Oh, how I love fresh strawberry season! Red, ripe, juicy, fresh summer strawberries are one of life’s simple pleasures. Picking them yourself from a locally-grown patch makes them even better! This Fresh Strawberry Pie is the perfect way to use those fresh berries.
The Strawberry PatchLast Friday, my husband had the morning off. Strawberry season around here was nearing its end, and we had been talking about going, but hadn’t made it yet. When we got up that morning, the weather was on the cooler side compared to how it had been, so we decided that if we wanted fresh strawberries, this might be our last chance!
We poured our coffee into travel mugs, applied some sunscreen and headed out. We got there just slightly ahead of the majority of people, which was nice. We were able to choose a row a bit away from where anyone else was picking, and remain socially-distanced.
Strawberry picking is kind of nostalgic for me. I have clear memories from my childhood of picking strawberries (and cherries, and apples, and rhubarb and peaches…) at a family farm, and then being in the farmhouse kitchen with my grandmothers and mom while they washed and prepared all that fruit for canning and/or freezing.
Plus, it was just nice being outside, chatting and laughing as my husband and I each crawled up opposite sides of our row, searching for the best berries. Over the course of about an hour and a half, we each managed to fill a box with perfectly red, ripe berries.
When we got them up to the stand to pay, we were surprised that our haul weighed in at more than 17 POUNDS of strawberries! 🤣 🍓 😂 🍓
Look at these beauties!