By Photo by Brian Prechtel.Ellmist at en.wikipedia Later version(s) were uploaded by Minesweeper at en.wikipedia. [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

By Photo by Brian Prechtel.Ellmist at en.wikipedia Later version(s) were uploaded by Minesweeper at en.wikipedia. [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

What’s better on a summer day than fresh fruit? Today we celebrate National Strawberry Picking Day! If you can’t get out to the fields yourself (which we suspect most of you living in the metropolis can’t, ourselves included), we’d suggest hitting up a local farmstand for the next best thing (and of course, buying local is always a plus!).

The website PickYourOwn.org is an awesome resource to finding farms near you to visit. Get started here – and enjoy the celebration!

And what will you do with your fresh strawberries? They won’t last too long, so be sure to have a plan to enjoy them rather quickly! Adding them as a healthy side to your breakfast or throwing them into a smoothie are two good options. Or, if you want to indulge a little (but not too much!) can we recommend this healthy take on Strawberry Shortcake from EatingWell.com? Get the full, lightened up recipe here and eat your heart out!