Monday, July 14, 2008

Mother's going GREEN Day 49 - Strawberry Fields Forever

Today was strawberry picking day. The whole family set out to a local farm to pick strawberries. The children ate as they picked, hubby picked a great deal and I picked off and on while I looked after the baby.

It was nice to be out in the sun and surrounded by beautiful mountains. We picked a total of 20 pounds of strawberries.

Going out to pick strawberries taught the children that the food we eat is not just purchased in a store - but there are farmers who plant them and grow them. It was fun for our children to be out on the farm - "look mom a real barnyard and look horses"

The strawberries are grown without pesticides (good) but they do use fertilizer which was not organic. But we buy local organic first and if that is not available local. So we are supporting our local farmer.

In our excitement to get going and picking we forgot to bring our own container to bring the berries home so unfortunately we had to purchase some cardboard boxes - but at least we can recycle them.
Stay tuned to this blog to find out what we do with our 20 pounds of strawberries!!!

Mental Note: Next time we pick strawberries we will bring our own container.

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