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In season: Find Triangle strawberry farms

Posted April 25, 2010
Updated April 26, 2010

I'm originally from upstate New York. Up there, strawberry season always falls around July 4. And strawberry shortcake was always a big part of our celebration.

So it took me a year or so to get used to strawberry shortcake at Memorial Day. Not that I'm complaining.

Strawberry season has started in the Triangle with most farms now open for business.The season runs through about mid-June.

Mark your calendars for Strawberry Day, which is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh. The event includes free samples of strawberry ice cream, an appearance by "Suzy the Strawberry," a dessert contest and a large selection of fresh, local strawberries.

And if you're like me and looking forward to picking your own berries, here's our sortable database of Triangle strawberry farms.

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  • shall6 Apr 27, 2010

    Thanks for your comment! Hilltop Farms in Willow Springs also sells certified organic berries. They are open on Saturdays only from noon to 5 p.m. starting this weekend.

    Sarah