Anyone who cares at all about where their is food is coming from probably knows that fruit season is in full effect.
The kids and I were so stoked to go to Blue Berry Knoll to pick some raspberries! Ok the truth is I was super stoked and the kids were less than enthusiastic at 9am.
Taya insisted on having the front seat in the VW since the top was down and lucky for her Tristan was in a good mood and let her have the seat without a fight.
The sky had just the right amount of cloudy to keep us the perfect temperature while we picked.
I have to say it was super hard not eat every berry that we picked but eventually our little quarts filled up. One of the greatest things about picking your own fruit is that you get to chill out in the farmers field with friends or family or just alone with your thoughts, but on top of that you get fruit at its peak. You pick which berries you want basically insuring that every berry in your quart is edible (good bang for your buck) ……you’re not stuck with some fruit that was sprayed with god knows what, picked way to early and ripened on a truck while traveling from another country. I’m not sure where we as a society starting to go wrong but I feel like there is change coming about. Maybe it starts with us caring where our food comes from, caring what we put into our bodies I’m not sure. What I am sure of it ends with our farmers. You have heard the phrase before farmers feed cities! I would just prefer that the farmer that feeds me is local. That might mean I wont be able to eat strawberries all winter unless I buy frozen but you know what I think I could learn to live with that. My grandmother died at the age of 102 she was born in 1902 she ate what her family grew and what they canned/preserved. They had the right idea. Judging by her age when she passed away I think that her health was better because of her way of living. We live in a beautiful country which happens to have the ability to sustain us very well, so lets keep those hard working under appreciated farmers working!!! Lets eat better!
We are totally worth it!
The kids and I went to Blueberry Knoll its a great place to pick your own fruit, buy homemade pies and when their corn is in season it is the best corn you will ever taste!