Foraging Homestead Strawberry Fields

Strawberry fields forever.

It may have been summers in Maine for sleepaway camp as a kid that has made me associate berries with the north, often forgetting that we have such a strong contingent of local farmers growing them during the Florida winter.  After reading forager Ali Lauria’s field report last night and devouring her photos, I don’t think I will ever have that problem again.  She has been pretty busy lately with the arrival of the main growing season, so I feel especially lucky that she took the time to send me this update from her adventures in Homestead strawberry land with Martha’s U-Pick, Burr’s Berry Farm, and (the not quite ready for harvest) Knaus Berry Farm. Continue reading