Friday, February 27, 2015

Strawberries Strawberries Strawberries




Our local strawberries are in now and I bought 2 pounds of these wonderful berries, ripened on the vines for $2.48 this week.

When I was 12 my parents were so cruel to me, they made me PICK STRAWBERRIES.. I thought they were cruel, but I paid them back by eating one and putting one in my basket and on and on....and they were FREE.. they also made me pick wild blackberries... Now I wish I had access to them

(I also had to pick tomatoes, beans, peas and dig potatoes.. and shell them, peel them and shuck corn.)


Strawberries are a big deal here, we even have a Queen and her court and I am not in that photo... how could that happen?

 This is the link to our Florida Strawberry Festival  if you would like to see all the fun they have. It is about an hour drive from us.

ADDING AN UPDATE... I just went to visit Molly The Wally and am ROFLMAO... if you need a laugh visit her today.




21 comments:

Molly TheWally said...

Yum and drool. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

eileeninmd said...

I love strawberries! Yum! I have heard about the Strawberry Festival, sounds like a fun time.. Have a happy weekend!

From the Kitchen said...

What a terrible childhood having to pick all those delicious morsels!

Best,
Bonnie

CatTales said...

Your post makes me think of a story John tells...when he was a kid, the fruit/veggie man would come around the neighborhood yelling "Strawberries, strawberries, 2 quarts for a dollar!"

The strawberry festival looks like fun!

Madi and Mom said...

MS you are Queen of the Snapping world!

Those are gorgeous berries. Thank goodness they weren't damaged by the cold last week
Hugs Cecilia

TexWisGirl said...

the berries look great. i loved picking wild blackberries and raspberries as a kid. now i buy them at walmart.

Chatty Crone said...

Those are so beautiful - I love strawberries!!!!!!!!!!!

Rose said...

I could eat both quarts all by myself!!!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Oh my!! Those berries look amazing.I too was made to pick berries,but it was raspberries and I still love them.

Gail said...

We are lovers of strawberries. Glad the crops were not affected by the cold.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I've heard about the Strawberry Festivals in Florida but haven't been to one. Your strawberries look awesome. We have been having some beautiful ones this year compared to last years berries!

carolann said...

I lived that childhood also.

I love strawberries.

Blueberries.

Ginny said...

I didn't know strawberries are so big in Florida. Phil loves them and always has some in the fridge. His mom made him and his brothers pick beans and other foods. They hated it! But that kind of thing is good for kids, and saves the adults backs.

Grandma C said...

Yum those Strawberries look so good I almost ate my computer screen. lol

photowannabe said...

Oh yummm...I do love fresh strawberries.
Our store bought strawberries are 2# for $5.00. Not much of a bargin for me....
On my way over to Molly's for my lunchtime laugh.

Ann Thompson said...

yum, those strawberries look delicious. When I was growing up we had a garden in our back yard and my dad planted strawberries. I miss that

EG CameraGirl said...

Nothing tastier (in my opinion) than fresh-picked strawberries. I won't be seeing any local ones here till June. But I did recently have some Florida strawberries. Yep. And they were good, too. Maybe not as good as the ones you buy at the festival, but still very tasty!

SweetMarie said...

those strawberries look delicious! I just bought strawberries, blueberries and blackberries today..yum!
it's sunny here today so, hubby and I were out and about all day. :)

Just Me Pooh said...

I would be knocking on your door right now if I could...guess I will just be here drooling. lol Hugs

pattisjarrett said...

We have a strawberry festival, but no queen. Our berries won't be ready until May. Yours look scrumptious!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Boy do those strawberries look good, Sandra. It will be quite awhile before there are any fresh berries in New England, but Maine blueberries are among my favorites.