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
Favorite Strawberry Recipes
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.
@ 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 Jacket, The 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.
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:
+1.256.760.1090 x 114
+1.256.760.1090 x 105