Strawberry Fields Forever (at Least for the Weekend)
Delicious, rich red strawberries are cause for revelry on a good day, but imagine a gastronomic celebration of festival proportions. NBCLA takes you to the California Strawberry Festival, where we are the major media sponsor and where this tiny, but mighty fruit reigns King. Fritz Coleman reports live from the California Strawberry Festival. He's channeling Martha Stewart - teaching viewers how to make a strawberry basket out of corn tortillas. Fabio Viviani starred in Bravo's Top Chef show - now he's teaching NBC4 weathercaster Fritz Coleman how to make strawberry shakes live on T.V. YUMMY! FRESH! Everything is coming up strawberries! Boxes and boxes of the sweet treat are for sale at the California Strawberry Festival. They arrived straight from the farm fields of Oxnard. People.... everywhere. The festival grounds are packed with those in love with the tiny, by mighty red fruit. Seriously, how many people can you fit into one area? Are you ready for this - Strawberry Beer & Wine? Yes - people stand in long lines to get one or the other. And they swear it's cold and tasty. Strawberry Pizza - believe it or not this is good. No meat and cheese... but rather sliced strawberries on a pastry bottom with whipped topping. Oh, so good. Are you game? Nachos with strawberries! Don't know about this one. Those who ate them swear they're good. Are you brave enough to give them a try? Yummy! Yes... more strawberry food. You can't get away from it - it's everywhere on the festival grounds. This is a strawberry french crepe that's sure to take a day's workout to burn off the calories. The strawberry revolt - there's more than fruit at the California Strawberry Festival. Dig into a plateful of kabobs. Thread by Thread... An artist looms his rugs on the spot. Beautiful works of art. Strawberries for Sale - boxes and boxes of the red, delicious fruit are ready for you to pick up. A half flat is $9. Not bad. Arts & Crafts... you can find just about anything here. From elaborate paintings to handmade jewelry. Oh, did we mention the melted wine bottle turned into a spoon rest? I did say you could find just about anything here. Berry Train - it's off for destination Strawberry. The California Strawberry Festival has something for everyone, no matter the age.