It's Strawberry time here in Central New Jersey--the time of year when I really know why they call us the "Garden State" For a brief shining moment, my local farm market will have small succulent, flavorful, fresh picked local strawberries for sale and I will be gorging on them every day until the season is over ( which, sadly, will be soon)
Yes, I can buy strawberries all year long at the super market, but I don't bother. I don't like the cardboard taste of those huge, over fertilized, under ripened things that are flown in off season from California Mexico or even Chile and Argentina. No taste and too many food miles for me. I just wait until June every year and go wild.
And now a plug for my local farm market. The Homestead Farm Market in Lambertville, NJ. Right now they not only have baskets of yummy locally grown strawberries, but a home baked strawberry rhubarb pie that is to die for. Stop by and pick one up if you're in the neighborhood.
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