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It’s Strawberry Time!

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t says:  Sparacio farms in Rosenhayn, NJ, our favorite place to get strawberries (although perhaps the only strawberry farm we know of), started selling strawberries this past weekend.  And even though it’s early in the season, they’re pretty damn good already (red the whole way through!). Definitely worth the trip to the town next to the town I grew up in – especially when they start offering pick-your-own (which, by the way, one should do as early as possible on a Saturday, because there aren’t as many “good” ones left after that!).

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11 May 2011 at 7:00am

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Gone Pickin’

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t says: This past weekend we went strawberry picking at Sparacio’s in Rosenhayn/Bridgeton, NJ.  The weather was beautiful (we were there at 9:30 in the morning) so we fooled ourselves into thinking that bending over or crouching to pick strawberries was “exercise”.  If you bring your own container, you don’t have to pay for one from Sparacio’s – not that the $1 for a cardboard crate that holds several pounds of strawberries is absurd.  The going rate is $1.45 per pound of strawberries – you get to keep on picking until you’re satisfied – no limits [that I was aware of]!

Welcome to our gym!

However, in the end, we found that the berries weren’t huge – they were kind of small-medium sized.  Apparently the large ones were picked off the weekends before – darn.

g says: Our booty is beautiful!

We did pick close to 7 lbs or so, which looks like a lot – but 2 lbs went straight into a pie, we gave some to my parents (g’s parents already have a strawberry stash), and a pound went into a strawberry-upside down cake.  Next time, we’re going to pick more so we can also give tons to our friends!

I made the cake similar to our cranberry upside down cake, as per j’s instructions.  g gave some to her coworkers today, and it doesn’t seem like there are any issues.  g did notice however that strawberries have a LOT more moisture than cranberries, so the topping (when you flip the cake) is much more syrupy.  If you do use the recipe with strawberries, attempt to dry them as much as possible before using them (next time, I might even pat them dry AFTER I cut them into slices).

t says: If this was at my workplace ... it'd be gone by 1pm for sure ...

Finally … here’s my favorite strawberry …

It's so ugly it's cute ...

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24 May 2010 at 10:23am