Strawberry season is officially here in North Alabama and in celebration, free samples will be provided on May 4, 2013 with the 4th annual Strawberry Day at the Decatur/Morgan County Farmer’s Market.
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until supplies last), 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 enjoyment.
The Decatur/Morgan County Farmer’s Market, located at 211 First Avenue SE in Decatur, also celebrates Corn Day on July 13th, Tomato Sandwich Day on August 3th, and Watermelon Day on August 17th.
For more information on Strawberry Day, call Slaton at 256.476.5595.