Near the beginning of June, we took our crew to hand pick some strawberries at DeLange's Redberry Farm. I knew the kids wouldn't last long, but I would really like them to start to form some knowledge/appreciation of how much work it takes to have the food we eat. It is worth a try, right?!?!
They let us pick down a row. Jason, Quin and Gianna took one side, and Easton, Ellery and myself took the other.
I loved their red stained fingers!
Easton would pick a few, eat a few and then sit until I made him pick more. Needless to say he didn't contribute much to the end pile.
The kids only lasted about twenty minutes (in their defense, it was super hot and I didn't argue with them!). We ended up buying more from DeLange's farmers stand. The strawberries were small, but scrumptious! We made a superb strawberry shortcake, and then they helped me freeze the rest for smoothies. So yummy!