||Consider the strawberry. It's a tremendously popular fruit, particularly in Nova Scotia where we have a high consumption of strawberries per capita.
American Indians used to crush strawberries in a mortar and mix them with meal to make a strawberry bread. After trying this bread, the colonists developed their own version, and voila, strawberry shortcake was born.
If you like to pick your own fresh strawberries,
remember to always leave the green cap on the berry.
This will help them stay fresh longer. Strawberries
don't ripen after they are picked, so be very picky
when picking your berries.
Strawberries are very high in Vitamin C and folic
acid and can help keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Strawberry growers in Nova Scotia take pride in
the quality of berries they offer to the marketplace,
and if you are like many other berry lovers in the
province, you would agree that they are a bargain
at any price.
Through our links find the closest U-pick operation
The following links provide more information about
U-Picks in Nova Scotia
Strawberry Freezer Jam
2 cups crushed strawberries*
4 cups sugar
1 pkg. (57 g) powdered fruit pectin
3/4 cup water
Combine berries with sugar in bowl; mix well;
let stand for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine pectin
and water in a saucepan, bring to a boil and boil
for 1 minute. Add to fruit mixture, stirring constantly
for three minutes. Pour into sterilized jars, (LEAVE
HEADSPACE for expansion) seal and let stand at room
temperature for 24 hours. Store in freezer.
Makes 5-250 mL (8 oz.) jars.
*1 quart box at purchase.
For more information, contact:
Horticulture Nova Scotia
Kentville Agricultural Centre, Blair House
Kentville, N.S. B4N 1J5
(902) 678-1280 (fax)
Web Site: www.hortns.com