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We celebrate this day in honor of Ma propre petite fraise, my daughter Demimonde, as it is her birthday!!!

This time of year fruit farms open their gates to the general public so they can help themselves to their latest crops. Picking your own fruit can be a fun outing but it is also an opportunity to meet and support local farmers. You get a better sense of how the food you enjoy is cultivated, and smaller farms often use more sustainable growing practices.

Below is a link that will take you to PickYourOwn.org, a website that provides local listings of pick your own (also called U-pick or PYO) farms in the United States as well as Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Nederland / Holland / the Netherlands, South Africa, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Find a pick your own farm near you!