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

Directions:

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.

Optional:

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:

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

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

Directions:

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

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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.

 

Easy Strawberry Cobbler

 

Easy Strawberry Cobbler

You will need:
Filling:
1 stick (1/4 lb) butter
4 cup strawberries
1 cup sugar
Batter:
1 cup sugar
1 cup self-rising flour
1 cup milk

Directions:  Preheat oven to 375F. Melt 1 stick butter in
9×13 inch pan. Mix together 4 cups
strawberries and 1 cup sugar. Put in saucepan,
bring to boil.

Mix together second 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour
and 1 cup milk. Blend until moistened. Pour
batter over melted butter. Put strawberry
mixture over batter. Bake 30 minutes.
Delicious with vanilla ice cream.

Chocolate Dipped Delights

 

Chocolate Dipped Delights

Ingredients:

1 pkg. (8 squares) semi-sweet baking chocolate
4 squares premium white baking chocolate, melted (optional)
About 2 dozen strawberries

Directions:
Microwave chocolate in small microwavable bowl on HIGH 2
minutes or until chocolate is almost melted. Stir until chocolate
is completely melted. Dip strawberries into chocolate; let excess
chocolate drip off. Let stand at room temperature or refrigerate
on wax paper-lined cookie sheet 30 minutes or until chocolate is
firm. Drizzle with melted white chocolate, if desired.

COVID-19 Resources

Below please find the latest resources for growers on Covid-19 for farmers markets and U-pick operations from Ben Chapman.

https://foodsafety.ces.ncsu.edu/covid-19-resources/

We have a Farmers Market and U-Pick guidance information sheet that has been peer-reviewed

Farmers-Market_COVID-19_031320

U-Pick-Farms_COVID-19_031620

Mass-Gatherings-Document_FINAL

Interim Guidance for Migrant Farm Workers_031320

Additional information that might be of interest……

FARI will be offering mini-grants that may help some of our strawberry growers/agritourism farms during this time.

“RAFI-USA will be offering emergency mini-grants for farmers who have experienced a drastic loss of income as a result of the virus and need immediate assistance for household expenses. Please sign up here to receive updates via email, or check our social media channels for updates (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).”

More details here: https://www.rafiusa.org/blog/rafi-usas-response-to-covid-19/

 

Produce Availability Service to Growers

NC Strawberry Growers,

NCDA is aware that farmers have seen disruptions in their normal distribution during this period of COVID-19 and social distancing. Retailers have seen panic buying patterns and are challenged to keep produce in stock and merchandised. If you are a NC grower of produce and looking to sell products that you don’t have a market for, we want to know. We will be compiling information, from NC growers, to distribute to major retailers on a weekly basis. This is not to be used as an alternate for markets that you already have. This service is set up to help those who don’t have markets to sell what they would normally. Call us weekly to update your availability and be listed in the distribution. This service will last until we no longer see a major need from the growers or interest from the retailers. Please open the attached letter to see all relevant information.

 

The contact for strawberries is myself, Christina Harvey. My work number is 984-302-2310. If you are a grower who does not have markets to sell what you normally would, please reach out.

 

Thank you and stay safe,

 

Christina Harvey

Agricultural Marketing Specialist

NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

1020 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-1020

Office: 919.707.3147

Cell: 984.302.2310

 

 

GET YOUR 2020 PROMOTIONAL CATALOG!

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 – info@ncstrawberry.com

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.