Residents of Vancouver Island had several sources of strawberries. The native varieties were picked and reported by the Daily British Colonist: “Wild strawberries are being gathered in large quantities in the vicinity and are served at the restaurants” (June 3, 1867, p. 3).
Over one hundred and sixty years later, strawberries remain popular in British Columbia. Both cultivated and native varieties grow in most regions of the province. U-pick and ready-picked baskets are in abundance everywhere this month. Buy local, appreciate the farmer-grower and enjoy!
Come join in on the fun! Saturday June 11 the at the Peninsula Country Market a the Saanich Fairground. The Saanich Fair is pleased to partner with Light House Brewing to bring you the first of the seasons locally grown Strawberries. We are featuring:
Freshly grown local Strawberries, ripe for the dipping in the Chocolate Fountain, while sipping a sample of Lighthouse Brewing’s “NEW”
Strawberry Rhubarb Wheat Ale”.