It’s strawberry season in Niagara-on-the-Lake! Strawberries made their sweet & delicious debut in June and will continue their show well into July. Cherries are just showing up at roadside vendors around the Niagara region. We bought our first sweet cherries today at our favourite vendor, Quiet Acres. Also available were garlic scapes, rhubarb, currants, and of course, strawberries! Other great fruits that will be available in July are: apricots, blackberries, blueberries, gooseberries, peaches (we love peaches), and raspberries.
If you are a vegetable lover, July brings beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, garlic, peas, spinach & zucchini. There isn’t much that doesn’t grow here in Niagara! At Brockamour Manor we try to incorporate as much of the fresh, yummy produce as we can into our breakfasts. Every day during the growing season you will find at least one (and usually several) of the local Niagara fruits or vegetables.
In Niagara-on-the-Lake we love a festival and what better to celebrate than Niagara fruit:
Annual Cherry Festival – Saturday, July 6th – fresh cherries, jam, pies & more at St. Mark’s Church, 41 Byron Street – 905-468-3123
Peach Celebration – Saturday, August 10th – Celebrate the peach harvest on the main street (Queen Street) with entertainment, peaches, peach desserts and drinks.
Peach Festival – Sunday, August 11th – Enjoy all things peach and a day of activities at St. Vincent de Paul Church grounds. Noon – 5 pm. 905-468-7272.
Annual Niagara Wine Festival – Saturday, September 14th – Sunday, September 29th – Celebrate Niagara’s most famous fruit – the Grape! – wine tasting, tours, seminars, concerts, cuisine 905-688-0212