May 25, 2015

Strawberry Picking 2015

I had the day off today.  I woke up early this morning to go to Miller Farms and pick strawberries.  I got there about 15 minutes early (7:45am) and waited in my car until they opened at 8am.

I walked towards the patch.  I stopped at the shed and picked up a flat to put berries in.  They were out of the baskets they normally have so the box was fine.  I was planning on picking a bunch because I was going to take some to my parents.

Here's the strawberry patch.  I was the first customer this morning.  There were a few workers picking at the far end for the market.

I walked a half way down and then started picking the bright ripened berries.

Then some families started showing up with their little ones.

Mmmmmmm......and yes I did sneak a two berries to eat.  :)  I couldn't resist.

Berries were everywhere.

Strawberry flower

A handful of strawberries.

The flat is filling up fast.

I took a cute picture with my garden hat.  :)

More strawberry flowers.

Ripe Strawberry

I wore my toms since I forgot to grab my sneakers.  Luckily, my toms were in my car so I took of my flip flops and put the toms on.  They got muddy though but it was better than wearing flip flops there.

After I was done picking, I got my berries weighed.  I got around 9 pounds.  :)

I then headed to the market to pay and check out the new building.  The farm had everything redone and it looks great.  There is a lot of room for goodies.  It looks really nice.

Here's the other side of the front.

There was pre-picked strawberries inside for purchase.

I bought a plain pound cake from the farm shop to have for dessert tonight with some freshly picked berries.  :)

There was a few adorable strawberry sugar cookies.  They were too pretty to eat.

After I walked around in the shop, I walked to the greenhouse to see what plants were in there.  Here's the potting station with dirt.

Plenty of flowers, tomatoes and herbs in the greenhouse.

Nice Hostas.

Cute area with pots and signs.  I really like the sign in left corner.  It says "homegrown vegetables".

I paid for my stuff and then left.  I bought myself one of the strawberry sugar cookies.  It was so good and it was worth every penny and every calorie.  haha

I had a nice day!  :)

I took the berries to my parents.  My dad started grabbing them as soon as I took them out of the car.  He said they were the best strawberries he'd had in a long time.  He kept grabbing and eating.  haha  I had my mom get some containers and she filled them up with some berries.  :)

When I brought the rest of the berries home, I put them in a container and put them in the fridge.

I can't wait to have some later with the homemade pound cake and a little sugar free cool whip.  :)

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