February is Strawberry season in Florida! Did you know Plant City, Florida, is recognized at the worldwide Winter Strawberry Capital? In fact, ¾ of the nation’s midwinter strawberries come from Plant City, and the farms produce millions of berries each year.
Strawberries are rich in antioxidants, especially vitamin C! Plus, they are extremely delicious, especially local ones. You can even pick strawberries yourself at select U-Pick farms. Swing by Ward’s to pick up a pack of fresh strawberries, and try out new recipes today!
Breakfast of Champions
Are you looking for a low-calorie breakfast bar? Well, you may have found the perfect recipe! Using the sweetness of strawberries and whole-grains from oats, this bar is sure to kick-start your day on a “berry” good note.
These bars are super simple to make and are sure to be a family favorite. Try with a dollop of yogurt on top or scoop of ice cream for dessert!
Strawberry’s Best Friend: Chocolate
It’s hard to beat chocolate covered strawberries. This dessert is perhaps the easiest dessert to make – and some may argue, the most delicious. Check out this recipe for chocolate covered strawberries and read about some fun twists and toppings you can add.
From The Garden
Looking for a more savory option? This fresh brussel sprout and kale salad with strawberry vinaigrette might hit the spot. Using fresh garden greens, this salad is packed with super nutrients and daily vitamins. Your guests are sure to be asking for this recipe!
A Nutty Spin on a Classic Pie
Almonds and strawberries go together like Florida and sunshine. If you’ve never tried this combo, today is a great day to start! This strawberry-almond crumble pie will be a sweet treat this spring. Using almonds for the crust and crumble topping, the fragrance and flavor of almonds complements the strawberry’s fruitiness. If you love to bake, this recipe is a gem. Try it out and let us know what you think.
For the Adventurous Outdoor BBQ-er
This recipe is not for the faint of heart! It brings some sweet heat to a backyard classic: BBQ. This strawberry-cabernet barbecue sauce pairs well with grilled chicken, ribs or pork chops. The strawberries add a note of sweetness, complemented by the tartness of wine and vinegar. Start up your grill and get to cooking!
Strawberries Galore at Ward’s Supermarket
Our philosophy for fruits and vegetables is simple: they should always be fresh and seasonal, and they should always be picked at their peak. You can find everything you need and more to make the delicious strawberry dishes at Ward’s!
Don’t forget to shop our weekly specials to find the best deals in Gainesville on groceries. If you have any questions, give us a call at (352) 372-1741.