Where do strawberries come from?
Enjoy local fresh strawberries by visiting a farm near you.
Bring containers and strike out to a strawberry farm near you. Click on the 'Find BC Strawberries' button to find a farm near you. Farms have either 'U-Pick' or ready picked field-ripened strawberries or both. Buy a basket or a flat for preserving delicious strawberries. BC strawberry growers guarantee that you will not be disappointed in the fresh juicy taste of field-ripened strawberries.
It is advisable to call ahead to be sure there is a supply.
Did you know that strawberries:
- were cultivated in ancient Rome!
- were used as a medicinal herb as early as the 13th Century.
- are not really a fruit or a berry but are the enlarged receptacle of the flower.
- are grown in every province in Canada.
- are a member of the Rose family!
- have a museum dedicated to them in Belgium.
- were first cultivated back in the 16th and 17th Centuries.
- have only 55 calories per cup, 0 cholesterol! and 0 fat...go ahead indulge.
- are very high in vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants.