After about a month of cold and rain, the sun finally came out, just in time to ripen up the strawberries at the farm. This week’s PYO haul? Three quarts!
Unlike last week, where it took an hour to find just four berries, this week all I had to do was put my basket on the ground and the berries just hopped in. There were so many, and they were all so gorgeous!
In the rest of the haul (far less exciting than the strawberries we’ve been waiting months for), I got four heads of lettuce, two bunches of radishes, a half pound of arugala, and bunches of catnip, thyme and sage.
I took that picture about 20 minutes after I’d gotten everything home, and we’d already eaten about a quarter of the berries. There’s nothing better than a freshly picked strawberry, sun-warmed and impossibly juicy — we just sat out on the deck snarfing them down. I love this time of year!