Strawberry Celebration, Part 2

Long Grove Sign Strawberry Product Signage

Friday my mom and I had our annual visit to Long Grove’s Strawberry Festival, my favorite of all the suburban fests due to the simple fact that it’s a celebration of my favorite fruit. It’s our tradition to go every year and we figure we’re two of just a few locals to battle the crowds, but it’s worth it for the chocolate covered strawberries from Long Grove Confectionary (which, to be honest, are available year-round) and fresh-roasted corn-on-the-cob dipped in butter. We even added an extra treat to our usual repertoire after seeing a happy, chocolate-covered family – they had just finished eating a strawberry-rice krispie treat-donut hole-marshmallow kabob dipped in chocolate. We purchased two, one of each dipped in dark and milk chocolate. A totally messy delight!

Mom & Jackie

This year we were lucky to be able to go on a beautiful Friday afternoon when the crowds were moderate and very friendly. Also worth noting: even the port-a-potties were better than expected - they were clean and came with a hand-washing station complete with soap, water and paper towels.

Hand washing station

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  • Steve posted: 23 Jun at 9:53 am

    Mom looks at home

  • Hungry Passport posted: 26 Jun at 6:18 pm

    Yeah, that whole dip-it-in-chocolate business IS irresistible. Last July 4th, while everyone else was dipping their strawberries and marshmallows in the chocolate fountain, I was annointing my barbecued pork ribs with the stuff! Pure bliss!

  • Jackie posted: 01 Jul at 10:15 pm

    Oooh – chocolate and BBQ ribs… That’s intrigueing – I’ll have to try it sometime.


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