It's Strawberry Season

It's that time of year again when strawberries are ripe in the east and ready to pick.

WITN headed to White's Farm in Vanceboro Monday where visitors were scooping up the luscious berries. Owners say it's the perfect time for picking and many we spoke to agreed.

Some visitors told us they can't wait to get home to bake a pie or make a strawberry shortcake, others said all they need is a dollop of whip cream.

Experts say strawberry picking is usually best from May to June.


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  • by BERRY Location: New Bern on May 4, 2010 at 04:36 AM
    Strawberry Guru you are right....they have never been that great but somehow the media loves them. The tv station and the news outlets flock there and give them free advertisement every year... There are several farms selling at the farmers market in New Bern.. I have tried them all and the best I have had are the ones from Village Creek Farm in Fort Barnwell...
  • by CRAVEN Location: Fort Barnwell on May 4, 2010 at 02:55 AM
    Village Creek Farm in Fort Barnwell has the sweetest berries in North Carolina.. WELL worth the drive to Fort Barnwell... They also have fresh cut Asparagus.
  • by Strawberry Guru on May 3, 2010 at 08:02 PM
    The family and I went picking last week. The strawberries at Whites were not so good. They were big, had mild strawberry flavor, but were not sweet at all. The berries down at Garner's Farm in Newport/Morehead City, were a LOT better.
  • by silly Location: greenville on May 3, 2010 at 07:30 PM
    Ahh, don't be trying to start the drama now wolfpack red. I don't care about the pirates or the wolfpack or any teams for that matter. but I did get some yummy strawberries this weekend.
  • by Anonymous on May 3, 2010 at 07:01 PM
    Parker Farms have the best in Jones County, If you're driving through Pollocksville, it's worth the stop.
  • by Wolfpack Red on May 3, 2010 at 06:12 PM
    And ahy are they so good ? Just check out the color. Anyone eat anything purple and gold ?
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