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National Pick Strawberries Day

Celebrate National Pick Strawberries Day with a fresh, juicy, and sweet treat! Enjoy picking your own strawberries outdoors or find them at a local market.
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May 20
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Get ready to celebrate National Pick Strawberries Day on May 20! This day has been celebrated in the United States since the early 1950s, when it first began as a way to commemorate picking fresh strawberries. Whether you have your own strawberry patch or visit a local farm, this is a great time of year to enjoy sweet and juicy strawberries plucked straight from the vine. So get out there and pick some berries for yourself or someone special!

History of National Pick Strawberries Day

National Pick Strawberries Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1837</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Strawberry Cultivation Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>Strawberry farming began in the United States in Massachusetts, launching the long-standing tradition of growing and picking this beloved fruit.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1851</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>California Gold Rush Fruit</div><div class='timeline-text'>During the California Gold Rush, strawberries became a popular and easy-to-cultivate food for people rushing to strike it rich, furthering its association with American culture.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1904</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Frozen Strawberries Born</div><div class='timeline-text'>With the advent of industrial refrigeration, frozen strawberries became available year-round, changing how Americans enjoyed this sweet fruit.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1962</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>The Beatles' "Strawberry Fields"</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Beatles released "Strawberry Fields Forever," ingraining the fruit even further into American and international pop culture.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1991</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Pick-Your-Own Farms</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first pick-your-own strawberry farms opened to the public, giving families a hands-on experience in harvesting their own fruit.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Strawberry Popularity Peaks</div><div class='timeline-text'>As health-consciousness rose in the US, strawberries became one of the most-consumed fruits, leading to more people celebrating National Pick Strawberries Day.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Pick Strawberries Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go strawberry picking</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head out to a local farm and pick your own strawberries. It's a great way to get in touch with nature, enjoy the fresh air, while also getting some yummy fruits. Don't forget to bring a bucket or basket.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make strawberry ice cream</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Make an ice cream base and add in chopped strawberries for some added sweetness and flavor. You can also make a strawberry milkshake or smoothie.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake a strawberry cake</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find a delicious recipe online or from a cookbook and bake a strawberry cake. Top it off with some cream cheese frosting for the perfect dessert.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a strawberry themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for a strawberry themed party with strawberry desserts, drinks, decorations and more! You can even have a “pick your own” activity where you provide containers and let everyone pick their own strawberries.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make strawberry jam</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making jam is easier than you think! All you need are strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, pectin, and some jars to store it in. Enjoy this sweet treat all year round on toast or even as an ice cream topping!</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Pick Strawberries Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Strawberries are healthy and delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Not only are strawberries sweet, juicy and delicious, but they're also filled with vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, potassium, folate and fiber. They make a wonderful snack on their own, or can be used in smoothies, salads, desserts and more!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Strawberry picking is fun</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Heading to the strawberry patch is an activity the whole family can enjoy! You get to spend some quality time outdoors in the fresh air while showing off your picking skills - it's great for everyone from kids to adults. Plus, you get to fill up a basket with fresh strawberries at the end of the day!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Strawberries support local farmers</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By taking a trip to your local strawberry farm to pick your own strawberries, you're supporting small businesses in your community. Not only that, but you're also getting top quality produce that has been sustainably grown with care by passionate farmers who take pride in what they do!</p></div></div>

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When is National Pick Strawberries Day?

National Pick Strawberries Day is celebrated on May 20th every year. In 2024 National Pick Strawberries Day will occur on a Monday.

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