Today the hubs and I traveled to Greenbluff, a small no-spray and low-spray farming community north east of Spokane where you can pick your own fruit. Even though I’ve lived in Spokane for nine years, I’ve never been to Greenbluff. Today I picked my first cherry.
Our first stop was Walters Fruit Ranch, which I selected solely for the smiling apples sign.
After a short tractor ride, and a brief introduction to picking cherries, we set out through the orchard, picking Bings and Rainiers along the way.
We also found a birds nest!
After picking, we were greeted by a shaggy dog inside the store,
cheap wine tasting,
and jam and jelly tasting.
We walked away with about three pounds of cherries, for a whopping four dollars.
Next stop was Hidden Acres for a little raspberry picking.
and Ram meeting.
Inside their shop I found a few gems,
I need to meet this Garlic Lady…
We spent a total of $2.30 on 3 pounds of raspberries – score!
Our final destination, not to beconfused with the movie*,
*raise your hand if you were also in love with Devon Sawa
was Eleven Acres, to pick ourselves some strawberries. Unfortunately, I didn’t snap any pictures, but here is a happy strawberry to brighten your day.
We spent $1.90 on two and a half pounds of strawberries – crazy!
So now our fruit drawer is busting with fresh goodies, and I’m scouring the internet for fresh, healthy, and tasty recipes.
Do you have any must-make recipes involving cherries, raspberries or strawberries to share?
Have you ever been to a U-pick farm?