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Simple Summer Fun: Berry Picking
We took the kids out Strawberry picking at a farm outside of Innerkip! It's a u-pick patch called, Thames River Melons. Although I've picked berries many times in my life, I've never experienced picking at a commercial farm before. We have always just picked berries at our cottage up north near Sault Ste Marie. Raspberries + blueberries grow wild and we'd pick enough to make jam, pie, blueberry pancakes, and of course we'd save some to put on our ice cream. For me picking berries is just good old fashioned summer fun. (& the bonus is that it's fun that you can eat)
It was a bit chilli out when we picked. Only in Canada can you dress your baby in a sweater + shorts and somehow it just makes sense.
At this farm, they take you to the patch in a golf cart. It was fun to drive over a little bridge and through the patch. The man who drove us was a sweet older gentleman who told me all about the baby raccoons he found near his house :)
Sam was really proud he filled up his little bucket. He wanted to eat the berries right away -- I'm sure they won't last long. In two weeks the raspberries should be starting, so I'm sure we'll be back for more. Raspberry picking is a little more prickly, but I think we'll do ok.
After you're done picking berries, what's your favourite way to enjoy them? I'll eat them plain, or with milk + sugar -- or in a smoothie! Mmmm! Share with me on Instagram #woodstocksummerfun
I'm looking forward to seeing your photos!
PS - I thought I'd share a map to Thames River Melons because we had a nice experience there, and the berries were yummy! I hope this post inspires you to go out berry picking!