Today as I was walking out of the Mother Earth market parking lot through the back entrance, I noticed a ton of squashed berries on the ground. I looked up to discover a tree full of ripe mulberries. So I got to picking and gathered myself a hefty handful.
Yep, it’s mulberry season, and there are plenty to go around on trees throughout Gainesville. You can be a sucker and buy a $5 pack of blackberries from some farm 100 miles away, or you can step right outside the market and get local, organic berries for free.
Watch out, though, cause they stain like a mother.
I’m having the mulberries in my smoothie right now and they are sweet and delicious. Also keep an eye out for loquats, coming soon to trees near you.