The wife and I went to the Baltimore Farmers Market yesterday (5/2) and saw a few vendors with strawberries. This is supposed to be a producers-only market, so I'm very confused. Strawberries (supposedly) don't really come into season in Maryland until middle-to-late-May. Did the warm weather we had in the last month or so cause things to get speeded up? Anybody hear anything about whether we're actually seeing local strawberries?
I'm originally from California, where strawberries are the size of baseballs. So the fact that these strawberries actually looked quite good and large makes them suspect. I imagine that if they were just picked early, they'd be smaller. I might have to harass a few of these guys next week before I plunk down some cash to buy some for my strawberry and rhubarb pie recipe.