They’re back for a limited time only! These little beauties are dug in the early hours so that they can be our stores the same day. They have a fresh, earthy taste and the flaky, delicate skins, which haven’t set, can be rubbed off with a finger.
Of course, someone has to be up to harvest them, so Sean, who farms like his father did on sheltered, sandy land near Tarleton, Lancashire is in bed early during the short season. “I try to stay up as long as I can,” he says, “but the wife makes me go to bed about six o’ clock. We’re up about 11 o’ clock, finished at about half past one, we get the wagon loaded in the early hours and off they go to be in store by eight o’clock on the day they’re dug. It helps that the majority of Booths stores are within a 30 or 40 mile radius – you couldn’t do it with other shops.”
Pop in store to try our freshly picked today strawberries. Picked at 6am, they’re in store the very same morning directly from our local supplier, Lemkin Nurseries, just down the road at Hesketh Bank. These truly are jewels amongst strawberries, bursting with the best of season flavour – perfect on their own or combined with meringues and cream for a decadent pud. You’ll have to swing by early before they’re all gone!
Modern suburban store located just south of Preston city centre in the popular residential area of Penwortham.