Guide to All Things Caneberry

At Stahlbush, we offer a variety of frozen berries. Black raspberries, red raspberries, Marion blackberries and boysenberries are all caneberries. They are called caneberries because they all grow on a cane or vine. Generally speaking there are always two berries that are growing at the same time, floricane or the flowering berries that will eventually become fruit and primocane, which will be next year’s floricane. Although they are all classified as caneberries, each one has a distinct flavor, color and purpose.

Black Raspberries:
Black raspberries or blackcaps are a celebrated rarity in the food world. They are called blackcaps because they have a hollow core, like a raspberry, but are much smaller and resemble little hats. The dark blue-black hue of these little berries sets them apart from other raspberries. With a toasty undertone and sweet finish, black raspberries have a completely different flavor profile than any other berry. Many experts recommend colorful diets, and the intense hue of these cane berries is unique. In fact, black raspberries were used as the base to color dyes for many years. Best served as a healthy snack on its own or in smoothies, it can also be paired with yogurt and granola or incorporated into desserts and jams.

Red Raspberries:
Delicate droplet berries with a complex flavor profile, red raspberries have a faint floral aroma, sweet finish and subtle tang. They have a soft red almost pink hue and a hollow core. These berries pair excellent with chocolate. They are also delicious in smoothies, snacks, baked goods and breakfast treats.

Marion Blackberries or Marionberries:
A truly Oregon berry, Marion blackberries or Marionberries were developed at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. Not all blackberries are the same. In fact, the marionberry has become known in the industry as the standard of excellence. A cross between two blackberry varieties, the Marionberry has a muscular tang with undertones of vanilla and spices. Unlike raspberries, the marionberry is not hollow in the center. Marion blackberries are one of Stahlbush’s signature products. They are an excellent treat on their own or added to lemonades or sparkling water. They are also excellent in smoothies, desserts and decadent breakfasts.

Boysenberries are a cross between a red raspberry, blackberry and loganberry. Large, juicy and intense, this droplet berry has a deep purple hue with more reddish undertones than a Marionberry. Popular in the Northwestern region of the United States, the boysenberry has the perfect combination of sweet and tart making them the perfect snack or topping on pancakes. They are also commonly incorporated into jams, preserves and syrups.

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Blue Heron Rookery

Did you know that we have a blue heron rookery (habitat) on our farm? They are the best residents! Not only are they magnificent birds, but they also help us with pest management the way Mother Nature intended.

Changing the way we view waste

One of our underutilized resources – corn husks, cobs and other agricultural byproduct – now generates electricity on the farm. How do you see the world?

Native trees

In the winter of 2012, we planted native trees along the riverbank on our main farm at Stahlbush to prevent erosion. Today, the trees are thriving and protecting our world-class riverbottom soil. Here’s a glimpse of how far they’ve come in anticipation of Earth Day 2015!


We are a certified sustainable farm and our definition of sustainability has always driven us to find ways to improve every single day. ‪#‎EarthDay‬ ‪#‎stahlbush‬

It’s almost time…

We are getting ready for another bountiful growing season at Stahlbush Island Farms! In the next few months, this landscape will be bright and lush with shades of green and pops of color. The soil has been resting all winter and now it’s almost time for our first crops to pop up and grow tall under the warm sunshine.

Hello Spring!

It’s officially spring, which means that the bees are busy pollinating our blueberries. This is always an exciting time of year as we start to plan for another bountiful harvest.

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! March 17 commemorates the death of St. Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint. Today, St. Patrick’s day is a celebration of Irish traditions and history. One Irish legend tells the tale of a type of faerie, a leprechaun, that hides pots of gold in remote areas of the Irish countryside. It’s said that rainbows show the way to the leprechaun’s hiding spots. In honor of the Irish holiday, we made our own little rainbow. It’s made out of Stahlbush Island Farms frozen fruits and vegetables. It’s our version of a pot of gold!

Impress your guests: Top 10 holiday recipes!


1. Cranberry Christmas Cake: A deliciously festive treat, this cake is easy to make and a real crowd pleaser.

2. Roasted Rosemary Sweet Potatoes: Easy, healthy and nutritious. This is a perfect side dish for any holiday meal.

3. Marion Blackberry Cobbler: This delicious dessert is the perfect mix of sweet and tart.

4. Gingerbread with Warm Cranberry Compote: Stahlbush cranberries give this holiday dessert a superb finish.

5. Roasted Butternut Squash: A perfect go-to recipe for whenever you need to make a healthy side dish in a pinch.

6. Cranberry Sauce: A classic holiday dish with ruby red Stahlbush cranberries.

7. Strawberry Streusel Mini Bread: A lovely little breakfast treat or neighborly holiday gift, these mini breads are sweet and crunchy.

8: Cranberry Pear Crumble: This recipe is ridiculously amazing!  It’s really easy to make and the graham cracker crust is an interesting twist to the classic crumble.

9. Simple Marionberry Sauce: This sauce is so good that you will find yourself looking for random things to pair with a sauce.

10. Cranberry Apple Bread: Complete your holiday table with a loaf of this delicious treat!