The berries were SO big, red, juicy, and plentiful this year. We picked 2 flats, 27 lbs! After giving about two pounds to Grammie, I spent an entire naptime cutting, washing, freezing, and finally making 2 batches of fruit leather (my tip: blend everything once it's done on the stove...it turns out perfect!). I'm planning on making two more batches, since the leather is completely gone from the weekend! My husband thinks it's the best candy besides dehydrated bananas.
If you're local to my area, check out RocaBerry farm. Hurry, the season ends around June 15th! The price is $1.25/box + 50 cents per flat (but you can reuse them). If you're not local, check for You Pick farms around the country HERE.
My tip: If your child is under 1, you can put them in a sling, if they are between 1-2 years old, either try to put them in a sling if they're not too heavy, or grab a friend, spouse, or relative to keep an eye on them. It was pretty hard to pick berries and watch Anikka. She probably ate about 15 strawberries in under 10 minutes, and I worried about her getting sick if I just let her go free!