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!