Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Krause Berry Farms - strawberry and raspberry picking

Saturday we went to Krause Berry Farms to pick strawberries. Surprisingly I have never been before, but have been wanting to check it out. I also really wanted to pick strawberries this year to freeze. We had a fun time picking. It is a great place to go with your family. They have a playground, animal area, farm market with a ton of delicious looking goodies and two areas to eat. I can't wait to go back when I'm not detoxing and sample some of the deliciousness! ;)

However by the time we were done in the fields the farm was insanely busy and I mean insane!! We decided to get the kids an ice cream with some friends. We waited 15 minutes in line - we knew it was a long line so fine, that was our decision, but after we ordered we were given a number and had to wait another 15 minutes for our cones! In total we waited a half hour for two child sized cones. This isn't fun with two small children. We had just decided to go home when the ice cream finally arrived. Thank goodness, because two melt downs is not something I wanted to deal with. lol.

We picked 18lbs of strawberries in just under an hour. I also went back Monday with friends to pick raspberries.

 My strawberry processing helper - She stood and washed strawberries one by one for over an hour. 

Freezing strawberries! We froze several bags of strawberries and the rest went to making freezer jam

 My first jar of jam! Freezer jam is SO easy and even more delicious!

 10 jars of strawberry jam later!

This is my first time ever berry picking and making jam since I was a kid.

Monday I picked 12lbs of raspberries (with a lot of help) and also made 5 jars of raspberry freezer jam. We are well stocked.

I'll be going back yet again next week, this time to enjoy the other activities the farm has to offer.

1 comment:

mrs. trooper said...

Thanks for letting us tag along, it was fun!