Some people get pretty excited about strawberry season as they are a great summer fruit and they go with everything….strawberry margaritas, strawberry shortcake, strawberries to top your salads, strawberries in your shake. I rest my case, everything 🙂
Despite the long winter and the slow start to summer, it’s now official, Strawberry Season is underway!!
The Eastern Ontario Berry Growers Association would like to thank everyone for their patience on Mother Nature to do her magic to ripen those berries. They are very excited for the season to begin!
There are more than 30 berry farms in the greater Ottawa area and the EOBGA wants to spread the word to take advantage of the fresh Ontario Produce available at a farm, roadside stand, or local grocer.
The season is just starting and will be in full swing by the end of NEXT week with all Berry Farms ready for ‘pick your own’
The Berry Growers objective is to encourage families to pick local.Go out and spend a day picking fresh berries at the farm or just head to your local grocer and enjoy the fresh taste of Ontario.
A list of over 20 Ottawa area farms, their locations and services can be found at their website below so grab the kids and head on out.
Be warned though, more may end up in your belly than in the basket before you leave…..just saying….or is that just me 😉
Source: Press Release/Julie Findlay
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