It's strawberry season! Nowhere is this more evident than mid-June in South County. The beautiful, ripe, red berries are abundant for picking or just ready for purchase at local farms. Strawberry picking is a great way to spend the day with the kids, teaching them about where our food comes from, and how it reaches our dining tables.
Pick your own strawberries at Earth Care Farm in Charlestown from 8:00AM - 3:30PM Monday-Friday and 8:00AM-11:30AM on Saturdays. Schartner Farms in Exeter is also open for strawberry picking on weekdays from 7:00AM-Noon and then 4:00PM-7:00PM and on weekends all day: 7:00AM-7:00PM also at Manfredi Farms in Westerly call for times: (401) 322-0027.
Another way to celebrate strawberry season and learn about indigenous culture is to attend the Strawberry Thanksgiving at the Tomaquag Museum in Exeter. This family friendly event will be a fun, learning experience for all.