Thursday, August 19, 2010
California Strawberries: Teapot GIVEAWAY
Berries figure big in our house. I think it all stems from my reading the book Jamberry to H even before he could eat. His dreams must have been filled with blueberry waterfalls and meadows of strawberry jam. We loved that book so much the first copy fell apart and now we're on the way to loving the second copy to its death. So it's no surprise that berries are a staple of H&R's diet. During the summers, we've had California Strawberries every day, from the supermarket, from the farmer's market, and even from the garden at H's school. When I saw the California Strawberry Commission represented at the Child's Play Bloganthropy Dinner at BlogHer, it made me feel like a piece of home that had followed me all the way to New York. That's why I really had a great time at BlogHer. It was a gateway to learning things that I wouldn't ordinarily come across on my own. I didn't even know there was a California Strawberry Commission and I live in California!
Here is the Top Ten List for California Strawberries I picked up at the dinner. California Strawberries are:
1. Considered a super fruit because of their high nutrient content.
2. Voted the favorite fruit among kids.
3. Versatile and great for both sweet and savory dishes.
4. Grown by hundreds of caring and passionate family farmers.
5. Recognized global leaders in food safety.
6. Among the safest and healthiest fruit in the world.
7. Packed with vitamin C and loaded with beneficial antioxidants.
8. Available year-round across the country.
9. Found everywhere with 90% of strawberry production in the U.S.
10. The favorite topic of discussion at www.facebook.com/castrawberries
If you go to the CSC website, there are a lot of great resources for school-age kids, including fun facts and games as well as a cookbook and downloads. There's plenty for adults as well, including a link to a free iPhone App with recipes from top food bloggers and information about a strawberry recipe contest the CSC is running this month--$250 Amazon GC prize! If you like strawberries and prizes, the CSC will give one Random Mommy reader a Strawberry Teapot like the one pictured here to help make drinks to accompany your strawberry desserts.
HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: Contest period runs from Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 10:01 AM (Pacific) until Friday, August 27, 2010 at 11:59 PM (Pacific). Enter by leaving a comment about your favorite fruit, and leave your e-mail address OR sign in to comments using your Blogger ID, making sure your Blogger profile is public and includes your e-mail address.
Bonus Entries (leave a separate comment for each entry, it counts if you've done any of these so leave a comment for each one)
1) Follow me on Twitter
2) Like California Strawberries on Facebook
3) Follow California Strawberries on Twitter
4) Follow my blog with Google Friend Connect by clicking on the sidebar
If you don't leave a qualifying comment and your e-mail address or public Blogger profile, your entry will be disqualified. I reserve the right to extend the contest period. At the end of the contest period, I will utilize Random.org to randomly choose the winner. The winner will be contacted by e-mail and will have 72 hours to respond to my e-mail. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, the prize will go to the next place winner as decided by Random.org. This contest is open for US Residents only. A huge thank you and much appreciation to my friends at the California Strawberry Commission for their generosity! Good luck!
I did not receive compensation for this post. The CSC offered a giveaway to my readers and I took it!