Summer Starts with Strawberries

Summer 2017 Strawberry Picking

For our family Summer starts with strawberries. It's not really Summer until you go strawberry picking. There's nothing like dirt, the sun, and fresh fruit to make our hearts content. And as we continue to embark on simplicity and minimalist living, it's all about creating memories. Memories are free, memories last a lifetime. Kids don't need stuff, heck adults don't need stuff. We need rhythm, love, and routine. 

It is also a passion of mine to support local business, and farms. So if you happen to be in New England, or North of Boston check out a list of some of our favorite places to pick your own goodness. 


  1. Smolack Farm
    Smolack has Pick Your Own strawberries, cherries, raspberries, peaches, plums, apples, pumpkins, heirloom tomatoes, and Christmas trees. Hay rides in the Fall. If you're a homeschooler they also offer educational tours!!  
  2. Rogers Spring Hill Farm
    Rogers Spring Hill Farm is 4th generation family run family! This makes my momma heart happy. they offer pick your own strawberries, apples and pumpkins and they also offers educational tours. 
  3. Cider Hill Farm
    I LOVE this farm because they are involved with another favorite (but far) farm of ours- Green Meadows Farm CSA in Hamilton and with the Marblehead, Salem, and Melrose Coops which supply in-season, weekly fruits and vegetable. 

    This farm is beautiful! It sits on 145 acre farm in rural Amesbury. They have a retail farm store with gifts, produce, farm products and bakery. Their donuts are by far my favorite!! They too offer educational tours, hayrides, and Pick Your Own berries, peaches, and apples.
Our Recent Trip to Smolack Farm North Andover, Massachusetts

Our Recent Trip to Smolack Farm North Andover, Massachusetts