I took the boys today to Shlagel Farms in Waldorf, MD, to pick strawberries, and we all had a great time! The weather was perfect, and Jacob and Lucas each filled their plastic Easter baskets a little more than half full.
Jacob also picked me out a hanging basket full of mini petunias for Mother’s Day, and we bought yummy, strawberry ice cream cones before we left.
This is the only pick-your-own strawberry farm in Charles County, and the fields are well maintained. The staff are also friendly, and we’ll hopefully be back next year.
They also have a pumpkin patch in the fall, which we visited a few years ago, but there is an entrance fee with it, so it ends up being a little pricier. The berries were just $3/pound, so very reasonable. And, of course you’re just paying for the experience. I always enjoy getting out this time of year and in the fall during harvest season. It reminds me of home.
We enjoyed strawberry shortcake tonight for dinner, and we still have a couple pounds of strawberries. What to make tomorrow? I still have a lot of whipping cream, so maybe we’ll just eat them with it.
Here is the shortcake recipe I used tonight. Delicious!