Here at Howe Family Farms we have been growing strawberries for five generations. Our strawberry farm is one of the largest in Ontario. We believe the trick of growing a perfect strawberry starts with variety. Over the years we have grown countless varieties. Some grow vigorously; some bear an unbelievable amount of fruit. Others, we can store for long durations, but the most important characteristic is flavor. We only grow varieties of strawberries you’ll love to eat.
Our Growing Process
Choosing a flavorful variety isn’t the only trick to growing a perfect strawberry. Care must be taken from planting to harvest. We not only take our time planting our strawberries perfectly, but we go the extra mile when harvesting our crops to ensure you get the tastiest, farm fresh, strawberries.
Irrigation during frosty nights and dry weather conditions are extremely important practices on our strawberry farm. We are lucky to farm in an area of South Western Ontario that has an abundant freshwater supply. Having a constant supply of fresh water makes a huge difference in the quality and taste of our strawberries.
Great Lasting Taste
A second trick to prolonging our strawberries shelf life, is cooling our strawberries to 36 degrees Fahrenheit immediately after harvest. The quicker we can cool a strawberry, the longer the strawberry lasts. Due to this technique, our customers get to enjoy fresh strawberries much longer than those of our competitors.