Black raspberries or black caps are a celebrated rarity in the food world.  The dark-colored hue of these little berries sets them apart from other raspberries.  With a subtle nutty flavor, black raspberries have a completely different flavor profile than other raspberries.  Best served as a healthy snack on its own or in smoothies, paired with yogurt and granola or incorporated into desserts.
Behind the painting, “The Art of Healthy Berries”:
Mary’s Peak, Black Butte, Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Hood are featured in many of my paintings.  There is a glorious relationship between the mountains and their valleys. The Coastal Mountain range and the Cascade Mountain range form the two walls to the Willamette Valley. The rich soils, clean and flavorful water, and mild growing climate allow us to grow some of the best fruits and vegetables in the world. Our black raspberries are a jewel in our line.  Consumers often take the time to write to us about finding our black raspberries.  I always love reading these correspondences. As a farmer, I know that when we let Mother Nature decide when to harvest, our berries are absolutely perfect. I painted “The Art of Healthy Berries,” featuring the mountains in the background with the movement of the black raspberry rows and the colors of these delicious fruits. – Karla S. Chambers, Artist & Co-owner of Stahlbush Island Farms