Berry Picking

While our fresh berry season might be quite short, it is so delicious, so don't miss it! Here is the seasonal availability for some of the most popular Ontario Berries:

strawberries in basket             blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries

  • Strawberries: June and July
  • Raspberries: July until September
  • Blueberries: (high bush): July and August
  • Goosberries: July and August
  • Currants: July and August
  • Haskap: June and July

You can find them at your local farmers' markets, farm gate or try your hand at U-Pick.


Here are some great locations to pick your own (PYO). Make sure you call ahead or watch the farms' social media feed for up to date information on the U-pick. Availability can change quickly, depending on the weather.

strawberry pickingButt's Berry and Flower Farm, Guelph/Eramosa (Rockwood)

519.856.0270  |  View their Partner Profile
Strawberries, Raspberries, Pumpkins.
This berry and flower farm has a lot to offer. Beside berries, they carry a variety of other items for sale at their farm gate stall including asparagus, potatoes, beets, carrots, squash, pumpkins, tomatoes, beans, peas, flowers, honey, and jam, to name a few. Please note it is cash sales only and no pets.

basket and crate of strawberriesFull Circle Farm, Minto (Harriston)

519.338.2195   |  View their Partner Profile
Visit for pick your own strawberries or grab some ready picked strawberries and raspberries. Also offering in season (May-October or late fall) garden produce, vegetables, and preserves. CSA boxes available at the farm.



pints of strawberriesIgnatius Farm, Guelph/Eramosa (Guelph)

519.824.1250 x 3  |  View their Website
Ignatius Farm has evolved to become a model for organic agriculture and the mentoring of organic growers. You can enjoy their u-pick strawberries starting at the end of June. They also offer a community shared agriculture (CSA) programme, and community garden plots. Please note: there is limited u-pick this year - get notified when their u-pick opens by signing up to their newsletter.

strawberries spread out on a tableJ and N Produce and Flowers, Guelph/Eramosa (Ariss)

519.823.1995  |  View their Partner Profile
Picked or pick your own. Their produce is grown and sold fresh on the farm! You can also find chicken, turkey, omega-3 eggs, pears, apples, peaches, flowers, and a variety of in-season veggies. They carry maple syrup, honey, summer sausage, jams, jellies and relishes. *Please note it is cash only.


ice cream cone in front of pumpkinsMapleton's Organic Dairy, Mapleton (Moorefield)

519.638.1115  |  View their Partner Profile
Strawberries, Pumpkins
Offering pre-picked and pick your own strawberries, and pumpkins in season. Farm supply of pick your own is more for some fresh air and the experience. 
Limited quantities, first come first served.  PYO updates available on their website as well as Facebook and Instagram profiles.


hands holding a basket of strawberries

Marcy's Berries, Puslinch

519.623.0219 or 519.249.6822  |  View their Partner Profile
Strawberries, Raspberries, Gooseberries, Haskaps
There is plenty to pick at Marcy's berry patches. The farm boasts a total of acres of berries plus sweet corn. You can pick-your-own or browse their farm gate stall for freshly picked produce. Happy Tasting!


hands holding a bow of berriesSure Choice Produce, Centre Wellington (Elora)

519.846.2379  |  View their Partner Profile
Strawberries, Raspberries
U-Pick fresh strawberries and raspberries. Freshly picked fruit daily, eggs and frozen meat.

Farm Gate:

two people standing with basket of strawberriesGlenlee Gardens, Minto (Harriston)

519.338.2691  |  View their Partner Profile
Strawberries, Raspberries
A quaint market garden, berries and orchard. Visit in season for ready picked strawberries, raspberries and orchard fruit (cherries and apples). Call ahead for availability to avoid disappointment. Please note, no Sunday sales.


pints of strawberriesReroot Organic Farm, Minto (Harriston)

519.820.1891  |  View their partner profile
Reroot organic is a small, diversified farm producing local, organic and handcrafted food. Freshly picked berries are available in their farm store along with vegetables, greens, eggs, flour, honey, frozen meats and more.


bucket of strawberries

Thatcher Farms Butcher Shop, Bakery and Farm Market, Guelph/Eramosa (Rockwood)


519.856.4073  |  View their Partner Profile
This diversified farm has added a strawberry patch in recent years. Check out the many goods in their farm store, bakery and butcher shop, including meats, dairy products, baked goods, prepared frozen meals and more.


For inspiration and recipes, check out the Ontario Berry Grower's Association website.

Preserve your harvest:

For tips on freezing or preserving berries to enjoy them throughout the year, check out these recipes.

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