The weather may still be peculiar this year but it’s finally berry season. Corinne Schurmann and daughter Aliyah picked fresh strawberries at the Krause Berry Farm on the weekend.

The weather may still be peculiar this year but it’s finally berry season. Corinne Schurmann and daughter Aliyah picked fresh strawberries at the Krause Berry Farm on the weekend.

Feast your eyes and stomach on fresh strawberries

Get out the canning jars, whip up the cream, and get ready to enjoy another crop of bursting-with-flavour local strawberries.

Get out the canning jars, whip up the cream, and get ready to enjoy another crop of bursting-with-flavour local strawberries.

Lower Mainland consumers know that the arrival of Fraser Valley strawberries means summer’s here, and with it the chance to enjoy the wonderful flavour and health benefits of local produce.  Packed with vitamin C, antioxidants, and other essential vitamins, Fraser Valley strawberries are also flavour powerhouses. Ripened naturally in local fields, these berries are hand-picked at the peak of perfection.  Shipped to local markets within a day, these berries burst with the robust old-time flavour and just-right natural sweetness that are hard to find in imported berries.

And local strawberries are wonderfully versatile.  Of course, you’ll love them eaten fresh.  But consumers also appreciate the many ways that Fraser Valley strawberries can be preserved so their summer-fresh flavour can be enjoyed all year long in jams, jellies, or simply frozen.

Buying local strawberries means you’re getting the finest product available on the market, while supporting local producers and sustainable growing practices. Delicious B.C. strawberries – watch for them at a select grocer or “U-pick” producer near you.