May is National Strawberry Month, which just happens to coincide with the start of peak California strawberry season! Strawberries are one of America’s favorite fruits, and for good reason – they’re sweet, versatile and good for you.
And there’s so much more! Every year, all along the central and southern coast of California, hundreds of strawberry farmers work tirelessly to grow and harvest this beautiful, heart-shaped fruit for the world. In fact, nearly 90% of America’s strawberries are grown right here in California.
When you pick up California strawberries this summer, you can feel good that you’re not only offering a healthy treat to your family, but that you’re supporting generations of farmers right here in the U.S.
We know strawberries are great as a snack but if you’re looking for some other fantastic ways to celebrate Strawberry Month, we have you covered!
Meet the Farmers #BehindtheBerry
For every berry grown, there is a farmer story behind it and countless people who help in the process of growing and shipping strawberries to consumers across the nation and the world. California strawberry farmers have passion, pride, and stories that will inspire you. Go #BehindtheBerry to hear stories of these amazing, hardworking farmers.
Serve Mom a Berry-Inspired Breakfast for Mother’s Day
From sheet pan pancakes and strawberry cinnamon rolls to breakfast pizza and scones, make mom feel extra special this Mother’s Day with a berry special breakfast in bed! Check out our Strawberry Breakfast Recipes page for tons of inspiration!
April Showers Bring May (Strawberry) Flowers
Show someone you care with a fresh bouquet they can eat! Learn how to make your own edible roses using fresh California strawberries with this easy tutorial. A great idea to add to that Mother’s Day breakfast in bed.
Strawberry Desserts to Try This Summer
Is there anything better than homemade strawberry cobbler on a summer evening? This dessert is simple to prepare and will quickly become a family favorite. Our favorite cobbler recipe is the Southern Skillet Strawberry Cobbler. It’s best served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Cool Down Treats for Warmer Weather
As the weather starts to warm up, treat your kids to a delicious (and healthy!) frozen treat to cool off after a day at the pool or beach. These Strawberries & Cream Ice Pops are perfect for little ones!
Whip Up a Refreshing Strawberry Cocktail
If you are looking for the perfect strawberry drink for summer as you entertain or simply enjoy a summer evening on the patio, here are five to consider. Looking for zero-proof (mocktail) options? Check out our drink recipes for more ideas!
Celebrate the Red, White & Blue for Memorial Day
Add a little patriotic flair to your Memorial Day weekend cookouts with these Fruity American Flag Skewers or Strawberry Firecracker Pops. Make sure to bookmark these for when the Fourth of July rolls around too!
Throw Some Strawberries on the Grill
Yes, really! Grilling strawberries can bring a new level of sweet and smoky flavors to your favorite dish. Check out these strawberry grilling tips and recipes for inspiration.
Enjoy Strawberries in a Savory Way
Strawberries are known for snacking and desserts, but there are lots of ways to enjoy this delicious fruit in savory applications as well. Pair with shrimp for these bright and colorful lettuce wraps, blend into a smokey BBQ sauce for wings, or turn into a fresh salsa to top pork chops, fish and chicken.
However you choose to enjoy Strawberry Month, we hope that it’s berrytastic! Follow @castrawberries on Instagram for fresh ideas all month long.