Beckwith Berries - our local fresh fruit supplier - has a roadside stand in Carleton Place. The strawberries are superb! I bought a large basket this afternoon and devoured many of the berries this evening. Nothing like it for a summer treat!
"Ontario's cool spring has done wonders for strawberry plants," said Tom Heeman, Chairman of the Berry Growers of Ontario. "There really is no comparison to the taste and flavour of a true local Ontario strawberry, and this year they will be in great supply. Enjoy the taste of summer with the first fruits of the season!" More than 1,900 acres of field strawberries are harvested in Ontario each year. Strawberries are high in antioxidants and vitamin C, and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.