Huckleberry season is upon us. During recent hikes in the Gallatin Canyon, our family found quite a few good picking locations (sorry can't tell you exactly where, you just don't give away those secrets). While still not quite ripe, we ate some anyway and plan to return next week to see how they are progressing.

In the past, we have used huckleberries in pancakes and waffles, plus added them to ice cream and even attempted as shakes. I would be interested to know what YOU use them in?

Few things to know about huckleberries: Huckleberries grow wild at about 4,000 to 6,000 feet in elevation. Attempts to cultivate huckleberry plants from seeds have failed, with plants devoid of fruits. This may be due to the inability for the plants to fully root and to replicate the native soil chemistry of wild plants. You can buy a gallon of huckleberries for about $65.

You can see in this photo these still need time to fully ripen.  Perhaps we will bump into you soon while we all hunt for huckleberries!