I live pretty close to Manhattan. While to some New Yorkers, that seems like “upstate” it’s still pretty urban for the suburbs. I love–no adore–the chance to get away to the “country” for a day.
We drove up to Secor Strawberry Farm in Wappingers Falls, NY, which is about 1 1/2 hours from where we live. It was a cool, cloudy day. Perfect for picking strawberries, although we missed tasting the warmth of the sun in the freshly picked berries.
I was glad I waited for my husband to get home from work–he spent an hour chasing my kids while I picked berries. The berries were small and juicy–just like I like them.
My husband found the best ones though–they were the ripest and sweetest of the bunch.
All together we ended up picking a little over 6 lbs. We would have gone for the whole 10 lbs. our box could hold, but it started pouring rain.
Next month Secor’s blueberries will be ready to pick. We picked there last July and the blueberries were marvelous. I can’t wait!
Check here to see if there are any pick-your-own farms in your area.