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May 29th, 2013

Strawberries, Magee Farms, You Pick, They Pick, Lewes, Delaware, Official Delaware State Fruit, Delaware Delicious!, Southern Delaware, Strawberry Fields Forever!

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Over 75 farm family operated markets are scattered through the Delaware landscape.  They feature the best in local, fresh and tasty produce.  Before Southern Delaware was known for its chicken and poultry farms, there was the strawberry.  And young and old love to pick strawberries.

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In 2010 the strawberry became the official State fruit.  Delaware strawberries are bred for taste, not to be big.  They also don’t have a long shelf life.

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Magee Farms is located at 33761 West Coats Rd. in Lewes.  Tel. 302-644-1023.   If you are in the Bethany/Fenwick area, you can find them on Rt. 54 in Williamsville at 34857 Lighthouse Rd., Tel. 302-436-5589.  They open at 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.  If you are picking late in the day then, please be there by 5:30 p.m.

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The first thing you will notice as you entered the market, is the floor; sand only!  The market carries what’s in season and at this time strawberries and asparagus are the main event.

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The market offers plenty of strawberry jams, preserves, cider, and dressings.  Hanging baskets and potted plants, as well.

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They fields are fantastic….well cultivated and easy access for picking, as well.  They go on forever.

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Prices are on the boards….they’ll send you right out.  No waiting.

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Note:  They told me that they should still be picking for another 2 weeks.  It could be a bit shorter if the weather continues to be too hot.  So, stop by and check them out, because other produce is coming in season soon.

And, to find a local grower, please visit http://www.dda.delaware.gov

Have a good one!

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