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Ontario Fall Strawberries

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For the second year in a row, I am finding the fall everbrearing Ontario strawberries sweeter and more intensely flavoured than the June ones, or anything that comes from California. They are not cheap, but well worth it IMO. Have purchased recently at Nathan Phillips Square Farmers' Market, Foodland and Longos. Actually, I think the farmer's market ones were cheaper than the $6 ones I just got a Pape Foodland. But the suckitude of Pape Foodland is another story, and sometimes you pay for convenience - these are worth it to me. Please try them if you haven't!

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  1. I've had them twice now in the previous 2 weeks @ $5 a quart from local market vendors and indeed they are a treat, but I admit to a mild preference for spring strawberries - perhaps it's anticipation after a deprived winter.

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    1. re: DockPotato

      I understand - it's a bit of mind leap to think of them as a 'fall' fruit.

      1. re: julesrules

        Yes, well my mind has leapt and I'll be looking for them again this week.

    2. Wow, never seen Ontario berries growing and fruiting this late. Maybe from some warmed pockets...

      I have ALWAYS made Strawberry Jam with ever bearing strawberries in August, especially when picked after a hot dry spell. On their own, they weren't sweeter than Spring berries but much more intensely flavored and that makes for an amazing jam.

      If you still can find them, try a making a jam too.