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WA Grown Food Kit For Strawberries

Strawberries are a member of the rose family and cultivated worldwide. Western Washington has a long history as a strawberry growing region, historically for the processing market. With the increase in consumer demands, more strawberries are grown for its fresh market nowadays. There are more than 600 varieties of strawberries, each with their own size shape and color. Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside. The average strawberry has 200 seeds.

Sweet, juicy berries are treats when right off the plant, and you can find many You-Pick farms in Washington or find the freshly picked pints and flats at the farmers market near you during the harvest months.

www.healthymeals.nal.usda.gov
www.heartofwashington.com

 

Washington Harvest Strawberry Poster [FREE download]

WA Harvest Strawberry PosterClick to view the full-size PDF. The poster is designed to be printed at either 11" x 17" or 2' x 3'.

Highlight Washington-grown strawberries served in your program with this beautiful poster! The poster provides nutrition facts under "THRIVE", agriculture information under "GROW", and tips for preparation, cooking, and fun facts, etc. under "TASTE". 

Special thanks to Oregon Department of Education and Oregon Department of Agriculture for sharing their poster files, from which many of the food facts were adapted, and to GRuB for helping us update and add new facts for Washington State.


School Recipes

  • Yogurt Parfait with Fruit & Granola
  • Berry Cane Smoothie
  • Spinach Strawberry Splash Salad
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Child Care Recipes

For Child Care Recipes click here.

Nutrition Facts

Ounce for ounce, strawberries have more vitamin C than citrus fruit. Eight medium-sized strawberries contain 140% of the U.S. RDA for vitamin C.

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