I have renamed my ebay shop!
As many of you know, I have sold for 7 years on Ebay as Cottage*Garden*Treasures. I have been very successful in that venue for many years and have many faithful and loyal customers. At the beginning of 2008, I reached a crossroads, deciding to "spread my wings" to Etsy and blogging. It has been an incredible journey the last 8 months. I have decided to bring my ebay ID inline with my etsy ID.
While my focus is now mainly on etsy, I will still have listings on ebay from time to time.
When I went to name my shop so I chose MARIONBERRY COTTAGE since that is my most fave hands down blackberry. What I soon found out is that many outside the Pacific Northwest had no clue what a marionberry was! I was asked if I named my shop after the Washington DC guy, or do I know someone named "Marion". Well now I am on a mission to educate everyone just what a MARIONBERRY is...I did a feature on it last summer and you can find it in my archives. So bear with me as I get everything changed over--it has been a bit more of an untaking than I planned!
Here is the "official" description of the Marionberry--direct from the Oregon Berry Commssion
Fresh season is typically July 10 - August 10.
- A native Oregonian. A cross between Chehalem blackberry and Olallieberry blackberry.
- Medium-sized (5.0g) dark red to black berry with a medium seed and central receptacle.
- Known as the “Cabernet of Blackberries” for its complex, rich earthy flavor.
- Bred at Oregon State University and raised primarily in Oregon.
- Named after Marion County, Oregon
- Oregon produces 28-33 million pounds annually.