Summer ain't summer without fresh-picked berries and cherries. And while New Seasons and farmers markets have luscious offerings, there's no better way to jump into the season than to spend a half-day at one of the area's many u-pick farms. You get fresh air, a little exercise (each hour of reaching and plucking burns away at least a pint of Ben and Jerry's, right?) and the freshest berries possible! And you often pay less for the privelege.
For a roundup of some great berry picking spots around Portland, plus links to produce calendars for greater Portland and Oregon, check out this week's Family Fun review. If you have a favorite spot, send it to me in the comments below.