The Delaware Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee is preparing for a sweet community day out in May.
The 13th annual YF&R Strawberry Festival will be held Saturday, May 27 at Bobola Farm & Florist from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The event is open to attendees of all ages and includes a fun zone for children, live music and, of course, fresh strawberry shortcake. Wristbands for the activities are $6 each with a $1 discount for attendees who bring a non-perishable food item. Visitors can also pick their own strawberries in the Bobola Farm’s U-Pick patch.
“The Strawberry Festival is important to our family for a few reasons. Our festival is a reminder that summer is right around the corner. It is also important to us because it gives the community a chance to be on the farm and see exactly where their food comes from and the people who grow it,” Rebecca Bobola said. “The Bobola family has also always emphasized partnering with and or supporting the next generation, either through 4-H, FFA or Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee. Partnering with Delaware Farm Bureau’s YF&R for the strawberry festival is an example of that relationship.”
Statewide YF&R Chair Mollie Lynch said the event is am important activity for the group every year.
“It’s a lot of fun, but it’s also a way for us to give back to the community. We collect non-perishable food items for the Harvest for All Campaign led by our national organization to encourage our younger farmers to give back in a way that is meaningful and connects to our livelihood,” she said. “It’s also a really great chance to get the community out and about while exploring one of our local farms in action. The Bobola’s have been very gracious in allowing us to use their farm for this event every year.”
For more information on upcoming events and membership, visit www.defb.org.