Sunday, 14 July 2013

Today is July 14th, and we have had a very busy first 2 weeks at Brix N Berries.  Who new that those little red jems known as strawberries would create such a frenzie.  Good thing we doubled the patch this year.  We have had lots of visitors from Edmonton, Leduc and surrounding area seeking out our first strawberry crop.  I must say that the berries have been beautiful and it was amazing all this week that they just kept coming and coming, in from the patch one after another.
This was the first and the biggest crop for the season as the June bearing and ever bearing are all producing fruit.  This will continue for atleast another week or two.  We will be picking strawberries periodically through out the summer as the ever bearing produce several crops.  Last year we picked until the end of September.  So if you haven't made it out yet don't worry there will be more and still time.

We are now moving into the Saskatoon berry u-pick season that will start this week July 16th.  The crop is beautiful and we hope to see our regular pickers as well as many new ones.  If you haven't tried a saskatoon before, they are truly the prairies own special jems.  They are very tasty dark purple little jems, and are very high in antioxidants.  They make wonderful pies, jam or just to have in the freezer for baking and for those morning smoothies.

Berkley Pink Tie-Dye




The greenhouse is starting to produce the beautiful heirloom tomatoes.  We have tried several varieties now and they are all unique in flavour and colors.
The Berkley Pink Tie-Dye are truly beautiful with their pink and green flesh, and mild flavour.

We have about 8 different varieties available.







Next weekend July 18, 19, 20 we will have the addition of tomatoes, cauliflower, peppers, granola and honey and a variety of jams in the store.  Going to try some new recipes and maybe will have some special treats available as well.


Remember, "Take a short drive, get out of the city and visit our farm.  Taste the difference a few BRIX can make".

Hope to see you soon
Laurie




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