Summer Fruit Picking at Mitchell Fruit Garden With Robinsons

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Robinsons asked us if we would like to go fruit picking recently and we decided to give it a go! I’ve picked fruit before, but always from family members’ gardens, so a fruit farm was a whole new experience.

 

Summer fruit picking with Robinsons

 

We went to Mitchell Fruit Garden here in Cornwall and it was a lot of fun. Going to a fruit ‘farm’ rather than just a family members’ garden, made it more of a day out.

 

strawberry picking with Robinsons

 

It’s actually one of the healthiest ways to spend a day with your family that I can think of. Not only are you out in the fresh air getting some essential Vitamin D from the sun. You are also exercising as a family and can use the experience to teach children about the importance of fruit and a healthy diet.

 

You can teach them where food comes from and do it whilst having some quality family time away from screens and modern-day distractions. Making special memories with your children really is priceless, now that the boys are heading into their teen years

 

For us the sun was sadly a bit lacking when we went to Mitchell Fruit Garden, so rather than pick the fruit that was growing outside, we did end up inside the poly tunnels. I’m definitely planning on heading back on a sunny day next season though.

 

The boys enjoyed having to run to the tunnels as the skies opened up – wellies or waterproof trainers are a good idea if you plan to visit! They also enjoyed trying to find the weirdest shaped strawberry, my eldest won with one that really looks like it should have eyes on it.

 

Strawberry picking with Robinsons - polytunnels

 

We took some Robinsons Squash’d with us to keep us all refreshed as we ‘worked’. We usually carry at least 2 flavours with us when we go out, as the boys both have different tastes in flavours.

 

The Squash’d means that we just have to carry one big bottle of drinking water for the day and small cups, then the boys can make their water a bit more exciting with whichever flavour they fancy. The fact that the Squash’d has no added sugar means that my eldest can drink it without worrying about his blood glucose levels and the less than 5 calories per glass means that I can drink plenty of it even when on a diet.

 

strawberry picking Cornwall with Robinsons

 

My personal favourite is the Summer Fruits Squash’d, which actually contains two of the fruits that can be picked at the fruit garden that we went to. All Robinsons products contain real fruit in every drop and the Squash’d summer fruits contains apples, strawberries, raspberries and cherries. We picked strawberries this time at Mitchell Fruit Garden and we came home with loads of them.

 

Strawberry picking in Cornwall

 

We could have frozen most of the fruit when we got home, but I’ve decided that I’m going to have a go at making lots of different dishes with strawberries in. The strawberries are so fresh and tasty, it feels like it would be a shame to freeze them. Since we skipped breakfast to go fruit picking, I straight away made some porridge to have strawberries with.

 

strawberry porridge - Robinsons

 

The fruit was so tasty and sweet, that I didn’t need to add any sugar to my porridge just my usual little bit of honey. So all natural, delicious and perfect to enjoy with some Robinsons squash and yet more strawberries. We usually drink Robinsons at home anyway, just like 4 in 10 households in the UK who buy Robinsons. That means 2 million glasses are drank daily, that’s a whole lot of squash!

 

strawberry porridge

 

I think I might make a healthy strawberry cheesecake next, the strawberries are definitely all going to be put to good use.

 

We had a really good morning summer fruit picking, we might have to try apple picking next when they’re in season. I do like the boys to see healthy eating and drinking as fun.

 

Stevie x

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12 Comments

  1. 17 August 2017 / 2:48 pm

    What a good haul you got. They look super tasty. Our local one had none left when we went – gutted!!!

    • 17 August 2017 / 4:41 pm

      Oh no! The Mitchell place near us had LOADS and there were raspberries too. We usually have cooking apples from my Grandparent’s tree, which is one of my favourite things ever to eat cooked up mmm.

      Stevie x

  2. 17 August 2017 / 2:50 pm

    Oh lovely, I have never been to Mitchell Fruit Garden before it’s always been Trevaskis Farm for us. Looks like you had a great time! Xx

    • 17 August 2017 / 4:45 pm

      I’ve heard it’s nice down there, but I didn’t fancy fighting the traffic when we went. I’m looking forward to Cornwall being slightly quieter again! ;) x

  3. 17 August 2017 / 5:05 pm

    We love fruit picking it is one of our fave summer activities looks like you had much fun!

  4. 17 August 2017 / 9:20 pm

    Oh what a lovely day you had and I am very jealous of your haul! We love Strawberries. We have never tasted the Summer Fruits Robinsons, we normally stick to plain orange but I’m going to have to try Summer Fruits after reading this!

  5. 17 August 2017 / 10:40 pm

    Ooh I love the sound of a healthy cheesecake! Can’t believe you’ve never been to a fruit farm before, it’s pretty much a staple day out here in the sticks! Glad you had a fab day despite the weather.
    Nat.x

    • 17 August 2017 / 10:59 pm

      Ha see in Cornwall you can pick berries from hedges, there are apples at my grandparents and we used to pick wild mushrooms. It’s just an official fruit farm/garden that we hadn’t been to :)

      Stevie x

  6. 18 August 2017 / 9:33 am

    What an amazing haul!! When we went there were no strawberries left! We drink a lot of robinsons, my youngest won’t drink plain water so we give him dilute juice – my favourite is peach

  7. 18 August 2017 / 8:14 pm

    We love fruit picking! We grow fruit in our garden, but also love to visit a local farm to pick strawberries. Robinsons Squash’d sounds perfect for when we’re out and want to refill our water bottles with water and a little something tomake it more exciting! :) x

  8. 18 August 2017 / 9:04 pm

    Fresh strawberries really are the best and these look gorgeous. My kids all love Robinsons too and me in fact, I’ve been drinking the Orange and Pineapple one since I was a kid. Mich x

  9. Laura - Dear Bear and Beany
    20 August 2017 / 8:28 am

    We love strawberry picking and go every year. It’s a great way to teach children about where food comes from. I love the summer fruits too, as does Alice. These are super handy for out and about x

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