Encouraged by the gorgeous weather today in Boston, two friends and I hopped in the car in search of pick-your-own berries. First, we headed to Brooksby Farm in Peabody, MA (just a short drive out of the city) only to find that everyone else had the same idea – the fields had been picked clean! Whipping out our phones, we quickly located another farm just 20 minutes further.

Connors Farm in Danvers, MA had not only pick-your-own strawberries but a shack full of food (I spied fresh donuts, plenty of jams, pie…), hayrides, duck races, and a live band. It was a family-friendly place…if you’re into that sort of thing. It also had this:

we did it

To find a pick-your-own farm in your area, visit this handy website. Strawberries have a short season so head out soon if you want some. Raspberries are in season late June-late July and blueberries are mid-July-mid-August.

Now, what to make with my strawberry haul?