Triple Berry Crisp

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Stahlbush Island Farms

This recipe calls for frozen berries from Stahlbush Island Farms, which you can buy in the freezer at the Co-op. These berries come from just down the road at a farm here in Corvallis, Oregon. This farm grows lots of fruits and vegetables, including pumpkin for canning. Maybe you’ve had some of this pumpkin in your pumpkin pie last fall? It’s a good thing to appreciate our local farmers who work hard to grow the best fruits and vegetables to nourish you and to keep the land healthy too. Click on the button below for a short video about Stahlbush Island Farms organic pumpkin growing.

Color a Farmscape!

Karla Chambers, one of the owners of Stahlbush Island Farms is also an artist. She uses bright colors and playful patterns and this makes the pictures look very lively and cheerful! Click on the button below to take a look at some pictures of her paintings. What colors are the trees? Can you see what is growing in the fields? After you’ve had a chance to read about her artwork and look at if for inspiration. Try getting out your crayons and making a colorful farm scene of your own. What if blueberries were pink and strawberries were yellow? In your drawing, you get to choose the fruits and vegetables and what colors they are!

Now Let’s Make the Recipe!

Granola and frozen berries star in this yummy dessert that’s easy to make. Just be careful of the simmering fruit juice! Any combination of berries will be delicious. Or you could experiment with other fruits, like apples, rhubarb, and peaches. If you don’t have cornstarch in your pantry, you can also add a little flour to the simmering berries to help thicken them slightly.

If you have some ice cream in that freezer, scoop it on top and bring this dessert to an even higher level of yum! This is one of those desserts that can also double as breakfast, particularly with some healthy probiotic yogurt.

  • 1 1/2 cups Stahlbush Island frozen blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cups Stahlbush Island frozen marionberries
  • 1 1/2 cups Stahlbush Island frozen raspberries
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. + 1 Tbsp. water, divided
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup Grizzlies Aunt Ginger’s Snappy (or another) granola


Measure and mix together fruit, sugar, and 1 1/2 Tbsp. water in a saucepan. Heat to boiling. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and 2 Tbsp cold water, stirring to dissolve. Sitr this solution into the boiling fruit mixture. Bring it back to a boil, stirring occasionally. Boil for 1 minute, no longer. Remove from heat; add vanilla. Pour into 9 x 9 glass baking dish. Sprinkle granola over top. Bake at 350o F for 20 minutes, or until granola is golden brown. Makes 4-5 servings.