Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Stawberry Fields Forever

Today's Triva:

Strawberries are not true berries, botanically speaking. True berries, like blueberries, cranberries, currants, etc. have their seeds on the inside, protected by fleshy goodness. Since strawberry seeds are on the outside, they are considered "accessory fruits." I'm a big fan of gear accessories as well as accessory fruits.

What really gets me is that while a strawberry is not a berry (it's right in the name!), the grape, tomato, banana, watermelon, and pumpkin@! are all considered true berries.

All this to say it is strawberry season in New Hampshire. Cons and I went on an early morning bike ride from the office to Lull Farm to pick 'em straight from the patch. Here are a couple cell phone pics of our bounty.

As NEMO's move gets closer, we are appreciating more and more the incredible local agriculture Hillsborough County has to offer. Can't wait to explore the farmlands of the seacoast near NEMO's new space on two wheels.


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