It’s Strawberry Season here on the Shore
— Sweet harbingers of summer, strawberries make their annual appearance in the Mid-Shore counties at roadside stands, U-pick patches and backyard gardens about the middle of May.
U-pick strawberry patches beckon kids and seniors who long for the sweet, tart flavor of fresh, red berries that always seem to taste better than store-bought berries from other areas of the country.
The recent abundant rains have affected the number of berries being produced, so call ahead so see if a Upick field is open.
Whether you prefer to pick your own or buy a quart or two at a produce stand, to simply indulge your tastebuds at a nearby strawberry festival or create a new dessert or old favorite in your own kitchen, you’re never too far from one of the delights of spring in Chesapeake country.
Here you’ll find local U-pick farms, strawberry festivals and recipes to satisfy your craving for the local spring favorite. Follow me on Twitter @connie_ stardem.