Everything you need to know about how, where and when to pick your own fruits and veggies can be found at http://www.pickyourown.org. What a great resource for seekers of local, farm-fresh foods and farmers. The site also has a lot of valuable tips on what I call the “lost arts” of home canning, preserving and freezing, as well as a Harvest Calendar for each state so you’ll know what’s in season where you live. The site itself has a homegrown feel, too. And if you know of a farm that’s not listed, just submit it. In Western MA, we’ve got blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and peaches in season right now. And I am already looking forward to fall apple picking.
I learned about this website from Red Rabbit Foods, a great organization that makes healthy lunches for school children in the NY area.
What are you picking now?