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 Picking Rakes Myths

Huckleberry picking season is nearly here!  With all the talk about picking huckleberries, I am reminded that there are several misconceptions about using huckleberry rakes.  So, I have decided to share some excerpts from an article I wrote awhile back on this particular issue: What is the Real Story Behind Picking and Harvesting Wild Huckleberries? […]

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Do Huckleberry Rakes Kill or Damage Plants?

Frequently, we receive inquires as to the safety of using rakes to pick huckleberries.  Over the years, we have responded to comments with the facts about the issue. Last week, we received the following comment from Valerie: “How rude! When you use the rake you are not telling rakers they are killing the bush.” Thank […]

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Huckleberry Season is in Full Swing in North Idaho

I found this article on the CDA Press website: Idaho’s state fruit starting to ripen Idaho has a state flower, a state horse, a state bird, a state fish, a state flag, and…a state fruit. So designated by the Idaho Legislature in 2000, it is the huckleberry. At this time of year, it is not […]

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Huckleberry Snack Mix

Nothing beats huckleberry chocolates, but during the hot summers …. well, chocolate is just not a good thing to pack or take on a trip! But for those who love trail mix, Wildbeary has developed a Huckleberry Snack Mix. Like a trail mix, Huckleberry Snack Mix includes some healthy and wonderfully tasty ingredients: Roasted and […]

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Homemade Huckleberry Rake and Preserves Story

I love the information and ingenuity of this gal.  Not only does she share some huckleberry preserving methods, she talks about two huckleberry rakes she made. After all was said and done, she ended up buying one of our rakes (NOTE:  She mentioned that she bought her rake from Amazon.  Because we were shorted rakes […]

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What NOT to Do When Picking Huckleberries

Despite warnings and articles on the web and in print, some folks STILL don’t understand how to pick huckleberries. The following article is an example: Fools, Huckleberry Bushes Don’t Mix Posted by DFO Aug. 17, 2012 8:44 a.m. I pulled into Dairy Queen on Appleway in Coeur d’Alene recently with a buddy for something cool … […]

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Huckleberry Pickers Warned Not to Damage Plants

With huckleberry season in full swing in many areas, the forest service is cautioning picker NOT to damage the huckleberry plants by cutting off the berry loaded branches! Pick huckleberries without damaging plant, Forest Service pleads NATIVE PLANTS — The huckleberry bush, the most revered shrub in the Inland Northwest, is getting less respect as berry pickers […]

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Huckleberry Picking Forecast

Latest Huckleberry Picking Forecast from “Mr. Huckleberry”! Revised wild huckleberry forecast! After getting several reports, I am expecting a pretty good huckleberry year… best since 2009. Maybe a week or two late due to the long cool spring, but temps higher than 2011’s cold wet spring, so ripening did occur this year. Also, unlike 2011, […]

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Looking Like a Promising Huckleberry Season!

If you are getting tired of all the rain we have been experiencing in the Rocky Mountain area, don’t despair just yet!  Most of this annoying rain is SNOW in the higher elevations.  And a good snow pack on the mountains normally translates into a great huckleberry season in the summer. Now, I cannot guarantee […]

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