I don’t think there is anything sweeter that a strawberry just picked off a plant at the height of strawberry season. While those grown in the Upper Valley tend to be a little smaller than those found in cultivated fields of our southern neighbors, they are bursting with freshness, sweetness and that just picked taste. You can have that experience by attending the 9th Annual Strawberry Festival on Sunday, June 26, at Cedar Circle Farm in East Thetford, VT. The event is filled with family fun including numerous kids’ activities, a strawberry queen, horse-drawn wagon rides to the strawberry patch and live music. Enjoy a freshly made strawberry shortcake – yum or buy a variety of items from their organic concession. The cost is $5 if you come by car – free if you use the train (White River Flyer), a bicycle or on foot. Breakfast on the Connecticut is 4.5 miles away – take out one of our hybrid bicycles, bike to Cedar Circle, have a dish of strawberry shortcake, participate in some of the other activities and bike home. You will have burned off all the calories in that luscious dessert! The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine.