The area to the east of Tasucu in Turkey has lots of strawberry fields, and the crop appears to be at its best right now.

The fields are full of pickers in brightly coloured local dress, and the roads are full of trucks packed with boxes of freshly picked, juicy strawberries.

A strawberry-scrumpers’ paradise indeed — but we were very good and bought ours from one of the many roadside stalls. The only problem was that the Turks don’t see to have an equivalent to clotted cream!

Hard at work in the fields

Boxes packed into trucks

The stall where we bought ours

The ones at the bottom are just as fresh, juicy and delicious as the ones on top!