Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Strawberry Picking

Last week, we got up early and headed out for our summer tradition of strawberry picking. It is fun to me to have done this three years already with Michael (in 2012, in 2011) . Wow, time flies! He did a great job this year, picking on his own and even keeping some in his bucket instead of just eating them. He of course still ate plenty and had a nice pink strawberry ring around his mouth when we were done, but I think that is part of the fun, right?

We go to Berry Patch Farm in Nevada. It is a little bit of a drive but the drive is nice on a summer morning. It is important to get up early and go so you can beat the heat. They open at 8! 

There was a big crowd of people picking that morning but we worked our way down our row so we were out of the hustle and bustle. Each family or group is given their own row to pick and when that is done you can get another row if you want. We picked about half our row and took home 7lbs.Michael called the tiny ones "cuuuute and widdle" and the big ones "tomato strawberries".

Michael had a great time at the "strawberry center" and I hope these are things that make up his childhood memories of summer. The warm sun, fresh air and delicious strawberries. 

I think they are still in season this week so you better get out there if you haven't already! Berry Patch also sells at a few farmers markets in the area but they are almost triple the price of pick your own. Blueberry season should be starting soon!


  1. I LOVE Michael's hat!!! I was so tempted to get one of those for Jeremiah when we were at Disney World-- seeing Michael wear it makes me wish I had. SO SO cute!!! :)

  2. I was driving around the outskirts of Grimes and saw signs for pick your own strawberries - similiar to the Grimes Sweetcorn signs. Have you seen these? So much closer if it's real!

  3. Aw, how fun does this look?! Looks like you guys had a good time, and those strawberries look yummy :)


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