Fresh, ripe, and locally-grown strawberries are ready for devouring around Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. With a healthy dose of rain and now a helping of sunshine, the sweet, plump berries are ready to be picked.
There are 13 farms that belong to the Fraser Valley Strawberry Growers Association so you’re bound to find a great selection from Richmond to Chilliwack.
There are pre-picked and U-Pick options along with a variety of products like pies and jams available at Bisset Farms, Driediger Farms, Ellis Farms, Emma Lea Farms, KBF Nursery and Farm, Krause Berry Farms, Maan Farms, Surrey Farms, W and A Farms, Birak Berry Farm, Abby Produce, Shoker Farms, and Neufeld Farms.
If you would like to enjoy the bounty of the strawberry harvest, I have a gift certificate available for a 10 pound box of strawberries. Here’s how you can enter to win:
- Post a comment naming your favourite way to eat strawberries (pie, jam, whole, etc.) (1 entry)
- Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
Follow the Fraser Valley Strawberry Growers Association on Facebook and Twitter for more information about the crop this year. I will draw one winner at random from all entries Friday, July 6, 2012 at 12:00pm.
The gift certificate will have names of farms on it, listing where it can be redeemed. This is a quick turnaround as this first crop of strawberries is going fast. Be sure to get out to the farms this weekend if you can otherwise there will be another crop from the ever-bearing berries later in July.
Update The winner is Shauna!