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Huckleberry Festival in Mount Hood, Oregon

Posted August 11, 2014 By sandy

Announcing the Huckleberry Festival in Mount Hood, Oregon.

According to Janet Eastman, writer for the Oregonian ….

Huckleberry Festival

Mt. Hood Huckleberry Festival and Barlow Trail Days has live music, storytellers, historical tours, a watermelon launch and other activities, exhibits, food and retail vendors, fresh wild huckleberries and huckleberry-filled treats. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri-Sat, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun, Aug. 22-24. Mt. Hood Village Resort, 65000 E. Highway 26, Welches.

The family-oriented event will have live music, Native American storytelling, arts and crafts, and historical tours of Mount Hood’s Oregon Trail. Catapults and other uniquely designed contraptions will launch watermelons and other produce into the air.

Admission and parking are free.

You can also buy huckleberry goodies like jams, syrups, candies, teas, milkshakes, coffee and vinaigrettes as well as Indian frybread and tacos. There will be a Native American salmon bake and a huckleberry pancake breakfasts.

For more information about the Mt. Hood Huckleberry Festival, visit the Cascade Geographic Society.

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The article also talks about growing and raising huckleberries. Here are some points of interest from the Northwest Berry and Grape Information Network

  • Huckleberries grow slowly, taking up to 15 years to reach full maturity from seed or cuttings, and prefer high elevations.
  • Black huckleberry colors range from black to purple to bluish tinge to red. You can even find white berries.
  • Cascade and black huckleberries are naturally adapted to short-season areas and depend on an insulating cover of snow for survival during winter’s sub-zero temperatures.
  • For small plantings on sites with poor air and water drainage, consider growing huckleberries in raised beds.

Some of the nurseries sited in the article that sell huckleberry plants:

  1. Bosky Dell Natives in West Linn
  2. Woodbrook Native Plant Nursery in Gig Harbor, Wash

For more information on growing huckleberries, check out our resource section for a copy of Dr. Barney’s book on Growing Western Huckleberries (available in PDF download as well).

Make sure to check out this informative article for more information on growing huckleberries.

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Growing Western Huckleberries

Posted June 5, 2009 By sandy

Dr. Dan Barney, in conjuction with the University of Idaho Cooperativwe Extension Service, has written a booklet on growing huckleberries.

Growning Western Huckleberries by Dr. Dan Barney

Growning Western Huckleberries by Dr. Dan Barney

In Growing Western Huckleberries author Danny L. Barney, horiculturist and superintendent of the University of Idaho Sandpoint Reseach & Extension Center, shares the wisdom he has assumulated in 12 years at the forefornt of work to domesticate the wild mountain huckleberry.  Let his knowlege serve as a starting point in your own experiments with growning huckleberries.

Get a pdf of this booklet

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USDA Book on Huckleberries

Posted May 19, 2009 By sandy

The Pacific Northwest Research Station in Corvallis, Oregon with help from the University of Montana in Missoula has put together a book titled A Social History of Wild Huckleberry Harvesting in the Pacific Northwest.

A Social History of Wild Huckleberry Harvesting in the Pacific Northwest

The booklet is loaded with information on the history and uses of huckleberries.

If you would like to download a pdf copy for yourself, click here!

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