Fruit of Your Labor

By on 15 May, 2013 in Food, Fun, Heather Coleman, Outdoors with 0 Comments

Cool, rainy days will soon be replaced by the hot, humid days of summer, and that means that summer fruits are starting to ripen. If you haven’t yet managed to find your way up to the strawberry farms up near Clanton or out near Wetumpka, you should hurry– strawberry season only lasts for a few more weeks! In June and early July, blueberries and peaches will be the star, followed by plums, persimmons, and finally in late summer, scuppernongs and muscadine grapes.

If you can manage not to eat all that you pick, fruit freezes well. Typically I spread it onto cookie sheets and pop them in the freezer until frozen, then dump it into gallon ziplocs. Freezer jam is another option, or if you are feeling adventurous, you can make scuppernong or muscadine wine.

Below you will find a map of the most popular U-pick and farmer’s market locations. The map is editable, so if you know of a spot not on the map, feel free to add it!

View Farmer’s Markets and U-Pick near Montgomery, Alabama in a larger map

Heather Coleman is a freelance writer and part-time DIY’er who mostly manages to fit her projects in around her family and her volunteer work. She lives with her husband, two boys and two pets in Midtown. She is on Google+, Linked In, Twitter and Pinterest.

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