Foraging for your own blackberries is a no brainer: they are fresh, local for many of us, and best of all - free. Blackberries grow in abundance in the wild (and in the city) if you know where to look (or you can even grow your own).
Blackberries grow wild in more neglected urban environments. Native to North America, they’re considered an invasive species of weed that stifles other plants - but on the plus side, they are delicious.
These beauties grow in brambles with sharp thorny branches so wear long sleeves, pants and a good pair of boots (we chose the Men’s Earthkeepers Original Leather 6-inch boots) when you go foraging. Also be careful to avoid other nasty species that can grow with blackberries like poison ivy and stinging nettle (our resident forager got snagged in something like this - so the struggle is real).