Strawberry Season is here North Carolina!
Strawberry season is here! Thanks to a warm March the strawberry crop this year is early by about 2 weeks. Many we pick/pick your own strawberry fields are open now or are opening up this week. I stopped by one of my local pick your own fields today and picked a bucket full. I brought them home and cut them up and had the desert with whip cream! So so good. They were delicious, juicy and sweet. Can’t wait to go back and pick more with plans for a strawberry cake and strawberry shortcakes on the menu in the days to come.
Fresh just picked strawberries are so delicious. And they are good for you too. Strawberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C, fiber, folate, potassium, and Vitamin B6 to name just a few. The kids will love going to a strawberry field to pick their own. Many strawberry farms also have other fun things to do while there. A strawberry farm is a great way to teach kids about how food is grown on a farm before it shows up in a grocery store.
Strawberries can be used for so many different types of food such as jellies, jams, ice cream, smoothies, pies, cakes, shortcakes, candies and so many more. Fresh strawberries are great added to other foods like breakfast cereal. And nothing beats a chocolate covered strawberry if you are a chocolate lover!
Strawberry season in North Carolina only last for about 5-8 weeks depending on the weather so plan a trip today and get your fresh juicy locally grown strawberries now! Enjoy!
To find a local strawberry farm near you are some links to help:
You can also head to a local Farmers Market to get locally grown strawberries now in season. To find a Farmers Market near you go to North Carolina Farm Fresh and put in your location to find a farmers market close to you.