Saturday, May 2, 2020

May 20 is National Pick Strawberries Day

May is National Strawberry Month and May 20 is National Pick Strawberries Day.
The day invites you to go outside in the garden or on the field to pick fresh strawberries. There is something special about the taste of a sun-warmed strawberry picked straight off of the vine. Every year we take it for granted that in the spring we will have a chance to pick fresh strawberries. This year it will be an especially welcome outing! Strawberry picking places are open but taking the COVID-19 situation seriously and have implemented special policies for strawberry picking for the 2020 season. These policies are for the safety of their customers, their employees, and the community. Check with your picking place website or facebook page for their policies before going.

Graves Mountain Strawberry Preserves
The strawberry fruit is widely appreciated for its characteristic aroma, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweetness. It is also healthy. This fruit is very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. It is also a good source of Vitamin C, folate and potassium, and a very good source of dietary fiber, and manganese. Just one serving of about eight strawberries provides more vitamin C than an orange. Strawberries help can help fight bad cholesterol and may reduce inflammation. The strawberry is among the top 20 fruits in antioxidant capacity.

When we can’t get fresh strawberries, we can enjoy Graves Mountain Strawberry Preserves. Here's another idea, send Mom some Strawberry Preserves for Mother's Day!