On 01/07/2011 10:40 PM, Ranée at Arabian Knits wrote:
> I went to a U-Pick place near our town with the children today and
> picked 24 pounds of unsprayed strawberries (she doesn't spray with
> pesticides, herbicides or use commercial fertilizer, she used compost,
> but she isn't certified organic - even though that's how she grows her
> berries) for $24 (not counting the numerous berries eaten in the field
> with the permission of the owner). We decided to have strawberry
> shortcake for dinner.
That sounds like a pretty good deal. Out local strawberries are in full
swing and they are delicious. The earlier berries were not so great
because we had been having too much rain and they were bloated and
bland, but this week they are great.
I have a surplus of strawberry jam left over from last year, so I won't
bother making any this year.