We found a PYO blueberry farm and after the Farmer's Market on Saturday morning, we picked four pounds of blueberries, a quarter of which were eaten before we even made it home ;). The girls and I went back on Sunday and picked another bucket's worth - about seven more pounds. Blueberries at the Farmer's Market cost around $5/lb. Wild blueberries from the freezer section at the grocery store cost $4/lb. The PYO berries were $2/lb, which is a really good deal.
After the PYO farm, we came home, put away our Farmer's Market purchases and went foraging, where we picked 3 1/2 lbs of wild blackberries. Except for a few scratches, a couple of mosquito bites and perhaps a bit of sunburn (on Deus Ex Machina's neck), they were free ...
... which is a berry good deal :)!
We, now, have half a freezer full of berries, which will give us a little variety from the squash we'll be eating all winter :).
**I counted nine Hubbard squash still growing on the volunteer vine in the backyard, and there are at least two on the volunteer vine in the front yard :). We also have at least two dozen pie pumpkins and some weird squash-type something that is probably a result of the volunteer Hubbard squash cross pollinating with the pumpkins.
With what's still growing outside (that is, not counting anything I've already preserved) - squash, pumpkin, tomatoes, potatoes, beets, corn, and beans ... not to mention eggs, chicken and rabbit - we might not eat three huge meals per day, but we wouldn't starve, either, and with the information we're gathering about wild foraging using Samuel Thayer's books as our guide, we might even be able to enjoy three, modest meals.