Although summer doesn't officially start until June 21st, summertime is in the air! And in that air is the sweet scent of one of the best parts of summer in North Carolina- fresh strawberries.

Strawberries are in season right now and if you haven't visited a produce stand or Farmer's Market, you absolutely must! North Carolina strawberries are bred for sweetness- so make sure you eat, share or freeze them within a few days of bringing them home. Following are some links that you may find helpful:

Find a strawberry stand or Farmer's Market:

Strawberry recipes:

An all around great site for finding fresh produce, restaurants, organic food, gift baskets:

When you chose to buy fresh, locally grown produce you're a making smart choice in so many ways. Here is the ripple effect of choosing to buy local produce:
  • You're helping local farmers to maintain their farming lifestyle, thereby supporting our economy
  • You're helping our environment- tons of harmful emissions are used to transport produce across state and country lines
  • Fresh produce just plain tastes better!
So get on out and enjoy the (almost) summertime and some fresh strawberries! If you feel so inspired, please share your favorite strawberry recipe with us.

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