M & O , Grannie Annie and myself went strawberry picking. The kids were really excited. My camera batteries ran out while we were there so no pics . This year the the strawberries were on raised frames and under poly tunnels so the rain didn't matter.
After the disappointment of the poor yeild from our own strawberry plants this year ( 6 strawberries !) I must read more about fruit growing and see if we can improve on the crop for next year.
We decide to go to the professionals at Oatlands Farm for some serious berry volumes.
This was the result :-
I used 1lb of fruit to 1lb of jam sugar with added pectin. The jam set very well , I will definately use this recipe again. This is the first year we have paid for our jam fruit previously we have embraced freeganism for our jam making. Last year we gleened green plums from my aunts garden .
The year before we foraged for blackberries by the coast.