These are the strawberries. THE strawberries.
All we added to get to gelato was some sugar, some milk, and a little gelato stabilizer (to keep it from getting icy). Technically we're a bakery; the gelato freezer was added a few years ago because one cannot live on cake alone...
The strawberries are from Snow's Bend Farm, in Coker, Alabama, not ten miles from the bakery as the crow flies. Maybe even closer. Of course I can't hop on a crow, so it seems a bit further as my car goes around the bends in the dusty road behind the airport.
The lettuce made its way to our sandwiches and chicken salad plates. The spring onions were sauteed and will make up the filling in this week's stuffed bread. We'll add some pesto and goat cheese and herbs.