Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Strawberry Pickin!

This is one of my favorite times of year, spring. I love everything about it, the weather, Easter, opening the windows, flowers, spring cleaning, and the strawberries!
There's a short time from late April through May when the strawberries are in season and it's customary around here to pick your own. I loved strawberry picking when I was a kid and was very disappointed when the farm where we always went closed. Luckily, a new place opened up a few years ago and it's just down the road from our home. I procrastinated last year and we ended up not getting to go, so this year I made sure the kids got to go pickin'!














We had a great time and almost got more strawberries than we could eat. Plus, at $8 a bucket, it was an affordable family outing. I definitely recommend it to anyone. If you'd rather get the strawberries without the picking, most places sell them already picked for a few more dollars a bucket. Your local farmers market is also a great place to go. At the state farmers market in Raleigh most of the vendors give out free samples so you can try them all before you decide which ones to get, and there are LOTS to choose from! Hurry though, the strawberries will be out of season before you know it!

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