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What's New at Berrywerks

This past summer, we added a directory of over 4,000 berry farms located all over the USA. We compiled our directory from public sources and tried very hard to make sure the information was accurate and up-to-date. This includes berry farms, orchards, nurseries, garden centers, and more. We started with u-pick and pre-pick berry farms with public access, and are now working to add farmer's markets. We were very happy to find so many of these. There are berries just about everywhere! We made a good start, but I am sure more can be added. Check this out!

Berries in the News

Spiders, snakes and wasps make for scary berry picking
I'm not referring to the wilds of Montana, nor to the critters at the ranch. I've been in a much wilder territory for the last couple of days. I was peacefully picking berries. This is a gentle enough occupation in Montana. You do occasionally have to ... Helena Independent Record [ story ]

The Best Berries For Your Health
By Angela Haupt for U.S. News. Indeed, they're "the ultimate anti-aging superfood," says registered dietitian Lauri Boone in her new book, "Powerful Plant-Based Super Foods." "They top the charts with their high levels of antioxidants and ... Huffington Post [ story ]

Nandina berries are extremely poisonous
Q. I heard on the news that Nandina berries are poisonous to birds. Is this true? — Paula from Middletown. A. The shrub Nandina domestica, also known as "Sacred Bamboo" or "Heavenly Bamboo," is found in many yards, parks and other locations in the ... Times Herald-Record [ story ]

 
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