Spring in California means strawberry season and the local product is delicious, which makes many of us rather particular about which berries we buy. I've mentioned before that there used to be a lot of strawberry fields in Orange County. There aren't as many now and it's harder to find a "direct from the fields" fruit stand any more, but the berries in the supermarkets are getting better. I've been able to find good, mostly ripe strawberries for the last couple of weeks. I had some on my Kashi this morning and they were delicious.
The city of Garden Grove still celebrates it's annual Strawberry Festival on Memorial Day weekend. This year the dates are MAY 23-26, 2008. Events include carnival rides, a parade, a "giant strawberry shortcake cutting", karaoke contests, a baby pageant, and live music. I've never been to the festival, but maybe I'll make it this year.
Since I developed an allergy to apples, berries are now my favorite fruit. What's your favorite?
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