Dzen Farms Strawberry Hill

Our pick-your-own strawberry farm is perfected throughout the seasons to ensure that you and your family have the finest selection in berries.  The strawberry season is short but tasty and usually runs from early June  to July 4. We have provided strawberries to the South Windsor Strawberry Festival since it began around 30 years ago.  


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Dzen Farms Strawberry Hill

87 Barber Hill Road

Broad Brook, CT 06016

This family farm grows some of the best strawberries, blueberries, pumpkins and Christmas trees in the state of Connecticut!!!!
Lisa Gilbert

2 bunches spinach, rinsed and torn into

bite-size pieces

4 cups sliced strawberries

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/4 cup white wine vinegar

1/2 cup white sugar

1/4 teaspoon paprika

2 tablespoons sesame seeds

1 tablespoon poppy seeds


In a large bowl, toss together the spinach and strawberries. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, sugar, paprika, sesame seeds, and poppy seeds. Pour over the spinach and strawberries, and toss to coat.

3 pints fresh strawberries

1/2 cup white sugar

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

4 teaspoons baking powder

2 tablespoons white sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup shortening

1 egg

2/3 cup milk

2 cups whipped heavy cream


Slice the strawberries and toss them with 1/2 cup of white sugar. Set aside. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease and flour one 8 inch round cake pan. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, 2 tablespoons white sugar and the salt. With a pastry blender cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center and add the beaten egg and milk. Stir until just combined. Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool partially in pan on wire rack. Slice partially cooled cake in half, making two layers. Place half of the strawberries on one layer and top with the other layer. Top with remaining strawberries and cover with the whipped cream.

1 Bottle (750 ml) of crisp white wine (we use a Pinot Noir)

1/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 cups strawberry lemonade

1 cup sliced strawberries

2 cups ginger ale

Pour wine in the pitcher and add sliced strawberries. Next add sugar, strawberry lemonade and stir gently. Add ginger ale and ice just before serving.