Sherri Ferguson from the Portland Chamber of Commerce and Jaska Russell from The Shoppes at Occasions made a Strawberry Cobbler and talked about farms in Portland, TN open for strawberry picking. For more information on strawberry farms in the Portland area, visit www.middletnstrawberryfestival.com or www.picktnproducts.org.
1 quart fresh strawberries
1 Tablespoon lemon zest
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 T water
1/2 cup sugar + 3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
vanilla ice cream
Preheat oven to 350.
In a 9x13 baking dish melt butter. Set aside.
In a bowl mix together strawberries, lemon zest, lemon juice, water and 1/2 cup sugar. Let marinade while assembling the batter.
In a separate bowl mix dry ingredients: flour, 3/4 c sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the middle of the dry goods. Pour buttermilk into the well, being careful not to over stir.
Pour mixture over the melted butter.
Lay strawberries across mixture.
Bake at 350 for 1 hour.
Top with a scoop of ice cream! Enjoy!
(Please remember to check before you go to the farms as they may be sold out or if may not be a picking day)
BOTTOM VIEW FARM
185 Wilkerson Lane - Portland, TN
Beginning Saturday, May 2
Hours: Monday through Saturday 8am to 5pm (Closed on Sundays)
-Prepicked and pick your own available in accordance to social distancing guidelines
-$18 / gallon, $5 / quart, and $2.25 / pound if you pick your own
-Please call 615-767-1714 for availability and to place orders
-Cash or check only
-Any closures due to weather or field conditions will be posted as timely as possible
1036 Highway 52 W - Portland, TN
Ready around May 3rd
BRADLEY KOUNTRY ACRES
650 Jake Link Road - Cottontown, TN
Call to order; Prepicked only currently available
388 Meadows Road - Portland, TN
Ready around May 1st - check FB for updates
OAK GROVE FARMS
517 W Main Street - Gallatin, TN
HANCOCK FAMILY FARM
7114 Highway 49 E - Springfield, TN
Info on strawberries can be found at www.hancockfamilyfood.com [hancockfamilyfood.com] or
Planning on opening May 1st
Hours are Monday through Friday 9am - 5pm