I look forward to June every year, not only because the Inn’s gardens are their most beautiful, but because it is strawberry season.

When was the last time you tasted a local strawberry grown in season, in your own region…not California, or Mexico or Chile? If it has been awhile, you won’t believe how delicious a strawberry can truly be. And beautiful, red all the way through, none of those white centers that we see in supermarket strawberries.

Organic Strawberries

Yes, I know those unripe strawberries above are white, but you know what I mean about white centers.

In Ancram, NY, just a scenic 25 minute drive from the Inn, is the beautiful Thompson Finch Farm. Every June I make a pilgrimage to pick their fabulous organic strawberries. I am always impressed by the beautiful rows of plants, carefully mulched with clean straw to dissuade any bugs from trying to make a meal of the ripening strawberries. For more photos of the beautiful drive down to Ancram to the farm, and of me picking strawberries, see my June, 2012 blog post. The farm expects strawberries to be available for picking from the second week of June through the second week of July. But check first by calling the farm at 518-329-7578 for up to date information on the picking conditions.

So plan a visit, bring your basket,  or I will lend you mine. You will be so pleased with the results.

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