Saturday, August 28, 2010

Back to the Berry Patch

Bob's parents arrived last night for a weekend visit. This morning we decided to make a trip to the farmer's market and then to the berry patch to see get some more delicious Himalaya berries!

The Gualala Farmer's Market happens every Saturday morning May through November. There is just a handful of vendors, but everything is super fresh and grown with a lot of love. This time I picked up some sweet small plums and also Asian pears. We also got some delicious artichoke foccacia bread.

After the market, we headed up to the green bridge to the berry picking spot. It's the perfect location by the river, so you can hear the running water while you collect your bounty. OK. I have to say, the Mitchells are pro berry pickers. They got their containers super full, super fast. Guess all those years of living in the Pacific Northwest will do that to you. After about 30 minutes of picking we had a good haul.

Next up ... jam making! We already picked up our jars at the hardware store and have the rest of the supplies on hand. I'll let you know how it goes.

1 comment:

Claire said...

Just catching up on your move Sophia! It looks great up there and I hope you and Bob have a fun year.