What a successful weekend we had! Although Jd and I both got off of work early on Friday, our Memorial Day Weekend got off to a slow start. On Friday we went to Foo Dog and had a quite dinner with drinks followed by a little bit of dancing at NY Deli. On Saturday we celebrated my brother's 26th birthday with my parents at our favorite sushi restaurant, Samurai and then got ice cream at Dairy Queen, which is my family's birthday tradition. We pretty much took it easy until Sunday, when we woke up and spontaneously planned a mini road trip to Barahmsville's Holly Fork Farm for strawberry picking!
Strawberries are my favorite fruit, but I always have a hard time finding a good batch at our grocery store, so I was excited to go pick fresh, sweet strawberries. Holly Fork Farm is only about 30 minutes away from our home in Richmond, not a bad drive for some of the best strawberries I have ever tasted. We discovered the farm two years ago when Jd's sister, Jessica, invited us to go to Holly Fork's pumpkin patch! We had so much fun with his sister and his mom, neice and nephew that I was more than happy to return to the farm.
We were able to pick two gallons of strawberries while we were out there. The best part is that they allow you to eat as many strawberries as you want while you're out picking, so we pretty much had lunch while we picked. They don't use pesticides or harmful chemicals, so it's safe to eat as you pick, which was definitely a huge plus for us.
When we finished picking, we headed home and froze the majority of our berries so that we can enjoy them for the rest of the summer in smoothies! If you read the blog on the regular, stay tuned for homemade strawberry jam!