Strawberry PickingThe Mercer's Farm
|Actually, we went strawberry picking twice in March. We are fortunate to have Eddie Mercer as our Bible Fellowship leader. He and his family have a 70 acre strawberry farm just north and east of Valrico. Each year, once most of the picking is done, Eddie and Darlene invite their Bible Fellowship Class plus all the class's family to a picnic at the farm. Eddie prepares the meats (sausage, chicken, and ribs) while everyone else brings drinks plus a side or a desert. This is an absolutely great time and there are more strawberries than you can eat or even store away in your freezer.
Well, evidently not having enough, we went back with the family and picked some more. And some more. And some more. Whew, it was a bit of work cleaning all those strawberries, but well Worth it.