Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Serviceberries (which are the same as Saskatoonberries) are easy to find in temperate cities, where they're often planted in parks and landscaped areas.
As summer is starting in Ohio, parks and public spaces are brimming with fruit - if you can find it. Juneberries and mulberries are nearing their peak, and seeking them out is more than worth the effort and purple fingers.