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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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crispet1 crispet1 10 years
This is such a fun thing to do. Whether you have kids or not, its great to go out to the orchard, berry pick, and then go home to bake up a cobbler or just enjoy the fresh fruit. Its one of my fave summer things to do.
nycgirl nycgirl 10 years
Thank you! This is a great idea-- I'm going to find a cherry farm!
Pinkgirl88 Pinkgirl88 10 years
i lurve blackberries
SoupeDuJour SoupeDuJour 10 years
Mmmm I loooove berries! And they pack a big punch for healthy bodies! Thanks for the website, there's nothing better than picking your own fruit out in the sun with friends(and eating all you can while you're picking!).
rb24 rb24 10 years
I love berries
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