On Saturday we went to a local Berry Farm with my Mom to do some picking!
This was our first trip to Schmidt's Berry Farm, and I have to say that we were very impressed with how much they had to offer.......not to mention that the place was absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
It is actually a little late in the season for Strawberries, there were not many left, but we managed to find some that looked good.
Sarah was on a mission the minute we hit the fields..... it was game on for her and I have to admit, she was a very good and patient "picker".
She even hijacked my Mom's giant basket so she could fit more berries....and then very happily passed off the tiny basket to Reagan....... who did get a little distracted from time to time and tried to dart across the field when she thought we weren't looking.
We finally got her to actually pick a berry and she was very proud of herself. As soon as she realized what she did she started to giggle and gave us that little look where she scrunches up her nose....... we love that face:)
After we finished picking Raspberries and Strawberries, we were going to head to the Cherry trees, but detoured through the blueberry patch. They were not quite ready, but we had to stop..........
because a certain someone was starting to get hungry and blueberries are one of her favorite fruits! How many do you think she managed to stuff into her mouth in that first photo? I am guessing about 5..... She was eating them faster than we could pick them.
Reagan was in blueberry heaven......and we practically had to drag her away from that blueberry bush. Actually, my Mom had to grab a handful of berries to take along with us in order to get her to start walking...and it worked like a charm.
We made a quick stop back at the barn and traded our baskets for some boxes.
I didn't take too many photos by the Cherry Trees.... We could have used an extra set of hands. We were on a ladder looking directly up at the sun trying to reach the branches for the best cherries and watch the girls at the same time. Not an easy task by any means.
Even though it was difficult, we were successful in getting at least one big box full.
By the time we were done picking Cherries, the girls had completely hit the wall....and we knew it was time to pack it up and head back to pay for all of our fresh fruit.
We had such a great time on the berry farm.......and there is really nothing like fruits and vegetables that are that fresh.
My Mom and I have already made plans to go back after we return from Cape Cod. Blueberries will be in their prime by then and I love them.......almost as much as Reagan does.
So far the only thing that has been made with the berries, was a homemade sour cherry pie. My Mom made it yesterday and it was DELICIOUS! I am not sure what I am going to do with everything we picked..... I might need to squeeze some baking in this week. If you have a favorite recipe, be sure to let me know. I am always up for something new!
~Hope you all have a Happy Monday~