Make the Most of Strawberry Season
If you’re looking to indulge in some fresh local strawberries, now is the time to do so. The typical strawberry season in Nova Scotia extends from late June to the end of July, so you need to act quick! We’re giving you the scoop on strawberry u-picks, events, recipes, and products, to help you make the berry best of the season.
Get Your Hands on Local Strawberries
Nova Scotia is home to incredible strawberry producers province-wide, making it easy to get your hands on delicious local berries throughout the summer season. There’s options for everyone, whether you pick them yourself, visit one of the many Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia, visit a local independent retailer, or purchase them during your weekly grocery run.
Stirling Fruit Farms’ U-Pick
For those looking to enjoy the sunshine that comes with strawberry season, Stirling Fruit Farms‘ u-pick is the perfect day-trip destination. Make some memories while enjoying sweet berries straight from the farm, as fresh as they get! This is also a great solution for those who are extra picky about their produce. If you don’t wish to pick your own berries, check their website for a Stirling Farm Market near you.
Country Magic strawberries are grown in Greenwich, where the unique climate maximizes the sweet and succulent flavour of each individual berry. You can purchase their products at Sobeys, Atlantic Superstore, Walmart, and several independent retailers.
Located in the Great Village area, Millen Farms pick their strawberries every morning and evening, they are then shipped directly from the field to the buyer. If you want a taste of these fresh berries, find them at Sobeys, Masstown Market, the Halifax Seaport Market, and more independent retailers.
The strawberry social is a long-standing tradition that celebrates the arrival of strawberry season. Nothing brings a community together like delicious strawberry treats – think shortcake, ice cream, and strawberries and cream – our mouths are watering just thinking about it! If you’ve yet to be a part of such an event, you still have time to place it on your summer bucket-list!
Although most events and get-togethers across the province aren’t taking place this year, you can still gather your friends and family in your back yard to celebrate all things strawberry. Consider hosting a strawberry social inspired potluck – there’s plenty of delicious dishes to go around! We’ve even provided several recipe ideas for you, just keep reading!
Strawberries in Puff Pastry
This Strawberries in Puff Pastry recipe featured in Nova Scotia Cookery, Then & Now – a cookbook showcasing modern interpretations of heritage Nova Scotia recipes – puts a spin on the classic Strawberry Shortcake. Local strawberries, Chantilly cream, and chocolate sauce blend together to create the perfect summer dessert.
Strawberry Cider Cocktail
Warm summer evenings call for seasonal cocktails! The Strawberry Cider Cocktail celebrates all things local, using Nova Scotia strawberries, Bulwark Blush Cider, and Steinhart Distillery Strawberry Vodka. This drink is sweet, simple, and easy to sip on!
Local Strawberry Indulgence
Looking for other ways to enjoy strawberries? We’ve got you covered. Although you can purchase these products year-round, they’re especially desirable during strawberry season. Try Helen B’s Strawberry Jam, Sable Shortbread Strawberry Shortcake Shortbread, Tangled Garden Strawberry Lavender Jam, and Fox Hill Cheese House Strawberry Milk.
Add some strawberry cheer to your life with Lunenburg County Winery Strawberry Wine, Chain Yard Urban Cidery Highway Strobbery cider, Bulwark Cider Strawberry Lime cider, or strawberry spirits from Steinhart Distillery or Still Fired Distilleries.