If you wish to talk about huckleberry rakes, picking wild huckleberries, or enjoying huckleberry gourmet foods, give Malcolm Dell a holler at:

Malcolm & Sandy
Gourmet Innovations LLC
Tastes of Idaho
PO Box 2374
Orofino, ID 83544
(888) 408-7915

GourmetInnovations (at) GMAIL.com

(PS We apologize for the broken email link, but the spammers use digital "spiders" to mine email addresses from web sites. Just put an @ sign between the two halves of the email, located on either side of (at) and you will get me!)

Happy Huckleberry Picking, and we will see you in the mountains!

Sandy & Malcolm Dell

PS Check out our Wild Huckleberry blog and our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/wildhuckleberries


Malcolm grew up in the unforested region of the Treasure Valley near Nampa, Idaho. He couldn't wait to move north, and started attending the University of Idaho as a forestry major in 1973.

The forests and mountains of the northern Rockies called to him, both spiritually and aesthically.

In 1976, Dell discovered wild huckleberries, picking his first gallons near Sandpoint, Idaho while working as a summer forester for the Idaho Department of Lands. His co-worker TJ, a Sandpoint local, took him out to chase the purple berries and changed Malcolm's fortunes!

The next morning, Malcolm Dell enjoyed huckleberry pancakes with maple syrup for the first time... still his favorite. (Although huckleberry cheesecake, syrup, and salad dressing are close!) Oh, and don't forget huckleberry ice cream topping.

Malcolm still picks huckleberries every fall, in one or more locations of northern Idaho, and enjoys turning his fingers purple as he fills his face and buckets. Of course, since he discovered huckleberry rake tools in 2007 (and selling them in 2008) Malcolm enjoys even more of them!

He currently lives near Orofino with his wife, Sandy Dell, and they make a good part of their living, selling huckleberry goodies at www.TastesofIdaho.com

After finding out Sandy did not like huckleberries, he did the right thing, and did not divorce her. But she still helps him make huckleberry products for personal and commercial enjoyment.

Their best selling "Idaho Redneck" Huckleberry Toe Jam is still a product they sneak into the pantry fairly often.

Be sure to enjoy Malcolm's blog at www.WildHuckleberry.com and say howdy on the Facebook page!

Happy Huckleberry!

Sandy and Malcolm Dell, Proprietors!

Huckleberry Rake Picker

 Our FIRST demonstration videos are NOW ONLINE!

Below is a sequence with "Mr. J" during his FIRST RAKING EXPERIENCE
near Clark Fork, Idaho!
(August 2, 2008)

First Time with Huckleberry Rake

Huckleberry Rake close-up

Getting better with a Rake

Still more Huckleberry Raking

Note that the videos show, even for a newbie,
damage is minimal.
With practice, you get
more and more berries, fewer and fewer leaves
, WITHOUT damaging
wild huckleberry plants!

Experienced Huckleberry Raker

Experienced Huckleberry Raker

Also, for more tips on picking and sharing the current crop reports, check out my


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