Saturday, May 9, 2009
Picking Organic Strawberries
Yesterday I went to the only organic strawberry farm in the state, luckily near my home, to pick some strawberries. It is a super experience for a fruitarian to eat perfectly ripe, organic fruit right off the tree/vine/bush. This is what we are supposed to be doing! All the time! Yet so unusual in our modern urban circumstance.
So most of the berries went into the bucket, but I HAD to eat a few right off the plant, warm and full of life and seriously the sweetest strawberries EVER. Man, they literally melted in my mouth, and I felt their life and energy become my life and energy. Thank you, precious little stawberry plants. Thank you, Mother Nature. And thank you, organic fruit growers.
There were a few other people there picking, mostly moms with their children. The kids were wisely eating as many as they could right there, while their mothers talked of making pies and shortcakes and preserves. That's crazy talk.