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Posted by on May. 20, 2013 at 6:21 AM
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NATIONAL PICK STRAWBERRIES DAY

May 20 annually celebrates a sweet and tasty holiday, it is National Pick Strawberries Day.   There is something special about  the taste of a strawberry picked straight off of the vine.

Strawberry picking time is normally between late April and through out the summer, depending on what part of the United States you live in.  When harvesting strawberries, you want to look for the bright-red, firm and plump ones.

  • Strawberries are members of the rose family
  • Strawberries are the only fruit with their seeds on the outside
  • Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C
  • Strawberries are low fat, low in calories and a good source of fiber, folic acid and potassium
  • Strawberries help can help fight bad cholesterol and may reduce inflammation
  • The first strawberries were grown in France in the late 18th century.  Prior to the 18th century, wild strawberries were collected and commonly used as a fruit source.

Enjoy some freshly picked strawberries today!

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Have you ever picked your own berries?

by on May. 20, 2013 at 6:21 AM
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fammatthews4
by Trisha on May. 20, 2013 at 6:37 AM

yes, two years ago a local farm opened a pick your own strawberries patch.  I went the last two years a picked enough to freeze to get us through a month or two. 

02nana07
by Ida on May. 20, 2013 at 6:42 AM

 yes we have a patch close to the house they used to let you pick your own

atlmom2
by Susie on May. 20, 2013 at 7:59 AM
Yes, blackberries.
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natural_s
by Bronze Member on May. 20, 2013 at 8:06 AM

Have not picked any berries since I was younger. We grew up with our own blackberry tree and use to go to farms.

wakymom
by Silver Member on May. 20, 2013 at 8:35 AM

 It's been years since I've done that. I keep meaning to take the kids to pick strawberries, but it just hasn't happened yet. Maybe this summer. . .

 

 

 

 

 

May is STURGE-WEBER


Awareness Month

Barabell
by Barbara on May. 20, 2013 at 9:50 AM

Yes, given that my mom used to grow them in our backyard when I was a kid.

boys2men2soon
by Kimberly on May. 20, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Yes.   My grandparents used to have an orchard and tons of berrie bushes...... people from towm would come to "pick your own" berries.




diaperstodating
by Angel on May. 20, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Our local pick your own strawberry place has inconvenient hours (school hours). We won't be able to pick berries until the summer. It will be my/our first time.

MomsRule723
by on May. 20, 2013 at 12:34 PM

My strawberries aren't ready to be picked just yet!!

shorty13417
by on May. 20, 2013 at 3:51 PM

yes... blackberries, strawberries and blueberries.

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