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Fruit Farming with Juice, Jelly & Jam

Posted on August 28th, 2020 by Kyla Byers

Who doesn’t love fruit grown in Alaska? That’s the question Don Berberich asked himself after he retired from his job as the Palmer High School agriculture teacher, a position he held for 25 years. Perennial fruit farming seemed obvious to Don because he was already growing currants, strawberries and apples as a serious hobby. Once he scaled that hobby up to a 3 acre plot it became a small farm business. We are thrilled to be partnering with Don this year and featuring his delicious red currants and strawberries in the Farm Share boxes. 

But get them while you can! The fruit season in Alaska is very short and supply is limited. Stock up on fruit now and preserve it to have over the dark days of winter. Strawberries and currants make great jams, jellies and syrups. And keep an eye out for apples later this fall. (Mmmmm....can't wait to make some apple butter!)