We’re getting closer to strawberry time at last! This is a healthy strawberry plant in Okeana. Looking at all the blossoms it will have plenty of berries. My mouth is watering because the flavor of a fresh picked strawberry is unlike the berries that have transported from other parts of the country. Berries are delicate and growers around the USA have worked hard on getting varieties to us that we can enjoy all year, but buying from a local grower will give you an intense and juicy flavor experience unlike transported berries. Contact your local berry growers and they will pick them fresh for you that morning.
This is the first installment of Butler County Local Foods Blog. I plan on bringing my excitement about local foods to you by sharing info from local growers. I’ll let you know what veggies and fruits are about to ripen in our area, the quality of produce being harvested, and how long the season will last. You’ll have ideas to help you use large quantities of fresh local foods during peak harvesting times. Many of us know making good use of produce while flavor, quality, and nutrition are at their peak can be an art in itself. I look forward to sharing all I can about local foods, food preservation, and recipes. I want to make it easy for everyone to try our fresh Butler County products and get to know your local growers. Terri Chatfield