Pappy's is one of those treasures that you have to be in "in the know" about. It's a little farm (okay, maybe not so little - the property is HUGE) located in Oviedo, Florida... Which just happens to be 20 minutes from where John and I live. Score!
It's a simple premise- they grow em', you pick em. Upon arriving you go see Pappy (?) or, at least a very nice man that was dressed a bit like Freddy Krueger with a much sweeter smile and disposition. He gives you a box to put the berries in along with advice on which ones to look for and how to pick. When you're done you bring your haul to the lovely ladies in the little red cart to get the weight. At $2.50 a lb, it's a decent deal. Strawberry season starts now and lasts until May. Starting in April you can visit Pappy's to pick blueberries .... Visions of fresh blueberry pancakes fill my head. Yum!!!
The farm is a down to earth, happy place. Fresh air, sunshine and smiling faces surrounded by lush, natural Florida landscape. I couldn't help but admire the wild palms and the oaks dripping with moss. I also noted a lot of folks like myself coming out for photo opps (other bloggers, perhaps? :) ) For more information on location and hours click the link above.