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A Strawberry Plant's Winter Rebirth


Strawberries, with their vibrant red hue and sweet, juicy flavor, hold a special place in the world of fruits. Renowned for their delectable taste and versatility, strawberries are not just a favorite among fruit enthusiasts but have also carved a niche in the culinary world. As a beloved fruit, they add a burst of flavor to an array of dishes, making them a staple in desserts, salads, and beverages.


The significance of strawberries extends beyond their delightful taste; they are symbols of freshness and the arrival of warmer seasons. Their popularity peaks during the summer, enticing people with their juicy allure. In gardens and farms, strawberries thrive, showcasing a fascinating life cycle that transforms them from tiny seeds to luscious berries. In this particular story, strawberries symbolize hope, resilience, and the desire to create something beautiful.


Before the 2023 WFM season ended, my father passed away after a long battle with cancer. My Dad, an avid gardener, gardens have a way of holding memories and stories, becoming a living tribute to those who cultivated them. Unfortunately, the cancer took away his ability to tend to his beloved garden, and it became a focus for my family to keep it alive.


After his passing, while I was doing a late fall cleanup at my mom's house, I discovered Dad's strawberry plants that I had gifted him from Farmer Dave's. He always bragged how the plants I got from local farmers were the best producers. I noticed a few flowers developing, and I was determined to keep this strawberry plant alive.

The newly discovered Strawberries
The newly discovered Strawberries

I was tending to his strawberry plant, which I've been caring for inside I saw life blooming from the plant - strawberries. Those small strawberries represent resilience, continuity, and the enduring spirit of life. In the world of gardening, such moments can be incredibly rewarding and symbolic.


As they grow and mature, these strawberries become more than just fruits; they become a living connection to my Dad's passion and love for gardening. The mighty presence of those small strawberries speaks volumes about the strength of nature and the enduring legacy my Dad left behind.


-AnnMarie


Join us June 22, 2024 as we celebrate the Strawberry during our 1st Annual Strawberry Festival.








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