Strawberry Picking

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The sweet smell of honeysuckle has been in the air and do you know what that means? Yep, that’s right, summer is here! It’s the time to gather your family and friends and head out to the fields to pick juicy, sweet strawberries. What could be better than spending a summer afternoon outdoors, picking your own perfectly ripe strawberries?

Jason and I have talked about going strawberry picking since we got married, which was over 6 years ago, but strawberry season is such a busy time for us. Last Saturday, we woke up and decided on a whim to head out to the fields. We decided to try Wegmeyer Farms in Hamilton, Va. The scenic ride to the farm was breathtaking and well worth and trip. 

We brought home several pounds of strawberries and have been busy in the kitchen coming up with tons of recipes, which we’ll be sharing with you shortly. Stay tune to this post to check out how we enjoyed the sweet favors of the season.

Are you ready to head to the berry fields? We have just a couple of tips to share.

  1. Call the farm before you go to ensure that they are open for picking and to be sure that supply is still available
  2. Go early or late in the day when it is cooler. Trust us, it can get REALLY hot when you are out in the fields
  3. Protect your skin. SUNBLOCK, SUNBLOCK, SUNBLOCK. The fields are open with no shade
  4. Dress appropriately. Wear shoes or sandals for outdoor walking. A hat is always a good idea
  5. Bring plenty of water to drink
  6. Care for your fruit on the way home. Consider bringing a cooler. Don’t put your berries in the trunk of your car or leave them sitting in the car if it is sunny
  7. HAVE FUN!

 

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