Strawberry Picking Season

May 29th, 2010 by Chad Gennow
Swanton Berry Farm Strawberry

Swanton Berry Farm

Well, it’s that time a year again. We decided to take a nice road trip out of San Francisco in the car to do some strawberry picking. I really couldn’t wait. There is something about harvesting your own food-the smell of the fresh air, the dirt under your nails-that just doesn’t compare to Trader Joes, the farmers market, or however your get your grub.

The place is Swanton Berry Farm.  A nice little ‘you pick’ pad sitting in between Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay here in California.  Plenty of parking, two huge fields to pick from and a wonderful staff awaited our arrival.  The best thing about this is you need no reservations, so it’s perfect for those spur of the moment berry picking cravings.  We happened to luck out on the weather.  Stay tuned for my canned Strawberry Jam recipe coming soon.

Strawberries from Swanton Berry Farms

Strawberries from Swanton Berry Farms

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