Saturday, January 09, 2010

Strawberry Fields Forever

Sunny Ridge, isn't that a perfect name for a Strawberry Farm? Early yesterday morning we headed for the sea-side hills of Flinders to get the jump on what was a very hot day. We got to the farm by 10am, paid $8 and was each handed a large (empty) punnet and headed for the biggest strawberry patch in the world. Can you see how red they are? In the field, each ripe strawberry was like a tiny, red glowing globe - even in the bright sun - you could see hundreds of them hiding in the dark leaves. And the taste? Some were gently warmed by the sun, others were cooler and smelled sweet like summer.


Miss Matilda said...

Don't you just love those 'pick your own' farms?
My birthday is in cherry season, we used to go every year when i was little and pick kilos and kilos. Make sure you preserve some for later :-)

Aussie-waffler said...

Yum yum yum, how wonderful are sun warmed freshly picked strawberries.

Pip Lincolne said...

Oh I can almost SMELL them!! What a lovely way to spend the morning. The Summer fruits are soooo lovely, aren't they?! I fancy some greengage jam, I think. Or raspberry jam. Or apricot jam. And scones too.

Papillon Bleu said...

Miam miam!des fraises!

Christina said...

Oh, I love the strawberries from here! They are so full of flavour and make the best icecream and jam ever.

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