June 15, 2010

Strawberry Season

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

If you're anything like the way I was, then you think all produce comes from a grocery store and your idea of fresh fruit is the lettuce heads right after they're sprayed with the automatic water sprayers in the produce case. But a few years ago, I was introduced to a whole new world where fruits and vegetables are grown outdoors and are covered with dirt and bugs, And the flavor, oh the flavor, is so much more intense and alive than anything you've ever bought from any supercenter grocery section.

There's something about getting in the dirt and plucking off food from a plant that really makes you appreciate where all this comes from. The simple act of harvesting the food you'll actually eat in a couple hours just makes you sit back and say, Alhamdulillah. How Merciful is Allah to have covered the earth with so many types of fruits and vegetable, all wonderful in their own way, for our personal enjoyment? How perfect is each crop: perfectly shaped, perfectly colored. SubhanAllah!

If you've never visited a you-pick farm before, I urge you to go as soon as possible (just google it!). You don't have to live out in the country or on a farm to pick your own summer goodies, there are many options available in metro-cities these days I'm afraid the strawberry season may be just about finished up but the warm weather has only just begun and with it comes lots of tasty treats, insha'Allah!


  1. My mom has been going to you-pick for yearsss! Gotta love strawberries! =D

  2. Isn't it great?! I've only recently been introduce, but am hooked!


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