The first weekend of July is always marked by a trip to the farm to go strawberry picking.
It's a perfect summer family field trip - a wagon ride out to the strawberry fields, meandering up and down the rows picking only the ripest and juiciest berries, filling our baskets as the sun streams down and the sounds of nature and open space fill the air around us.
This was the first year Baby was able to help with the picking and he had so much fun.
The fun didn't end after the wagon ride back - the farm we go to has a petting zoo, playgrounds, old tractors to climb on, and a winery with tastings to keep Mom and Dad happy.
And once we were home it was down to work - strawberry smoothies, strawberry jam and three kinds of strawberry crumble. What a treat!
Strawberry Crumble Recipe:
1 cup oats
1 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
Press 2/3 mixture into bottom of 8" x 8" pan.
3 cups sliced strawberries
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Pour fruit mixture evenly over oat mixture.
Sprinkle remaining 1/3 oat mixture over fruit mixture.
Bake 45 min. at 350F.
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