Ashley blogged a couple days back about her trip out there...and I think they brought something like 20 pounds of strawberries home because the fields were so bountiful just a few weeks ago!
We had to peek under leaves and crouch and search for our berries, but the last of the harvest were so sweet and just perfect (if a little shrimpy). They were like little jewels.
But we persevered, and eventually Josiah, Lu and I had each collected a respectable harvest.
We also took home a few enormous heads of spinach.
I'm including my feet (also enormous) for scale:
Such a good, chilly, Portland afternoon...and then we had delicious spinach and strawberries, and a day later, jam!
I like tart, not-too-sweet jam, and it ended up just right on that front. That's one of my favorite things about making things for yourself - you can tailor whatever it is to your exact persnickety tastes.