Canada Day is fast approaching and the Ontario Strawberry crop is a bit late this year. Normally by this time of the year we are in full swing of Ontario Strawberries, however everything has been delayed by this extended spring. The rain that we have experienced should actually help to produce some of the best tasting berries in recent memory, as the shade produced by bigger leaves helps allow the berry to grow and then the hot weather allows for some good ripening and big flavor.
As we all know, the window to get these little nuggets of amazing flavor and taste is very short. We will get a second crop later in the summer, however it is a smaller yield and can lead to decreased access and is decided often by the weather conditions of the summer.
Ontario Strawberries are often the first opportunity to wash out your bottling jars and start preserving and making fantastic jams. Take a look at one of our previous blogs with Stephanie’s Natural Strawberry Honey Jam for a great option. We’ve tried it and it’s a fantastic recipe.
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The kids will soon be out of school and home for the summer. Be sure to take advantage of the great Ontario produce available to provide healthy snack alternatives and memorable meals.
If pie is your thing and you want a special treat, nothing better than Strawberry Rhubarb pie or Crisp with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.