Native Americans and Huckleberries

Huckleberries are part of the folklore of Native Americans.  Tribes may have introduced early settlers to the huckleberries — especially settlers in the western part of the United States. The following article from Today’s Home Kitchen describes some of their stories about “Wiwnu”:  Indian word for huckleberry: “Ischit Wiwnu”—The Path of The Huckleberry “Ischit Wiwnu”—Path, […]

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Huckleberry Festival in Jay, Oklahoma

The 52nd National Huckleberry Festival in Jay, Oklahoma begins on Thursday, June 27, and carries through Saturday, July 6. I realize we are a bit late with the announcement but there is still time to attend if you wish to check it out.  Actually, the first couple of days consisted of the following events: Little […]

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Huckleberry Rakes in Stock!

Huckleberry rakes are currently in stock and ready for this season’s huckleberry pickers! Early reports coming in bode well for a good huckleberry season! Warm wet spring combined with no late frost this spring is a good indication of an abundant crop.   The reports we receive show crop ranges from flowers to turning red, depending […]

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Huckleberry Coffee Cake

Coffee Cake is one of my favorite baked goods.  Tastes good for breakfast, lunch or dinner!  Just the right amount of sweetness, without being loaded with extra sugar.  Add huckleberries to the recipe and it can’t get any better. Check out the following recipe, originally found the Genius Kitchen website Huckleberry Coffee Cake Category: ~Huckleberry […]

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Protecting Grizzlies in Huckleberry Country

In April, we shared an article about  research ecologist Tabitha Graves and biologist Nate Michael mapping out huckleberry patches in Glacier National Park: Locating Huckleberries from Space. As an update, Graves and Michael’s research is also used to protect the grizzly bear population. Futurity.org shares the background for this research: Tracking where huckleberry plants live […]

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Huckleberry Cream Cheese Pastries

I converted this recipe, that I found via Pinterest, from blueberries to huckleberries — much better tasting with huckleberries!! Huckleberry Cream Cheese Pastries Category: ~Huckleberry Baked Desserts, ~Huckleberry Sweets Servings:  16 pastries Ingredients For the pastries: 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup sugar 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest 2 teaspoons […]

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Locating Huckleberry Patches from Space

Knowing the location of a good huckleberry patch is the most valuable information an avid picker can have. But now, with current satellite technology, huckleberry patches can be located from space! According to the Blue Mountain Eagle article, U.S. Geological Survey research ecologist Tabitha Graves and biologist Nate Michael mapped out huckleberry patches in Glacier […]

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More Fun Facts About Huckleberries

Huckleberries are a favorite fruit for many — especially if you live in or around the Rocky Mountain region.  But did you know about these fun facts: Huckleberries are also found throughout eastern North America and the Andes and other mountainous regions of South America. The fruit is versatile in various foods or beverages, including […]

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Huckleberry Gifts for the Holidays

Looking for huckleberry products for holiday gift giving? Our sister website, Tastes of Idaho, features Idaho made products, including lots of huckleberry goodies for personal enjoyment and gift giving. Currently, we are fully stocked with our projected inventory of “made in Idaho” huckleberry products and candy for the holiday season.  In your planning for your […]

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