If you’re growing some of your own strawberries, be sure to check on them starting today if you haven’t already done so. A few of ours are nice and ripe and we always scurry to pick them before the squirrels get to them.
Look for strawberries at farm stands and farmers’ markets throughout the county and in green markets like the Double L Market in Westport, which makes it a point to source from small family farms, giving preference to local producers. Riverbank Farm will have their first organic strawberry crop for sale for $3 per half pint at the Westport Farmers’ Market this Thursday. You might want to look for some rhubarb while you’re there for a strawberry-rhubarb compote or pie.
For a fun pick-you-own (PYO) strawberries experience perfect for the whole family, head to Jones Family Farm in Shelton. They plan to open to PYO in the second week of June and the best way to get an update is to call (203) 929-8425. Always call ahead for the crop report and picking hours as many PYO farms close to outsiders if the weather has been very bad. At this time, we are not aware of any organic PYO farms in the area.
For a complete guide to Fairfield County Farmers’ Market, click here.