It’s berry season in the west and that gives rise to Berry Fest celebrations all over the place. The season in California is early and Mother’s Day weekend I had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Michael Marks Your Produce Man in Roseville, California. The theme was a side by side bake off with Oregon Canned Fruit and fresh local produce. We had a great time making a Northwest Berry Crisp, Rasberry Chipotle Ribs and a refreshing Mixed Berry Mocktail. We had some small audience members help out and it was a good time for all. The Johnsonville BIG GRILL bar-b-que truck was on hand sampling a strawberry bar-b-que sauce and the grillmaster Ryan stopped by to sample our Raspberry Chipotle Sauce and proclaimed it a winner! I hope you enjoy the fun vicariously via the video below. Stay tuned for the Oregon Berry Fest in a few weeks where a local Portland Chef Abby Fammarino from Abby’s Table in Portland will be gracing us with her decidedly more professional culinary skills using our canned blueberries.