It’s been about 2 years since we visited the Strawberry Patch. We were out running some errands not too far away from the area when my husband asked if we wanted to go. Picking fruit is always a family favorite so we went and enjoyed it. The kids especially really had fun with this simple activity! Last year, the strawberries were already done by the time we decided to go. This year, the first day it was supposed to open up, my husband had nothing on the agenda so we planned to go. However, it rained so much that the patch postponed the opening for the following day. We couldn’t go then but were able to go the following week. Again, the kids really enjoyed picking the berries off the tree themselves and eating them too.
Strawberry Picking – A Simple Family Outing
They also some vegetables like these green onions and peas. We didn’t pick any as we were so focused on the strawberries that we only really noticed these on the way back out of the patch.
We planned on getting to the patch around 9:00 am but we didn’t leave home as early as planned. We got there between 9:45 -10 am – still early enough to beat the hot sun. By the time we were leaving the heat had already begin to elevate so the expression on the kids faces doesn’t look too pleasing in this photo. At this point, they just wanted to be done and go home. Photos on the way back to pay for the berries before heading out.
BTW: You can bring your own baskets or use theirs. These little baskets the kids are holding are their Easter baskets. The white box-like one (photo above) belongs to the patch. After picking, the berries need to be taken back to the shop to be weighed and paid for by the pound.
Since we don’t live on or near a farm, this is a good opportunity for our kids to see how the fruits they love to eat grow. I grew up just picking fruit from trees and it was the best! Learning from the God’s natural creation is always the best! But every country is not the same. Not living near a farm doesn’t mean we can’t take a little once in a while trip to to pick some fruit or vegetables. So thankful for the folks to have things like U-Pick Farms.
Does your family go fruit picking or do you live on farmland? What simple summer activities do you love doing together with your kids?