Jacob’s Farm Announces You Pick and Market Hours

POSTED IN For Consumers ON 7/1/2013

Screen Shot 2013-05-31 at 7.25.07 AMJacob’s Farm Announces the following hours for 2013, You Pick and Farm Market:

July 1 – August 17:
Monday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

August 18 – November 3:
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday & Saturday, 10:00AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday, Noon – 7:00 PM

Please be aware that Jacob’s Farm has a lot more going on than saskatoon berries, whose season lasts only for a few weeks.

To get more detail on the fun activities, and to get directions and contact information, go to: https://saskatoonberryinstitute.org/location/jacobs-farm-enterprises-llc/

Sakatoon Michigan Announces You Pick Schedule

POSTED IN For Consumers ON 7/1/2013

Screen Shot 2013-07-01 at 7.48.39 AMIt’s finally here! Saskatoon Michigan will be opening this Wednesday, July 3rd from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM for You Pick.

After that date, their regular hours will be Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM until this year’s crop has been harvested.

Along with fresh from the bush You Pick berries, Saskatoon Michigan will be offering for sale frozen berries, which are great for pies and jams.

Come out, relax, enjoy the countryside and pick a few few berries.

For map and contact information, go to: https://saskatoonberryinstitute.org/location/saskatoon-michigan-farm-nursery/

Say ‘Summer’ With Saskatoons in Traverse City

POSTED IN For Consumers, For Growers, For Members ON 7/1/2013

On June 27, 2013 The Traverse City Record Eagle ran an article entitled Say ‘Summer’ With Saskatoons in Traverse City. This article included comments from some of our members about growing and using saskatoon berries, as well as You Pick information. To see the article, go to: http://record-eagle.com/features/x2113335802/Say-Summer-With-Saskatoons-in-Traverse-City

Vallads Saskatoon Berry Farm Announces You Pick Schedule

POSTED IN For Consumers ON 6/24/2013

Ross Vallad anounced today that Vallads Saskatoon Berry Farm, of Kalkaska, MI, will have You Pick hours for saskatoon berries starting on Saturday, July 13th. Hours are 9 AM – 7 PM on Saturdays and Sundays.

Contact Vallads in advance of your trip to assure an adequate supply of ripe berries.

For Directions or contact information, go to: https://saskatoonberryinstitute.org/location/vallads-saskatoon-berry-farm/

Saskatoons in Ann Arbor Cityscape

POSTED IN For Consumers ON 6/12/2013

Sometimes you can find wild saskatoons in the wild. Sometimes you can find them downtown.

This video shows how you might find saskatoons in urban landscapes.

If you can’t find any, check out our Directory tab to learn about You Pick and farm market options near you.



Boars ‘n Berries Saskatoon Berry Scones

POSTED IN For Consumers ON 6/4/2013

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3 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp. baking powder
pinch salt
2 eggs plus 1 yolk , lightly beaten
1/3 cup canola oil
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
2 cups fresh or frozen Saskatoons
1/4 cup sugar for topping
1 egg white for topping, separate in a small bowl


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F, grease or parchment line 2 baking sheets.
2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, 1/2 c sugar, baking powder and salt.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs (saving one white), oil and buttermilk.
4. Add the wet to the dry all at once and stir in just until blended. Fold in berries and add a little more buttermilk if the batter is dry or very stiff.
5. Spoon batter into prepared pans making 8 to 10 servings. Brush each scone with a little of the reserved egg white and sprinkle with sugar
6. Bake 15-20 minutes until nice and golden and fairly firm to the touch. Cool 5 minutes on pan before serving.

This recipe was created by Chef Shona Pearson, Brown Dog Cafe, Vancouver, BC

Are They Here Yet?

POSTED IN For Consumers, For Members ON 6/3/2013

Here’s a note for members –

When your crop is near ready to pick, and you would like consumers to know that, please send us an update.  If you will have You Pick, please include the hours. We would like to keep consumers informed of options and information.

Wishing you all a great season!

We Are Starting To See Saskatoon Berry Formation!

POSTED IN For Consumers, For Growers, For Members ON 5/28/2013

photoJacque’s Orchard is seeing berries start to develop!


Edible berries are still probably a couple of weeks away, but we will try to keep you posted.

Making Saskatoon Berry Crisp

POSTED IN For Consumers, For Growers ON 5/24/2013

Leah West shows us how to make saskatoon berry crisp.

Fresh berries are only a few weeks away!

Pork Tenderloin with Saskatoon Sauce

POSTED IN For Consumers ON 5/18/2013

Today was primarily dedicated to school fundraisers, so we were challenged with dinner prep. This morning we started thawing a frozen pork tenderloin with lemon/garlic marinade. This evening we made up a quick saskatoon berry sauce, and then steamed green bean almondine. What a simple way to enjoy an awesome dinner! Notice how well the saskatoons held their shape…

Pork Tenderloin

The recipe for the saskatoon sauce, from Kelly Rossiter, and based on one pound of pork tenderloin, is as follows:

1 Cup saskatoon berries
1/4 C red wine (we used a local cabernet sauvignon)
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp corn starch (optional)

In a small pot place the berries, sugar, 1/4 cup red wine and lemon juice and heat until boiling. Lower heat and let cook for 15 minutes or so, until berries are tender. If you are using corn starch, mix the starch with a bit of water and pour into the berry mixture, stirring constantly. Cook for a couple of minutes, stirring. If the consistency is too thick, you can add a bit of water.

Thanks Kelly!