The Okanagan is known for its award wining wines, fruit crops, stunning sparkling lakes, and hot sweltering summers also grows some of the worlds best strawberries. It’s a match made in heaven, the ripe juicy gems are normally available fresh from the fields in the beginning of June, this year we’re being pleasantly surprised by some early arrivals.
It’s bouncing baby strawberry!
Still smallish, these early elusive morsels were hiding shyly under the dark green glossy leaves in the field next to the asparagus that grow on my Sister’s farm. And they are delicious, a little more heat, and the ripe red berries will be the juiciest around.
I was visiting my Mom, and she mentioned that she had the first mini crop of the season, and did I want to try some…you bet! She makes the absolutely best strawberry jam.
We live for this time of year, hoarding our frozen berries trying to make them last all winter, replenishment is needed, and soon.
Who’s up for a strawberry surprise photo shoot?
Let me pull together a few things, who cares if I only have my cell phone with me.
A red and whitle toile napkin, a cute little ceramic colander, a blue and white checked ironing board, and a book I was paging through.
Spring is rolling into a hot summer, a few weeks early, but we are loving the momentum.
Fresh rhubarb in my garden, strawberries at the farm, peas greening up, beans, and cucumbers planted.
The garden is luxuriating in all of this early heat, the day lilies are starting to bud, and the peonies just burst open today.
It’s a gardener’s life up here.
Jen @ The Light Laughed