Tuesday, February 6, 2018

National Strawberry Day is February 27th

February 27th is the day we pay homage to one of the most popular fruits in the world. National Strawberry Day says that the growing season is just around the corner!  Strawberries are the first fruits to ripen every year, so they are often called the “taste of spring.” The bright red juicy berries are both delicious and incredibly good for you. Each bite is packed with vitamins, antioxidants and fiber.
Graves Mountain Strawberry Preserves
People have been enjoying strawberries and their health benefits for centuries. In fact, the Ancient Romans believed that strawberries could cure fevers, fainting, inflammation, and several other ailments. They also used the berries for teeth whitening. A gift from Chile in the 1700s, garden strawberry plants made their way to North America in the 1750s.
To celebrate National Strawberry Day, enjoy some Graves Mountain Strawberry Preserves on toast, croissants, French toast, pancakes, waffles, ice cream or have a PB&J sandwich with The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg All Natural Peanut Butter. Enjoy!