My Second Career In Strawberry Picking & Other Various Produce

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com Designated Broker DB29503

Here on Active Rain, we all know that Bill of Liz and Bill Spear is a dual career kind of guy, but perhaps you didn't know that I have a dual career too. From May - July (and a bit further into the summer, but it does slow down) my second career is weeding, strawberry picking, strawberry processing (cleaning, cutting up, freezing, jam making) and leaving a bunch to eat.  We can hardly skip a day, and we get usually this amount or more each day. About when the strawberries slow down is when the rest of our garden is in full swing, so it doesn't stop then either (tomatoes everywhere!) I'll have more pictures from our garden with other produce in the coming months. 

 

If you are in the Treasure Valley or surrounding areas and you like strawberries but don't have any in your own yard we have some excellent choices for u-pick strawberries and other produce here locally. There is also a useful website that tells you all the details you need for all the u-pick farms in the Boise and Southwestern Idaho area.  

Check it out - pickyourown.org.  

Happy summer & have fun picking!

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Kathy Streib
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Wow Kasey and John- I just bought a pint yesterday and will be cleaning them tonight for dessert. My little pint looks like nothing compared what you harvest each day. Can't wait to see more!

Jun 04, 2017 01:24 PM #1
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Liz and Bill Spear
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Kasey, That's a lot of strawberries!  Hard to beat the taste of fresh strawberries :)  Bill

Jun 04, 2017 01:28 PM #2
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Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS
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If you harvest that much every day, you must supply some to the local farmers market? That's a bunch of berries.

Jun 04, 2017 02:40 PM #3
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Linda Blumenthal
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I have some strawberries in my refrigerator right now.  It doesn't compare to fresh strawberries though.

Jun 04, 2017 03:24 PM #4
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Kasey & John Boles
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It's out of control the amount we get Kathy Streib, but we like it! -Kasey

Jun 04, 2017 04:13 PM #5
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Kasey & John Boles
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Oh Liz and Bill Spear, fresh is the best! -Kasey

Jun 04, 2017 04:13 PM #6
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Pat Starnes we actually don't provide any at the farmer's market.  They start to decay rather quickly, within 48hrs.  We share healthy amounts to our neighbors and we freeze a bunch of it.  We made maybe 2 dozen jars of strawberry jam and canned a bunch last year as well as froze a bunch.  I am actually in the process of getting ready to take out the remainder of last years frozen strawberries to make more jam (my kids eat it up).  I already have a bunch frozen from this year's crop and have probably given enough to the neighbors where they are getting sick of them. :-) Kasey

Jun 04, 2017 04:16 PM #7
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Linda Blumenthal it is hard to beat fresh, home grown produce :-) Kasey

Jun 04, 2017 04:17 PM #8
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Kasey,

It has been a while since we have had a large garden.  Both in Napa and in Los Angeles, I gave away lots of vegetables.  We grew alpine strawberries, and everytime we were at the garden, we would be munching them.  They never made it into the house.  A

Jun 04, 2017 05:11 PM #9
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Kasey & John Boles On the East Coast, gardeners often have to get creative to deal with overabundances of zucchini and tomatoes. I don't have a garden here. I miss the old days.

Jun 04, 2017 07:12 PM #10
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Kasley and John

I'm always ready for the benefits of picking fresh strawberry's.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jun 04, 2017 08:16 PM #11
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We end up giving a lot a way too Ron and Alexandra Seigel, but we can and freeze a lot (with our neighbors) and eat a lot of it as well.  We actually have a great set up - our neighbors have chickens and they provide us eggs, and they have horses and allow our kids to ride.  We don't have to deal with the animals (except we do care for them when they go on vacation).  We have a wonderful fruit and vegetable garden and we share with them.  It works out nicely. -Kasey

Jun 04, 2017 09:18 PM #12
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Yes, same here Lauren Williams. Although, we have some great salad recipes that include fresh, raw zucchini and tomatoes so we eat that almost every day in the summer,. and we also grill them in abundance with other squash and eggplant, so we do eat a lot of it.  And we have neighbors to share with too.  As for tomatoes, we do a lot of canning.  We are trying to figure out a good spaghetti sauce recipe and my neighbor makes a mean salsa.  We have a bunch of frozen tomatoes from last season that we need to do something with before this crop starts going crazy.  We love it though.  -Kasey

Jun 04, 2017 09:20 PM #13
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They are wonderful Lou Ludwig, we emjoy having them. -Kasey

Jun 04, 2017 09:21 PM #14
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NICE!  I will gladly trade you for the heaps of cherry tomatoes and green beans I am picking on a daily basis too.  At least you can make jam and frozen berries.  I need some creative ideas for tomatoes and beans.

Jun 05, 2017 05:25 PM #15
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 I'd trade you for cherry tomatoes and green beans!  We don't have tomatoes yet, not for probably another month or more.  Green beans we tried last year and they all died, but we have some growing now. July is when we will start getting all of that stuff.  We have herbs, lettuce & spinach right now too, but that's about it.  I'd take your green beans and can them! -Kasey

Jun 05, 2017 10:12 PM #16
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