If you don't have a serious berry picker in your Alaska family, you probably live near one. Or work with one. And there's a good chance you may never be the wiser.
Asking Alaskans to reveal their favorite berry-picking spot is an unspoken social faux pas, right up there with talking religion or asking a woman her age. People seldom reveal their best berry-producing locations.
Here's our guide to finding good berries from Southcentral Alaska to Fairbanks, knowing which to pick and when to pass, ways to prepare or preserve them.