Strawberry Picking

strawberry pickingOne of my all-time favorite things about living in central North Carolina is the abundance of strawberry farms. There are so many! In fact, I realized the other day there was one just two miles from our home. So Saturday morning, J and I decided to pick some strawberries before we headed to Greensboro to celebrate Mother’s Day with my family.

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This is easily becoming my favorite spring tradition. We bought six pounds of strawberries for just $10, and have already used them for my mom’s Mother’s Day brunch, on a cake I made for my in-laws Mother’s Day celebration, and in my morning smoothies. Also I plan on making strawberry pie and some freezer jam later this week. (Have you ever heard of freezer jam? I hadn’t until J mentioned his friends’ mom used to make it, so I will let you know how it goes.:)

What other strawberry recipes do you love?
Do you have any fresh picking produce in your area? 

PS РMy first strawberry picking experience last year.
PPS РThis (outdated-looking) site is helpful for finding out what you can pick in your area. 

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  • This looks like a really fun thing to do as a family! We just don’t have anything like that where I live…but I do love strawberry rhubarb pie!

  • I have the best memories of picking strawberries when I was in high school with my mom :) I hope to make it to the strawberry patch here (our season is in June)!

  • aw, how lovely! Strawberry picking is so much fun! every summer I buy loads of strawberries and make a simple jam, just by cutting up the jams in thin slices and mixing it together with sugar and some kind of freezer-powder. No cooking necessary. super easy and so yummy and fresh-tasting!

  • Here in New England we are still about 3 weeks out from the start of strawberry picking season. Hopefully some nice weather next week will move things along!