Rapids Cemetery Black Raspberry Season

July 10, 2020

Twelve volunteers from the 19th Ward including St. Monica Church members and relatives of persons buried at Rapids Cemetery broke the one-day record for black raspberry harvesting at the cemetery’s food forest last Sunday. New trellises plus the creation of distinct rows of raspberry plants made harvesting easier. When the harvesting is finished, the raspberries will be delivered to St. Peter’s Kitchen at 681 Brown Street.

Many of the plants are still ripening and will need harvesting Sunday, July 12th for about two hours starting at noon. It’s all done in the shade! Come join usat the 96 Congress Avenue cemetery location, off Genesee Street south of Brooks Avenue. We’ll be towards the back of the lot. Berry pickers must follow COVID-19 social distance guidelines and wear masks. Equipment, hand sanitizer, refreshments (and masks, if needed), provided.