At the Original Pancake House, we love many things about the summer season. One of the things we look forward to most is fresh berry season which begins in late May and early June throughout the country. Many of our breakfast menu items feature berries including our popular Seasonal Berry Crepes, Strawberry Belgian Waffles, Blueberry Belgian Waffles, Seasonal Berry French Toast, and our Blueberry Pancakes. Next time you are heading out for breakfast in Denver, be sure to try one of these berry delicious breakfast dishes!
Did you know you can celebrate berry season in Colorado by picking your own fresh fruits? There is nothing quite as delicious as a strawberry or raspberry warmed by the sun and picked straight from the vine. Here are a few places to visit this berry season:
: Berry Patch Farms is an organic farm and orchard featuring Pick-Your-Own strawberries, cherries and plums. Located in Brighton, Colo., this local farm’s picking season begins in June. Be sure to call in advance for hours of operation and seasonal fruit availability.
Located near Gunbarrel, just outside of Boulder, Colo., Hoot ‘N Howl Farm grows a plethora of fruits and veggies throughout the summer growing season. Their berry selection includes a variety of raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and elderberries. Check their website for fruit availability and U-Pick harvest schedules.
For a full weekend of strawberry fun, plan a visit to Glenwood Springs, Colo. for the 117th annual Strawberry Days Festival. Held June 20-22, Strawberry Days features arts and crafts, family fun activities, an old fashioned carnival, and parade. Free strawberries and ice cream are served to all on Saturday afternoon, a festival tradition for over 100 years!
Happy berry season and happy picking, Denver!