There is nothing better than picking a strawberry warm from the sun, and enjoying it right there in the field. It's one of life's simplest pleasures. (Unless you're allergic like a lady we saw Sunday was. Then you break out in hives and it's not such a fun day). I've been wanting to take Gav to pick strawberries for weeks... ok more like years. We went once before when he was not even two yet, but I'm pretty certain he has no memory of it.
Look at what a little blondie he was!
And at 21 mos old, he was soo over it... but strawberry picking has always been a favorite activity of mine.
Growing up, every year for my birthday party, my dad would pick my friends and I up from school on a Friday afternoon. We'd stop at a local strawberry patch, and pick zillions of strawberries... eating as many as we could as we went before heading to my house for a slumber party. Every year. Middle school through (ok yes) highschool. I love strawberries. And...I'm totally a purist and I never ever put sugar on them.
About a month ago (strawberries were early this year due to the warmer weather), when I was in Charlotte I really wanted to take Gav to the same field where I went each year with my friends growing up. Unfortunately, it was closed for ripening. This is the first weekend I've had free since then and I was determined to find a field close to us in Greensboro and take Gavin to begin this annual spring right of passage.
I've been on this youtube music background for my posts recently. Here's a really 90's version of Strawberry Fields Forever by Candy Flip. I like this one even better than the Across the Universe version (but not better than the Beatles original, duh).
Top: Delia's, Tank and shorty shorts: Target
We ended up going to Ingram's Farm in High Point, NC. It was a short drive away and an awesome place to go. Thanks google. Armed with buckets, we rode a tractor to the filed...
We rode back with full buckets and they dumped the strawberries into cardboard boxes to be weighted and for us to take home. Gav and I picked right at 4 lbs of strawberries and the total cost was.... a little over $4. Yeah, can't beat that at the farmer's market, let alone the grocery store.
Ingram's Farm was great. They even had a 'country kitchen' (ok more like front of a building) that had amazing strawberry lemonade, strawberry cake and homemade strawberry ice cream. YUM!