Friday, April 4, 2008

U-pickin' with kids

There is a small u-pick strawberry farm just north of us. John stops in there regularly since they're on his customer route. He was asking the owner about bringing Kaity out. If I haven't mentioned it before, Kaity LOVES strawberries. The owner tells John to bring her out.

His response: "I'll have to weigh her in and then weigh her out."

I thought this was pretty funny. I grew up going to the u-pick strawberry farms down in Tampa and loved this time of year. Here in north Florida, we have a lot more small u-pick sized operations up here. The kids and I are going to try and visit a blueberry u-pick this year and there's a very nice muscadine grape u-pick just down the road from us. If you've never gone u-pickin before, now is the time to try out. For farms in your area, you might check the Local Harvest site.


Robin's Nesting Place said...

We have several you-pick farms here, I just discovered one pretty close to me in the fall. I can't wait to go and get strawberries and blueberries this year.

Wicked Gardener said...

I never thought about this before, but my daughter would love it. I looked on the local harvest site and there is one literally right down the road from me. I'll have to try it.

Kim said...

I still remember going to U-pick strawberry farms when I was a kid. Definitely a great experience, and what better way to teach your kids about where food really comes from (assuming you don't have a veggie garden at home)?

Emily said...

robin - when do you guys have strawberries and blueberries? I'm just curious since up north is so different than Florida.

wicked gardener - you have to try it. it's really a lot of fun.

kim - even though i do have a veggie garden, it's good for the kids to see a larger operation.