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A strawberry farm is a delicious place to grow up!

I grew up working in my parent’s strawberry fields near Elkton, Maryland.

I planted berries, snapped blossoms off of the first-year crop, helped customers harvest and purchase berries, picked rocks out of the fields, and hoed weeds.

Since that time, the crop selection at the farm has expanded. Today, my daughter helps Dad and Mom (Phil and Ruth Ann Johnson) in the strawberry and raspberry fields. My cousin Jennifer Arter (pictured here) works with Dad and owns a blueberry operation, and my sister, Molly Brumbley, owns the farm’s sweet cherry enterprise.

The farm provides school tours and educational programs and has a playground and farm animals for customers to enjoy. Also available are wedding facilities, group hayrides and bonfires, and a corn maze. You can go vegetable bowling, play green tomato basketball, and throw corn through a scarecrow’s mouth.

But one thing hasn’t changed: The fruit is delicious and nutritious. Here are a some tasty berry recipes. See more at strawberryfarm.com.

 

 

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