Ripe for the Picking

by Marcy on June 10, 2009 · 0 comments

Last year I shared a story about why I have decided to make strawberry picking and jam making a yearly tradition. I had no idea what I was doing a year ago, but I somehow made enough jam to last the entire year. I was even able to give several jars away.

This week my daughter and I are spending time near my hometown (in NE Ohio) at my mom and step dad’s house. When I realized that strawberries would be ready this week, I decided that we weren’t going to miss out on the picking and jam making just because we are out of town.

This morning I packed my daughter up and we drove about 15 minutes to a nearby farm to pick our own berries. The farm we went to was beautiful and so quiet. I don’t have much experience to go on, but the crop at this particular farm was awesome! We spent about an hour working on a small section and picked about 6 quarts. My daughter ate more than she picked but seemed to have fun. She left the place with a stained face, hands and legs. All in all I spent $15 for 6 quarts of strawberries…not too shabby for what I will be able to make out of them. Not to mention the enjoyment I got out of spending time outside on a beautiful day with my daughter. The fresh picked strawberries weren’t so bad either. :-)

Do you ever visit pick your own farms? What types of fruits and vegetables do you like to pick?

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