Strawberries and Cream

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

It is difficult to resist a perfectly ripe strawberry with its characteristic aroma and bright red colour tantalising your senses. The thought of strawberries bring to the mind memories of summer and sunshine, and the fact that they are jam packed with vitamin C and K mean they are good for you too!

Strawberries and Cream have long been associated with Wimbledon, the oldest tennis tournament in the world that started back in 1877. The origin of this ritual is simply that the British strawberry season just happened to coincide with the dates of the tennis tournament, so caterers would serve strawberries at the event, and thus a tradition was born. This year Wimbledon starts on the 29th June and it is predicted that at least 142,000 portions of strawberries will be served with 7000 litres of cream!

To make sure you too enjoy Wimbledon traditionally and think of summer, The Hollies Farm Shops will have lots of local fresh juicy strawberries available every day.  Why not splash a helping of Longley Farm fresh cream on them too?

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