You may know you love to eat fresh, Northern Michigan strawberries, but did you know these fun strawberry facts?

  1. The full moon in June is called the Strawberry Moon, named by the Algonquin tribes for the short season for harvesting strawberries.
  2. The strawberry is a member of the rose family and the only fruit with seeds on the outside rather than the inside.
  3. Strawberries are grown in every county in Michigan. Berrien, Leelanau and Van Buren Counties are Michigan’s largest strawberry producers.

Emily Betz Tyra is associate editor of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.