Peaches and Blackberries, Oh My!

Family Selfie Peach Picking

The weather this past weekend was glorious! I already miss the cool, breezy days. DC is starting its September heat wave today. Temps almost up to 100F (with humidity).

We took advantage of the beautiful day and trekked to Larriland Farms to pick peaches and blackberries. This was our first time there for peaches and blackberries. The farm is our go-to place for apple picking.

Family picking peaches

The peach trees are fairly low to the ground with plenty of big branches for easy climbing. It’s the end of peach season at Larriland so it took us a while to pick our 11 pounds. The ones left on the trees were still green but the kids didn’t mind.

Eating a freshly picked peach

Of course, one of the perks of picking your own fruit is eating it right off the tree!

Sophia finds giant blackberry

After a so-so attempt at peach picking, we headed to the blackberry fields. Jackpot! The blackberry bushes at Larriland doesn’t have thorns which makes for easy picking.

Sophia made me take a picture of this giant blackberry she picked.

Jaxson's big blackberry

Then Jaxson wanted a picture with his giant blackberry too. I obliged. He’s such a ham.

Our Blackberry Haul

We had a pretty good blackberry haul. The kids wanted to pick more but I feared we wouldn’t be able to eat all the fruit before it went bad. I already had plans to make peach jam (more on that later). The kids won’t eat blackberry jam, so I knew that wasn’t an option.

Blackberry Margarita

I did make a blackberry syrup to go with some pancakes on Monday. We had enough syrup leftover for me to make a blackberry margarita. Perfect for chilling on the couch while we catch up on episodes Rizzoli & Isles. Cheers!

Next month we’ll return to Larriland to pick apples, broccoli, and beets! I can’t wait!

Does your family go fruit picking?

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  1. Tanya October 13, 2016