After gathering our sewing supplies in Carpinteria, mom, Ashley and I headed north to Gaviota and Solvang/Santa Ynez in order to pick us some fruit and veggies. Okay, being a city girl all my life we just pop on over to the store and pick up what we need. Well, in July Ashley and I took off on a day trip heading north and just stopped at any side of the road stands we came across. What a hoot we had picking our own strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and olalieberries. We decided to go back in order to stock up before school started and this time we got to pick our own blackberries too. I have since found a magazine called the MaryJanes Farm. Guess what, I am hooked. This spring we will start our own garden of veggies and fruits. Let's see how it goes.
We climbed back into the car and headed up less than 100 feet up the road and came to the blueberrie farm. Gathered a bucket of blueberries and off we went to Pea Soup Anderson's for lunch. Yummy chicken salad sandwich with fries and a bowl of split pea soup. YUM!!!!
Back into the car and headed to Santa Ynez to the Morrel Berry Farm where we picked up raspberries and blackberries.
Got up Saturday morning and made ourselves some blueberry pancakes and fresh squeezed orange juice to get our bellies full. After breakfast, we had a job ahead of us freezing the berries.
What a creative idea Ashley had to use Dixie cups to stack the cookie sheets on top of each other in the freezer in order to freeze more berries at once. She must be her mama's girl!!!
Hope you all had a great weekend!