What's in season: Chandler strawberries
Special to amNewYork
For many New Yorkers, summer unofficially started on Monday with Memorial Day. For many foodies, summer unofficially began last week when locally grown strawberries started to arrive at the city's farmers markets.
Growers are already harvesting some varieties of the iconic summer snack like the bright red Chandler strawberry.
"Chandlers are a good-tasting, sweet strawberry - and they come in season early," said Bill Maxwell, of Maxwell's Farm in Jameswater, New Jersey.Chandler strawberries are packed with the antioxidant vitamin C, and they taste great raw, served with cream or yogurt, blended into smoothies, mashed into jellies or jams, or diced into a salad with fresh greens, vinaigrette, and a crumbly goat cheese.
Locally grown strawberries are available at farmers markets and specialty groceries around the city for about $4 per pint.