I unpacked my CSA Box yesterday and at the bottom, under a head of lettuce, a bunch of spinach, and a bunch of collard greens was a 1/2 filled pint basket of Strawberries. 7 berries to be exact.
After a quick run to the side of the house to make sure my strawberries weren’t also in need of picking I had to call the farm and figure out what exactly was going on. Turns out that a farm in Oxnard they exchange produce with has strawberries coming in due to the winterless winter so they sent some up. As my CSA had run out of the promised avocados, they gave the shorted boxes strawberries. 7 little strawberries. Just enough for Lil’ Dude’s lunch tomorrow.
So, I’m still right. WE (the SF Bay area) do not get strawberries until April. But, thanks to global warming and Southern California winters with an average temp of 70, you can get organic strawberries in March.
And that should scare us.