Strawberries are almost here! I know this, because I obsessively check the farm’s website starting around Easter, and the latest harvest estimate is June 12. Since I have strawberries on the brain, let me share some information you’ll be glad you don’t have to live another day without.
- Earlier is better. The first crop is the sweetest. I don’t know why, that’s what the lady at the Strawberry Farm told me. Perhaps it is a marketing technique, (“buy early! buy often!”) but I am not messing with it.
- I really want to try this recipe for Fresh Strawberry Limeade Slush from Amy’s Finer Things. It looks like something you’d find on a cruise ship.
- There are over 200 seeds on every strawberry.
- Apparently, they are not a berry after all. They are a fruit.
- This is an absolutely amazing resource about where to find a strawberry (or any berry. or fruit. or whatever) farm near you.
- I know Megan in real life, and sincerely hope she finds an occasion to make this Strawberry Cake where I will be in attendance.
- You can dip strawberries in all kinds of things; not just chocolate. For the record, I am not against dipping them in chocolate. Not at all.
- I try to have the best of both worlds with this picking-from-the-field stuff. I let my kids pick a few quarts, but order up a couple of flats already picked too. I would grow old and die right there in the field before my kids got enough berries for me.
- I still have a few quarts of strawberries in the freezer from last year. Oops. I just didn’t want to run out. Way to live on the edge.
- I also make jam, and can it. It’s crazy good. Four cups of sugar will do that to anything, though.
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