Friday, April 26, 2013

Blueberry Picking

We are so fortunate to live in Florida where we get some of the best fruit ever. Not only do we get to eat it, but there are lots of places where you can go pick it, too. My parents used to have an abandoned blueberry farm behind their house, in Georgia, and we would go pick from there. However, because those bushes weren't maintained, they were quite tall and unruly. That farm is now gone and has been replaced with houses, so no more free berries for us. 
Instead, we found a cute, little family farm to take the kids to pick blueberries back home in Plant City, Florida. The biggest draw we had to this particular farm was that they are a family farm that loves kids to visit. Proctor Family Farm is clean, well-maintained, and the people are very friendly. 
And what a perfect day we had for it. It had rained the night before and it was still overcast, which kept the heat at bay. Plus, this was their opening berry picking day and the rain had washed them all clean for us. We met my dear friend and her little boy there, who clearly was brought along just to entertain us, and quite successfully, I might add.

K2 became a pro picker as K1 showed her how to find the biggest berries. 
Of course, most of those didn't make it home.
It didn't take long to fill our buckets. I was worried that we would get those little berries you can buy at the grocery store, but these were big and plump, super awesome blueberries.
It was a perfect day at the perfect place with the perfect company. 
I can't wait to go back again. Now to start making some blueberry goodies!

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