Strawberry Facts & Tips
For u-pick berries enter the fields at the Ellis Farms u-pick signs on Westham Island Road 750 m from the Westham Island Bridge.
Bring a container, an ice cream bucket works well and holds approx. 5 lbs
Pick during the cooler parts of the day , mornings and evenings
Take berries home right away and promptly process or eat them
Berries are picked at their peak , use within in a couple of days of picking
Do not leave berries in hot car, or trunk
Leave the stem attached, your berries will last longer
Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, folic acid, potasium and fibre
1 cup of strawberries contains only 55 calories!
For more info on BC Strawberries including recipes visit www.bcstrawberries.com