When we arrived, we took a little tractor-pulled hay wagon ride out to the raspberry bushes. There were about ten people already out picking. This was our first time picking raspberries at this orchard. Normally, we go for raspberries at a smaller orchard by our place up north. Honestly, we were a little disappointed that the picking was not great on this particular day. Of course, we like it when the ripe raspberries are plentiful and you can fill your quart pretty much just standing in one area... That was not the case -- we had to do some serious searching. Lots of walking, looking under the leaves and down low, etc... We worked hard -- like farmers!!?? It was kind of a bummer and we had a hard time getting 4 quarts (one each).
Fear not, as we are going to go back to our usual place up north to see if their raspberries are ready for "easy picking". In the meantime, we worked on our tans, had some quality time together and, of course, later on managed to have some yummy raspberry, angel food cake and whip cream desserts! However, I think next time I go back to this orchard, instead of picking raspberries, I will check out their new Winery!! Anyone want to join me?? ;)