Ella Ray DeMey samples a strawberry at Wabi Sabi Farm in Cordesville.
Since 1976, Pete Ambrose (above) and his wife, Babs, have farmed a variety of produce, including strawberries, at Ambrose Family Farm on Wadmalaw Island.
Picking berries at Boone Hall Farms.
Ten acres of U-pick strawberries await at Boone Hall Farms. Did You Know? The strawberry isn’t a true berry, but a small genus of low perennial herbs (Fragaria) that is a member of the rose family (Rosaceae).
Berry fun times at the annual Lowcountry Strawberry Festival at Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens; family-friendly activities on back-to-back weekends from March 31 to April 8 include pie-eating contests, amusement rides, a petting zoo, and, of course, plenty of ripe berries.
Strawberry picking at Boone Hall Farms.
Fraîche Take - Since the 19th century, strawberries and cream have been traditional Wimbledon fare. Perhaps the Credit One Charleston Open tennis tourney (April 1-9) needs its own specialty snack? We propose strawberries with crème fraîche, a nod to our city’s French heritage. To make this soured cream treat, simply combine a tablespoon of buttermilk with a cup of (not ultra) pasteurized heavy cream in a glass container, cover with cheesecloth, set at room temperature for 12 to 24 hours, and then refrigerate.
Strawberry Picnic: 1.Raincoast Crisps or a baguette, 2.Brie or Grana Padano cheese, 3.Walnuts, 4.Honey or balsamic glaze, 5.Strawberries -- Take a crisp, or baguette slice, add a small layer of Brie or Grana Padano, and top with a walnut and strawberry slice. Add a drizzle of honey or balsamic vinegar glaze. Serve with a chilled rosé.
Make strawberry ice cream with the Lee Brothers’ recipe. Top with sweet and salty crushed peanuts for additional flavor and texture.
Strawberry Rosé Sangria
Read more about the love and labor that goes into this sweet spring crop