There is a story that I tell myself that in my childhood we had fresh strawberries in April. This is clearly apocryphal: even though the growing season is expanding and contracting, Ontario has never had an April strawberry season.
Ontario does, however, have strawberries in early June; I know this because we stopped at a roadside stand in Queenston and bought some when we were there in the second week of this early June.
Prince Edward Island’s strawberry season was late this year and there were rumblings that there wouldn’t be a season at all; fortunately this proved to be untrue, and we’ve been enjoying local berries for the last three weeks.
This morning at Riverview Country Market we were warned that this will likely be the last week, and so we bought two quarts so as to have one last strawberry blowout.
They will be missed.