2016 Annual Central Coast Strawberry Meeting

On Feb 4th 2016 the University of California Cooperative Extension Santa Cruz held their annual meeting to talk about their latest research on Strawberries.  Mark Bolda has provided the presentations from that meeting.  By visiting the link below you can view his presentations.  There is lots of great information concerning the strawberry industry in California, ranging from new varieties and … Read More

NASGA and Florida Trip

Recently a few of our employees attended the North American Strawberry Growers Association (NASGA) Conference in Savannah, GA. Drew, Curt, Jerry Li, Jim and Nick were all in attendance at the NASGA conference this year.  This conference provides industry information and updates on the new information about the North American Strawberry industry. After the conference they headed to Florida to … Read More

Barclay Poling visits Louisiana Strawberry Growers

My Early November Visit to Louisiana’s Tangipahoa Parish – A Strawberry Industry With a Great Tradition E. Barclay Poling, Professor Emeritus NC State University, Raleigh, NC (12/30/15) In early November, I had a terrific opportunity to visit Louisiana’s strawberry industry in the Tangipahoa Parish, that includes the Hammond, Independence, Springfield, Holden and Ponchatoula growing areas. Just before leaving for my … Read More

California Strawberry Commission – Weekly Digest

Our blog post today is brought to you by the California Strawberry Commission’s Weekly Berry Digest! You can find all of the latest information for California strawberry growers, shippers and processors every Friday morning in your In Box. Urgent communications will still be sent in a timely manner, but also included in the weekly digest. U.C. Strawberry Breeding Program Update … Read More

Strawberry Vanilla Pancakes

Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg 1 cup milk 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons vanilla extract 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries Directions In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Pour in the milk, oil, egg and vanilla, and mix until … Read More

Bourbon Strawberry Smash

Ingredients 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and cut up Juice of 3 Lemons 1/4 cup fresh mint 1/4 cup simple syrup (see below) 18 ounces bourbon (2 1/4 cups) 2 cups club soda, chilled Crushed Ice Directions In a 2 quart pitcher combine strawberries, syrup, lemon juice, and mint leaves. Using a muddler or a wooden spoon, mash together. Stir … Read More

Sweet Strawberry Mojito

Sweet Strawberry & Lime Mojito 2 large strawberries, hulled and sliced 1/2 lime juiced 8 large mint leaves 2 teaspoons granulated or super fine sugar 2 shots ounces of white rum 1 cup ice Club soda as needed Directions Add strawberries, fresh lime juice, mint and sugar to a cocktail shaker and muddle until strawberries are broken down and mint … Read More

Strawberry Smores

Ingredients 1 sleeve whole graham crackers (9-10 rectangles) 3 oranges ¼cup sugar 2Tbsp. cornstarch 2lb. Fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered 16-18 Large marshmallows 2oz. milk or dark chocolate, broken into small pieces Directions Preheat oven to 400° Coarsely crush crackers into a 2-qt. round baking dish. Set aside. Finely shred 1tsp. peel from orange. Juice oranges for 3-4 cup In … Read More

5 Minute Strawberry Ice Cream

Ingredients 5 min ~ 4 servings ~ 258 cals 1 (10 ounce) package frozen sliced strawberries 1/2 cup sugar 2/3 cup heavy cream Directions Prep 5 min ~ Ready In 5 min Combine the frozen strawberries and sugar in a food processor or blender. Process until the fruit is roughly chopped. With the processor running, slowly pour in the heavy … Read More