Even in December you can pick berries on Gabriola! These little berries are on an evergreen blue huckleberry bush. Native to the west coast they can be found at the edge of clearings and along roadsides. The foliage is often used in floral arrangements. They are not usually grown commercially because of the low fruit yield but they are high in antioxidants and delicious. Occasionally I find a bush that is loaded with plump berries and make it a regular stop on my daily walks.