It’s berry picking time in the Catskills! Before you head into the fields, here’s a quick picking tip: unlike other fruits, raspberries don’t ripen any more once they have been picked. So, aim to pick them at their very best – when they are plump and juicy on the plant. To get creative with your berries, pair them with fresh locally made ice-cream from Pure Catskills members Polar Bear Homemade Ice Cream & More and Eternal Flame Farm Market. Click here to discover local berry producers like Brock’s Berries and Blossoms and Kelder’s Farm.