Okay, I’ve decided! I’m going to go to a U-Pick strawberry farm and pick lots and lots of strawberries and make jam! I’ve never made jam. But, I’m really into the idea of being able to have some locally produced food, not just during the summer harvesting season but also in the cold Maine winter. So, I found a local U-Pick farm and here is their picking update for tomorrow.
“We will reopen for picking on Thursday starting at 7:30 in the morning. This will be our third day of picking in a 25 day or so season. We will be closed some days to allow the berries to ripen. Picking conditions on Thursday will be excellent. Those wishing to pick in the afternoon, please call ahead just before coming to the farm to make sure we have plenty of ripe berries to pick.”
Wah! I can’t go! I so want to go! But, aside from that whole work thing, the lawn tractor repairman is coming sometime between 8a-5pm (uh thanks for narrowing it down for me) and DH is going crazy looking at our overgrown lawn and not being able to mow it. Hopefully, there will be some good picking weather next week and I will go then. I will just have to keep checking. I didn’t realize the picking season was only 25 days long! There is a farm just down the street, but their sign says that their U-Pick is closed for the season for some reason. So, this one looks great, but it’s about 30 minutes away.
So, can anyone point me in the right direction for how to make jam?