This morning I had three brand-new hardworking volunteers helping us pick product for Birch Community Services. We spent a good chunk of time picking hard-to-reach elderberries, which are in full production.
Fresh organically-grown elderberries go for $3-6 dollars/lb, and we picked about 25 lbs today.
We also picked tomatoes, green beans, and a big flat of plums. Sungold cherry tomatoes are my long-standing favorite. They produce reliable, very sweet and split-resistant fruit over a long period and in great quantities.
This is the first year we’ve gotten plums off a tree I grafted as a tiny little twig four and a half years ago. I estimate around 25 lbs of plums and another 30 lbs left on the tree.
Here you can see what the four of us picked in a short period of time. Glad to get the beefsteak tomatoes off the vines before the much-needed rain rolls in tomorrow. Not sure how much more “summer” we will have for the garden, but we are most certainly enjoying it today.