After I closed up the shop yesterday evening, David & I went to the berry farm to pick up our berries. Now, I was going to actually pick them, but for the quantity I was getting, I decided I could just pay them the extra $1 a gallon & get them already picked. LoL. Here's the back of my jeep when we got home ~ 11 gallons, PLUS the farmer dumped 3 ~ 1/2 gallon baskets in free! :) These are the biggest, reddest, juicest berries I've ever had!
I gave 2 gallons to my elderly neighbor friend (who is like a grandmother to me) ~ she loves to garden, can & freeze but hasn't been able to like she used to could because of her sick husband (she has her hands full) ~ she was so excited!! And, my mom & I took 2 gallons to a friend who's 25 year old son was killed in a tragic wreck this past week, 4 gallons went to my mom, and the rest are MINE! I've made one batch of freezer jam (will be doing another batch today), frozen a bunch of 2-cup packs to be ready for cobblers or pies this winter (yum!!), and I'll be eating a bunch of them this week!
Support your local farmer ~ head out to those berry farms!