Celebrate Strawberry Season 2020
Nothing quite says summer like strawberry season in Ireland, and this year’s ‘Celebrate Strawberry Season’ campaign organised by the Irish Soft Fruit Growers Association, in partnership with Bord Bia and the IFA is encouraging people to choose locally grown strawberries throughout the duration of the season (May to November). The campaign urges consumers to replace refined sugars with strawberries as a natural and healthy alternative and highlights how strawberries are the ideal ingredient to add to any meal throughout the day.
Enjoying locally grown strawberries during any meal occasion is a great way to get one of your 7-a-day. 80g of strawberries provide almost 100% of the daily requirement of Vitamin C, contributing to the normal function of the immune system and reducing tiredness and fatigue. Strawberries are packed with many nutritional benefits and now more than ever people are turning to fresh, local produce in order to look after their health and wellbeing.
Get creative at home to Celebrate Strawberry Season. Download our fun strawberry colouring scene for the kids to enjoy and learn all about this delicious summer fruit!
Why not test your children's strawberry knowledge with our fun strawberry quiz!
Let’s all share the fun together - don’t forget to upload your little ones’ creations on social media using #CelebrateStrawberrySeason and tagging @BordBia
The popular fruit has become one of our nation’s favourite Summer fruits thanks to its vibrant red colour and deliciously distinctive flavour. The versatility and ease of preparation make strawberries the perfect ingredient choice for all Summer meals. Strawberries could be included in your morning smoothie for a pick-me-up, enjoyed in a fresh Summer salad or even as an alternative for a healthy dessert. Here are some of our favourite recipes if you would like to incorporate more strawberries into your meals this summer: