Take a bite of some of Mother Nature's candy. For a fun and affordable summer activity, you can visit one of these farms, where you can pick your own berries in Ontario.
If you've never gone berry picking, you are missing out, as the fruit tastes ultra juicy when they are so fresh.
The exact harvesting dates depend on the weather, but typically strawberries are available in mid-June, raspberries in July, and blueberries in August. But it is a smart idea to check with the farm first to check the crop is ready.
Millar Berry Farms
Address: 7375 Longwoods Rd., London, ON
Why You Need To Go: In addition to their pick-your-own strawberry and raspberry gardens, you can also purchase fresh vegetables like beets, kale and broccoli.
Stonehaven Farm Market
Address: 7388 Guelph Line, Campbellville, ON
Why You Need To Go: Instead of worrying about how much your basket weighs, there is one fixed price. So go ahead and fill it right to the top and eat yummy strawberries all week.
Fruition Berry Farm
Address: 3208 Hughes Rd., Kingston, ON
Why You Need To Go: This farm grows multiple types of strawberries, so they have a longer u-pick season.
Price: $4+ for strawberries, $6+ for blueberries and raspberries
Address: 23188 Springwell Rd., Mount Brydges, ON
Why You Need To Go: For a super budget-friendly activity, you can get 2 pounds of blueberries for only $6.
Andrews Scenic Acres
Price: $4.25 per pound for berries
Address: 9365 10th Side Rd., Milton, ON
Why You Need To Go: They not only have pick-your-own berries but flower gardens where you can pick gorgeous dahlias, peonies and sunflowers to bring home.
Downey's Strawberry & Apple Farm
Address: 13707 Heart Lake Rd., Caledon, ON
Why You Need To Go: At this charming farm, you can not only harvest fresh strawberries but bright red raspberries too.
Shouldice Berry Farm
Address: Multiple locations
Why You Need To Go: They have multiple locations in Ottawa where you can fill a basket with juicy strawberries.
Ferme Proulx Farm
Price: Strawberries $2.35 per pound, raspberries & blueberries $4.69 per pound
Address: 1865 O'Toole Rd., Cumberland, ON
Why You Need To Go: They have a giant strawberry field where you can collect berries to bring home.
Millers' Farm, Market & Garden Centre
Address: 6158 Rideau Valley Dr., Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: In addition to the pick-your-own strawberry and raspberry gardens, they also sell delicious baked goods like pies, cookies and butter tarts.
Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.