Strawberry Picking at The Fruit & Berry Patch

I missed strawberry season last year so I was determined to pick some this year. I gave myself a pep talk, put my one year old on my back in the baby Ergo and took the boys to pick strawberries.

We spent a beautiful  morning at The Fruit and Berry Patch. I was pleasantly surprised at how many strawberries there were.

At first the kids had a hard time understanding why we had to put them in our buckets and not just eat them. After we got over that hurdle, they had a great time.  I will say at three and five they are much better pickers than they were at two and three.

We picked nearly 9  pounds of strawberries!

The berries are very sweet and juicy.  Fresh produce is just always taste so much better to me than what you buy in the store.

I am planning to make some yummy strawberry shortcake and strawberry waffles to freeze for breakfasts. I will  just keep some around to eat and the rest of the strawberries will be frozen.

Has anyone else been to a local farm to pick some strawberries this season? Where did you go.

Does anyone have a great strawberry shortcake recipe they want to share? I am in love with the shortcake at Calhoun’s, but just can’t seem to make mine taste the same.

The Fruit and Berry Patch is located at 4407 McCloud Rd. Knoxville, TN 37938, just a few minutes “outside town.”