It’s no secret that the Pacific Northwest is berry country, and I was happy to discover that we had moved here in time for the annual Oregon Berry Festival. We strolled over to Ecotrust’s outdoor event space where the sun was shining, music was playing, dogs were frolicking, and the air was filled with the intoxicating sweet scent of fresh berries.
At the festival, paper cartons overflowed with every type of berry you could imagine, from strawberries, to blueberries, to marionberries. But that wasn’t all. This festival had something for every type of berry enthusiast: pies, juices, jams, honey, drinking vinegars, and liqueurs. I normally don’t enjoy vodka on its own, but when it’s infused with berries, I’m all for it. We picked up a few treats from the festival, including the very last mini marionberry pie from one vendor. Hope everyone is having a berry good summer so far!