Every West Virginia child knows the taste of wild blackberries, plucked fresh from the bush. Berry pickin’ is a right of passage in Appalachia, and the sweet reward for a full batch is the scent of Ma’s buttery berry cobbler, baking golden brown in the oven.

Search the West Virginia forests, and you might uncover a patch of elderberries, blueberries, blackberries raspberries or other sweet fruit.

This post was last updated on January 11, 2016