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,
Michael

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