Monday, June 18, 2007

Why are they called StrawBerries?

We went strawberry picking on Saturday, and J asked me why they are called strawberries. If you only buy your berries from a grocery store, you might think it's because they taste a little like straw. But if you are lucky enough to have a good pick-you-own Strawberry farm near you you might have a better picture. Strawberry Haven, our local place has rows upon rows of big green plants interspersed with aisles of ... you guess.. Straw! I heard once that the name came from the practice of mulching the berry plants with straw to keep the precious berries off the ground.

So, seeing all those rows of berries in the straw makes a whole lot of sense. And a whole lot of good eating!

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