We all know that May brings flowers but the Farmers Market at Bay Meadows heralds the arrival of a fruit favorite….STRAWBERRIES! There is nothing better than a freshly-grown strawberry and now you can dive in at Farmers Market Bay Meadows!

May is also National Strawberry Month and strawberries have become synonymous with spring;  that’s why May is the perfect month to celebrate them. Fresh strawberries are the first fruit to ripen each spring, and can be used in a variety of delicious recipes from breakfast to dessert, and don’t forget drinks!

#StrawberriesAreTheJam is an INSTA collaboration of food bloggers, photographers and foodies alike organized and hosted by @joyosity @squaremealroundtable and @whatannieseating. If you haven’t yet, click through the tag, on Instagram here, to see 100+ posts using strawberries in everything from savory salads to cakes and pies to ice cream and cocktails!

One of our favorite recipes during this fun foodie INSTAadventure was by local SF food stylist and blogger @champagneandcookies: View how to make Strawberry Sesame Pop Tarts with Strawberry Tahini Glaze here! Visit her blog to view more creative recipes.

For a healthy and beautiful treat, take a look at local @myberkeleykitchen’s Strawberry and Kale salad, topped with balsamic vinaigrette and made with kale, quinoa, shaved parmesan, red onions & sunflower seeds. Learn more about this delicious salad by visiting her blog.

Strawberry soup?  We’ve got you covered with this creative dish by another local food blogger, Roasted Strawberry & Fennel Soup, by @foodsoulutions. Learn more on her site.

Of course, we can’t have strawberry creations without showcasing a good donut. Just take a look at these Strawberry Basil Glazed Donuts, the sweet and fruity creations of @eatchofood. Be sure to visit her site for amazing culinary treat inspiration!

We’d be remiss not to include a delicious strawberry shortcake like these tres leches strawberry shortcakes, courtesy of Berkeley food blogger @cravingsandcrumbs.  Be sure to visit her food blog for all the details on this tasty treat.

Need a little more persuasion? Take a look at the recipes below to get you in the “Strawberry Mood”.

Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas

Pork and Balsamic Strawberry Salad

Creamy Strawberry French Toast Bake

Strawberry Mimosas


There’s always a Farmers Market happening nearby on the San Francisco Peninsula. We love the College of San Mateo Farmers’ Market. Shop seasonally and fresh each Saturday from 9am to1pm (year-round) at San Mateo’s largest farmer’s market located at 1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard. Bring a big shopping bag or two because the farmers’ tables are filled with the freshest seasonal fruits and vegetables to delightful gifts like cut flowers, local honey, jams and sauces, locally-made olive oil, and chocolates. Also find fresh eggs, grass-fed beef, cheeses, and seafood.