The up side: I discovered marionberries and golden raspberries from Borba Farms in Aromas. They were my perfect dessert. While the boys demolished our Chocolate Mousse Ice Cream, I devoured these by the handful.
Marionberries are a fleeting summer treat. I usually only see them for a few weeks...if that. Technically, they are Marion blackberries, named after the county in Oregon where they were developed, a cross between a blackberry and an olallieberry. Marionberries have a rich, earthy flavor without the bitterness of some other blackberries.
Golden raspberries are one of the three that you can find during the summer months - black raspberries, red raspberries, and golden raspberries. I just love their sun-kissed, golden hue and sweetness. Thanks, Borba Farms!
Do you have these at your markets? What are your favorite summer berries?