Monday, May 17, 2010
U-Pick Farms in the Northwest...and beyond.
Nothing reminds me of summer more then pulling up to a farm with rows and rows of strawberry patches and going to town filling your flat! The sweet, strawberry smell in the air and the excitement that grows when you start picking the bright, red fruit. My Oregon grandparents would take us picking every summer and it was always a highlight of our summer visits. After spending the morning in strawberry patches, we would stop by the store to pick up cream and shortcake and head home for the freshest of treats.
Like in years past, each summer is an opportunity to fill your kitchen with the best summer has to offer. Take the opportunity to travel and explore the region's U-Pick farms; not only for strawberries, but blueberries, raspberries and more...
Here's a couple of helpful resources of local, U-Pick farms:
They provide an itemized list of farms by state and county. Always call the farm before you head out to get up-to-date info on the harvest. Fun picking!