On blueberry hill…

It’s wild blueberry time in Western North Carolina. These beauties were photographed, picked and eaten about a week ago, in a secret location off a side trail very, very close to the parking lot at Black Balsam and smack dab in the middle of a blackberry patch. (I only tell you this because by now these off-the-beaten-path bushes have been picked clean by other foraging folk brave enough to dive through the briar patch.)

Time grows short for picking wild blueberries and blackberries. Do you have a favorite spot? (Hey, the Asheville Citizen-Times already divulged some of the best spots, in its Aug. 12 print article “It’s Blueberry Picking Time in in the WNC Mountains.”)

photo by Margaret Williams

About Margaret Williams
Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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4 thoughts on “On blueberry hill…

  1. missemmalee

    Somethings should be left unannounced – we are going to love these mountains to death..

  2. twinkie223

    Please people, leave the wild edibles for the wild animals. With the ever expanding destruction of their habitat, they don’t have enough food as it is. This is one of the reasons that we have bears foraging for food in downtown Asheville.

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