No matter what area you live in, it’s likely strawberries carry some sort of nostalgic story. Growing up in Indiana, friends would have small patches of strawberries. One neighbor let us come over and pick a basket full to bring home once they were ripe. It was always a special treat when Mom brought out the sugar dish and let us dip a freshly washed strawberry right in. Oh. So. Sweet.
Later in life, my husband I lived in Tennessee for several years. Strawberry season was huge there! There was even a special Strawberry Festival, and everyone seemed to have special strawberry attire to wear in late spring. One of my favorite lunch spots served the most delicious strawberry cake.
Now back in Indiana, my mom and mother-in-law have found a special connection over strawberry pretzel salad (recipe shared below). Mom loved the dish so much, she began requesting it on special holidays from my mother-in-law. How sweet strawberry season is and all the memories it carries with it.
This heart-shaped superfood is a low-calorie nutritious addition to any diet. Strawberries are packed full of:
Strawberries can grow in several climates and various soils, so long as they have direct sunlight. Peak strawberry season usually only lasts 3-4 weeks, and locally-grown berries are the most fresh and flavorful. Here are some strawberry harvest date ranges by state:
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