The past few weekends we have been getting out and about and enjoying this beautiful weather. One weekend we stopped in Dade City, FL and picked peaches on our way home from the sunflower maze. Our peach picking experience didn't last very long due to the weather that was rolling in, but we were able to get some delicious peaches and let Ava experience picking her own fruit.
The peaches were so juicy and sweet. Ava enjoyed them with her oatmeal throughout the week.
The next weekend we headed out early in the morning towards Clermont, FL. To pick some blackberries. We read online that it's best to get there early before they are picked out. Picking peaches was fun but I LOVED picking blackberries and will definitely go back next year!
Ava helped us pick blackberries and did a really good job. We just need to work on her grip. She likes to squeeze the heck out of things these days and we might have lost a berry or two.
I decided with all the blackberries we had that I would try and make my first batch of homemade blackberry jam! I used this recipe here and it turned out to be delicious!
I froze my leftover blackberries to make this blackberry crisp one day!
Well our fruit picking adventures were a success. If you haven't been I recommend going. It's a great way for you family to get out and about and create some memories while picking your own fresh fruit!