One of the best things about living in the Yakima Valley is that we are spoiled by the fresh fruits and vegetables available all summer long. Not only do we have a garden in the back yard with grapes, raspberries, strawberries, potatoes, cucumbers, zucchinis, onions, carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, jalapenos, and many, many types of herbs, but my parents live about 2 miles (if that) away and they have a farm and fruitstand (yay! more fruits and veggies to choose from!). There is nothing like going out into the back yard and digging your potatoes for dinner. Or picking fresh strawberries for strawberry shortcake after dinner, which is exactly what Cara did today.