I try to be conscientious about the ingredients I use to make my recipes. In this cobber I used StahlBush Island Farms raspberries. They are a sustainable farm group. These raspberries are Organic and grown right here in the Good Ole' US of A. I feel good about that! The raspberries aren't overly tart which is nice. When I thawed them they weren't runny, but quite firm. However once cooking them that all changed. I noticed that there is a lot of raspberry juice in the bottom of the pan. If you don't like this you might want to add more thickener to suit your tastes. The crust I used in this reminds me a lot of short cake crust...yummy!