One of our favorite times of the year living in Portland is summer. There’s a quote from Evelyn Waugh that reads, “If it could only be like this always — always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe.”
Summer is one the best times of year in Western Oregon to purchase local produce. The options seem endless from being able to go u-picking for corn, peaches, berries (of all kinds), nectarines and apricots. Living close to Sauvie Island, we get an incredible assortment of fruit and veggies throughout July, August and September. Oregon has some of the best options alongside the west coast.
This crisp recipe can be made with any combination of berries and stone fruit. We used apricots and blueberries, but it’s also quite delicious with peaches and blackberries. Just make sure the larger fruits are freestone and the peaches peel easily.