Strawberry season has arrived, and you can get all kinds of treats at local farms.
My local spots are Gorman Farm in Laurel and Larriland Farm in Woodbine. Larriland is the big player and very worth the drive out Rte 70, but Gorman is a stone's throw from Columbia so it's really easy to get into the fields.
Gorman opened last weekend, and they seem to be picking this week -- overcoming last week's hail storm. Larriland seems to be opening this Saturday.
As a special bonus, you should check out CrunchDaddy popcorn for sale at Gorman. I love that stuff. It's made in Howard County, and it's a great match of local businesses to have CrunchDaddy at Gorman. They're trying to stock eight varieties, including two new ones -- Smokey Cheddar Crunch and Chesapeake Peanut Crunch.
If you want to pick strawberries, definitely check the farms' Web sites because they open and close as they have ripe fruit -- Gorman Farms and Larriland Farms.
I have been out of commission for weeks with travel and illness. I'm trying to start up again, and I'll do a bunch of short posts about news that happened when I was home. This way, people will be able to find the posts if they're looking for a specific restaurant. Check them all out by clicking on Reset May 2014.