June 22nd, 2011 by Peggy Farabaugh
You may not even have noticed because of all the rain, but this is STRAWBERRY season in Vermont. Usually by this time of the summer, we've been to Dutton's PYO Berry Farm a couple times to pick our own berries.
When the boys were toddlers we would get to the check-out stand and have several quarts of berries to weigh– as well as an empty container in each of the boys fat little hands. We really should have been weighing the boys on the way in and then weighing them again at check-out to get an accurate price for the strawberries they picked. But the nice people at Duttons were always happy just to estimate that.
Anyway, this year's strawberry crop is about at peak now. The rain has made some of the fields too soggy to pick in, but the fields that are drained are said to have an INCREDIBLE crop. Loads of berries on every plant and the rain has super-sized them. It's
There are strawberry festivals all over Vermont but perhaps the most well known festival is at Sam Mazza's Farm Market in Colchester, Vermont this Saturday, June 25 from noon-4pm. Here you'll find fresh-picked Strawberry Shortcake piled high with Whipped Cream and Ripe, Juicy Vermont Strawberries grown on the farm. Strawberry Milkshakes, Strawberry Fudge, Strawberry Jam & Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries are also favorites. Pony Rides, Kid's Games, a Petting Zoo, Face Painting & Vermont Specialty Food Samples and WVMT Radio Personality Charlie Papillo will be there to keep you entertained. Check it out, pick your own strawberries and let us know how you liked it! Or if you've found another Strawberry Festival you love, tell us about it in the comments section.