A fun place to go in the Spring is Tanaka Farms in Irvine. Kids of all ages can enjoy a wagon ride through the acres of organic fruits and veggies, with stops along the way for tasty samples. At the last stop everyone gets off for a strawberry picking and eating frenzy; you are only given 20 minutes for this part of the tour (which was not nearly enough time, especially for Nate - who could have stayed all afternoon munching on those delicious, red, ripe strawberries)!
Farms Strawberry Tours, Orange County CA
Back at home with 5lbs. of fresh fruit we decided to make a strawberry pie using a recipe from our Pie Cookbook: