Saturday, April 14, 2012

Annual Strawberry Day Kicks off Strawberry Seasaon at the Decatur/Morgan County Farmer's Market

Strawberry season is officially here in North Alabama and in celebration, free samples will be provided on May 5, 2012 with the 3rd annual Strawberry Day at the Decatur/Morgan County Farmer’s Market.
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., plenty of free samples of the sweet red berry, along with strawberry shortcake and soft drinks, will be available for festival-goers. In addition to strawberries, jams and jellies, fresh-baked goods, flowering plants, and other fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables will be available for purchase.

Locally-grown berries are much sweet and juicier than those transported in from across the country. The berries are only expected to be available now thru early June as they do not respond well to heat, according to Decatur/Morgan County Farmer’s Market Manager Burl Slaton. Due to limited availability, those who crave the sweet berry can stock up and freeze for year-round consumption.

The Decatur/Morgan County Farmer’s Market, located at 211 First Avenue SE in Decatur, is open Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. now through November 10th. The Decatur/Morgan County Farmer’s Market also celebrates Corn Day on July 14th, Tomato Sandwich Day on July 28th, and Watermelon Day on August 11th. 

For more information on Strawberry Day, call Slaton at 256.476.5595.

About The Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCCVB)

The Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau is a not-for-profit organization promoting tourism and economic growth in Morgan County.  For information on special events and attractions in Decatur, contact the DMCCVB at 800.524.6181 or 256.350.2028; or visit its website at 

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