Food Connects works with so many amazing producers, offering such a wide variety of great products, it is sometimes hard to pick out something new to try. So we are introducing Food Connects Favorites—a blog to highlight some of our staff’s favorite products.
KAREN’S FAVORITE: DUTTON BERRY FARM
Summer in New England means super fresh and local strawberries. Whether you pick your own or stop by your local co-op, that burst of sweet, juicy flavor is a telltale sign that summer is officially here. And Dutton Berry Farm in Newfane, VT has you covered with plenty of nature’s candy in stock!
I am a long time fan of their berries, they are sweet and delicious. Plus I love going to pick them myself! Strawberries are one of my favorite summertime snack—just give me a pint and I will be a happy camper. Not only are they good for munching, but I also love to add them to a fresh salad.
As a avid baker, I love to use Dutton’s strawberries in my desserts. I add them to muffins and breads for a sweeter flavor and frequently use them in pies. And my husband just can’t get enough of them!
I have to admit though, I love all strawberries. When I was a pre-teen, I loved strawberries so much, I tried to convince my parents to change my name!