Anne Geyer of Agriberry was at the South of the James Market this past Saturday with her entire three sided table covered with pint after pint of piled up, plump, red raspberries. Anne, who runs the Agriberry CSA and Westmoreland Farm, explained that these fall producing red raspberries are in their first year. Thousands of plants were put in the ground this past April. Normally these raspberries would produce fruit earlier in the fall, but since their are in their first year they produce later and will continue to produce fruit until the first hard frost (about 29 degrees). That is good news for us! There is no hard frost in the upcoming days forecasted so if you would like some delicious and beautiful red raspberries for you local Thanksgiving there is still time to get some. They cost $5 per pint.
Your next opportunity is this Tuesday Night at the Byrd House Market.
Here is Agriberry's current market schedule...
Tuesdays: Byrd House Market 3:30-6:00
Wednesdays: St. Stephen's Market 4:00-7:00
Whole Foods Market 4:00-7:00
Thursdays: 17th st. Farmers Market 9:00-1:00
In addition, the Agriberry CSA is now taking new members. Visit agriberry.com for more information.