SE Strawberry Expo’s


2021 SE Strawberry Expo
Virginia Beach, VA – Delta (Marriott) Virginia Beach Bayfront Suites
November 10 – 12, 2021

2022 SE Strawberry Expo
Asheville, NC – Crowne Plaza Asheville
November 9-11, 2022

Podcast Interview with Jim Warenda, NCSA President

Listen to an interview with Jim Warenda on the unique challenges of the pandemic and long-standing disruption of markets and supply chains for farm products. Jim Warenda is a farmer and the President of the NC Strawberry Association: Please click below to listen to the PodCast from September 3, 2020

NC Regional Strawberry Preplant Meeting


2020 Webinars and Presentations

Regional Strawberry Pre-Plant Meeting held on August 26, 2020

Webinar Recording:

Dr. Mark Hoffmann, Small Fruits Extension Specialist -NCSU
Dr. Hannah Burrack, Professor of Entomology & Extension Specialist -NCSU
Dr. Katie Jennings, Associate Professor Weed Science-NCSU
Dr. Bill Cline, Entomology & Plant Pathology Extension Specialist -NCSU
Dr. Gina Fernandez, Small Fruits Extension Specialist -NCSU



Pre-Plant 2020 Breeding Overview


Hosted by Franklin & Nash County Centers of NC Cooperative Extension


Place your order TODAY!  Order signs, Strawberry Time coloring books and other promotional materials from the NC Strawberry Association

We print materials based on pre-orders from our growers in March so we may not be able to fulfill late orders.  Click on links below to download PDF order form and catalog.

Promotional Items Catalog 2020

Promotional Items ORDER FORM 2020

EMAIL order form to Kristy Phillips –

or MAIL order form to NCSA, PO Box 543, Siler City, NC  27344

NEW COLORING BOOK!  In 2018, the Marketing Committee developed a new edition of our “Strawberry Time” coloring book. The new book is the same size, with the same number of pages, but features a brand new full color cover.  It tells the story of the strawberry plant from fall planting to spring harvest.  The book now includes pages that encourage handwashing before picking fruit in the field and washing fruit before eating it at home.  Also tips on how to pick strawberries were added.  Each page has new black and white drawings to color and the activities in the back of the book are all new as well.


Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

Strawberry Ice Cream

Ingredients & Directions for 4 quarts:

4 cups of processed strawberries (pulse a few times in food
processor before measuring)
2 cups sugar
1 cup heavy whipping cream
3 cups half & half
1 tsp vanilla extract

Next, fill to the top of ice cream machine with whole milk.

Churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Strawberry Biscuit Recipe

Strawberry Biscuit Recipe

You will need:
1/2 cup (4 oz) salted butter, frozen
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 1/2 cups self rising flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup chopped strawberries


Preheat oven to 475F. Grate frozen butter
with box grater. Toss together with flour,
sugar and baking powder in a large bowl. Chill
10 min. Make a well in the center of the batter
mixture. Add heavy cream. Stir 10 times. Add
strawberries and stir 5 more times. Turn flaky
dough out onto a floured surface and knead 3-
4 times. Lightly flour the top and roll out to
about 1 to 1 1/2″ thick. Cut dough with a round
cutter or glass. Place on a baking sheet. Bake
until lightly browned, about 15 min.


Make a powdered sugar and water glaze and
drizzle over the tops of the biscuits. This
gives a little sweeter taste.

Or, brush with melted honey or honey butter
for a little less sweet taste.

Lazy Strawberry Sonker

Lazy Strawberry Sonker

You will need:

2 pounds fresh NC strawberries
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons cornstarch

1 cup AP flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup milk
8 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla


Mix filling ingredients and transfer to a deep
dish pie plate. Place pie plate in another oven
safe piece of kitchen ware, such as a 9×13
pan, as the filling will spill over during the
baking process. Cook 35-40 minutes. Halfway
through, stir filling.

Mix topping ingredients while the first
ingredients are baking. Once out of over,
cover top of sonker with topping. Bake 35-40
minutes more. Let cool 20 minutes.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Delight

Strawberry Cream Cheese Delight


2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar – depending on sweetness of berries
3 cups sliced strawberries
1 cup whipping cream, whipped


Beat cream cheese and sugar with mixer until light and fluffy.
Fold in strawberries and whipped cream. Turn into 5-6 cup
mold. Freeze at least 8 hours. Let stand at room temperature
30 minutes; unmold. Garnish with mint or strawberries.