On Strawberry Picking Day

Today is Strawberry Picking Day and a quick check on the internet unveiled a number of guidelines for gathering this much-loved fruit! Strawberry pickers should keep the leaves on the berries, but not the stems. (Stems can potentially cause damage to other berries when piled up in a container.) Berries are supposed to be eaten or put in the freezer within 24 hours for maximum enjoyment. Also people who pick berries are not supposed to eat them! It must be awfully tempting to sample a few, but such an act would deplete the farmer’s income. Maybe people should be weighed before and after visiting the field!