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Monday, April 30, 2012

monday missions :: pick some fruit

Monday Missions: a simple idea to add a little magic to your week.

It is spring (at least in most places)! The mission for this week is to find a U-Pick near by and pick fruit or veggies with your children. We love to pick blueberries each year from May thru June. The owner of our farm encourages us to eat as many as we want while we are picking, can you imagine?!

My kids love this place and the challenge of picking the biggest berries they can. Each time one son finds a good cluster, he yells out, "jackpot!" We bring home buckets full and make this amazing pie many times each year.

We did not always pick - maybe just the last 5 years, but it has be come an important part of our yearly rhythm. And when we travel, we try to find something interesting to pick. 

You can check out Pick your own to find opportunities near you.

Do you pick with your family? I would love to hear about it!


  1. We love picking fruit. At home (Arizona), the opportunities are a bit limited. There were pick peaches and apples. A friend of ours has an apple tree and annually we have an apple crisp day. It involves a whole lot of mamas, kiddos and apple picking. We also try to find a u-pick while traveling. We picked blueberries in OH a few years ago. I think I need to find somewhere close by to pick something new.

  2. Blueberries are my sons absolute favorite. They aren't quite ripe around here yet but as soon as they are we will be picking for sure!

  3. This is something that I've been meaning to do for years, but just never have. Thanks for the kick in the pants that I needed!

  4. That is one ginormous blueberry


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