Celebrate Strawberries!

It’s strawberry season, and time to celebrate their sweet juiciness!
As luck would have it, you have not only one, but two upcoming opportunities to celebrate. First up this weekend:

1st Annual Produce Place
Strawberry Festival
When: Saturday, May 22nd

9 am – 2 pm
Where: 4000 Murphy Road

Nashville, TN

In addition to local strawberries, you can sample food from Cafe Rakka, Olive and Sinclair Chocolate, Fat Jack’s bread, Chilly Pops Paletas, and Primm Springs Lemonade.
And then next weekend you can make your way over to the:
Strawberry Jubilee
When: Saturday, May 29th
10 am – ?
Where: 900 Rosa Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37208
There will be strawberry specials, music, and The Green Bag Lady will even be on hand to help kick off the festivities! Haven’t heard of the Green Bag Lady? Well, she’s awesome. It’s as simple as that. She makes handmade fabric shopping bags that she gives away for FREE (worldwide!) if you promise to use it instead of paper or plastic. She records your name, city, country and bag number and displays all of these on her site. So far she’s given away over 10,000 bags. Pretty amazing.
I picked up my cute bag last fall at the farmers’ market, but in all of the chaos, I didn’t actually get to meet her that day. Instead, it was a couple of months later when SHE approached ME at Davis Kidd while I was waiting in line for the Pioneer Woman cookbook signing. She spotted my bag from across the room and wanted to take a picture of me! Click here for that story and photo.
Mark your calendar now so you remember to get out of the house the next two Saturdays and enjoy these strawberry celebrations, full of free goodies!
Photo Credit: Strawberries by clairity