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The last Saturday in May is about to be sweetened with family fun, live music and, of course, strawberries thanks to the Delaware Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee.

Its annual Strawberry Festival is set for Saturday, May 25 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Bobola’s Farm & Florist in Dover to raise funds for scholarships and the Committee’s upcoming activities and conferences.

“It’s really just a wholesome family event that doesn’t cost a lot of money,” Statewide YF&R Chair Mollie Lynch said. “Families can come out and hang out for the day and learn a little bit about what YF&R does while having a good time. Attendees get to visit the farm, pick their own strawberries and spend time with each other.”

Lynch said the event also features a kids section with games and activities, as well as fresh food sold by the YF&R which includes the ever popular strawberry shortcake.

“These kinds of activities are also a great way to meet Delaware farmers and Farm Bureau members. We work hard at educating the public and advocating for our farmers and consumers, but sometimes it’s great to get together to enjoy each other’s company, too,” DEFB Membership Coordinator Jaiden Cain said.

The YF&R recently sent 16 members to the national leadership conference in March held in Omaha, NE with the help of funds raised from sponsorships and events held last year like the Strawberry Festival.

The group hopes to continue growing opportunities for younger farmers in Delaware to preserve the industry for generations to come.

“It’s so important to stay in the know and connected to other agriculturalists. It keeps us motivated and helps us stay connected with new developments in our field. The YF&R really is like a family,” Lynch said.

Bobola Farm & Florist is located at 5268 Forrest Ave, Dover, DE, 19904. For more information on upcoming events and membership, visit

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