Strawberry Picking & Basket Weaving

Here, in the San Francisco Bay Area, we’re lucky to have a number of u pick fruit farms nearby.  For a few years, I had great intentions of going strawberry picking, but we never quite made it out.  Finally, we went – thanks to a friend who reached out to go picking at Swanton Berry Farm along the coast.

If you’ve never gone picking before, a heads up that it’s quite addictive.  Every time you see a plump red berry, you just have to pick it.  We came back home with about 4 times more than we thought we would.  All in all though, it was beautiful, fun, and…delicious!  For any of you who have been mulling over the idea of going fruit picking, maybe this will inspire you to go.

As an added bonus, you can have fun with the strawberry baskets.  Use ribbon, yarn, long scraps of fabric to weave.  It’s great for developing those fine motor skills. Under, over, under, over…

Then, ta-dah!  A basket to hold all sorts of treasures.

While we used ribbon, check out the lovely yarn plus ribbon strawberry baskets from our friends at paintcutpaste.

2 Replies to “Strawberry Picking & Basket Weaving”

    1. Thanks, Jen! Just edited. We’re going to have to try the yarn + ribbon combo. There’s a bit of concentration and dexterity goes into weaving the baskets. I imagine that N would be a pro now!

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