Yesterday, my family and I visited Heider's Berry Farm in Woodstock, Illinois. They offer raspberry and strawberry picking June through September (or until the weather gets too cold), and their products aren't sprayed with chemicals. The second I popped one of the raspberries in my mouth, I let out a big sigh. They taste exactly like candy! For the next hour, I indulged in picking two cartons worth of fresh raspberries-- and maybe ate a whole one myself.
One of the reasons I love fruit picking is because you know that everything you are taking is natural, and completely organic. You don't have to worry about what was added to it-- you know it's farm-to-table. Speaking of which, I have a strong belief that everyone should live close to where their food is coming from. Therefore, everything is more fresh. For example, if you eat something that is imported from a different state or country, it is more likely preservatives were added to make sure the food didn't spoil before reaching you. However, if it comes from a farm less than a hour's drive away, you know what you are purchasing doesn't have many (or any) additives or preservatives.
>>> The good fruit are the ones on the backside of the next row over. These are the ones everyone tends to miss. I found lots of good berries this way!
>>> When picking raspberries, take ones that look like they are ready to fall off. If one looks decent in color but is difficult to pull off, it doesn't taste as good as it looks!
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