Monday, June 25, 2007

strawberry fields

We are lucky enough to have just down the road from us this great place called Proulx Farms. We headed there yesterday for their strawberry festival. Inexpensive pure fun. Tents were set up where local merchants had some of their fares set up for us to taste. Face painters left kids with cute strawberries drawn on their cheeks. A little petting zoo raised lots of oohs and ahhs over a variety of farm animals. Mazes made with bails of hay and giant slides needing potato sacks had the kids giggling uncontrollably.

But of course we came here to head towards the strawberry fields. armed with our baskets, we climbed aboard a tractor pulled wagon which led us into the fields. And the fun began. Running around trying to find the biggest strawberry. Eating freshly picked fruit, ymmm. The temperature was perfect and the strawberries plump and juicy.

Got some ice cream on the way home and feasted on a great dessert at supper time;) Looks like I'll be making some jam today!


Loukia said...

Proulx Farms is great! We were going to go this weekend but had a wedding and went to the Children's Museum instead... but next weekend, we're going, so my husband can make his awesome jam! :)

Loukia said...

OH yeah - I was looking for the website of the Montessori school but can't find the one your kids went to - can you please send me the email address, if you have it? Thanks!

BeachMama said...

Yummy. J really wants to pick them this year, but I don't think I can handle bending over that long. We might just have to let him run through a field and then buy a basket or four.

kate5kiwis said...

oh i can almost *taste* those delish berries!!!!!!!!!!!!
that is one of our fave summer afternoon-tea things to do:
my mum always thought the Strawberry People should weigh the kids Before AND After we went into the fields to pick !!!!!
(four for me, one for the box etc)
how wonderful X