4 pounds of fresh berries.
  • Do the math and be careful not to over-purchase as raspberries quickly mold when left at room temperature, and only last a couple of days in the refrigerator.
  • You can easily freeze berries that you cannot use right away - just wash, cut the hulls off and pop them into a ziplock bag, removing as much air as possible.  Those vacuum food sealers REALLY do a good job of this! The berries will keep for many months frozen without air.

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