Thanks to Our Growers!
The Cleveland County Strawberry Festival is all about paying tribute to the local growers of this wonderful fruit, and we would like to introduce you to a few...
Berryfields Farms (Emily & Jason Parker)
1725 Barbee Rd., Shelby, NC 28150
Clineland Farm (Edley Latttimore)
2784-4 Clineland Rd, Cherryville, NC 28021
(704) 445-8737 or (704) 477-7104
Hoyle Farms (Elbert Hoyle)
2121 Carpenter Hoyle Rd, Lawndale, NC 28090
(704) 538-6750 or (704) 300-4867
Knob Creek Orchards (Jeffrey Crotts)
6471 Fallston Road, Lawndale, NC 28090
Lewis Farms (Loyd & Sarah Lewis)
5120 Fallston Rd, Fallston, NC 28042
(704) 538-9397 or (704) 472-0940
Lineberger Maple Springs Farm (Frankie Lineberger)
906 Dallas Stanley Hwy, Dallas, NC 28034
Rhodesdale Farm (Jason Rhodes)
1029 Cleveland Ave, Grover, NC 28073
Spake Strawberries (Michael Spake)
1230 Spake Circle, Shelby, NC 28150
Vargas Strawberries (Felix Vargas)
219 Rockdale Rd, Lawndale, NC 28090
Not just heart shaped
A strawberry is actually good for your heart, and packed with vitamins, fiber, and particularly high levels of antioxidants known as polyphenols. Strawberries are a sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, low-calorie food. and Yummy too - take that wheatgrass smoothies!
They are among the top 20 fruits in antioxidant capacity and are a good source of manganese and potassium. Just one serving -- about eight strawberries -- provides more vitamin C than an orange.
A Rose by any other name...
A strawberry is not technically a fruit, or even a berry, but is actually described by the boffins as an "enlarged receptacle of the flower". However you class them, everybody classes them as totally delicious!
A Loving Fruit
Strawberries have always been linked with romance, but did you know that in olden times it has been alleged that newly weds were entitled to strawberries with soured cream as a wedding breakfast, believing them to be an aphrodisiac.
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