Berry Picking

There is (arguably) no better taste than a ripe, red Ontario strawberry! While our fresh berry season might be quite short, it is so delicious! Don't miss it! Here is the seasonal availability for some of the most popular Ontario Berries:

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

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


U-Pick

Here are some great locations to pick your own berries. 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.

Butt's Berry and Flower Farm, Guelph/Eramosa

519.856.0270  |  View their Partner Profile

Strawberries, Raspberries, Gooseberries. Ready-picked blueberries available at farm gate.

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, just to name a few. Please note it is cash sales only and no pets.

Full Circle Farm, Minto

519.338.2195   |  View their Partner Profile

Strawberries

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.

Ignatius Farm, Guelph/Eramosa

519.824.1250 x 24  |  View their Website

Strawberries

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.

J and N Produce and Flowers, Guelph/Eramosa

519.823.1995  |  View their Partner Profile

Strawberries

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.

Marcy's Berries, Puslinch

519.623.0219 or 519.249.6822  |  View their Partner Profile

Strawberries, Raspberries, Gooseberries

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.

Sure Choice Produce, Centre Wellington

519.846.2379  |  View their Partner Profile

Strawberries, Raspberries

U-Pick fresh strawberries and raspberries. Freshly picked fruit daily, eggs and frozen meat.

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

519.856.4073  |  View their Partner Profile

Strawberries

This diversified farm has added a strawberry patch in recent years. It's a great location for a country outing. Check out the many goods in their farm store, bakery and butcher shop, including meats, dairy products, baked goods, prepared frozen meals and more. Enjoy the extensive children's play area or visit on weekends for a delicious BBQ.


Farm Gate:

Glenlee Gardens, Minto

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.


Recipes:

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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