Did you know???

The official fruit of the State of North Carolina is the Scuppernong grape.

The official red berry of the State is the strawberry.The official blue berry of the State is the blueberry.

These berries are ripe for the pickin'! You don't have to look too hard to find a "pick your own" sign, or see a roadside fruit stand or Farmer's Market. We are lucky to live in an area that  supports local, saving us money, and our farmers shipping and storage fees.Add that the local restaurants love supporting local foods bringing true Farm to Table and Ocean to Table goodness and it pretty much makes this an even more incredible place. You can see berries making their way onto menus all over. Strawberry compote on cornbread, strawberry -jalapeno wings, blueberry spinach salad, blueberry balsamic drizzle on grilled chicken, not to mention in cocktails(blueberry mojito, sangria, strawberry basil martini, or just adding to lemonade or iced tea), and hearing recipes talked about in stores(strawberry hand pies, cobblers, brown betty's, buckles and crisps.) What is your favorite recipe? How do you eat your shortcake?With cool whip?whipped topping? ice cream? or milk and sugar?We love hearing about the memories(and smiles) that these bring. Hope this inspires you to grab some and make something delicious!