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Trip to the Orchard

A few days ago, I noticed the orchard here was posting on their facebook about the strawberries being ready for picking. I asked hubby if he wanted to take the kiddo up to pick some strawberries. We figured we would pick about 10 pounds, and I would process and freeze them.

When I noticed they was 1.99 a pound I got to thinking, why go and pick your own, when I could go up to Kroger and pay 2.00 a pound and it would be A LOT less gas, Kroger is 4 miles from my home, orchard is about 20 miles from my home.

I let Gillian know we were going to pass, she got sad so I gave in.

Jones OrchardGillian eating Strawberries

yummy strawberriesthis is what 40 dollars in strawberries looks like


When we got up to pay the total was $39.00 FOR STRAWBERRIES. We ended up getting like 20 pounds without even realizing it. The next time we go do this, I am taking a scale to weight them in the field LOL.

Thank goodness, I had the extra money, and this did not hurt us, or I would be super depressed right now. However, I did realize something, store bought strawberries taste nowhere near fresh as the ones straight from the garden. The taste is two different tastes that’s for sure. I am kind of glad we got 20 pounds. Now I get to make some jam, puree some, and just freeze some whole. We all LOVE Strawberries in my home.

If you have a chance to pick some fresh strawberries I highly recommend!

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About Jammie Morey

Jammie is of Native American descent, she has family from the Ojibway/Chippewa tribe in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. She was born and raised in Michigan, where she later moved to Tennessee with her husband and daughter. Jammie and her husband home school their daughter, and enjoy doing many things together as a family. Some of those activities include geocaching, hiking, fishing, playing games together as a family, and just being silly with their daughter. Jammie is Owner of The Neat Things in Life. For more information visit on Google+.


  1. CA Monkey Momma says:

    You’ve definitely ignited the urge to in me! I am going to talk to a couple people at the Farmer’s Market this weekend and see if there’s anything like this around me. I know of a local orchard, but I’m not sure if they do what yours does.

    I’m glad to see Gillian made you give in :P I knew that you guys would enjoy yourselves and the price was the same – might as well get some added memories for free ;)


    Jammie Reply:

    Yea, we will be going back to pick some more goodies. I will be watching the price though because yea, we can not afford to many more of those trips at that price AND it was a bit more then the grocery store, because I had to put 10 in gas, and it took it all. But it was fun :)


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