Have you picked up any strawberries at the supermarket lately? Go check the packaging and see where they’re from. Chances are, they are from Watsonville, California – about 30 minutes up the road from where we live.
Trenton was more than ready. He was going to pick 100 strawberries! And only the red ones. The green ones still had to grow. The problem was that he walked around repeatedly telling everyone else this rather than actually picking any berries! Thanks to some help from the Zaker crew, Trenton did wind up with a bucketful of red berries though.
These two had fun walking around pointing at strawberries and being cute in their matching pigtails.
John was the star strawberry picker. That kid could pick some berries! He was probably faster than both me and Staci. But then again, he wasn’t dissecting the season finale of Grey’s Anatomy while filling his bucket.
After each family had filled two buckets, we went over to have our strawberries weighed.
We wound up yielding nearly 10 pounds of strawberries to take home!
After all that hard work, it was time for some treats! We drove over to the main Gizdich Ranch barns, and checked out the pie shop. I decided on a slice of olallieberry pie, Charlotte wanted an apple slushie (made from the farm’s fresh pressed apple juice – amazingly good!), and Trenton wanted a slice of strawberry pie. They were already out of strawberry pie for the day, so he settled for a strawberry tart, made to order. I was figuring on one of those little mini tarts, but this is what was brought outside to us…
By this time, all of the kids were already enthralled with the awesomeness of the outdoor play area, and this is what I was left to eat…
Thankfully the kids did come by the table a few times to help me out with the sweet treats. I did take a nice little run through the neighborhood later in the evening though!
And yes, those are white capris that you see on Charlotte. Pretty sure I could win Smartest Mom of the Year for dressing her in those!
So what does one do with nearly ten pounds of strawberries?
Well, so far we have made…
And I still have close to five pounds of strawberries left! If you have any favorite strawberry recipes, send them my way!