So many huckleberry stories in the news …. mostly due to the more abundant crop this year.
So many stories, that I think I am going to list several of them here for you to check out:
By JERRY PAINTER from Post Register
Saturday, my wife, dog and I drove up into the hills past Kelly Canyon, threw up a tent, ate some dinner and went hunting for the tiny purple berries…
Sunny, a golden retriever, snacks on huckleberries in the Kelly Canyon area on Saturday. Sunny is now learning to answer to the name of Huckleberry Hound …
Daily Inter Lake
Huckleberry enthusiasm has been elevated to obsession in Northwest Montana, where purveyors of the seasonal fruit advertise products ranging from jams, pies, salads and milkshakes to candles, coffee, wine and beer — even huckleberry-flavored cartridges for electronic cigarettes.
Yet for the scientists who know that the berries play a key role in the ecosystems of Northern Rockies, a full understanding of the huckleberry plant remains elusive.
By Annie Fenn, MD with the Planet Jackson Hole
NOTE: This article has a yummy recipe for Huckleberry Chia Seed Jam!!
The problem with the huckleberry season around here is that it arrives in the middle of summer. As soon as I get wind that those wild little berries are in, I make grand plans to head out to the hills and fill my buckets. My intention is always to gather enough huckleberries to keep my family rolling in huckleberry pancakes, pies, and jam all winter long…
By Lynne Haley at the Bonners Ferry Herald
Even though many of the old mines in North Idaho are long since played out, riches remain for those who know where to find them. The region’s wild huckleberries are ripe for the taking this time of year, and Bonners Ferry residents have a go-to source for turning the fruits of their labor into cold cash…..