This morning we chanced the forecast and headed to a local u-pick farm to stock up on strawberries. This is one of my favorite things about spring! We love, love, love strawberries and try to get in our fill with fresh strawberries as well as preserve some for later. This particular farm was one we had not visited before and I will say it was well worth the 40 minute drive. We were able to quickly pick 5 gallons and eat our picnic lunch before the rain began to fall (and continue to fall). The mamas chatted under the pavillion and the kids ran around the playground getting soaked and muddied while having a blast. We had the best time!
Last week I was able to take a gallon of strawberries I bought at another farm and turn it into honey sweetened freezer jam (13 jars in fact!). Between the jam and the 2-3 gallons of berries I hope to get in the freezer, we should be covered until next spring!