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I can’t resist Larriland for strawberries.

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This year the fields are south of the main farm. The price went up. $2.75 and $2.25, up 16 cents from last year. We only picked 14 pounds this year. Well. at least so far this year. I might go out again later this month.

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Here’s to the first strawberry margarita of the season. One part Triple Sec. Two parts tequila. Six parts strawberry syrup, made using pure cane sugar to taste, and a couple of limes squeezed in. A handful of crushed ice. Blend. Enjoy with the salsa from the Ellicott City Market.

The rest of that juice.

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Poured in ice cube trays. Resting in the freezer as we speak. These cubes go into many things. Once they have frozen, I put them in a container in the freezer. Pop one in a glass of iced tea, or lemonade. Or make a sangria. Or, melt one to make a strawberry balsamic vinaigrette. I am just finishing up last year’s stash.

The best berries.

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Washed, stemmed, dusted with sugar. Frozen until solid. Packed away to come out in cold months. Defrost and make your own strawberry yogurt.

And, it figures. Saturday we saw we are getting strawberries from Friends and Farms. Today, our Lancaster Farm Fresh newsletter predicts strawberries, too.

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There can never be too many strawberries.

#hocofood

About AnnieRie

Retired, I am following my dream of living in quiet west Howard County, a rural oasis, not far from the urban chaos, but just far enough. I love to cook, bake, garden, and travel. I volunteer at Howard County Conservancy. I lead nature hikes, manage programs and show children all the wonders of nature, and the agricultural connection to their food.

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  1. This morning, because of you and your repeated references to Larriland, I diverted a few miles from my planned path from Maryland to Ohio and picked up 4 quarts of strawberries at Larriland.
    [I’m not about to get up, drive half an hour, pick berries, then get back in the car and drive another 8 hrs–I bought already picked berries today.]
    They were delicious in shortcake, and I purposely had no music (and no conversation from Wee Oliver Picklepants in his crate on the floor) so I thunked up all sorts of strawberry ideas besides jam which was my reason for buying a large amount.
    Now you’ve given me more–thank you!

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    • Kirsten, wish I had known you were there. We were in the fields from ten til eleven.

      Stopped by the red barn before we left.

      I love this farm. I pick strawberries, raspberries, cherries, peaches, blackberries, blueberries, apples, beets and tomatoes there.

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      • kirstenmadaus

        I was at the red barn oh about 9:30, while a gal was pricing the pre-picked strawberries. As soon as she started setting them out I grabbed my quarts and hit the road. Told the man at check out that I’d heard about the place from your food blog. I don’t think he had a clue what I was talking about, but no matter–you’re driving sales to them!
        I’ve got strawberry jam and strawberry salsa in the pantry, and while I am not done with berries by any means–shoot the season hasn’t really started here–I’m at least happy that I’ve got some put by.
        Thanks!

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