Friday, May 6, 2011

Strawberry Fields

One of my favorite things about the spring is strawberry picking. With all of the local farms in the area, there is no shortage of strawberries ripe for the picking. A friend and I headed out to Lyons Farm this past weekend and went home happy with our baskets of loot. 

I'm not sure how many pounds of fresh strawberries I picked, but all of this cost only $5!

Here are a few pointers that we learned this weekend:

1. Pick less ripe strawberries first so they don't get squashed as your basket grows.

2. Bring your own buckets, boxes, or baskets as some farms charge for them.

3. Pick only what you can eat for the week or have strawberry recipes handy because these fresh strawberries will spoil quickly.

4. Don't skip over ripe strawberries in your row.

5. Do bring friends!

To find a strawberry farm near you, look here.

Have a fabulous weekend!

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