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RANT: Fruits of Labor

Each summer I intend to take the kids to a u-pick-ur-own berry farm.  Our son likes blue berries and our daughter, strawberries, but unfortunately neither one loves berries enough to get behind this fun, healthy, potentially disappointingly laborious activity.
“Do we have too?” (Clearly they need a little more labor and little less luxury, because berry picking is fun right?! Am I wrong here people?)
They’d never been berry picking, until last Thursday when we attended the Kruger Farms Summer Concert series, which is a pretty sweet set up.  Every summer Thursday night, out at Sauvie Island, OR from 6:30-9:30 , $10 per car, bring a blanket and whatever you like to the grounds.  There is a gorgeous farm with a view of Mt Hood, lantern lights, food carts, and a makeshift stage amongst berry bushes.
 (Confession: I had no idea what a blueberry bush looked like until this event!)
I’m sure they have this sort of thing in lots of communities, and if they don’t, they should.  So seek one out, or even better, create something similar in your ‘hood!  It’s just good clean wholesome fun AND quite profitable for the farm owner!
Plus, after harvesting her own, our strawberry lover is now a blueberry lover.  Funny how a little hard (or not really  hard, in this case) work can make you really appreciate the “fruits of your labor” (pun, and fun, intended!)

2 comments on “RANT: Fruits of Labor

  1. Levy Jane
    August 19, 2013

    adorable photo of our girl j- never been to sauvie island

    • rantsrulesandrecipes
      August 20, 2013

      Hi Jane!
      Sauvie is definitely worth a trip (only ~ 15 min from NW PDX, 10 miles form downtown PDX) especially for this. We often ride our bikes around the island out there!

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