The Perfect Fruit
Fifty years ago, Terry Jones returned from a trip across the country to bring a new crop to his father’s Christmas Tree Farm. Terry planted strawberry vines and ever since, Jones Family Farms has invited guests to come and harvest their own strawberries. Terry Jones refers to the strawberry as the ‘perfect fruit’ and every June the fields at Pumpkinseed Hill and the Valley Farm are speckled with the brilliant red berries. Strawberries are the first fruits of the summer and the season lasts only three to four short weeks. Strawberries are very nutritious, easy to freeze, and great for pies, shortcake, jams or fresh eating.