The Start of Strawberry Season

Strawberry season is officially upon us! Blooming mid-June, the fields of Northern England have been filled with blossoming strawberries and waves of people out and about harvesting them. Berry harvesting is something I only really got into last Autumn, after visiting my first pick your own berry farm and falling in love with it (you can read about that here!).

This weekend has been unnaturally hot here – so everybody has been finding ways to be out in the sunshine as much as they could – which included, for Scott and I, a trip to our favourite farm to pick some strawberries!

It’s such a cool event, and the farm that we go to – Kenyon Hall Farm, based in Warrington, England – doesn’t charge you for the entry to their crops, you only pay per weight of the fruit you harvest on the way out!

Kenyon Hall Farm has its own farm shop and market, where you can purchase farm produce, whether that’s fruit and veggies, eggs, or even cakes and pies!

Finding stores like these are what makes me so happy that I live rurally. There’s nothing like fresh, organic vegetables and fruits – especially when you end up picking them yourself under the June sun!

The chosen strawberries are safe in the freezer now – awaiting some sort of cooking adventure that Scott and I are going to try out next weekend (strawberry pie? Crumble? Shortcake?) and I can’t wait! Cooking can be so cathartic – and although I don’t talk about it much on the blog, I tend to post heaps of cooking and food photos over on my Instagram if you’re interested!

Do you go pick your own fruits or vegetables? Or do you happen to grow your own at home? I’d love to know! Let’s chat fruit and vegetables! Ha!

I hope you have an awesome day,

  • Kim

    What a lovely post, Michael! Strawberry picking looks so fun. I haven’t tried it yet, but Dan and I like to pick raspberries every summer, and it’s such a delight. Hope you have a great rest of your week.

    Kim / Simply Lovebirds

    • I’ve recently gotten into raspberries! I know that sounds silly, but I had never properly eaten them until like a month ago and now I absolutely love them! Ha ha! I’m really excited to try and make something out of our picking strawberries this weekend!

      Thank-you for the lovely comment as always, Kim! I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week also!

  • Caitlin

    That sounds amazing! I’d love to go strawberry picking 🙂

    Beauty & Colour | Vegan Lifestyle Blog

    • Thank-you for the lovely comment, Caitlin! It definitely is a great summer activity! I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

  • The strawberry looks so delicious!!

    Daniel x

    The Daniel Originals | Instagram: danielpoonvignez

    • Thanks Daniel! They do, don’t they!? I can’t wait to cook something with them this weekend! Ha! I hope you have a lovely week!

  • This looks like so much fun! I’ve never gone fruit picking but it’s something I’d love to do so I need to figure something out 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you come up with on Instagram!

    Priya /

    • Thank-you for the lovely comment, Priya! It’s so much fun I’d definitely recommend it! Thank-you for being so sweet! I hope you have a lovely week!

  • That is a fun summer activity! I’ve never done strawberry picking in a while, and this post makes me want to so bad!

    Jessica |

    • It’s so much fun Jessica, I definitely recommend it! Ha! Thank-you so much for the lovely comment, I hope you’re having a wonderful day!