Nothing sweetens up a hot summer day quite like a bowl of fresh berries. And if you’ve picked the berries yourself, they often taste even sweeter. So, if you’re looking for some pick-your-own fruit in Ontario this summer then you need to check out these juicy farms.
It’s time to bust out the sunhats and berry buckets.
A number of entertainment farms throughout the province will be open and lush with ripe strawberries, apples, blueberries, raspberries, and more this summer.
So you can wander through fields of blue and red, filling your basket with the literal fruits of your labour.
If we’re being honest, this makes us berry excited.
In Ontario, the strawberry season typically lasts from June to July, with blueberries stealing the show in late July and August.
As August fades into September, you’ll start to see fruits like apples and raspberries sprouting up.
No matter the month, you’ll be able to get your fill of fresh fruit.
So, take a peek at the farms below and get ready to add berry picking to your summer bucket list ASAP.
Now, let’s get fruity!
McLean Berry Farm
Price: $6.50 per pint
Address: 2191 16 Line, Lakefield, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can pick your own strawberries, blackcurrants, gooseberries, and more here. According to a post on the farm's Instagram, they are finalizing plans for safe ways for you to get berries from the field.
Price: $3.30 per pound
When: August 2020
Address: 3337 Concessions Rd. 3, Newcastle, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can stain your fingertips with delicious blueberry picking at this charming Ontario orchard.
Chudleigh's Entertainment Farm
Price: $15 admission
When: July 2020
Address: 9528 Regional Rd. 25, Milton, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can search for the apple of your eye at this adorable farm near Toronto.
Andrews Farm Market & Winery
Price: $6 to $12 admission
When: June 2020
Address: 9365 10 Side Rd., Milton, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can pick your own strawberries starting the third week of June at this colourful farm.
Price: Prices vary
When: Late June 2020
Address: 7388 Guelph Line, Milton, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can pre-book and pre-pay for a pick-your-own strawberry date this summer. And when fall rolls around, you can get your hands on some plump pumpkins too.
Downey's Strawberry Apple Farm
Price: Free admission, berry prices vary
When: Estimated June 25, 2020
Address: 13707 Heart Lake Rd., Caledon, ON
Why You Need To Go: It's nothing but apple orchards and strawberry fields forever at this gorgeous spot.
Fruition Berry Farm
Price: $3 per litre of strawberries
When: Late June 2020
Address: 3208 Hughes Rd., Kingston, ON
Why You Need To Go: From juicy berries of all kinds to snap peas and green beans, you can pick to your heart's content.
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