Cerridwen's Cauldron
Stories From Lore - A Folklore And Nature Podcast
Season 4 Episode 2: Strawberries Fair - The Folklore of Strawberries

Season 4 Episode 2: Strawberries Fair - The Folklore of Strawberries

It’s back! Season 4 continues with Episode 2: Strawberries Fair. In this episode I’m exploring the folklore of the humble strawberry, both wild and propagated with lashings of cream and perhaps a scone or two.

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The extras for this episode will include: a recipe for Strawberry Salsa which we have been eating lots of in our household recently, a short audio which is a whistle stop tour of some of my favourite story collectors of which the Grimm Brothers are one, a written version of the folklore included in this podcast and a link to a Spotify playlist which includes a variety of strawberry themed music.

On occasion there are dark folkloric characters explored in this podcast and so, as always, I would recommend that you should listen through first before listening with younger members of your household.

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Dent, Susie, (2018) Brewers Dictionary Of Phrase & Fable.

Nozedar, Adele (2010) The Illustrated Signs & Symbols Sourcebook: An A to Z Compendium Of Over 1000 Designs, Harper Thorsons, London.

Nozedar, Adele (2012) The Hedgerow Handbook: Recipes, Remedies & Rituals, Square Peg.

Mabey, Richard (1986), The Journals Of Gilbert White (1751-1773) Volume 1 edited by Francesca Greenoak, Century Hudson Ltd.

Wright, John (2020) The Foragers Calendar, Profile Books


Cwmffrwd Farm Campsite - https://www.thewildofthewords.co.uk/cwmffrwdfarm

Highland Titles - https://www.highlandtitles.com/blog/clan-fraser-scotland

From the Pulpit: Strawberries and a fruitful faith -


Heironymous Bosch, Garden Of Earthly Delights via Museo Del Prado. https://www.museodelprado.es/en/the-collection/art-work/the-garden-of-earthly-delights-triptych/02388242-6d6a-4e9e-a992-e1311eab3609?searchid=d094b55c-c9ff-a7d7-90f8-727dbbe2b8f1

The Garden’s Trust - https://thegardenstrust.blog/2017/05/20/saints-sinners-sex-and-strawberries/

The Story Of The Strawberry - https://www.historyworkshop.org.uk/food/the-story-of-the-strawberry

Strawberries: The Fruits Of Love - https://mythcrafts.com/2019/07/25/strawberries-the-fruits-of-love/

Music Attribution:

Intro & Outro Music: Midnight Tale by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Incidental Music – Celtic Ambient Loop via Pixabay.

Cerridwen's Cauldron
Stories From Lore - A Folklore And Nature Podcast
Merry Met virtual traveller and welcome to Stories From Lore. A monthly podcast that invites you to ‘Rewild Yourself Through Story,‘ by exploring nature, folklore and the stories it inspires. My name is Dawn Nelson and I am an author and professional storyteller.