Sunday, June 26, 2011

Weekend Fun...

We are lucky enough to live near a farm/orchard that has many types of U-pick fruit.  I found out yesterday that the strawberry fields would be open until July 1.  I asked my strawberry loving daughter if she wanted to get some and she jumped at the chance.   

We took a hay wagon to back of the farm where the strawberry fields were located.  I tried to take a picture on the wagon but every time I would try we would hit a big bump.  I have 3 pictures like the one above.  LOL!

We had a very large area where we could pick from.  There were a lot of people there but you can not tell from this picture.  There was another entire field behind where I was standing, and most of the people were in that field. 

This berry was enormous and a funny shape.  We had to pick it because it was so funny looking and biggger than 2-3 other berries put together.  

We ended up picking just under 5 lbs.   U-pick prices were comparable to a good berry sale at the store at $1.75 a pound.  We are going to go back later in the season to pick cherries, blueberries and apples.  

If you have a farm nearby but have not tried to pick your own you should give it a try.  Not only does it teach younger kids where food really comes from, its fun and you save money in the process.  

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