This is all part of our summer fun and I love it. I’ve been picking berries for years first with my kids and now my grandkids. It’s a fun thing to do especially with kids.
We live in Connecticut so there are lots of places to pick-your-own fruits and vegetables. Here is a link for pick your own in Southern Connecticut but if you Google “pick-your-own strawberries (or whatever you want to pick) you will find plenty of resources.
We go to Jones Family Farms in Shelton, CT. Their motto is “Be good to the land and the land will be good to you”.
So we get these very cool boxes to put our blueberries in and then we can also get a bunch of the smaller containers which are easier to hold. Then we get on THE BERRY FERRY. YAY.
Depending on where they are picking in the fields we either have a long ride or a shorter ride. I like to ride on the berry ferry. The kids love it, too. You have to hold on tight because the Berry Ferry bumps up and down all around the field. So fun.
Time to pick the berries…..
It can get hot picking in the open fields so we don’t usually stay too long. Basically we are there for the
There are lots of green berries so you have to pick and choose.
It can take a while …
Look at my BOUNTY…”Okay, there’s not much in there but it’s HOT. Sometimes there’s whining going on… “I’m thirsty. I’m hot. I’m hungry.”
We’ll be picking strawberries in a few weeks if not earlier. Because of the warm Spring we had, everything is out early. How about where you live? I know the Dogwood trees were in bloom a few weeks ahead of time here in Connecticut. Good old Connecticut. Here’s an old saying:
If you don’t like the weather in Connecticut, wait 10 minutes.
Yea, the temperature is that changeable here. You can have the heat on in the morning and the air conditioner on in the afternoon. When a front moves in, the weather/temperature can change in a short time.
Well, I hope you try picking your own fruits and veggies. It’s great fun. I tell my grandkids to eat in the field. What we eat we don’t have to pay for. :) They say, “No, I want to wait til I get home.” Grrrr…
Oh, and here is a link for 10 Fun and Simple things to do with kids this summer. I found some fun stuff to do on this site, like making your own outdoor sun oven. I want to try that with my grandkids this summer. I've seen it done before but I've never done it. I think you need a hot, sunny day to do this. Hope you have fun looking through these ideas.
Parties worth attending:
Joy to Journey
Tip Toe Through Tuesday