I love fruit. And of all fruit, strawberries may just be my favorite. And call me crazy, but I love the idea of picking my own fruit – it’s fresh, delicious, and supports the local economy. So #48 on my 101 list, to pick strawberries, was a perfect thought.
This past weekend, 2 friends and I made an hour trek to Wartrace to Valley Home Farm. It’s an adorable white farmhouse in the middle of nowhere. Just grab a basket, walk to the ripe rows listed for that day, and pick to your heart’s content. I’m not sure what I expected strawberry picking to be, but I really didn’t expect it to be like a treasure hunt! We dug through the leaves, searching for bright red, ripe berries, getting surprised every now and then with an overripe squishy one. It was fun!
And I of course had to buy some strawberry ice cream to go, which was also very delicious. I’ve eaten a handful of berries already and plan to make some strawberry bread before heading to Atlanta this weekend!