Bearberry (bird’s eye)

The edible berries of this low-growing plant are similar to red currants.

Black currant

In the winter, the stems can be collected and made into a tea.


They are ready to pick in August and September and are tasty when eaten as is or eaten with other berries.


As a medicinal tea, the stems and leaves of the blueberry plant can be boiled and taken for cold symptoms.


Cranberry jam, jelly or syrup can be made by boiling the berries in sugar with water.

High-bush cranberry

The leaves of the high-bush cranberry plant are crushed and applied to relieve bee-stings and burns.

Juniper (crowberry)

Caroline Cardinal used to boil juniper berries as a medicine for chest pains, bad colds, coughs and congestion.

Mooseberry (soapberry)

The tea from boiled branches can be used to wash a person’s legs for soreness, or to rub on mosquito bites and infections.


The red fruit of the raspberry is edible and very sweet tasting.

Red currant

The berries are picked in late summer, and either eaten raw or made into jam.

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