Oh ruby landscape!
Oh fragrant hue!
Oh jeweled wonder!
Folks, we dominated at the Upick Thursday. We ended up with just shy of 25 pounds of strawberries. I cleaned them for hours and make 3 quick batches of low sugar preserves. Then I found out I don't have any more Pomonas Universal Pectin! So I'll work on finding more. Until then the rest of the berries will be frozen, or made into pies. My friend J says that those Mennonite gals make a mean pie - so that's what I'll be making very soon.
Happy Friday everyone! What are you doing siting there? Go and get some berries!
Update: Just some information about Pomona's Universal Pectin. I found their ordering site located here:
The price per box is $5.75 which includes shipping and handling for US addresses! Wow - now that's a deal so I got a couple on the way to me. Go and order some up - you won't be disappointed. I love not having to use so much sugar - these berries were so sweet that adding... gulp... five cups of sugar to 3 cups of berries would have been a shame.
Central Ohio folks - We visited Schacht Family Farms in Canal Winchester - they do a great job with Upick. There were a bunch of kids just ahead of us in line and the owners went out of their way to make it fun for the little ones. And they sell mushroom compost for just $22 a scoop... or by the bag. Of course we got a scoop - so me and the shovel will be busy today.