Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Mulberry Gleaners

On my bike ride home today, I stopped to chat with a young couple harvesting mulberries.
Me: What do you do with them?
He: Use 'em anywhere you'd use blackberries.
 . . . pause . . .
He: They're not as sweet as blackberries.
She: But they're cheaper!


  1. So true! Where I grew up in the Bronx, we had mulberry trees growing everywhere but most people were afraid to eat the berries for fear they were poisonous. So mainly, the berries would ferment on cars and sidewalks.