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Strawberry Picking

08 Jul

This could be the last week for strawberry picking…  or at least one farm in my area was winding up their ‘Pick Your Own’ for strawberries. So on Thursday morning, my friends and I and our kids went to the Organics Family Farm for some picking.

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The weather was good – warm and not too sunny. We quickly got down to business, looking for nice strawberries to pick among the tiny ones, rotten ones and thistles!

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We stopped picking when our baskets got full. Next time we will have to stop when they’re only three-quarters full because when we walk back down the row there seems to be all these beautiful strawberries that we didn’t see earlier! We’ll stop to pick them and then finally stop when strawberries start falling off the overflowing baskets.

I got 2 quarts (2 litres)  for $6.50. I’ll make strawberry sauce with some of them and eat the rest fresh… with ice cream, of course. 🙂

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Posted by on July 8, 2011 in Life

 

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6 responses to “Strawberry Picking

  1. yummychunklet

    July 8, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Looks like a great haul! I’m jealous that you could pick your own berries!

     
    • Ker-Yng

      July 8, 2011 at 11:18 pm

      An advantage of living in the country! 🙂

       
  2. kitchen flavours

    July 8, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Envy! Envy! I’m soooo jealous! Really! Fresh strawberries right off the plants and am drooling over your strawberry sauce, just thinking about it! Yum!
    The only strawberries plant we can get around here is from Cameron Highlands and they are not that sweet either, and expensive too! Lucky you! 🙂

     
    • Ker-Yng

      July 8, 2011 at 11:41 pm

      The last time I had CH berries they were pretty good. 🙂 I also had strawberry roti canai there!

       
  3. Betty @ scrambled henfruit

    July 9, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Our strawberries are all gone now, but blackberries are ripe! And I know just what you mean about seeing more berries even after your basket is full. I usually end up with overflowing baskets because I just can’t bear to leave those beautiful gems! 🙂

     
  4. Teresa

    July 13, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Those look beautiful! The strawberries here will be over soon, but I’m going to get out to the Fraser Valley and get some before they’re gone. That’s a great activity to do with kids – I’m sure it gives them a sense of accomplishment.

     

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