Chris’ Farm Stand’s Berry Best

Strawberries – what to do with them as explained through a celebrity encounter

The Heartbeat of Haverhill

For the very first time, I (AKA THOH) have a CSA which is like buying annual stock in a farm with dividends being paid out regularly in vegetables. Yum! My CSA is with Chris’ Farmstand on Salem Street, in Haverhill.

IMG_2231 HAV (c) Alison Colby-Campbell Chris Farm Stand CSA Alison and Jameson Jameson looks pretty excited about those berries. Mom Alison looks on. (PS I almost never find people with the same spelling of Alison) Photo (c) Alison Colby-Campbell

Crops got planted late this year because of the never ending rain, but we got a surprise email stating that a special early bonus crop was available for picking up today between 2p-6pm —strawberries!!!!! I drove to the farm with swirling thoughts of simple strawberry recipes – fresh strawberry pina coladas came to mind, as did strawberry margaritas. Can you tell I was a bartender for years. Strawberries and cream is the simplest recipe – cut strawberries, add cream, sprinkle with sugar. Strawberries on…

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