Thunder Bay

Strawberries are ready in Thunder Bay

Strawberry season is underway in Thunder Bay, and despite a rainy June, one local farmer says she expects a "strong, solid crop."

Crops have had plenty of rain, now farmers are hoping for lots of sunshine

Strawberries are ready for picking in Thunder Bay, Ont. (facebook.com/BelluzFarms)

The strawberry season is underway in Thunder Bay, and despite a rainy June, one local farmer says she expects a "strong, solid crop."

This year's berries began ripening a bit earlier than they have in the past few years, said Jodi Belluz, a partner at Belluz Farms.

The strawberry picking season opened at the farm on July 2. 

"We've just managed to have enough heat units to get the season going," she said.

"Now we just want heat to keep that ripening happening, and if the clouds could stay away, that would be fantastic too." 

Within a few days, Belluz said she expects visitors will be able to pick peas, followed by saskatoon berries. 

Since each day is dependant on weather, Belluz said it's always a good idea to call the farm before heading out. 

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