Canadian Strawberries & Pottery Berry Bowls

STRAWBERRY
SEASON IN CANADA. 

Strawberry season has arrived!  Grown in every province across the country, Canadian strawberries are at their peak in June and July.  You can expect an earlier arrival in British Columbia as they bloom across the country.  

Berry Bowls

Consider purchasing a handmade ceramic berry bowl from a local Canadian potter.  Our pottery berry bowls offer a beautiful and functional design allowing you to rinse and drain your berries and take them right to your table.

 

FUN FACTS ABOUT STRAWBERRIES

🍓 Strawberries are the only fruit that have their seeds on the outside 

🍓 Strawberries aren’t actually a ‘berry’ but a ‘multiple fruit’.  To be classified as a berry, the seeds must be on the inside 

🍓 Strawberries belong to the Rose flower family and give off a sweet scent 

🍓 According to Wikipedia, “In 2019, world production of strawberries was 9 million tonnes” 

🍓 Strawberry plants will grow back next year, lasting up to 5 years

Drain & Serve with Pottery

A berry bowl is the best way to rinse, drain, store and serve your local berries!  Our handmade ceramic berry bowls have holes to allow for the water to drain when rinsing and the holes allow air to circulate which is important when storing your strawberries to ensure optimal freshness.  

PLANTING & CARING FOR STRAWBERRY PLANTS

 

Easy to grow, strawberry plants can be grown in the garden or in containers – wherever there is full sun.  Your best bet for a great harvest is to plant young, healthy plants in early Spring (ensure the threat of frost has passed).  If you plant from seeds, the plants will not bear fruit their first year. Do not plant too deeply as the bud must remain above the soil allowing sunlight to reach it.  Strawberries need to be well watered but avoid wetting the fruit or leaves to help prevent disease.  Watering via drip irrigation will help to keep these dry and the soil moist.

 

HOW TO PICK STRAWBERRIES

The best time to pick strawberries is in the morning while the berries are cool.  You will want to be careful not to squish the delicate berry.  Carefully pinch the green stem between thumb and index finger and break the stem; ensure you leave the cap on the berry and refrigerate immediately.

SERVING STRAWBERRIES

It is recommended not to rinse your strawberries until you intend to enjoy them as rinsing cut strawberries will speed up the spoiling.  A berry bowl is the best way to rinse, drain, store and serve your local berries!  Our handmade ceramic berry bowls have holes to allow for the water to drain when rinsing and the holes allow air to circulate which is important when storing your strawberries to ensure optimal freshness.  The majority of our pottery berry bowls come with a plate to catch any water drippings and keep your table dry.

BERRY BOWLS

Big Berry Bowl - White Speckle
Sandra Zuidema
$95

Dripping Blue Berry Bowl
Olena Ceramics
$50

Silky White Berry Bowl 
Jane Snider Pottery
$60

Celadon Berry Bowl
Cathy Lombard
$60

HOW TO MAKE A STRAWBERRY ROSE

Looking for a unique, gorgeous way to serve your strawberries?  Or looking for a romantic alternative to the traditional chocolate-covered strawberries?  Why not try creating a bouquet of strawberry roses!  Find easy to follow instructions here: https://sortedfood.com/recipe/3807

June 26, 2021