After losing a freezer full of hard work two years in a row, I vowed not to put up anything until we had a generator. I missed strawberry season and blueberry season but the generator arrived in time for raspberry and blackberries. We’ve been picking at Tougas Farm for 14 years now and it’s just gotten better over the years. I’ve learned some things along the way. Always go to the end of the row and work your way back. Don’t wear a flower colored shirt if you are not fond of bees. Get there first thing in the morning on the first day they are open of the week for the fastest easiest picking. I reuse my flats every year and now I listen to music or a book on the iPhone as I work which makes the time fly by. All I need now is a wagon because 12 pounds of fruit gets heavy in a hurry! I picked up some peaches in the store and made a fabulous dessert with them.