we went blueberry picking last week and hands down, our favorite fruit to pick for sure! we’ve picked apples and strawberries together before, but this was our first experience with blueberries and maybe it’s because i have 3 blueberry monsters on my hands (confession, the blueberry into belly over basket ratio was most definitely not on our side), but we had the best time. we went to fish kill farms (where we have picked apples before and also strawberries), and are excited for peach season approaching because peaches are my all time favorite and i’m anxious to get my hands on some fresh ones! do you have any suggestions on where to pick peaches?
do you remember when i told you guys we came this close to buying a farm a few states away? well, we have decided that if we do eventually gravitate back towards that plan someday of owning a little bit of land, blueberries are a must! samson’s idea, mostly. but we all liked the sound of it, and agreed together on the car ride home. in the meantime, we’ll just keep taking little excursions out of the city to get our berry picking fix!
i loved this moment when samson held down a branch to help conrad reach some of the berries. for the amount of sibling fighting that i feel i’m constantly trying to break up these days and sort out, there sure is a lot of brotherly love in there, too.
that face is the face of someone who took their shoes off and knows he wasn’t supposed to. it’s his, “notice anything different, mom?” face and it kills me!
the farm had a few bushes of raspberries left as well, so we snagged a few of them too, but ended up eating them all as we blueberry picked! we made sure to tell the cashier at the end when you pay for all your berries that they should charge us for a few extra cartons since we ate so many in our process!
a major perk of summer, berry picking for sure! we didn’t have enough berries upon returning home to make anything with, but if you berry pick and are in need of a recipe, you must check out this pie crust and fresh blueberry filling recipe that ron silver, chef and owner of bubby’s, taught my girlfriends and me how to make last summer (see all the photos from our pie baking lesson HERE.) it’s seriously the greatest and i did have visions of recreating it last week if it weren’t for my blueberry monsters that sort of devoured all remaining blueberries we picked in the car before we even got back into the city! bless them. ;)