THE FACTORY + ALABAMA CHANIN 25/52 | 2021

Each moment is just what it is. It might be the only moment of our life; it might be the only strawberry we’ll ever eat. – Pema Chödrön 

June brings the Summer Solstice on June 20th, and its full moon, the Strawberry Moon on June 24th—honoring the berry synonymous with summer. 

That summertime staple, the strawberry, is an early season crop in Alabama. For cooler parts of the country, the peak is late June. This small and ephemeral fruit provides a delicious foundation for desserts, salads, canapés, and cocktails.  

Explore some of our favorite recipes, along with information on the Summer Solstice, the Strawberry Moon, and strawberries, of course.  

Summer Solstice + The Strawberry Moon 

The Summer Solstice 

“Everything You Need to Know About the Summer Solstice” 

Strawberry Moon – June’s Full Moon 

“June Marks the Final Supermoon of 2021, Called a “Super Strawberry Moon” 

Strawberries 

“Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Strawberries”, from the Old Farmer’s Almanac 

“History of the Strawberry” 

“The Cherokee Legend of the First Strawberry” 

Favorite Strawberry Recipes 

Roasted Strawberry and Tahini Buttermilk Shake 

Strawberry Cobbler 

Strawberry-Cucumber Salad with Lemon Cream 

Strawberry Rosemary Prosecco Cocktail 

Buttermilk Tres Leches Cake with chef Whitney Otawka

Strawberry Vinegar 

Strawberry + Tarragon + Bubbly 

Strawberry inspiration from the lead image: Vol. 3: Strawberries by Susan Spungen from the Short Stack Editions series; Gumbo Love: Recipes for Gulf Coast Cooking, Entertaining, and Savoring the Good Life by Lucy Buffett; Strawberry French Toast from The Factory Café archives; Ciabatta Toast with Farm Cheese, Mascarpone, Strawberries, Basil, and Black Pepper from The Factory Café archives; Locally grown strawberries; Strawberry Rhubarb Pie from Lisa Donovan and Angie Mosier‘s 2015 Friends of the Café Brunch benefitting Jones Valley Teaching Farm.

From left: Summer of Color Collection colorways; Irene Top in Vetiver

@ Alabama Chanin      

Our new Summer of Color Collection features vibrant, organic styles for a sustainable life. Explore the capsule collection here.  

@ The School of Making     

June’s Swatch of the Month features a new technique, Transitional Embroidery, and naturally dyed embroidery floss from our collaborator, A Verb for Keeping Warm. We’ve introduced three new kits that feature our Anna’s Garden stencil with Transitional Embroidery to further our inspirations. The kits include The Cropped Car JacketThe Slim Scarf Kit, and The Scarf Kit.

@ The Factory     

Plan your visit to view the Collection firsthand, work with our team, experience Alabama Chanin in-person, and learn more about our commitment to responsible production, sustainable practices, and thoughtful design.    

Hours:        

Monday by appointment only   
Tuesday – Friday | 10am – 5pm        
Saturday and Sunday | Closed            

Visit us at:        
462 Lane Drive        
Florence, Alabama 35630          

Contact our store team:        
Catherine Counts        
+1.256.760.1090 x 114        
shop@alabamachanin.com            

Carlisle Sandy         
+1.256.760.1090 x 105        
sales@alabamachanin.com  

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