Going to Jefferies Orchard for the u-pick strawberries has been a May tradition for as long as I can remember. One day each year my parents would pull me out of bed with the sun rise and take me out to the orchard where we’d go row by row picking juicy strawberries.
They almost always ended up being squished and sugared for strawberry shortcake.
Me, well, I like to take a less traditional route. Sure, we’ll still have plenty of strawberry shortcake but I also have big plans for these. I want to make a strawberry topped no-bake cheesecake, strawberries n cream grilled pound cake, some fresh strawberry ice cream and the rest will get frozen to use throughout the year.
The plants weren’t bursting with berries like they have in years past but we still managed to get quite a few.
And of course my little strawberry muncher gobbled one up along the way.