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Published on July 07, 2014

Fresh, homemade strawberry shortcake is one of the things Alicia Bowers is ready to whip up from the Bowers Berries market stand in Great Village. With a kitchen on site, the biscuits are freshly made and berries mashed for those customers wanting an extra treat. Raissa Tetanish – Truro Daily News

Published on July 07, 2014

Strawberries draw in customer after customer for Tom Bowers and Bowers Berries in Great Village. Halfway through the season, strawberry farmers locally are seeing flavourful crops. Raissa Tetanish – Truro Daily News

Published on July 07, 2014

Tom Bowers carries a flat of strawberries to put on display at the market stand in Great Village. For 50 years the family farm has been producing and selling the fruit, with this year’s crop coming back full force after the aphid virus. Raissa Tetanish – Truro Daily News

Published on July 07, 2014

Alicia and Tom Bowers, of Bowers Berries, have been going non-stop for the past couple of weeks to provide fresh strawberries to their customers. Some of the regulars travel from Halifax, Oxford and Parrsboro for the bright red berries packed with nutrients. Raissa Tetanish – Truro Daily News

Published on July 07, 2014

Strawberries fresh from the Bowers family’s crop in Great Village. Raissa Tetanish – Truro Daily News

Published on July 07, 2014

Alicia Bowers, of Bowers Berries, is the main face behind the counter at the family’s market stand in Great Village. Local strawberries are a big hit this year, packing a punch of flavour after the aphid virus destroyed crops last year. Raissa Tetanish – Truro Daily News

Alicia and Tom Bowers, of Bowers Berries, have been going non-stop for the past couple of weeks to provide fresh strawberries to their customers. Some of the regulars travel from Halifax, Oxford and Parrsboro for the bright red berries packed with nutrients. Photos Raissa Tetanish, Truro Daily News

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