Blame the toddler if she picked the last strawberries.
It's amazing to realize that even the beautiful strawberries at a place like Whole Foods don't actually taste like the sweet, delicate berries that you pick from your own plants. The Gorman strawberries had the small size and the glistening color that says they won't last on a shipping truck. They didn't need to last around here because my little friend mowed through a bowl with lunch.
By 2 pm on Saturday, the farm was hanging a "sold out" sign at the gate as I drove to the library. I can't tell from the Web site whether that was the last weekend for strawberries or there is one more week left.
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