The timing is perfect as I am down to my last two lonely jars.
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Mr. Marvelous tidied the back porch and scrubbed off the pollen (and you wonder why I call him Mr. Marvelous??)
I got my canning kitchen set back up again.
It was time to make the annual trek to Locust Fork. My sister-in-law and I have been making that trip since my family moved here (I'm pretty sure we went that first year). We go to Jerry Marsh Farms; they are great folks with very good produce and really good prices.
In case you can't read that the U Pick strawberries are $9...per gallon. If they pick them for you they are $11...per gallon. For fresh-picked strawberries from a family-owned farm I think that is a great price!
My buddy was there again this year.
He's a sweetie!
We did have one or two startling surprises as we were driving home.
I did not expect to find zebras in Locust Fork, Alabama.
Or camels, for that matter.
We got all our strawberries safely home. I bought five gallons this year.
Aren't they lovely?!
Then I came home and got all my jars and equipment out and ready
And tomorrow I will get busy.
According to my canning journal, last year I bought 5 gallons. I think that is wrong; I think I really bought only 4. Whichever it was, I made 38 or so pints of jam. I like to give it away for gifts. My friend Beth is telling me I should take it to one of the curb markets around here and sell it. I just might try that this year.