Celebrating Strawberry Season – Today’s Doodle celebrates Germany’s sweetest time of year: Erdbeersaison, or strawberry season!
Beginning anywhere from early to mid-May, the season is one of the first signs of summer. It’s also the only time Germans can feast on fresh local strawberries all year. Luckily, the fruit is ripe with possibilities: it’s added to jams, cakes, fruit salads, and milkshakes and can be found across the country in farmers’ markets, fruit stands, and even Berlin’s underground station.
Strawberries aren’t the only food that produces a frenzy around this time of year. Seasonal eating is a way of life in Germany, with Spargelzeit, or asparagus season, topping the shopping list of beloved fruits and veggies.
In today’s Doodle, guest artist Barbara Dziadosz depicts some of the many ways locals savor this season’s fruit, from strawberry picking to picnicking.
Wishing you a berry happy Erdbeersaison, Germany!
Early concepts and drafts of the Doodle below
You can find more about Celebrating Strawberry Season on the official Google Doodle Page