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A month’s worth of SWEET. SUSTAINABLE. SMILES.

To celebrate National Strawberry Month, we're giving you a new reason to smile every single day in May! Come back every day for a different smile and make sure to enter for your chance to win a $200 or $50 VISA gift card every week this month.

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May 2021

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Fresh Strawberries are So Healthy!

That's right! These bright red beauties aren't only delicious, they're also good for you! Just 8 strawberries a day has more vitamin C than an orange! Now that'll make you smile!

 

Find our berries in a store near you.

 

 

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Toast to the Morning

Start your day with a berry boost! Try these three twists on toast that the whole family will love.

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Spring Into Smiles

This Sweet Spring Charcuterie Board is sure to make you smile!

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May the Fourth Be With You

Happy Star Wars Day! A guaranteed way to bring a smile to your face is watching your favorite movie and making your favorite snacks. May we suggest these Homemade All Natural, Berry Gummies?

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Strawberries are versatile and are especially great as an added ingredient to traditional Mexican cuisine. They add dimension and flavor to any dish - even guacamole!

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Drinks, Anyone?

Might we suggest some sweet heat? This Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita keeps us smiling with every sip.

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Friday Pick-Me-Up

Smile – it’s Friday! Celebrate with a frozen treat! May we tempt you with these Berry and Watermelon Popsicles?

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Snacks to Smile About

Looking for a low-calorie snack? Look no further than fresh strawberries! Each serving (1 cup, or about 8 strawberries) is only 50 calories. For maximum freshness, store in the refrigerator until snack time, then lightly rinse before enjoying.

Find our berries in a store near you!

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Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all moms and mom figures! You are all loved, beautiful, and special. Today, we toast to you and thank you for all you do.

Find our berries in a store near you.

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Shrimp and Strawberries on the Barbie

This recipe for BBQ Shrimp Tacos with Strawberry Salsa is sure to bring a smile to your face!

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Sip. Chill. Repeat.

With warmer days approaching, prepare for relaxing times with a drink in hand. We’ve gathered our favorite summertime cocktails in one place so it’s easy to sip, chill, repeat.

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Bring the ballpark to your backyard with this Summer BBQ Hot Dog recipe! The blueberry corn salsa topping is a guaranteed home run.

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S’more Berries, Please!

Planning a camping trip? Be sure to pack California Giant Raspberries along with your S'mores supplies for a tasty twist on this campfire classic!

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Berry Good Inspiration

If you're looking for pinnable inspiration to fill out your summer menu, check us out on Pinterest!

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Road Trip Vacay? Okay!

If you're going on a road trip this season, make sure to pack California Giant berries in the cooler! Keep berries cool and rinse them right before enjoying to preserve their freshness.

 

Find our berries in a store near you.

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National Mimosa Day

Cheers! This National Mimosa Day we're grabbing our friends and hosting an outdoor brunch. This twist on the traditional mimosa will keep them smiling.

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Smooth(ie) Operator

This berry and peach green smoothie has all the fresh tastes of summer to keep you satisfied.

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Grab a Boost of Blue

Here’s something to make you smile: Blueberries are low in calories, but high in nutrients! One cup of blueberries is only about 100 calories, but is packed with fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, manganese and more!

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Weeknight Dessert

There are smiles all around the table when dessert is served! This delicious Cast Iron Skillet Blackberry Pound Cake is ready in under an hour, so it’s great for a sweet treat any night of the week.

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Sweet, Refreshing Smiles

Save a trip to the coffee shop and make your own berry refresher at home! This recipe is easy-to-follow and delicious. Smiles guaranteed.

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Pizza Party!

Grab your friends and throw a pizza party to celebrate National Pizza Party Day! If you thought that berries wouldn't work on pizza, think again!

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Poolside Snacks

These PB&J Energy Bites are the perfect snacks to pack for the pool. They’re healthy and energizing, with just enough natural sweetness to keep you smiling.

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School's Out for Summer

Summer break is coming! Keep cool with this healthy, Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream!

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Reminder: Stay Hydrated

It's important to stay hydrated! One of the tastiest ways to do that is by eating fresh strawberries, which are over 90% water! 

Find our berries in a store near you.

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Summer Salad

This crunchy and bright salad screams "summer" - and it doesn't even have lettuce!

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Say Cheese...Cake!

Need a reason to smile? Here’s one – it’s National Blueberry Cheesecake Day! Celebrate with this delicious Paleo and Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake.

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Happy Graduation

'Tis the season for new beginnings! If you're planning a graduation party, try these delicious appetizers that are certified crowd-pleasers!

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Your Favorite Childhood Sweets, But Better

Introduce the kids to the magic of fruit roll-ups! Make these Strawberry Fruit Roll-Ups with the little ones - they'll love it!

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Fire Up the Grill!

Memorial Day traditionally kicks off grilling season, so fire it up! If you're looking for a way to jazz up a burger, try it with strawberry ancho chile BBQ sauce for a delicious, sweet heat. 

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Kickstart Your Summer

School is officially out! Cooking is a great activity to keep the kids occupied this summer! Take a look at all of our recipes that you and the kids will love making!

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Sweet. Sustainable. Smiles.

At California Giant Berry Farms, we grow the berry best. From our farms to your plates, each sustainably grown berry is sure to deliver a smile!

Find our berries in a store near you.

Enter now for your chance to win a $200 VISA GIFT CARD or a $50 VISA GIFT CARD every week in May!

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