Today starts our summer (and even into fall) tradition or fruit picking! I am so excited! There is nothing like fruit right from the plant! There is also nothing like watching your kids devour the fruit as you pick it. Makes for great pics too! Of course, I have put aside my concerns about pesticide. We don't have an organic farm close enough for a quick fruit picking trip. It would have to be an all day outing to pick organic fruit. But, the orchard where we have picked apples for years has started to grow berries. We had started picking peaches a few years ago and last season they expanded to berries! It is so great because that is my absolute favorite summer activity with the kids, aside from the beach a 5 hour drive from here! So today we will make family a priority throw all rules and routines out the window, jump in the car a head to our favorite orchard for some strawberry fun! Now, all I have to do is find some recipes for strawberries, if I can get my hands on any before the kids consume them!