Monday, September 26, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

CORN MAZE TIME!!!

Hey everyone! Check out our really tall corn for the maze this year! We open on Sept 30th, 2011 so y'all be sure to come out and see if YOU can find your way out of our maze! See you soon!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New Baby Piglets!!!

Hey y'all! We just got our new baby racing pigs! We will be working hard and training them over the next couple weeks before we open! They have lots to learn, but are excited about this season's racing! Make plans to come on out to the farm and watch them race around the track!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Pumpkin season 2011 is almost here!!

Just a few more weeks and we will be opening for the fall season out at Washington Farms! We are busy getting the farm ready to open, hiring great staff, and getting excited! Go ahead and start planning your trip to come on out and take a ride on the cowtrain!


Friday, April 29, 2011

Washington Farms "ROCKS"

Hooray! Washington Farms has a new HUGE ROCKING CHAIR!!! Come on out to the STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL TOMORROW and get your picture taken in it!!!
 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

STRAWBERRY OF THE DAY! :)

Farmer John found this beautiful strawberry yesterday in the field! This is Rebekah holding it- it was huge! Come on out and get your own big beautiful strawberries today!!




Saturday, April 23, 2011

Miss Merry Berry!

Washington Farms' Miss Merry Berry made an appearance today at the Oconee County Egg Hunt at Veterans Park!!! What fun she had telling everyone about the Strawberry Festival on April 30th, and passing our FREE icecream coupons to all the kids!! Thanks Miss Merry Berry!!!


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

COME PICK NOW!!!!

Hey y'all!!!
Check out this video of Mrs Washington herself!
The strawberry fields are loaded with beautiful juicy strawberries right now!

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DON'T MISS THIS EASY PICKING!!!!
Come on out to the farm today!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Strawberry Season is OPEN!!

Washington Farms is officially Open for Strawberry Season!!!

Today starts the first day of strawberry season!  Both Loganville and Watkinsville farms are open for public picking at 8:00AM!  Since its the beginning of the season, the berries are scattered, but they are looking GREAT!   Grab your Washington Farms' buckets and a big appetite and come out to pick some delicious strawberries!!  As always, its a good idea to call before you come to the farm to make sure we don't get picked out.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

ALMOST HERE!!!!

THEY ARE ALMOST HERE! We hope to start picking in about a week! We will update our website and the blog as soon as we know our starting date for picking! We can't wait to see you out here at the farm!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream



One of the Washington's family favorites, this ice cream will get you hooked!!


Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

4 large eggs
½ tsp. salt
6 cups milk
2 cups sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 pint strawberries (sweetened)



Combine eggs and salt; beat until light.
Add condensed milk, sugar, and vanilla.  Mix well.
Pour mixture into ice cream churn.
Add milk.
Churn until almost set.
Add strawberries and continue to churn until ready!
Makes 12 servings.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fresh Strawberry Pie



You can't go wrong with this classic recipe!!
Fresh Strawberry Pie

1 quart strawberries
1 cup sugar
2 ½ or 3 tbsp. cornstarch
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 baked pie shell
½ pint whipping cream (optional)
red food coloring (optional)

Wash berries and hull.  Put one half of berries in sauce pan and crush.  Mix sugar and cornstarch; add to crushed berries along with lemon juice.  Cook on medium heat until mixture thickens.  Cool.  Cut remaining berries into halves and mix with the cooked mixture.  Add a few drops of red food coloring to the cooked mixture before adding the uncooked berries.  Pour mixture into baked pie shell.  Chill before serving.  Serve topped with whipped cream.
 ENJOY!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Strawberry Smoothie



With the warm weather on the way, what better way to cool off than with a sweet treat?! Our Washington Farms' fresh strawberries make this recipe one to remember!

Strawberry Smoothie

2 cups frozen strawberries
2 cups orange, pineapple or apple juice
1 banana

Sweeten to taste.
Blend for 1 minute.
Makes 4 cups.
Variations: add one cup of ice cream - makes it more like a strawberry milkshake; you can also always add more fruit such as blueberries, blackberries, peaches, pears, etc. :) Such a delicious, healthy treat! 

Monday, March 28, 2011

Fresh Berry Pie


Here is one of our favorite berry recipes! Its great with either blueberries, blackberries, or our favorite, a mixture of both!!
 
Fresh Berry Pie

  • 4 cups of fresh berries
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
Boil all ingredients for 15 minutes.  Place in pie shell.  Cover with top crust. pinch edges together. Cut slits in the top of the crust. Brown in the oven at 350 degrees - approximately 15-20 minutes.
*This recipe is delicious with blueberries, black berries or mixed berries.  

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Strawberries are coming!!!

GET EXCITED!!!  We'll be picking before you know it!
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

It's almost time to pick Strawberries!!!

Our strawberries are starting to look really good! We think in the next few weeks, we'll be picking our first bunch. Not only are we excited about our tasty strawberries, but we are also planning our first Strawberry Festival!!
On April 30, 2011, we will have our farm activities up and running! These activities include: Hay Ride, Cow Train, Tunnel Slides, Playscape, Petting Farm, PVC Slide, Corn Box & Sand Box, Duck races, Tricycle track, Vortex Tunnel, and Jumping Pillow. There will be tons of yummy food, including Mr. Washington's homemade ice-cream, funnel cakes, and strawberry shortcake!! We also have a wide variety of musical acts and arts and craft vendors to make this day really great! Be sure to bring out all your friends and family for a great day at Washington Farms!!