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The Berry Factory (Shari’s Berries)
Multiple locations; (916) 928-3333; www.BerryFactory.com

Chocolate-dipped strawberries: What’s not to love? Local resident Shari Fitzpatrick was just 25 years old when she started her famous berry company (originally known as Shari’s Berries) in 1989. Since then, her sweet treats have been featured in O, InStyle and People magazines and on NBC’s “Today” show and the QVC home-shopping network. Sold online and at four local Strawberry Store locations, they are edible works of art: extra-large California berries hand-dipped in chocolate and decorated with chocolate chips, chopped nuts, coconut and chocolate squiggles. For weddings, you can order bridal berries decorated to look like little tuxedos and bridal gowns. The gift boxes make great Christmas, birthday and Valentine’s Day gifts.