The 64th annual Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival officially kicked off Thursday with hulling night. The hundreds of volunteers who helped prepare all the strawberries for the festival received a strawberry daiquiri.
The four-day festival features a full slate of events Saturday, including the crowning of the Strawberry Queen at 3 p.m. and the return of the shortcake-eating contest at 5 p.m.
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Chris Mitchell of Massapequa picks strawberries at Patty’s Berries & Bunches in Mattituck. (Credit: Vera Chinese, 2014)
June has arrived, which means so has strawberry season on the North Fork.
Eve Kaplan-Walbrecht picks the first strawberries of 2014 at Garden of Eve Organic Farm and Market in Riverhead. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
On the hunt for a berry fun time with the family?
Garden of Eve, Organic Farm & Market on Sound Avenue in Riverhead is hosting its first Strawberry Buffet Brunch this Sunday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(From right) Haley Lake, Lily Jansen, Eva Harkin, Viki Harkin, of Mattituck at the 61st annual Mattituck Lions Strawberry Festival hulling night. (Credit: Kendall Stark photos)
Wearing white gloves covered in sticky red juice, hundreds of volunteers hulled thousands of berries for the 61st annual
Mattituck Lions Club’s Strawberry Festival on Thursday evening.
Hulling night, an annual tradition, is held the first night of the four-day fair. The hulled berries are made into strawberry shortcake, daiquiris, pie and more.
One-year-old Daisy Lawrence of Rocky Point can’t wait to eat more strawberries. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
By mid-June, North Fork strawberries are reaching their peak and these juicy berries are bursting with flavor.
To celebrate, Mattituck Lions Club will host its 61st annual Strawberry Festival at Strawberry Fields in Mattituck from Thursday, June 18, to Sunday, June 21.
Courtney Trzcinski, 13, of Cutchogue. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
The scent of freshly cut strawberries filled the air as hundreds of volunteers hulled thousands of berries for the
Mattituck Lions Club’s Strawberry Festival on Thursday. (more…)
Rhubarb, strawberry and blackberry pie with lattice crust. (Credit: john Ross)
Rhubarb is the first local fruit, just ahead of strawberries, to welcome in the season, North Fork chef John Ross tells us in his weekly Suffolk Times column.