It’s the season to enjoy to the fullest what English writer Dr. William Butler said over 400 years ago; “Doubtless God could have made a better berry (strawberry), but doubtless God never did.”
This sweet berry is in full season and will, in some species and in some areas, continue to produce through June. The pick-your-own berry farms once very popular in this area have long been unavailable. To look for local strawberries today, if you do not have your own patch, search local markets or watch for vendors.
Most supermarket strawberries come from one of ten states where strawberry production is a major industry. California is the largest producing state (on 23,000 acres of strawberries 21 tons are produced annually), Florida steps into second, and Oregon, North Carolina, Washington, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Ohio follow. Strawberries are grown in every state, but it wasn’t until 1825 that strawberry production be...
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