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July Is Berry Bonanza in Western Oregon

Berries are the Pick of the Month for July, because several types of berries grow in Oregon and because most of them are ripe now!

Loaded with vitamins, nutrients and flavor, berries make a great addition to any meal. Add them to your cereal and salads, or eat them as a snack!

Stop by your local grocery store or farm stand for some fresh berries today.

What’s so great about berries?

  • Berries are packed with fiber, antioxidants and vitamin C.
  • They’re free of sodium, cholesterol and fat, and low in calories.
  • They contain antioxidants which help lower your risk of certain cancers and heart disease.

What’s the best way to eat them?

  • Eat them fresh or frozen with no added sugar.
  • Mix berries with salad greens.
  • Puree them in a smoothie or mix into yogurt parfait.
  • Add berries to cereal, or mix into overnight oats.

Selection & Preparation

  1. Look for firm, shiny berries when picking them off the vine.
  2. Store berries in the refrigerator for up to two days.
  3. Rinse with cold water, just before using. Do not soak.
  4. No need to cook!
Background image: Razzleberry shiver 308 BGC

Razzleberry Shiver

Recipe from


  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup plain, low-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup nonfat or 1-percent milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  1. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Mash with a fork if you don’t have a blender.
  2. Divide the mixture among four small bowls. Freeze for about two hours, then enjoy like you would a bowl of ice cream!
  3. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers within two hours.

Makes four 1/2-cup servings.

Nutrition information per serving:

  • Calories: 100
  • Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Fiber: 4g