The first garden strawberry was grown in France during the late 18th century and they are still yummy as ever! Who doesn’t love strawberry shortcake or strawberry jam? If you know someone who doesn’t love them, bring them to our farm to try one picked fresh.
Chandler strawberries are the only variety we have. This berry is known for its sweet flavor for fresh picked only. The Chandler variety was first developed for commercial use, it has become popular with home growers because of its intense strawberry flavor. It offers a distinct flavor and sweetness, unlike other varieties that have traded taste for greater disease-resistance or increased yields. The interior of the fruit features red coloring and plenty of juice. If you don’t like the dry and white centers found in other strawberries, Chandler fruits could quickly become your favorite.
Here is a quick recipe from the VA Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Services, VA Grown Strawberry Recipes.
Enjoy with your breakfast during the short but delicious strawberry season.
2 cups fresh strawberries
1 stick butter, room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
Put ingredients in a mixing bowl and blend until smooth and creamy. Refrigerate in air tight container. Serve with toast, bagels, biscuits, muffins, pancakes or waffles. Any other ideas on how to enjoy strawberry butter?
Our strawberries in bloom!