Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Strawberry Season

We took off early on Saturday and headed out to the country to look for strawberries. It's such a short season and I like to make pies to give to friends and jam which I put up so we can have these delectable berries all year long. I look for local berries which have just been picked because they have the best flavor.  We literally drive country roads looking for roadside stands.  I found a guy selling berries and rhubarb at the end of his driveway.  Perfect!  He only had 10 quarts and I bought them all.  Two of them are in one of the bags.  I was so excited to find them.
 Then I came home and had to hull them all which is not a lot of fun.

 But I turned them into 4 pies for some very happy people.  Recipe: http://octoberfarm.blogspot.com/2015/05/strawberry-rhubarb-pie.html

And I had enough extra ones to make several jars of jam.  I will be on the hunt next weekend to see if I can find more. I can't wait for blackberry season!


15 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

Those strawberries look scrumptious. You turned them into gold. Can't find fresh fruit stands like that around here. The pies are lovely. And that homemade jam delectable for sure.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

May the Strawberry Gods be with you!

Dog Trot Farm said...

Here the rhubarb is ripe but the strawberries sadly are not...Your pies are beautiful, do you line your pie plate with tin foil? There is nothing better than a slice of strawberry rhubarb pie...Summer is just around the corner!

Craig said...

I'm sure that you are very popular giving out gifts like that! Your pies look terrific.

laurie said...

they look amazing, nothing like local fruit!

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

And tonight is the Full Strawberry Moon!!!!!!

Tessa

Leeanna said...

OMG!! Yes, tonight is the Full Strawberry Moon. That jam looks soooo delightful.

thecottagebythecranelakethree said...

The wild strawberries are in full bloom but lots of flowers got detroyed by one frost night a week agao and they think we might have fresh strawberries from the farms around midsummer, it has been just too cold here this spring.

I'll buy a lot this year and make jam and strawbwrry cream :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Cottage Tails said...

yum - but we pig out on them raw

Guillaume said...

Oh gosh yes of course! It is the season for strawberries! Here in England, they are proud of their strawberries and we bought some, but I often find them raw, pale, too white on the inside and overall not good. I miss the strawberries from the Ile d'Orléans we have in Québec.

I rarely had strawberry pies, the big thing back where I come from is strawberry shortcake (a summery delight!) and of course strawberry jam. I used to make them by mashing strawberries and adding sugar, then throw the mash on the toast.

Texan said...

Yummy the pies look wonderful. I am picking my blackberries twice a day at this point! I find if I do it this way I can beat the birds and squirrels to them usually :o)

Lorraine Le Blanc said...

Strawberry jam-my daughter's favorite. I'll have to go hunting for a local farm. I love strawberry-rhubarb jam.

Barb said...

All the strawberry goodies look wonderful. Our season has not started here yet, still a bit too cool.

chickpea678 said...

That jam looks incredible!

Rue said...

I am going to look for local strawberries this weekend! I've been craving them, but there aren't any in the local green grocer, so I'll check the farmers market. I'd love to make the pie, but I'd eat the entire thing myself, so I think jam is in order.