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Finally! Strawberry Season is Knocking on our Doors

As summer comes to Winnipeg, many crops are reaching their growing season, including one of the most loved fruits by Winnipeggers, strawberries. Farmers and families alike are preparing for strawberry fields to be ready for picking season.

With the birth of every summer, Winnipeggers begin to prepare themselves for the U-Pick season, which usually takes place from the first of July to the beginning of August. Strawberry farms across Winnipeg will monitor their strawberries and get their farms ready for the enormous amounts of people that will visit to pick up their chosen strawberries in their 4-Litre containers. Under the sun’s rays, families and friend groups will pick up their strawberries, with some not being able to wait before they start to enjoy their harvest.

It’s a delightful and impressive event that Winnipeg farms do every summer. Not only do the people picking the strawberries enjoy it, but also the farmers benefit by not having to harvest themselves. One could say it is a win-win situation, and everyone is excitedly waiting for this season to begin.

“It’s actually so fun!” said a regular attender to U-Pick events, Maria Islam, after being asked to describe the experience in general. Maria also said it’s enjoyable because each person picks the strawberries they find delicious. Moreover, it’s a beautiful educational event for young children as they can learn much about nature and plants by picking strawberries. 

After all of the good rain and sunny days, Winnipeg has experienced, the strawberries will be the best they could ever be, and it appears that Winnipeggers are preparing their containers for a good and exciting harvest. People wanting to learn more about U-Pick farms and picking tips before their visit can visit the Prairie Fruit Growers Association website at


– Halla Alhamed, U Multicultural

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of U Multicultural.

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