Notes from Windward: #67
Becca describes a trip to a U-Pick farm
Last Sunday the 'turns, Gina and Jacque were unleashed on a field of pick
your own strawberries. After getting a quick training less on proper
strawberry picking technique we set off picking the juiciest strawberries we
could find. Two hours later, with strawberry juice oozing down our hands and
our faces tanned from the sun, our crew returned victorious with our spoils,
70 pounds of strawberries!
The first order of business upon return was to sort out the strawberries
between strawberries that would be best eaten and ones that would best for
jam. Next the strawberries were hulled, with the hulls made into goat milk
smoothies. Surprisingly, even the ones at the bottom of the bucket were
delicious with a sweet, just-picked, sun-ripened taste.
Each group of
strawberries was then ushered to a different place for it to stay until it
was to be consumed, the deep freezer, the refrigerator, the dehydrator, or
the jam pot. Sure enough it wasn't long before the sweet scent of
strawberries filled the room and people started preparing various
concoctions with the fresh strawberries. Yum!
Notes From Windward - Index - Vol. 67