Why not get fruity this sum­mer?

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - BUSINESS -

AS June gets ready to serve up the Wim­bel­don Cham­pi­onships, thoughts turn to a fruity lit­tle num­ber – the straw­berry.

Syn­ony­mous with sum­mer and the ten­nis cham­pi­onships, 142,000 por­tions of straw­ber­ries will be con­sumed dur­ing the event.

Even though you can buy straw­ber­ries all year round in su­per­mar­kets, there’s noth­ing quite like pick­ing your own.

And they’re good for you too: nine straw­ber­ries give you 50% of your daily rec­om­mended vi­ta­min C in­take.

“When it comes to taste there is noth­ing to ri­val the Bri­tish straw­berry, es­pe­cially when it is freshly picked,” said Peter Shaw, pick your own man­ager at Copas Farms, which has farms at Calves Farm in Bil­let Lane, Iver, and at Lower Mount Farm, Long Lane, Crookham.

He added: “This year cus­tomers will find the in­tro­duc­tion of ta­ble top straw­berry beds, some of which are un­der cover in poly­tun­nels. So even when it is rain­ing, you can still en­joy that just-picked taste.”

SEA­SON’S GREET­INGS: A per­fect time to pick your own treats

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