Saturday, June 5, 2010

IN SEASON- STRAWBERRIES



Local strawberries-ripe, delicious and incredibly sweet. 



Driving out to Southampton this weekend, a few of the local farm stand signs were advertising the first batch of spring strawberries.  I could barely contain myself. There is absolutely nothing like fresh from the fields produce and local Long Island strawberries are like no other. They are only available for a few weeks in June, so I usually buy a few quarts to eat immediately and then freeze some for later.  The sweet scent of the delicate berries welcomed me to Anderson's farm stand in Riverhead.  The strawberries were dark, decadent and delicious.  



Still warm from the sun, I bought two quarts and nearly ate one container on the way home!




With fruit this perfect, just serve with a dollop of fresh whipped cream and a sprig of fresh mint.  The ultimate summer dessert. Delicious!

11 comments:

Suburban Princess said...

Just watch what they use for pesticides...strawberries are the top 3 most toxic fruits if they aren't organic :O(

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Oh I love our local strawberries! It's official - I MUST get out east soon! Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy!
Stephanie

paintedpreppy said...

Oh, I love farm fresh strawberries.

Join the Gossip said...

Mmm! Looks yummy. I think I'll go get some out of my fridge =)

Town and Country Mom said...

Beautiful berries! When our children were small, we would take them berry-picking, and we always joked that the farmer should weigh them before and after because they ate so many berries in the patch!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Is there anything more delicious in the summer...off to my farmers market this morning!

Mary Ann said...

yummy...have a great weekend! verbena cottage

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

love strawberries! these look so delicious. thanks for sharing. hope you have a great week.

red ticking said...

oh i would give anything to be eating those yummie berries... maybe you can mail some to me! (he he)
xxxx

The Buzz said...

Strawberries right off the vine is one of the many reasons why going out to the Hamptons before July is an absolutely must for us. Sadly, the growing season is so short but the memories of their deliciousness, so sweet!

Pemberley said...

I can't get enough of the locally grown produce. Imagine what it was like 200 years ago when this was the ONLY time of year you could get fresh fruits and veg at all!