A Strawberry Pickin’ Good Time

It’s Strawberry Pickin’ Time and Spring Break here in GA.
So I decided to take my city boys to see what
 it’s like to have a little country.

We went here

They have 2 different farms that have seasonal things from
 strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and pumpkins.

So Garrett, Mattie, Garrett’s buddy Joe and our dear friends the Zakis’ took about a 
30 min road trip to pick strawberries.

When you get there they give you a bucket to pick with you can keep the bucket for $1 or bring your own container to pour them into after you are done. Here are the girls working the booth (personally they would have to be payin me big bucks to stay out in this heat, it was 90 degrees in APRIL!) 
my hat is off to these girls!

Here are the rules for Pickin’

So your go to this pink flag, this tells you where the last person picking left off and where you should start. then you take the flag with you and put it down when you are finished

Here are Garrett, Mattie and Joe

Mattie had to take a break, isn’t he cute!

Paul or Pawli as Mattie calls him, was the first finished

I think the big boys are done

Beautiful, Garrett was not so sure this would be any fun but at the end he said, ” Momma thanks for taking us to pick Strawberries”

I’m going to try my hand at some Jelly and we’ll freeze some for smoothies and ice cream this summer.

Here are some interesting facts from the farm on how to handle your berries

Care of Strawberries

  • Handle berries gently.
  • Protect them from heat and direct sunlight.
  • Leave the caps on the berries until after you wash them.
  • Do not wash the berries until you are ready to eat them.
  • To store your berries for a day or two, cover them and place in refrigerator.
  • It’s best to store them only 1 or 2 deep in a shallow container.


  • For best flavor after refrigerating, allow strawberries to reach room temperature before serving.
  • Always wash berries in cold water.  Leave the caps on.
  • Do not wash until ready to use.
  • Leftover berries?  Rinse, cap, and crush.  Add sugar or not.  Store in freezer bags in freezer.  Thaw and use in smoothies, shakes, or over desserts for great fresh flavor!  Also, 2 cups of these frozen crushed berries can be used to make a batch of “fresh” jam. 
  • Strawberry ice cubes are pretty in punch or in a glass of lemonade.  Place a whole, unhulled strawberry in each section of an ice cube tray, then fill with mineral water, punch or lemonade and freeze.

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13 Responses

  1. Chatty Chics says:
    Oh how fun! I loved berry picking as a little girl! Such a great idea! :) Wish my son were old enough to take!MelodyOne Chatty Chic
  2. Six Sisters says:
    Nothing better that fresh strawberries!! What a fun time! We are so glad that you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back soon! -The Sisters
  3. Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon says:
    These are all fabulous tips for strawberry picking! Looks like you guys had a ball!

    Take care,

  4. Bonnie and Trish @ U says:
    These are all fabulous tips for strawberry picking! Looks like you guys had a ball!Take care, Trish
  5. petite hermine says:
    Your berry picking looks like such a great activity. Now I'll have to find a strawberry farm around here :)
  6. Alison @ Oopsey Daisy says:
    Oh YUM! This makes me want strawberries, and bad! What a fun experience! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!
  7. Alison @ Oopsey Dais says:
    Oh YUM! This makes me want strawberries, and bad! What a fun experience! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!
  8. the strawberry shortcake never tasted so good after picking strawberries!
  9. I went strawberry picking with my grandma every summer when I was a kid. Always came home with pink knees. Good memories. :)
  10. Our family has a tradition of picking strawberries every year (June for us)! Wouldn't miss it! We all enjoy it so much! Loved seeing your pictures!!
  11. Jam Dalory says:
    I've not done strawberry picking for years but it is such fun and your children look like they had a great time. The weather is clearly much better on your side of the pond. x
  12. 4you-withlove says:
    Fresh picked strawberries are ssssssooooooo good! I'm jealous! It won't be strawberry time here until June!
  13. I loved to go strawberry picking when I was a child:) What great memories you are making.

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