Blueberries and blackberries are ready in east Texas. That means the you-pick farms are open. Time to pick berries!
Heading out to a “you-pick-the fruit” farm is a great summertime field trip. With one trip you can take time to enjoy time nature, learn up-close about how our food grows and return home with something yummy to eat! Many you-pick farm offer a tours and picnic areas, so plan to make a day of your fruitful adventure.
Don’t know of any you-pick farms in your area? Pick-Your-Own is a great online directory of farms organized by U.S. state as well as 13 countries besides the U.S. You can also ask at farmer’s markets or your local farm/feed store.
If you’ve never visited a you-pick farm before, here are a few tips:
*Wear a hat and sturdy closed toe shoes. Save your summer sandals for later.
* Bring a cooler to transport your goodies home.
*You need your camera to capture memories of summer fun!
* Take time to ask a few questions and learn about how produce in your area is grown.