British Columbia Strawberry Growers Association

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.