One of Jen’s Happy Places: The Local Strawberry Patch


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Boone Hall Farms U-Pick Strawberries is open! The Norman family is thrilled. The ride on the “bumpy” cart is a must, and I love to point out the labeled fruit and vegetable patches we pass. Then, arriving at the strawberry fields, we venture armed with pails (bring water bottle as well, it can be impossible to explain to a two-year-old the dangers of pesticides.) This seasonal event is an opportunity to eat and consume more naturally (and locally).

I absolutely love watching my boys pick strawberries. Children need to know that nature provides us with nourishment. The strawberry patch is one of my happy places, and it’s right down the street.



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