After a nice, relaxing time at Harbes Family Farm (you can find it here: http://www.foodlovergirl.com/harbes-family-farm/), we decided to do some fun activity right across the street. What fun activity, you might ask? Strawberry picking!
We saw a few “pick-your-own” places, but then we heard Patty was one of the best spot for strawberry picking. So, we decided to try them out. They had a nice board at the entrance indicating which berries would (should) be available for picking.
We walked over to the main building structure to pay for the berry picking. They had fresh strawberries right there also, if you’d rather just buy them instead of picking them yourself. We wanted to pick them ourselves, so off we went! The price was $5.00 per person, and they will give you a small container placed in a basket. Before we head out, we were told that most of the strawberries have already been picked, so we will not find many left. They recommended us to head over to the raspberry bushes instead, since they have lots of raspberries.
We still wanted strawberries, so we decided we will try to see if we can find some. The staff was right, most of the strawberries were gone, and the ones remained were rather small. We still tried our best to find them picked them all up in our cute little basked. It was tiring work, especially when the strawberries were hard to find. We had to really try hard to look, lifting up all the leaves and looking closely to the ground.
At the end, we had one of the container full of small strawberries, but not enough for two containers. So, we decided we are gonna walk over to the raspberry bushes and pick them instead.
The raspberry picking was so much easier, since they had abandon of bright red raspberries everywhere we looked! There were several other customers picking raspberries as well, but that caused no shortage of raspberries. Once we got our containers filled up with the raspberry, there still had so much more left on bushes.
Even though we didn’t get to do the strawberry picking in the way we thought we would, we still got some nice strawberries, and we got so many raspberries that we didn’t even planed of getting. I made some raspberry vinaigrette dressing for salad with them, and they were fantastic! I would love to try many more different kinds of “pick-you-own” activities. They are so fun and delicious!
Patty’s Berries and Bunches – 410 Sound Ave, Mattituck, NY 11952