HUCKLEBERRY SEASON OVER BEFORE IT STARTS.
A long and complicated battle between Federal bureaucracies, State horticulture analysts and assorted restaurant and grocery interests has resulted in, once again, a Federal agency taking charge of a long and historic family and commercial activity. Picking Huckleberries in the National Forest will now be closed for the 2015 season by Federal Mandate.
The Department of Agriculture is the leading arm of the Federal Government that has pushed for the new regulations on picking, using, consuming and selling the Huckleberry fruit taken from Forest Service lands. The regulation has been under consideration for over two years and was signed Monday.
The Huckleberry fruit, known best by it's heavy crops in Northern Idaho, has been, a popular tourist attraction and a family activity for over a hundred years. The fruit is featured as a base for Huckleberry Pies, Ice Cream and the world famous Elkins Resort Daiquiri at Priest Lake, Idaho. Make sure to click below for details, or check today's date.Happy April Fools' Day