Very Berry

Jammed, baked, swirled, fresh off the bramble. Berry scented candies. Dried into a healthy Himalayn snack, frozen in ice cream and floating in your beer. You never can tell where you’ll find berries–from Chuck to Wendell. It’s part of the art and most of fun… this one’s for you.

Chuck Berry

You Never Can Tell what you’ll find at Above Ground Records @ the Triangle, Edgartown, (508) 627-4678.

Chuck Berry

Dried Goji Berries

Get your goji-on. Mighty high in vitamin C, this super fruit will get you through shingling the roof tops. 8 oz., about $7 at Healthy Additions, Tisbury, (508) 693-7097.

Dried Goji Berries

“Dear Strawberries” a prose poem by Elspeth Hay

Dear Strawberries,

If I could name you, I would call you this: my little sister, sitting in the row at Prout’s Pick-Your-Own. Two years old and covered, ruddy pink stains all over from her cheeks to those chubby thunder toes. Seeds in her hair and one hand in the bushes—the other moving methodically from stem to mouth. My mother down the row, her brow covered in that 1970s magenta tie-dyed kerchief cap, multiplying green quarts by eight faster than my father and I can run the basket flats. The woman at the weigh table adding up cash—and me standing small, tallying boxes: for jam, for slicing, for freezing, and a batch of shortcake come dark.

Favorite Brand’s Blueberry Ice Cream

Churned on MV by Karen Colombo. Available at grocers who support local artisan food makers. About $7 for a pint.

Favorite Brand’s Blueberry Ice Cream

Blueberry Ale

Yes, there are berries floating in this beer. Seasonally brewed by Offshore Ale Co. $3.00–$5.50, Kennebec Ave., Oak Bluffs, (508) 693-2626.

Blueberry Ale

“Blueberry”

Elizabeth Cecil’s archival pigment ink print is 20” x 24.” Buy it direct: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), $450.00.

“Blueberry”

Strawberry Apron

Berry stains are no problem when you’re wearing a berry-print apron from Alley’s General Store in West Tisbury, (508) 693-0088. From $19.99–$29.99.

Strawberry Apron

Strawberry Jam

Made in-house at State Road Restaurant, $8/jar, 688 State Road, West Tisbury, (508) 693-8582.

Strawberry Jam

The Month of June in eV’s 2010 Calendar

Features l’etoile chef Michael Brisson’s strawberry tart with mascarpone and chocolate sauce. 2010 Calendars at Cronig’s, Bunch of Grapes, Alley’s General Store, Tony’s Market, $11.95.

The Month of June in eV’s 2010 Calendar

Mimoso Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

For a tart tangy yogurt hit, find this brand tucked away in the Vineyard Grocer’s coolers. $1.99–$3.99, Vineyard Grocer, State Road, Tisbury.

Mimoso Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

Strawberry Huller

Tops off your berries with one simple squeeze. LeRoux at Home on Main Street, Vineyard Haven, $3.39.

Strawberry Huller

Strawberry Bag

Small, convenient carry-all to carry home your pick-your-own. Alley’s General Store, West Tisbury $3.99.

Strawberry Bag

Blueberry-Blackberry Jam

On Toast with butter for $3.50 at State Road Restaurant (during seasonal brunch hours). Coffee and newsprint extra.

Blueberry-Blackberry Jam

Liberte Blackberry Yogurt

Thick, not too sweet, dessert for breakfast. About $1.50 for 6 oz., find it in grocery stores.

Liberte Blackberry Yogurt

Fresh Blackberries

Find them at the Down Island Farmers’ Market, located at the Tisbury Wharf on Tuesdays, from 9am–1pm, starting June 29 and running through September 28th.

Fresh Blackberries

Raspberry Hard Candies

Les Framboises bonbons by La Vie. Keep a little ooh là là tucked away for when you want it. About $2.50 at discerning retailers.

Raspberry Hard Candies