Strawberries are the first new fruit of the year. And boy are we ready for them, right? Strawberries are generally available late May through mid June although there are some varieties that produce into early Fall. They are very high in Vitamin C.

Storage: Like all berries, strawberries are very perishable and should be kept in the fridge. Keep strawberries unwashed and with stems. Pick out any berries that are showing signs of mold or bruising to extend the shelf life of the remaining berries. In reality, they are so good that you'll be lucky to get them home without eating them all in the car. Do not wash until you are ready to eat.

Preparation: Wash berries and remove stems (if desired) just before you are going to eat/cook with them. You can eat them straight out of the box, the classic dipped in chocolate, in salads, on ice cream, in pies, and more!

Strawberry Milkshake                                                       Simple Strawberry Syrup

Chilled Strawberry Soup                                                  Strawberry Cobbler

Refrigerator Strawberry Jam

Arugula, Spinach, and Strawberry Salad

Miscellaneous Fact: Did you know the first cultivated strawberry originated in France? A white-flesh Chilean variety was crossed with a Virginian variety in the 1750s.

Highland Orchards Farm Market, is a small, family-owned and operated farm in northern Delaware, established 1832. We grow fruits and vegetables without synthetic chemicals or pesticides. We sell our produce through our farm market located on the farm, through our CSA program, and at two farmers’ markets in Philadelphia. Real food, a real farm, for people who really like to eat!