We know that local strawberries were always in high demand, and so we began with a few acres of strawberries grown in Sumas Prairie. They’re a challenging crop to grow in the rainy Fraser Valley so we started researching practices that would help protect the crop from the rain and extend the growing season.

Lepp Farms was honoured to receive a grant from Abbotsford Community Foundation to be used towards an innovative agriculture practice. This grant was the motivation we needed to invest in an exciting new project at Lepp Farms, the strawberry tunnels.

Our strawberry tunnels allow us to increase agricultural productivity & capacity, significantly extend the strawberry season and make picking easier due to the raised beds.

Inspired by a recipe in The Seasonal Baker, this yummy coffee cake has won rave reviews to whoever has tried it. It’s sort of like a banana cake, except with strawberries!

Sandwiched between a buttery crust and a vanilla glaze, one bite of these gooey summer strawberry crumb bars, you’ll understand why they are are worth staying up late to bake.

This recipe makes four generous servings, but you can decide how many people that will serve! You could use frozen strawberries as well, but treat yourself this summer and enjoy a freshly picked, freshly blended strawberry margarita.

Roasting the strawberries may seem like an unnecessary step, but trust me when I say it creates the best rosy-red syrup for this fresh summer beverage.

One of our most asked about recipes is our coveted spinach salad. With beautiful local strawberries now in the market we thought this was the perfect time to let you in on the secrets behind our favourite salad.

It’s hard to imagine that you can improve on the sweetness of fresh, local strawberries, but roasting them takes them to another level. Besides topping yogurt or waffles, mix the berries and syrup into club soda or create a new favourite summer cocktail, and they’re perfect for topping an oven-warmed Brie cheese.

The sweet fresh berries, syrupy roasted berries, tangy whipped cream and crunchy graham crumbles all combine for a perfect flavour and texture combination.

Using fresh strawberries topped with an almond cream cheese glaze, this recipe is a hearty yet seasonal brunch option for any summer guests you may have.

This salsa is really simple to make! Serve it with chips, or on top of your favourite meat. Or, add it to a bed of arugula for a simple summer salad.

This recipe, is one of the easiest preserves I’ve ever made. The result is a sweet taste of spring in a jar, excellent as a topping for ice cream, swirled into yogurt, or spooned over waffles.

Also known as macerated strawberries, this method is an easy way to enjoy a dessert that feels decadent yet effortless.

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