The Strawberries Come from California

Jean-Talon Market

Most years, in late March, it is strawberry season in California. You might think this would have no bearing on life in Montreal, a nearly 5,000-kilometre drive from the Central Valley, but it does. These California strawberries, as cartoonishly big and underwhelming in flavour as they might be, are the first taste of cheap spring fruit we get. 99 cents for a big box—just ignore how much fuel was used to ship them here and you can almost pretend it’s summer.

Park Avenue

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