"Strawberry Farmer" is totally on my (very long) "What I Want to Be When I Grow Up (And Own Land)" list, but in the meantime, I'm grateful for the local farmers who grow them, and share with us (though the balance of supply and demand for organic, local, pick your own around here makes me a little nervous...and eager to get planting my own, with plenty to share).
Yesterday, we excitedly found our way to a strawberry field.There was lots of picking, followed promptly by eating...
And today, we'll make jam - strawberry rhubarb jam, to be precise...yum.
And if we can manage to make enough (we'll have to find another field!), come a cozy, wintry day in Maine later this year or early next, the six of us will huddle by the woodstove and top some freshly baked bread with strawberry rhubarb jam, and remember these early beautiful days of summer.