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Weekend Well-Being: Go Berry Picking

Did you know that June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month? So, on this last day of June, I propose an outing to go berry picking. You don't have to limit yourselves to just berries, many different types of farms and orchards invite folks to come and harvest their own fruits and veggies.

If you get really into harvesting berries, green beans or apricots it can be workout. All the bending and picking burns a lot more calories than say laying out in the sun. Does anyone really do that anymore? Back to berries, an 130 pound woman will burn 118 calories in an hour picking berries with moderate effort.

Here's a great website to help you find a farm: Pick Your Own. It has listings by state and you should surely be able to find a farm that wants you to help them harvest their produce.

When you get home, you can make a tasty fruit salad or just eat the fruit plain. It will be so fresh and ripe, making it ever more delicious. Yum has some berry tasty recipes for you try. Sorry, I couldn't resist!!!


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