February 4, 2013

Summer berry love

Sigh. Yesterday was the last day of the season at our local pick-your-own berries farm. I love berry season. From the beginning of December we start looking out for the 'open' signs with great anticipation... sometimes it's early in the month but some years the berries don't begin to ripen until just before Christmas. 

I love....
  • The sheer idyllic-ness of wandering along the lush green rows, popping ripe sun-warmed raspberries and blueberries straight into my mouth
  • That berries are super healthy - high in antioxidants and low in fructose 
  • Gobbling handfuls of berries that are less than half the cost you would usually pay at the greengrocer or supermarket
  • Accumulating a stash of frozen berries that will last us through the year - we mainly use them in smoothies and on my morning porridge (love my porridge - even in summer!)
We did go picking quite a few times this year... the kids are always keen at the start of the season but their enthusiasm waned somewhat... after a number of visits my 5 year old declared 'I hate berry picking, it's sooo boring'. Yep, I'm a mean mum!

1 comment:

  1. I am so jealous. I missed the last day berry picking because I was at work!
    The berries look amazing and so much more delicious as it is the last fresh ones for a while!!!
    I have some mulberries on my tree (if I beat the birds to them).


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