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Make the Most of Strawberry Season on the North Carolina Coast

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Strawberry Season is Here!

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It's Strawberry Season!

Here on the North Carolina coast, spring is filled with all sorts of wonderful things like warm sunny beaches, azaleas, time spent outdoors, festivals, and—strawberries!

That’s right, spring means strawberry season! People in North Carolina love strawberries, there are even numerous pick-your-own strawberry farms (Indigo Farms, Lewis Farms, Thompson Farms, Southwest Strawberry Farms, etc.). Grocery stores are overflowing with the fresh, ripe berries, farmer’s markets offer them by the bucket—they are everywhere.

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Tips for Strawberry Picking

When you arrive at the strawberry field, ask the attendant what kind of strawberries are growing. Most growers will produce a berry that is best suited to multi-task. These berries are good for canning, baking, eating fresh, or dehydrating. Some growers produce multiple kinds of strawberries, varying in sugar content.

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Strawberry Shortcake Bars

There was never a single time that the Good Humor Ice Cream Truck came through our neighborhood and I didn’t get a Strawberry Shortcake Bar. Seriously, they are the best! Argue if you want but there is just no topping this one. I will debate the merits of the Strawberry Shortcake bar against a King Cone or a Choco Taco any day.

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Buttermilk Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry season is the perfect reason to make this delicious dessert! As if we really needed a reason to gobble this up. It’s a southern twist on a strawberry shortcake using a delicious buttermilk biscuit. You can use the kind from a can or for the ambitious you can try the homemade biscuit recipe too!

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Homemade Strawberry Coladas

Here’s a drink to really “Chill Out” with loads of fresh local North Carolina Strawberries! This recipe is the perfect way to use up those extra strawberries you picked. If you've got a blender, this recipe is incredibly easy and a perfect combination of a daiquiri and a pina colada. my two favorites all in one delightful drink.

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