Sunday, May 28, 2006

First Local Strawberries

Bigger is not always better. I suppose those gigantic Driscoll strawberries are beautiful in their way, and might even be welcomed off-season if one were in urgent need of strawberries, but these little jewels can't be beat when it comes to flavor.

They were on offer at the first stand I came to today at the market and the aroma hit me even before the sight of them glistening in the sunlight did. As is my practice, I made quick rounds of the place to see who had what and what looked good before making any decisions, but no other berries looked or, more importantly, smelled nearly as tempting as these.

Long weekend. Gorgeous weather. Amazing strawberries. I am one happy camper!


rowena said...

I love that photo... and bigger, is not always better, but I won't start on that subject. ;-)

Cathy you conveyed your experience with the first local berries so well that I was moved to look for strawberry quotes. Seriously! But instead of a quote I found this nursery rhyme instead:

Curly Locks
Curly Locks, Curly Locks,
Wilt thou be mine?
Thou shalt not wash dishes,
Nor yet feed the swine;
But sit on a cushion and sew a fine seam
And feed upon strawberries, sugar, and cream.

Cathy said...

ahhh - why can't I get a job like that?? :)

Ivonne said...

Enjoy the beautiful strawberries!

Cathy said...

Hi Ivonne - I did! :P

Indira said...

There are always some exceptions, I guess.:)
Though looks bulky, they do look beautiful and natural.
How much did you pay for them (wanted to compare prices with my local farmers market rates). Hope you don't mind my question.

Cathy said...

Hi Indira - they were pricey - $3.50 a pint. It's early still and many vendors didn't have them yet because of the chilly weather we were having. I think the picture makes them look bigger than they were - most were quite small.

Indira said...

Thanks Cathy.
Last weekend, I bought some local strawberries for 3.25 for pint. The rates are almost the same. I am glad and relieved, thought I was paying too much money for them.:)