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5 Ways to Enjoy Pungo Strawberries

It’s strawberry season here in Virginia Beach and we all know what that means…Pungo Strawberries are ready to be picked and enjoyed!

Virginia Beach is more than just sand and sunsets. It is also home to plentiful farmland and fresh produce. As the largest producer of strawberries in the state of Virginia, Virginia Beach offers the perfect climate for sweet and plump strawberries.

Most local farms allow visitors to come and pick the fresh strawberries themselves. The rural Pungo Agricultural District is where most of the strawberries are found. So, head to the countryside this spring, grab a bucket and see how you can enjoy Pungo Strawberries with these delicious recipes!

Where to pick strawberries in Virginia Beach

But first, you need to pick your strawberries. There are plenty of farms to choose from, but here are a few to help get you started on your strawberry picking adventure:

Pungo Strawberry Salsa

From the Coastal Virginia Magazine, this strawberry salsa recipe is one of our favorite ways to enjoy Pungo strawberries. The salsa pairs well with chips, atop seafood, grilled chicken, or a pre-baked pizza crust. It’s a light and fresh recipe, perfect for spring and summer.

Strawberry Pie

Who doesn’t love a good pie? From the sous chef at the 1608 Crafthouse, their strawberry pie recipe is the right amount of sweet with a crispy crust to compliment. Served with whipped cream, fresh basil or mint, this pie makes the perfect after-dinner dessert. Discover this recipe and more at the Virginian Pilot online.

Pungo Strawberry Moscow Mule

A refreshing cocktail with Pungo strawberries is just what you need for those hot summer days in Virginia Beach. From the Chesapeake Bay Distillery, their Pungo Strawberry Moscow Mule is the perfect blend of muddled strawberries and traditional flavors of a Moscow Mule.

Pungo Strawberry Mignonette

It’s all in the sauce. Kick it up a notch and pair Lynnhaven oysters with this Pungo Strawberry Mignonette Recipe. Paired perfectly together are two of Virginia Beach’s favorite local cuisine – the Pungo strawberry and Lynnhaven oysters. Enjoy the true taste of Virginia Beach with this recipe.

Pungo Strawberry Festival

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Pungo Strawberry Festival that is held every year over Memorial Day weekend in Virginia Beach. This event is fun for the entire family with a weekend full of arts and crafts, a parade, live entertainment, pony rides, country-style food, and of course a never-ending supply of Pungo strawberries!

For other local area events, visit our Virginia Beach events page to help plan your next vacation.

Stay at Sundial Inn

Plan your weekend getaway at Virginia Beach for the Pungo Strawberry Festival and book your stay at the Sundial Inn. Our affordable Virginia Beach motel is in walking distance to the Virginia Beach Boardwalk and the just steps away from the beach. Our family-friendly lodging offers comfortable rooms and excellent amenities including an outdoor pool. Browse our rooms and book your stay with us today!

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