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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Wait is Finally Over...

Strawberry Season is here!
Pick-Your-Own Strawberries will be open from 9 am - 6 pm and the cost is $2.49/lb. We always recommend calling the harvest hotline (618.233.0513 x 6) before coming out for the most current crop information. Homegrown Strawberries from the store cost $4.99/quart.

Strawberry Festival - May 14, 14, 21, & 22
This is the weekend to share with family and friends. And what better place to share it than the family farm! Enjoy outdoor festival foods and country music at this old-fashioned all-American festival. Free wagon rides. Live music from 12pm - 5pm each day. Kid's activities include pony rides, children's play area, petting farm, carnival rides, and inflatable. Strawberry treats in the bakery, custard shop and restaurant! Fee charged for some activities.

Ruth Eckert's Glazed Strawberry Pie Recipe
2 full pints of hulled strawberries
1 cup sugar
4 tbsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. lemon juice or lemon extract
1 (9-inch) pie shell
Whipped Cream
Directions: Using a potato masher, crush one pint of berries in a saucepan. In a bowl, combine sugar and cornstarch; add to berries. Cook, stirring until thickened and clear. Add lemon juice. Cool. Cut remaining pint of berries in halves and add to mixture. Pour into pie shell. Top with whipped cream and serve

1 comment:

Amy said...

We didn't let the wind or the rain stop us. We came out to the strawberry festival this afternoon and had a great time picking strawberries and enjoying some frozen custard.