Strawberry Picking – seasons switched!
Strawberry picking is a memory many have from childhood. Growing up in the northeast, strawberry picking correlated to the start of summer, with orchards open mid-June through August. Things are certainly different in South Florida. The thought of walking around outside in the middle of the summer, in a field in looking for strawberries puts me in a overheated panic. Clearly, as my adventure today can attest, strawberry picking is a middle of the winter activity down here! The milder weather and limited rains make it ideal strawberry season in this area.
Friends and I headed to Knaus Berry Farm in Homestead, FL today to pick strawberries. We, particularly the kids, had a blast. With 5 girls between 4 1/2 and nearly 3, we picked lbs and lbs of strawberries, enjoyed the most delicious milkshakes and stood in a well deserved line to purchase homemade sticky buns to bring home to the daddies!
Now I need to retrain the brain: Valentine’s time of year = strawberry picking! Can’t wait to go again!
Do you vegetable or fruit pick where you live? What time of year?