Ripe & Ready to Eat
It’s strawberry season at Willowsford Farm and we’re not complaining. They’re abundant today but before you know it, the season will be over and we’ll be left fighting over the last pint; wishing we had made more time, that things hadn’t ended so abruptly, that we’d experimented with Balsamic and black pepper.
But for now, here’s our guide for getting that juicy, sweet sustenance into every meal of the day.
Strawberry-Green Smoothie from Willowsford Kitchen
This is a great way to work more leafy greens into your diet. Once you get used to drinking vegetables, add another handful of greens into the blender. Make this recipe…
Strawberry Caprese Salad from Kitchen Treaty
We are knee deep in strawberry season! Let us raise our hands and rejoice loudly. Or we could be reasonable adults and just eat them in peace while not bothering our neighbors with our strawberry love excitement. Make this recipe…
Strawberry, Basil, Bacon & Brie Chicken Burger from Cooking for Keeps
This particular chicken burger has the sweet and savory thing going on which I absolutely love. Ground chicken breast is combined with a little bit of grated onion (for moisture), grated garlic, basil, mint and salt (chicken breast needs PLENTY of salt), formed into patties and then grilled until charred and cooked through. Make this recipe…
Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp with Lavender Cream from Willowsford Kitchen
The peppery taste of pairing rhubarb and strawberries is a time-honored tradition. Lavender from Willowsford Farm Garden is a perfect way to perfume the cream that softens the tartness of the fruit crisp. Make this recipe…
Farm Stand Parfait from Farmer Deb
This snack needs no direction. 1. Strawberries, 2. Pequea Valley Farm Yogurt, 3. Cool Mama Granola. Combine. Devour.
Now that you have your meals planned it’s time to go shopping. Visit the Farm Stand to purchase Tuesday through Friday 2 – 7 PM and Saturday 9 AM – 2 PM. Our strawberries are grown according to organic standards, without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. It’s always safest to wash produce before eating it, but feel comfortable knowing that there are no pesticide residues on our fruit.
Remember that strawberries smell and taste best at room temperature. If you’re going to eat them within a day or so, keep them out on the counter. They won’t last long there – they’re picked ripe and ready to eat. They’re red through and through, no white insides, and they’ll continue ripening on the counter. If you put them in the fridge, take them out and let them warm to room temperature before you eat them. You’ll notice the difference.
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