Thursday, August 19, 2010

California Strawberries: Teapot GIVEAWAY

CONGRATULATIONS TO #11 AS PICKED BY RANDOM.ORG! Please respond to my email within 72 hours. Thanks everyone for participating!
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

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 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 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!


Gleester said...

Strawberries are my favorite fruit!!!!!

SolDucky said...

Oh, definitely strawberries! Followed closely by fresh pineapple. The two make a great pair too.

SolDucky said...

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Sandra said...

I love just about all fruits but strawberries are way up there for sure. And we totally need a new teapot!

Mimi Burkholder said...

I love all summer fruits! My favorite is probably peaches, if I had to choose one.

Mimi Burkholder

JoycetheRockStar said...

I love watermelon. I can eat one all by myself in two days.

The Angry Jackalope said...

My favorite fruit is cherries! Yum! Strawberries are a close second. Thanks for the great giveaway!

The Angry Jackalope said...

I'm a fan of California Strawberries on face book!

The Angry Jackalope said...

I'm also your friend via google friend connect.

PCRepairMom said...

Love love love strawberries! Pcrepairmom at gmail dot com

PCRepairMom said...

I'm a follower on twitter
Pcrepairmom at gmail dot com

Amy Anderson said...

Following you on Twitter


Amy Anderson said...

Following your blog with GFC

Amy Anderson said...

Strawberries and apples. Well, blueberries too, but I have VERY fond childhood memories of picking and eating fresh strawberries out of our family garden in MN.

Amy from Occupation: Mommy said...

Strawberries! And raspberries! And pineapple! And blueberries! And apples! I love fruit, and my kids would LOVE to have a strawberry-shaped teapot.

Tamara said...

We love strawberries -- they are number 1. My kids also love watermelon.

rladybug said...

I love strawberries, kiwi, watermelon and mango. These are a couple of my favorite margarita flavors too! We'd love love love a strawberry teapot. It is so cute!

allthingsnew said...

My fave fruit is mango! Love it!

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