Nate and I visited the Mercer Slough (pronounced “slew”) a few weeks ago. It’s a nature park in Bellevue that used to be part of the lake. I believe it was backfilled….. There are nature trails and a U-pick blueberry farm.
There are also berry bushes growing throughout the park along the trails, including blueberries, blackberries, and salmonberries.
We filled a jar with blueberries and blackberries picked trailside….
…and turned them into a delicious berry sorbet that we’re calling Wild Black-and-Blueberry Mercer Sloughrbet! (Get it? S(lough)rbet? Nate came up with that. He’s the next Ben – or Jerry.).