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Berry Season

A few days of gorging ourselves on sun ripened wild dusty blueberries and red black huckleberries left us wondering if they were the same species. Same leaf structure, same perferred environment and similar season. As it turns out Huckleberry is a name used in North America for several plants in the family Ericaceae, in two closely related genera: Vaccinium and Gaylussacia. In fact, wild huckleberries are called blueberries in Appalachia and England. So now we know… Happy foraging!