Strawberry Picking

@Shar19 (8236)
United States
June 5, 2009 8:49am CST
Last weekend we went strawberry picking with the kids. We had so much fun. By the time we left we had strawberry stains all over our shoes and clothes. It was worth it though because the strawberries tasted wonderful being picked straight from the fields. Have you ever gone strawberry picking before?
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
5 Jun 09
I am in eastern canada and we will not have strawberries for at least another month. They are flowering right now though. Every summer I go berry picking. Strawberries come out first and we try to get as many as we can. My friend gives me their rhubarb that grows wild in their yard and I go around and get the wild strawberries and make the most amazing jam from it. Basically I only pay for the sugar so it is great and cheap and organic and local and the kids love it. My favorite berries are blueberries which here in Nova Scotia grow like crazy and I can freeze for a whole year of muffins or pancakes or anything else. Yum!
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• United States
5 Jun 09
There are some blueberry bushes at my mother-in-law's house that produce tons and tons of blueberries each year. They are awesome! The raspberry season and blueberry season overlap a bit. It makes for amazing fruit salads! I agree that having your own fruit trees/bushes is a great way to save some money. I dont understand why more people dont do it!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
5 Jun 09
I'm sure those strawberries will be well worth the wait. I can't wait for the blueberries to come out here too. I'll need to take the kids to go blueberry picking too. I love them in pancakes also.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
7 Jun 09
100s and 100s of times - there is nothing in the world better than fresh strawberries right off the plants. Last year I grew my own but didn't get too many strawberries. Had to move though and my plants got left behind. I will have them again someday though.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
7 Jun 09
I agree with you. It's a great thing.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
8 Jun 09
Couldn't get strawberries out of my mind after this discussion so got myself some strawberry ice cream while at the store a bit ago - the good stuff with big chuncks of strawberries
@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
5 Jun 09
YES, I have but it's been a long time. Can't get down to do that anymore on account of my back & kness but wisj=h i could. THEY ARE THE BEST!!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
5 Jun 09
I'm glad that you at least were able to experience it in the past. Hmm..., you could always go picking peaches off of trees.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
5 Jun 09
THANKS. I have a friend that has a pear & apple tree. I do pick them every year. She said other day her pear tree was loaded. they are really good pears & make wonderful pear preserves . HAVE A HAPPY WEEKEND.
@williamjisir (22900)
• China
9 Jun 09
Chinese fruit we call YangMei - Hello Shar. I have no idea how to call this fruit in English, but we call it YangMei in Chinese. It is a kind of fruit grown on trees. It tastes sweet and sour as well. There was one time when I was invited to pick this kind of fruit on the spot and asked to eat them after they were picked. I love this kind of fruit and so do many other Chinese. Here is the photo for you to have a look at the fruit on the tree.
Hello Shar. I have no idea how to call this fruit in English, but we call it YangMei in Chinese. It is a kind of fruit grown on trees. It tastes sweet and sour as well. There was one time when I was invited to pick this kind of fruit on the spot and asked to eat them after they were picked. I love this kind of fruit and so do many other Chinese. Here is the photo for you to have a look at the fruit on the tree.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
9 Jun 09
That fruit looks really tasty. We don't have anything like that here in the U.S. Thanks for sharing.
@maezee (37675)
• United States
7 Jun 09
I've NEVER done this before, but I've always wanted to! Were they commercial strawberry fields that you went to, or does someone you know own a strawberry field?I'm definitely interested in going to one, but I don't think they have 'em where I live (Minnesota)!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
8 Jun 09
It was a farm that we went to that just grows some fruits and vegetables.
• Philippines
7 Jun 09
I still don't have experienced that strawberry picking. But I have so many other experienced like rice planting, rice harvesting etc. I hope someday I can go to Baguio to experienced that one.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
7 Jun 09
I hope you do too.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
7 Jun 09
That sounds like alot of fun. I have not been strawberry picking in a very long time. I have not been since I was a kid. I do not know where a local strawberry farm is around the new area we have moved to either.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
7 Jun 09
It really is fun. Why not search the internet to find a local farm?
@Preciousgem (1184)
• Philippines
6 Jun 09
When we go in Baguio, we usually do is to pick some fresh strawberry in strawberry farms, this is a exciting feeling, and also the cheapest way to purchase strawberry.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
7 Jun 09
You're right about that. Very cheap and fresh.
@anniefannie (1737)
• United States
6 Jun 09
i been strawberry picking severals times but haven't in the last few years i can't get around like i did and i do love strawberries have you been black berry picking that is not as much fun but they sure are good .now ,you can't find any where to pick them ,they have all been cut down or sprayed to kill them.i am talking about wild ones.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
7 Jun 09
I went blackberry picking years ago when I was little. They were really good. I don't know of any places around here that grow them though.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
6 Jun 09
I have been berry picking before in my yard, but never strawberry picking out in a big field or anything. I bet it would be fun though. My kids love strawberries. I am sure they would be a complete mess when they were done too.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
7 Jun 09
I'm sure they would but it would be well worth it.
@underdogtoo (9591)
• Philippines
5 Jun 09
I have never had the pleasure of strawberry picking before but we did have a chance to pick mangoes from out trees out in the yard. They were so sweet and there were so many of them that we had to give them away. Cheers!!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
5 Jun 09
I wish we had mango trees in our area but we don't. That would be really nice to have.
• United States
5 Jun 09
Strawberries fresh from the patch are definitely the best! My grandparents always had a huge strawberry patch when I was growing up. We would usually visit for a week in June. Every morning we would have to go pick strawberries. I was still young at the time so I only had to fill 2 1-gallon buckets before I could go in. Everyone else had 5 gallon buckets to fill! My aunt and her kids were always glad for the week we were there. That meant they didnt have to come strawberry picking everyday! They usually had to do it for at least 3 weeks and would get quite sick of it! We always had tons and tons of strawberries, but they were so delicious. Especially when you would pick them and eat them right away. nothing quite like a fresh, sun-warmed strawberry! Of course the other nice part was freezing them so we could have delicious strawberries all year long! Glad you had fun!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
5 Jun 09
Lucky you to have had a strawberry patch when you were little. I'm sure you have a lot of nice memories strawberry picking.
@HelloMickey (1656)
• Hong Kong
8 Jun 09
I love strawberries so much, I think you really had so much fun. I don't go strawberry picking before, as in my city there's no strawberry garden. I have seen a TV programme about strawberries picking, but the strawberries are planted in a green house, the strawberries were so big, so juicy and red when the host of the programme picked them. I wish I will go strawberry picking someday.
8 Jun 09
I have gone Blackberry picking and I love it its exercise ,fresh air and free produce at the end of it all. I have never picked Strawberries mgraham126