A good afternoon out is picking your own berries and cherries, if you ask me. Picking is awesome right now at Applegate Orchards in Burbank. Good pollination and a good bloom mean juicy pickins! And yes, you can snack as you pick! Get details on Applegate Orchards and operating hours HERE.

My neighbor just took her kiddos to The Hatch Patch in Pasco where they had a blast picking cherries. Only $2 per pound, even for Rainier Cherries! Most of the roadside stands sell those for $3.50/lb. Check out the Facebook page for The Hatch Patch HERE.