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Why Americans Love Strawberries

Spreading Some California Love, One Strawberry At A Time. When people say they love strawberries they're not kidding. With millions of mentions online and billions consumed each year, California strawberries could be the Golden State's most prized gem. Painting the Golden State Red More than 1.7 billion pounds of strawberries are harvested by nearly 400 family farmers every year throughout the state of California. WATSONVILLE / SALINAS Meet the Ponce family, owners of Sun Valley & Cal-Pacific Berries in Watsonville. They've been growing this sweet fruit since 1970. APRIL - NOVEMBER WATSONVILLE / SALINAS 793m Ibs. SANTA MARIA Meet Luis Chavez from Santa Maria. He's a first-generation California strawberry farmer who MARCH - DECEMBER SANTA MARIA 437m Ibs. established L&G Farms in 1974. JANUARY - JUNE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Meet Hector Gutierrez of Otilio Farms in Oxnard. This first-generation farmer has been growing berries since 1990. 484m Ibs. <- Sharing the Berry Love Online Move over bacon and so long ol' cats, people love pinning, posting and chatting about strawberries...a lot. You Tube #cream #strawberries #strawberry #chocolate 2m Videos 16m Mentions 4m Photos Some Things Are Better Together Add heavenly dark chocolate or a dollop of fresh whipped cream, and a good thing will only get better. + Chocolate + Cream 1.5m Mentions 585,000 Mentions Delicious Day or Night California strawberries aren't just for breakfast or dessert. Home cooks are taking this fruit and turning up the heat. Thai Pork Kebabs with California Strawberry Quinoa Salad Strawberry Balsamic Pizza with Chicken, Sweet Onion and Applewood Bacon Calif rnia STRAWBERRIES Data Source: Sysomos April 2012 - 2013 Data Source: You April 2012- 2013 Data Source: Statigram April 2012 - 2013

Why Americans Love Strawberries

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American strawberry consumption has doubled in two decades. Find out where strawberries are grown in California and why they are a favorite fruit!




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