strawberries

A visit to Springridge Farm

It’s been almost a week since I had the chance to visit an Ontario berry farm at the height of strawberry season…and since I’ve been travelling, it’s been hard to find time to get this blog post put together. But better late than never…and certainly before the end of strawberry season!

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The berry first of the season – strawberries, that is

Ok, so I couldn’t resist a lame attempt at berry humour but I hope you’ll look past that and read the rest of this post. I’m the proud owner of two quarts – ok, just over one by now – of fresh Ontario strawberries that I picked up at Fraberts Fresh Food in Fergus. I’ve […]

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Longer shelf life for Ontario berries

As a lover of fresh, local berries, this following piece is music to my ears…. New research by the Ontario Berry Growers’ Association (OBGA) shows that a different on-farm storage method can extend the shelf life of strawberries and raspberries, allowing consumers to enjoy fresher fruit longer.

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Strawberry farmers ruining idyllic countryside?

An interesting headline grabbed my eye while I was riding the Underground in London last week: “Anger at strawberry growers – Wimbeldon’s fruit farm is berry ugly”. Anger? At berry growers? I found that hard to fathom so I had to read the story and what I read left me shaking my head.

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What’s in season – it’s very berry strawberry time!

The following is part of an ongoing series of posts tracking Ontario’s foods and what’s currently in season. After what seemed like an endlessly cool and wet spring, the arrival of summer in Ontario also means the long awaited start of strawberry season. It’s an eagerly anticipated time of year in Ontario – one that […]

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