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Stawberry Picking.

June 16, 2010

Last Friday we celebrated a dear girlfriend’s birthday with lunch & a trip to the farm for a day of strawberry picking. It is perfect strawberry season, so the berries were bright red & super sweet!

We hopped in a giant wagon & went on a tour all around Tanaka Farms. Not only did we get to see lots of different plants/produce, but we got to taste a bunch of fresh produce (literally freshly picked!) — green beans, yellow tomatoes, romaine lettuce, broccoli flowers, and giant carrots. It was so cute seeing all the kids in the wagon getting excited about fruits & vegetables, taha.

But of the course the highlight of the trip was the strawberry fields.

We got to go out and pick as many big, bright, red & juicy strawberries as we could fit in our 1lb. boxes. And when we filled those up, we could continue picking & eating as many as we could fit in our tummies! All the produce at Tanaka Farms is completely organic, so it was so neat to just be able to pluck up these berries & pop them in our mouths. By the time we left, our fingers were stained red with berry juice. They were — no joke — the best strawberries I’ve ever had.

A totally fun, nutritious, and educational activity for kids and grown-ups alike. I’m hoping to squeeze in just one more visit to these strawberry fields before the season comes to a close! If you haven’t already, you should check out fun berry-picking activities in your local town — the perfect activity for the beginning of summer. :]

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. June 16, 2010 7:31 am

    what a cute bday idea! cathie, I wish you lived closer, would love for you to photograph our little one! you are such a great photographer!

  2. June 16, 2010 9:58 am

    oh cathie – mmmm, strawberries are yummy. and your pics are wonderful. yay for summertime!!!

  3. June 16, 2010 12:12 pm

    awwwwww i would totally love to go strawberry picking with friends!! mmmm they are one of my favorite fruits! i wish we had a farm near where i lived!! mmm i can just taste them in my mouth right now!!

  4. June 16, 2010 1:09 pm

    oh tey look so tasty!!!

  5. June 16, 2010 6:11 pm

    looks so fun! ive always wanted to go pick strawberries (like in sleeping beauty! heh)
    hope we can get together soon! things are so busy lately! xo.

  6. June 16, 2010 8:46 pm

    i love strawberries…..nothing like them! i haven’t been picking since my kids were little……may need to do that again soon! :)

    xo

  7. June 17, 2010 8:47 am

    aw man looks so fun and delish! take me with you next time!

  8. June 20, 2010 10:46 am

    looks like a grand time.

    my girls always look forward to berry picking season!! the often eat more than they put in the bucket….

    have a great weekend!

  9. June 22, 2010 12:15 pm

    are you kidding me, that looks like so much fun! i hope you were singing “strawberry fields forever…” the whole time.

    -angela

  10. June 22, 2010 5:14 pm

    btw…you take great photos!! i’ve always wanted to go strawberry or any kind of berry picking – looks so fun

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