Spring = Strawberry Picking

Spring is the height of strawberry season here, and it's become an annual tradition for us to visit a local u-pick and gather a few berries straight from the source. Over the weekend, we checked out a new hydroponic farm nearby, where rows and rows of vertical planters dripped with juicy, red jewels. It was an idealistic setting and a gorgeous cool, sunny morning - a perfect ending to a full week of spring break fun.
My niece, my gals and a friend, my husband, and my mother all joined in. After filling our baskets, we explored the farm and took a little swing in some shady hammocks next to the chicken coop. On the way out, I stopped at the market stand for some produce and a few potted herbs & bell peppers to put in the garden. This is my kind of place!
We've been enjoying fresh baby spinach, radishes, and lots of strawberries (sliced and sugared) all weekend long. Spring!!

Read my Strawberry U-Pick It Guide.

And get recipes for

Quick Strawberry Jam Hand Pies

and Strawberry Poppy Seed Vinaigrette!

xoxo - Liz
PS - It's not too late to join A Natural Nest, the eCourse ... we're kicking off Week 1 today! And a group is gathering over on the A Sense of Place Community page where we're ramping up for some spring nature journaling. You can get the self-paced course guide here. Join in one, or both, for more spring goodness!

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