Friday, April 13, 2012

Picking Strawberries at Vollmer Farm


Thanks to a warm winter, strawberry season came early to our area this year!  And for us, that means a trip out to Vollmer Farm in Bunn, NC.


Yummy strawberries!


Dave and the kids picking berries


I guess Ashleigh sneakily took a picture of me picking as well!  It was a cool, somewhat breezy day.  But I braved the elements in my dress and heels :)


After our buckets were filled, the kids took to the playground.  The pirate ship is always a favorite.  Clayton is king of the world!


So is getting a push from Daddy on the swings!


And of course the grand finale, a stop by the ice cream shop for scoops of homemade ice cream!  I had banana pudding - so delicious!  Tastes just like banana pudding but in a waffle cone!


Now, its time to work these strawberries into some jars of jam.  I'll also freeze a portion to use in smoothies.  The rest, we'll just enjoy their fresh, sweet goodness!

Mary Ellen 

3 comments:

  1. Those strawberries look delicious! We have two wait another two month before we see strawberries in season here in Britain. I also intend to visit a 'pick your own' farm when the time comes.

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  2. Hey, we get ours from Strawberries on 903. They have flowers and other veggies for sale plus animals (goats, chickens, etc.) and the homemade ice cream. No playground yet. Makes for a fun outing. I love strawberries! Don't think I could pick in heels and a dress, though. ;)

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  3. I have fun reading your posts :)
    Have you heard of yonanas? It's a machine that turns frozen fruit like bananas and strawberries into yummy sherbets and frozen yogurt without any added ingredients!

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