Saturday, August 1, 2015

Strawberries...quickest season ever...

Well that was fast!

hot dry May + hot wet June = Crappy Strawberry season 2015

We are fortunate that my husband gets the first two weeks of July off.
If we didn't have that opportunity...we wouldn't have gotten any strawberries this year.

Husband and son went to Fruition Berry Farm on hwy 15, north of Kingston.

They came home with a bunch of baskets.
(They even came home with new baskets!
Our old plastic white ones have lasted almost 10 years!)

They even came home with 5 pints of pre-picked raspberries.

The same equation up above applies to raspberries with one exception.

hot dry May + hot wet June = no picking after noon in July

The boys just missed it.

Thank goodness for pre-picked berries!!!
(and the staff that go in the hot field to pick them!)

We froze 4 large freezer bags of whole, cleaned strawberries
and one large freezer bag of whole, cleaned raspberries.
Perfect for smoothies!

We also jarred 8 jars of strawberry jam,
4 jars of raspberry jam and
1 jar of rasp-strawberry jam!
Perfect for the classic...PB & J.
Which is one of Owen's favorite breakfasts...
Since he can't eat them at school.

I heard mixed reviews about picking from other folks at other patches in our area.
Some had it good....others, not so much.

Did you get to go berry picking?
Where and how was it?

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