All About BLACKBERRIES

At California Giant Berry Farms we believe that the best smiles are the ones you can taste. Our blackberries are naturally nutritious, versatile, sweet and delicious – in other words, the berry best.
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Washing blackberries

Storage &
Serving Success

Choosing the best fresh blackberries at the store is simple. Pick outstanding berries every time with these tips:

Choose blackberries that are:

  • deep purple and even in color
  • firm and dry
  • free of bruising, decay and excess moisture

Blackberries should be kept refrigerated and stored in their original package. Blackberries stored in a cool and dry environment are best enjoyed within 1-3 days after purchase. 

Lightly rinse blackerries in cool tap water just before serving. After rinsing, gently blot dry and enjoy!

  1. After rinsing, gently blot dry.
  2. Arrange on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
  3. Place uncovered in your freezer for 24 hours.
  4. Transfer blackberries to a freezer bag or container.

*Following these steps will prevent the berries from clumping together.  

TIP: Frozen blackberries are perfect for pies and parfaits and can be stored for 6-8 months!

Blackberry Nutrition

Blackberries are sweet and versatilely delicious, but did you know that blackberries pack a nutritious punch? Just one serving (1 cup) of blackberries provides more vitamin K than a peach and is thought to boost brain health!  

Excellent Source of:

Good Source of:

1 cup of blackberries
1 Cup
Calories 60
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 50%
Fiber 7g
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From Our Growers, With Love

Our growers work hard year-round to provide only the best sustainably grown blackberries for your kitchen. 

Trace your berries back to the field.

Food Safety

Food safety is a top priority at California Giant. Our growers follow the highest standards set forth by the USDA Good Agricultural & Good Handling Practices to deliver you the best. 

Meet Our Growers

Behind every berry is a passionate grower dedicated to providing you with the berry best. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the who’s growing your California Giant berries! 

Trace Your Berries

Learn more about the California Giant berries in your kitchen and their growing region! From field to fork, trace your berries journey back to their field of origin. 

Healthy Blackberry Recipes

Blackberries are versatile and pair well with other healthy ingredients for many delicious and nutritious dishes.

carrot salad in a bowl

Stay up to date with the latest berry trends, recipes, tips, and more.

When life gives you leftovers, turn them into quesadillas! This turkey, brie, and blackberry-filled quesadilla is the perfect way to use Thanksgiving leftovers.
Fuel up for Thanksgiving! This smoothie combines sweet flavors of pumpkin and vanilla with tart bursts of blackberries.
Combine vanilla, maple syrup, chia seeds, and fresh California Giant blackberries for this sweet and simple spread.
Take a sip of this blackberry-bourbon cider for all the fall feels! 🍂
Full of sweet flavor, vitamin C, and other immune boosting nutrients, blackberries are a perfect snack!
Fresh blackberries + cantaloupe = a healthy and spooky snack!