Tuesday, July 1, 2008

7/1/08 Strawberry Picking

There are three pick your own strawberry patches near Farmington. I had directions to Stevenson's based on a recommendation from Kristin but MRM called Monday night and asked if I wanted to go with her. You betcha! I met her at her house at 7am (the early bird may get the worm but the early strawberry picker not only gets better strawberries but beats the heat) and we drove to Rome, only to find that that particular strawberry patch wasn't open today. You really should call ahead (we learned that with blueberry picking, too). So then we went to Pike's which is practically across the street from Wal-Mart, right in town. It was very fun and the strawberries were yummy. Locals (including MRM and her mom) knew that strawberries could be bigger, darker, and sweeter compared to other years but to this city girl, they were wonderful. Here we are picking our strawberries. They provide the cardboard flat to put them in.

At checkout, you put your flat on the scale and weighs your pickings (7.67 pounds for me), the clerk uses a calculator to subtract the weight of the carton and then multiply by the price per pound ($1.75), then rings up your total on this great old cash register and gives you change from the wooden drawer.

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