Sunday, June 27, 2010

What a little sunshine can do...

The raspberries and blueberries have ripened! This last week of warmth has ripened the berries beautifully. The Meeker raspberries are delicious, sweet and juicy. The Duke blueberries are ready for pancakes and muffins. The price for u-pick on both berries is $1.75 per pound. We also have ready picked berries for $2.75 per pound.

The strawberries are still producing quality fruit and should continue through the July 4Th weekend. The price for u-pick strawberries is $1.30 per pound and $2.00 per pound for ready picked.


Friday, June 11, 2010

The strawberries are slowly ripening.

I wish the sun would spend a little more time shining instead of hiding behind clouds. The berries are slowly turning red...which is good. We have been picking Honeoyes for a week and we just started picking Puget Reliance today. The Hoods still need a little warm sunshine. We will start picking them on Tuesday, June 15.


Saturday, June 5, 2010

Doesn't a strawberry yogurt parfait sound good?

I have been making my own granola for years and I have come up with a pretty good recipe for a low fat version. To make a parfait: layer sliced strawberries, vanilla yogurt and granola. Simple!

Healthy Granola

4 1/2 cups regular oats
1 tea. ground cinnamon
1/4 tea. salt
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup molasses
1/3 cup water
cooking spray

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Combine oats, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Mix well.
Combine honey, molasses and water in a microwave bowl. Heat on high in microwave until hot, 1- 1 1/2 minutes. Stir well and pour over oat mixture. Stir well to evenly coat.
Spray jelly roll pan with cooking spray. Spoon mixture onto pan, spreading evenly.
Bake at 325 for 40 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Store in an airtight container.
Yield: 4 1/2 cups


Thursday, June 3, 2010

The strawberries are ready!

Look at what we picked this morning. These are Honeoye strawberries, which is a variety we have never grown before. They are large, have a pleasant strawberry flavor and very fragrant. The field is VERY MUDDY so wear boots. We have set up a berry washing table so you can rinse off your berries before we weigh them. We will start picking Puget Reliance berries sometime around June 9-10; and Hoods around June 11-12.