Today is Pick Your Own Strawberries Day. That’s a bit early for those of us in Ohio and with all the rain the strawberries around Cincy are probably swimming for their lives.
But even if I can’t pick ‘em yet and who knows if any of the farms around here will reopen to picking I sure used to partake. Sure is something to look forward to if they do. I can space and wear a mask, no problem.
Mostly for us it was blueberries. Had a farm right up the road that opened for U-pick. Let me tell you there is nothing like picking fruit right off the vine and eating it. It hasn’t been chilled but warmed by the sun and the juice just bursts in your mouth.
A few times we did peach picking and that was the best of all. Awarm ripe peach right off the tree! Holy cow, now that’s some terrific eating. And we did apples for years. That was so much fun with the kids and the orchard where we picked had apple cider pressed right there on the farm.
So what about you? Have you ever picked your own fruit or veggies? Eaten they right off the vine or tree? Wasn’t it the best fruit and veggie you ever had?
Here’s hoping we can all partake again some time soon.
Be safe and wash your hands.