Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Is it because I've been off the sweet addiction of sugar for the past six months that this year's strawberries taste so incredibly sweet? Or is it because they truly are delicious?
We picked with a pack of kids Hood strawberries on the first day the fields were open out at Sauvie Island Farms, and it was delightful. The sun shone on our shoulders, the tractor ride out to the field gave us views of three mountains, and the strawberries were ripe and ready.
They are seriously good this year and you really should go pick some yourself. Visit the farms in person, connect with the land, and know where your food comes from.
Then stuff your mouth with red ripe strawberries and know that summer is on its way. (Or drop a few in a wine glass.)
Bonus pics: Peony picking!