I grew up in Central Florida and have wonderful childhood memories of strawberry season. Every year mom and I would visit a local farm and pick berries to make jams and other recipes.
There are always festivals and other celebrations honoring the season. The annual Strawberry Festival is the largest and starts in February. For many, many years my aunt served as Executive Director for this fun festival and each birthday I spent the day enjoying the rides, shows and eating strawberries prepared in every way imaginable. Strawberry shortcake is still my favorite!
Steve and I recently moved back to Florida and we are enjoying the beautiful weather and availability of wonderful fresh produce. In February, when my Northern friends are digging out of the snow we are celebrating Strawberry Season.