farm life

The Erdbeeren Stand

the freshest strawberries on the planet

U-pick farms are one of my favorite things ever on this planet. There’s nothing better than picking the freshest fruits and vegetables directly from the farm and taking it straight to the table. There are actually many wonderful benefits that come along with visiting your local U-pick farm and one of the best ones is that it’s good wholesome quality time spent outside on a beautiful day.

When we lived in the states, my all-time favorite farm was College Run Farms in Surry, Virginia. Not only were they a U-pick farm that provided the freshest strawberries, blueberries, and pumpkins depending on the season but they also made the most amazing homemade ice cream out of whatever crop they had available. Talk about a one-stop shop!

Needless to say, as soon as we saw the “Erdbeeren” stand pop up near our house here in Germany we immediately took the opportunity to grab ourselves a few baskets. Unfortunately when we went, the U-pick part of the farm wasn’t opened yet but I’ve heard it has opened recently and I can’t wait to go back. Once you’ve been spoiled by the sweetness of a fresh picked strawberry, you’ll never want to buy store bought strawberries ever again. You’ll see. 😉

 

Fun fact: Erdbeeren is the German word for strawberries and erdbeere simply means strawberry.

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Farm fresh strawberries.
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Strawberry farm on the side of the road.

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