to a cool strawberry patch at Hidden Brook Farm owned by the Hills: Bobby and Jim.
It was a warm day with the cicadas singing in the trees and I was ready to zen out and pick away- but Bitsy was tired after preschool. First she was hot, then she had to pee, then she was tired and on it went. I made her hang in there until M-Lyons had a full bucket. M-Lyons had gone strawberry picking last year with Mrs. McMillan's preschool class and she was a pro - she got down and looked under leaves and filled up her bucket with gorgeous red berries...
Hopefully we'll make it back Friday with all the kids and get some more. I'm going to go pull out my "Doubleday Cookbook" my Uncle Pete and Aunt Margaret gave me for my wedding. See if we can make ourselves some yummy strawberry preserves to put in our big old fashioned pantry!
If you are looking for a place to pick in Williamsburg area: this is off of Rt 60, turn at Barnes Rd/ State Route 601 (turn right if you are coming from Williamsburg direction) and then continue until Skillman Dr. You'll see the sign-
Berries are $2.00 a quart (I think) which is $8.00 a bucket and they are so super sweet and juicy you'd pay twice as much!