On May 3rd we took the boys to Granbury to pick Strawberries. I wanted these city kids to know that food comes from somewhere other than the grocery store. Actually my 8 year old said "Why are we going to a farm to pick strawberries? They have them at Target!" Oh good grief! I want them to have some of the same memories I had as a child at my grandparent's and uncle's farm. I loved to go to the garden and help pick things from the garden. As a three year old I would pick spring onions and eat them - dirt and all. I remember digging potatoes out of the ground - it was like finding a little treasure.
I forgot how good a warm ripe strawberry tastes! Even though our 8 year old thought the whole idea was silly, he had a great time (so did everyone else). We are going to go back in the summer to pick peaches, blackberries and veggies. If you live in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area you should take the drive to Granbury - you will not be disappointed. For Fall Creek Farms website click here.
After we ate all we could last week, we had enough left over to freeze three bags of berries. I found two great smoothie recipes here (The Bargain Shopper Lady's personal blog) that I can not wait to try. Check it out! :o)