Not a blueberry imposter, but a berry of its very own!
NY's rainy start to summer has delayed this year's fruit and vegetable growth. I'm not complaining—that's why we're still enjoying the abundance of juneberries
from the neighbor's yard in July.
Juneberries are one of those fruits, like mulberries
, that are underappreciated. Birds and squirrels love them, but people complain that they "make a mess" when the berries drop. The easiest way to solve that problem is by eating the fruit. This isn't quite wild
fruit, but it may as well be, since they've have fallen out of fashion, and out of use. (We don't discriminate, and have our eyes on the figs and pears, too.)
Shared interests are just one reason it's a pleasure to work at Lantern: after recently learning about juneberry trees, I came into the office to find a bowl of berries being eaten, and juneberry smoothies for all. Tasty local food. Keeping resources from going to waste. Purple mouths. It's all good.