In South Carolina strawberry season is peaking. I like to take advantage of this by taking a trip out to our local U-Pick farm. Not only do I support local farmers and do my part for the environment, as local produce has less of a carbon footprint, I also get to enjoy some of the best tasting produce I’ve ever laid my eyes on.
I buy in bulk and preserve with canning and freezing. As an added bonus, the U-Pick experience is a treat for the kids while being educational. I feel it is important to learn where food comes from and that it doesn’t magically arrive on their plates. Our favorite farm grows their produce organically, so there’s no worry when “sampling.”
Check out Pickyourown.org to find your closest U-Pick participant.
Coming soon: strawberry recipes!