Strawberry Cream Pie
At Friske Orchards, a 2015 Red Hot Best medal winner in the U-Pick Farm category, the picking season opens with fresh, giant, juicy strawberries. While quarts and quarts and quarts of them head out the farm market door (either u-picked or they picked), proprietor Wendy Friske always has plenty to use in her Strawberry Cream Pie—a beloved dessert that has made decades of appearances at Friske family Fourth of July gatherings. During strawberry season, the pie also shows up on the menu at Friske’s Orchard Café. Call ahead if you’d like to special order a pie or to find out when the strawberries are ripe (generally late June). 231.599.2604, friske.com.—E.E.