Another post about local food – this time something that I thought I would completely miss out on this year!
My summer isn’t complete without (Finnish) strawberries. Usually I’ve gone to a farm to pick strawberries, which is like the perfect buffet – you get to eat as much as your stomach can bear, for free! This year I thought I’d miss the berry picking season, but ha! on Sunday, September 9th, 2012, there still was some perfectly delicious and flavor-bursting strawberries, just hanging in there and waiting for me.
We got one box of strawberries, then moved on to the raspberries, which were aplenty. The weather was summery, although the temperature was breezy +10 C. Good thing I was wearing few layers of clothes!
We skipped the garden blueberries, since the forest ones are tastier, cheaper and healthier, too. The Yrjölä farm also offers different currants and peas for self-picking and to buy, but their season is already over for this year.
Maybe next summer I will be picking more berries – who knows?