Partridge berries and then the partridge berry jam. We looked forward to what we used to call," partridge
berry season" and walking the barrens picking one of our favorite berries. You would go to your spot and hope that nobody
had beat you there. Thankfully, there were many best spots about a 30 minute drive from our house.
A few years ago, my wife's brother-In-law and my fish'n
buddy dropped by with some berries and they were big. You would have thought he had caught the prize fish as he told us about
the patch that he had found.
His comments! "Oh boy, you wouldn't believe the spot
we found. It was partridge berry heaven, You could scoop them up in hand fulls and they were so red. What a spot! You should
have been there, you gotta come over."
All I know it's west of Springdale.
I've picked berries with friends from Lower Island Cove. Great grounds in that area. If I can't
pick them, my buddy Bruce usually has a relative get a couple of gallons for us.
There are some
good barrens on the Trans Canada, near butterpot park and the witless bay line.
Favorite partridge berry recipes
Partridge Berry Jam
I like to have fresh jam and cream. I usually boil up about 2
cups of partridge berries with enough sugar to take the tartness away.
Sometimes I add a squeeze
of lemon and mash everything together as it's boiling.
Delicious, hot with cream or ice
cream. Years ago we used to mix with carnation milk and slobber on fresh home made bread. A feast fit for a newfoundlander
Dec 27th, 2010 purchased 3 gallons of partridge berries from Mr. Peach.
14th, 2011 had family and guests to supper. One from Newfoundland and when we took out the partridge berry and bakeapple jam,
with a can of Fussel's cream, she was beside herself.
Jan 16th, 2011 made 4 bottles
of jam. Some for my sister to bring to Alberta.
Mar 1, 2011 Partridge berry jam, mixed with fresh
milk, on homemade bread.