Around here, we think strawberries are really special. We add them to our cereal in the morning, mix them into our smoothies in the afternoon and make desserts from them in the evening . That’s a bit of an exaggeration, but there is no denying our love for N.C. strawberries. In fact, our state is the fourth largest producer of strawberries in the country. We think strawberries are so swell, we made a video about them.
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It’s strawberry season at farmers markets and pick-your-own farms across the state. To celebrate, the State Farmers Market in Raleigh will host its annual Strawberry Day tomorrow, April 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Free strawberry and strawberry ice cream samples will be available, along with free strawberry recipes, nutritional information and a guest appearance by Suzy Strawberry. In addition, a total of $225 in prize money will be up for grabs in the annual strawberry dessert contest.
Click here for more information about the dessert contest and Strawberry Day at the State Farmers Market. Here are other opportunities to celebrate strawberries across the state:
- May 1 — N.C. Strawberry Festival in Chadbourn, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- May 7 — Strawberry Day at the Charlotte Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- May 14 — Strawberry Day at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market in Colfax, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.