Join the fun on Saturday, May 26, as the Delaware Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers & Ranchers hold their 9th annual YF&R Strawberry Festival at Bobola Farm and Florist, 5268 Forrest Avenue in Dover. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and a $5 wristband allows unlimited Fun Zone Access, which includes live music by “Captain Mike,” a bounce house, petting zoo, barrel cart rides, face painting and games.
There will be strawberries, of course, fresh, red-ripe, just picked or ready for U-pick! And, you can top off a meal of fresh-smoked pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers or hot dogs with homemade strawberry shortcake and strawberry ice cream.
Proceeds from the day goes into YF&R’s general fund that promotes leadership training, benefits community assistance, provides scholarships, and supports the FFA and 4-H through the Livestock Auction at the Delaware State Fair. A committee of the Delaware Farm Bureau which dates back to 1954, the YF&R program includes both women and men between the ages of 18 to 40 whose objective is to attract hard-working agricultural professionals and advocates through professional development and social networking activities; to empower future Delaware Farm Bureau leaders and to increase interest in agriculture as a way of life.
Plan now to attend YF&R’s next big event: the 24th Annual YF&R Antique Tractor Pull at the State Fairgrounds in Harrington on Saturday, July 28.
For more information on Delaware Farm Bureau or the Young Farmers & Ranchers organizations, visit www.defb.org, or follow the YF&R on Facebook.