2013 Project 365

Project 365/158 – Jerry’s Strawberries

A fabulous summer extravaganza. The 23rd annual Strawberry festival held at the Benson Hammond House in Linthicum, Maryland offers food, music, crafts and historic home tours.

How many ways can a strawberry be served? Fresh strawberries, strawberries dipped in chocolate, strawberry shortcake, strawberry jelly and jams, and best of all, light strawberry wine.

Oh the strawberryness of the day. Gloriously red and sweet to celebrate early summer. All with the historic Benson-Hammond House as a backdrop. Home of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society, the house is listed with the National Register of Historic Places.

A home focused on showing the farm life from the late 1800’s, the home originated in 1830 by a truck farmer and his family.Β The sole survivor of truck farms in the area with the surrounding land devoted to the creation of BWI airport. The Benson-Hammond House retains the history of truck farming in Maryland.

Strwbryfest08jun13-3020This post is dedicated to Jerry of Quiet Solo Pursuits to tempt him with another lovely food post.

33 replies »

  1. Emily, that’s the most deliciously tempting strawberry post! How utterly delightful to go to a Strawberry Festival! I would have ended up spending a fortune. πŸ˜€ What was your favourite? Hugs, Sharon

    • LOL ! You are too funny Sharon. I had the shortcake and some wine to go with it. It was perfect. The house tour was really spectacular. They have a wonderful and full collection of antiques.

  2. Thank you for the shout out! But, you just happened to pick the one berry that I’m not overly fond of, unless I find wild ones that the birds haven’t found yet. For some reason, I much prefer the wild ones to the cultivated varieties. Now the strawberry wine, that could get me into trouble.

  3. Or local strawberry fest isn’t until July. With the weather we’re having… it may not new till August! Thanks for enticing me!

      • Doh! That IS funny! I usually think of ‘fruit fests’ as something that entails the harvesting, preparing, eating & enjoying of whatever fruit is in season. Ha!

    • I totally agree. I was so excited to be in Florida last week as it i blueberry season there. They have the most amazing huge, sweet, juicy berries. Brought a pound back home. Not nearly enough.

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