It was our first berry picking excursion. They kiddos are now hooked on fresh picked blueberries so it probably won’t be our last.
Jessup Farm is a local “you pick” berry farm that grows blueberries and strawberries, plus a variety of garden vegetables. It’s a very kid friendly set up complete with picnic tables, sandbox, grassy areas, and a bounce house.
I should explain that this was no ordinary berry picking outing. It was a fundraiser for our friends the Walkers, who are raising money to adopt Ali, a special needs child from Russia. A portion of all the proceeds sold that day, went to help with the cost of the adoption fees. It seemed like a win/win situation; we love the Walkers and we love berries so… yeah, no brainer. If you are interested in knowing more about this new adventure our friends have embarked on you can read about it on Diana’s blog.
So here’s what I learned:
~When berry picking, go early in the morning
~Blueberries that come straight from the bush are amazing. I didn’t think I liked blueberries very much, but that was because I had only ever had store bought berries. It’s like thinking that canned bacon bits are the same as applewood smoked bacon. They’re.not.the.same.
~I was trying to think of some clever third thing I learned but, I got nothin’
I’m loving this summer so far, how ’bout you?