Here at Howe Family Farms we have been growing strawberries for five generations, that’s over 100 years of growing experience.
We believe the trick of growing a perfect strawberry starts with variety. We’ve grown countless varieties.
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, we go the extra mile when harvesting our crops to ensure you get the tastiest, farm fresh, strawberries.
Elgin County is the perfect place to grow strawberries because of it’s proximity to Lake Erie and its fertile soils. South Western Ontario‘s latitude exposes us to long daylengths during the summer, this allows the strawberry plant and fruit to accumulate more sugars, which is one of the reasons why Ontario strawberries are so sweet.
Great Lasting Taste
Our strawberries are harvested fresh daily, and only picked (by hand) when perfectly red.
We allow the strawberry to fully ripen naturally on the strawberry plant before harvesting.
Letting the strawberry ripen naturally on the plant increases the sugar content of the berry and balances the natural acidity of the strawberry, making our strawberries sweeter, juicier and more aromatic than imports!