Thursday, June 12, 2008

Locavore for a Day

Our first summer vacation outing with school friends was to Garden Patch Orchard in Homer Glen for strawberry picking. We had to pay five bucks a person just to walk out in the field, and the per pound charge wasn't cheap either. But I still recommend the experience because it's much closer than most other U-pick places. We likely broke even, at least when we consider the gas and time that we saved.

The kids had fun, but it didn't last as long as I had hoped. I wanted to stay out there and get more and more strawberries! Cutting it short and getting over to our friends' house for a lunch time BBQ turned out to be a better move though; the berries didn't keep well, and if we had picked more we might have had to throw some away.

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