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What is small fruit?

The name 'Small fruit' comes from the fact that the edible fruit grows on small perennial plants. Most people know them as berries.

Here is the list of the berries commonly grown in our region:

  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries 
  • Blueberries
  • Cranberries
  • Currants
  • Grapes
  • Juneberries
  • Gooseberries

Growers and other agricultural experts refer to them as 'berries' but all the small fruit combined makes up for a significant part of our local agriculture.  Many are already in season and many will be coming soon. This year has been a great year for our local small fruit harvest so far.

Look for fresh Monroe County raspberries in your area at farmers' market or farm stands. 

Last updated July 14, 2021