Monday, June 21, 2010 I Must Be Out Of My Strawberry Pickin' Mind!
I threw out half a package of organic strawberries this morning, but that didn't stop me from wanting to go pick my own at Jones Family Farms.
I've never been there for strawberry picking. We've been a couple times to pick a pumpkin. Which is really just picking UP a pumpkin, they've already been cut from the vine and staged for maximum saleability. But it's always worth the trip, even if it's just to take in the view - Christmas trees as far as the eye can see.
Well here I go again with another one of my "I wish I'd done this sooner" stories.
I wish I'd done this sooner!!!
We had a ton of fun. Not like amusement park fun. Like out in the sun tourist/farmer having pleasant exchanges with other human beings kinda fun. We took a hay-less hay ride to the field where we were assigned a row and we picked to our hearts content. The bright red strawberries shined like rubies sparkling in the sunlight. And I was bent over in my skirt picking them as gingerly and swiftly as I could. I didn't want a sunburn - I just wanted a butt load of strawberries for $2.69 a pound.
We spent $12.55 - a little less than 5 pounds.
I have enough strawberries to sink a battleship. I set some aside for tonight's dessert - Jellied Blueberry Wine with Fresh Fruit. And I have a HUGE bowl all sliced up ready to be part of some Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream my husband has ordered up for his birthday.
I suppose I'll freeze the rest...or make daiquiris...or shortcake...or pancakes...or just eat them with a shovel.
Bang on, my peeps!!
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