Friday, June 18, 2010

{Doesn't Get Any Fresher Than That}

When I was a kid, we'd go to Gibbs Strawberry Farm every summer and pick crates of
strawberries. By the time we were done, our faces and fingers were red and our bellies
were full. It was the best. We did the same with the raspberries in our yard, but my
memories from that are more about mosquitoes and being sticky and hot from gathering
them on a humid Michigan summer day.

So, I felt totally nostalgic when I read about Kim going to Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek
with her girls. She said the pick-your-own-peaches were amazing. It sounded like such a
happy thing to do. I went first thing on Wednesday ...

Not only did it make for the perfect morning, but I felt just a little more connected with my
community and the Earth by the time I left. And I'm so glad I went when I did. They close
for the summer on the 27th. If you're in the area and want to squeeze in a stop, there are
still plenty of good peaches, plums are ready now too and apples will be coming in within
the next week or so. Now, I have to try my hand at making some things with this beautiful
bounty ...


SplendidlyImperfect said...

I can't wait to see what you make! I've heard the peaches are very good, and thought about going, but realized there's no way we'd be able to go through more than a few peaches before they went bad. I don't eat cooked fruit (gag) so making it into pies or cobblers wouldn't really work.

Kristi said...

The peaches look so delicious! And the pies? Yum!

Killara girl said...

i was reading this post late last night and the jam looked so good i got up immediate and made some toast. we used to pick blackberries and my mum who was a terrible baker & cook...made the best bb pie. this reminds me a lot of the blue mountains west of sydney. i used to love going for a drive and stopping for tea, and fresh fruits, and a hike somewhere.