There are many reasons why Oregon strawberries are so sweet, red and juicy but one of the most important ones is our climate. Oregon has a long mild spring and early summer. We have lots of rain and often have cool nights and warm sunny days. These conditions are perfect for growing the sweetest strawberries. The berries stay on the vine and ripen slowly, allowing the sugars to increase before harvest. If you take a drive in the country during berry season you will see acres of strawberry plants which add to the beauty of the Oregon landscape.
Although you can find Oregon's strawberries fresh from the field in farmer's markets, u-picks and roadside stands, the majority of our strawberries are processed into sliced or whole frozen berries. Others are used for puree and concentrate and then are used for jams, jellies and syrups. Oregon strawberries are used in ice cream, yogurt, beverages and many baked goods. Oregon strawberries retain their sweet summer goodness in all their processed forms, which is why you can enjoy them all year long. Oregon strawberries, a sweeter, redder, simply better product from Oregon's farms to you.