|Charlotte proudly holds up her|
tiny berry for me to see!
|Helping Daddy pick some berries.|
Last weekend, Bill and I took the kiddos strawberry picking at Fulton Farms in Troy, Ohio. The u-pick strawberries were several weeks early this year, because we had such a warm spring. The vines were loaded with sweet, ripe berries and we filled two gallon-sized buckets in record time! There were plenty of blossoms and green berries as well--signaling a couple more weeks of berry season left. It's not too late to go pick some berries, but I would try to get there within the next few days. Fulton Farms has a Facebook page that you can check for updates on their u-pick availability. Right now they also have peas that you can pick, in the fields right next to the strawberries.
|The vines are LOADED this year!|
|Working hard or hardly |
working? Ha ha!
Taking your kids is an adventure for sure! Mine did okay for about 15 minutes and then whined and complained so much that my husband, Bill, sat with them in the van while I finished picking the second bucket. It seems like Bill and the kids sit in the van a lot! Ha ha! I imagine older children would be great helpers. I'm still waiting for that day to come.
|I put her in a dress that already|
had stains on it. Good thinking!
Our Favorite Uses For Strawberries
Eating them as is
Strawberry shortcake with real whipped cream
Strawberry jam--Recipe coming tomorrow!
Freezing them to use all year long, for these and other yummy treats!
|"This one is PERFECT, Mom!"|