Take your pick of these fruits
Where do cherries, strawberries, peaches, apples and nectarines come from? If you answered Coles or Woolies, then you haven’t had the pleasure of picking your own fresh fruit. These days, we are turning back to a time when growing and picking our own produce was as natural as turning the computer on is today.
Why go to the trouble of picking your own fruit when you can just drive to the supermarket and get it from there? Here are a few reasons—It’s fresh, it’s fun, and it gives you a chance to interact with your kids or just have fun doing it as a family group.
I took up the challenge of picking strawberries over the Easter weekend. And when I say challenge, I mean it was a challenge to get the strawberry into the container before it went into my mouth. I teamed up with a couple of little ones, who helped me decide the better ones to pick, with the consensus being, small is sweet! I was amazed and thrilled to see so many families having fun doing the simplest of activities.
Strawberries fresh from the plants—no better way and heaps easier than me trying to grow them in the backyard, where my friendly birds think I am growing them for their consumption.
I’ve been to a number of places over the years, especially in China, where I picked fruit regularly. It’s a great way to entertain the kids and have a healthy snack whilst working.
For the best of pickings, try 638 Bacchus Marsh Road, Bacchus Marsh (Ph: 0419 340 363)—Naturipe Fruit