Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Raspberry patch & Raspberry kisses

I grew up in Diamond Valley and had never heard about the Shoal Creek Raspberry farms just north of us in good, old Enterprise. I was excited to try it out and we had such a blast!! We stuffed our faces full of raspberries and left with a flat and a half of more raspberries. The kids got to ride in the tractor bucket. Rick and I could hear their cute little squeals and laughter all the way around the farm... It made our day!
Just when we thought we were done, we saw the black berries and went in for another basket full. It wasn't until the end of our trip that we saw the Golden raspberries and were in raspberry heaven. Haha!! I never even knew there was such a thing as Golden raspberries ..and I'm a totally crazy fruit lover! ...They were delicious. Truth is, just in the back of the farm, they had at least 17 different varieties of raspberries and each tasted slightly different than the other. Some were more tart while others tasted like you were eating a warm raspberry pie and the better ones in my opinion, were the first tart and then sweet raspberries. We had selected a few of our favorite rows- Row 12, 8, 7, 4.... Oh, what the heck?! They were all good.
I would have to say that the Golden raspberries and black berries were my all time favorite!
The people are amazing and friendly and easy to talk to. This may just become a family tradition and I'm so happy we made the trip to do it. The kids had so much fun, as you can see by their faces. They also played on the swing set while they waited for us to finish picking raspberries. We made everything raspberry for the next couple days- Raspberries and cream, raspberries and whipped topping, Raspberry cheesecake, and raspberry jello. It was the most delicious family outing we've had. There is nothing like raspberries right off the vine. The beautiful sunny, warm and yet cool breeze was perfect for the days pickings. I couldn't have asked for a better family outing.

Photo: Another successful day at the farm. Great weather, raspberry smeared faces along with a little ride. Some farmers grow up while others stay young at heart. The berries are still on but it is getting to the end. Call the farm for hours and updates (435)215-4813. We love seeing everyone and want to Thank you for your wonderful support this season.

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