With Thanksgiving approaching, being thankful is on the minds of many. For the month of November, we'd love for you to join us in showing appreciation for California strawberry farmers who work year-round to produce nearly 90 percent of the nation's strawberries.
To enter our Thank-a-CA-Strawberry Farmer Contest for a chance to
win $500 in Amazon gift cards, scroll to the bottom of the page!
Strawberry Recipe Ideas for the HolidaysIn addition to the contest, we are excited to share a special recipe from dietitian and CA Strawberries ambassador Anne Mauney from the popular blog fANNEtastic Food. Whether you love strawberries as a snack, a topping, or just as they are, we think you'll enjoy this creative salad perfect for this time of year.
And what's a holiday without sweet and buttery holiday cookies. Try these strawberry jam-filled thumbprint cookies from Garlic Girl.
Strawberry & Fennel Barley Salad by fANNEtastic Food(serves 4) Salad Ingredients:
- ½ cup dry barley, cooked according to package instructions
- 2 cups strawberries, sliced
- 1 bulb fennel, sliced
- 1 tablespoon fennel greens, chopped
- 1/3 cup roasted salted pumpkin seeds
- 1/3 cup feta cheese (optional)
- 1 (5 oz) container arugula
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- Juice from 1 lemon (about 3 tablespoons)
- Cook barley according to package instructions. Once cooked, let cool.
- Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl. Combine dressing ingredients and whisk.
- Dress salad just before serving.
More recipe ideas for the season:
Spicy Syrah-Glazed Pork Chops
Coconut Lime Cheesecake with Strawberry Jam
Moroccan Strawberry Spiced Jam
Spicy Tuna Kebabs with Fruit Salsa
Strawberry Balsamic Pizza with Chicken, Sweet Onion and Applewood Bacon
#ThankUfarmers Photo (or Video) ContestThis month we invite you to show how much you appreciate California strawberry farmers by sharing a photo, selfie or video with a “thank you” message to California strawberry farmers.
We’ll pick three lucky winners: 1st place ($250 Amazon gift card), 2nd place ($150 Amazon gift card) and 3rd place ($100 Amazon gift card). Have fun and be creative!
Here is one of the cutest examples we have!
- Create your thank you message (photo or video) and Tweet it or Instagram it with the hashtag #ThankUfarmers to enter (must include hashtag to enter)
- Or, earn bonus entry points by signing up via the form below!
We’ll pick three winners! 1st place ($250 Amazon gift card), 2nd place ($150 Amazon gift card) and 3rd place ($100 Amazon gift card). Have fun and be creative!