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.

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.

Full Circle Farm, Minto (Harriston)

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 (Guelph)

519.824.1250 x 3  |  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. Please note: there is limited u-pick this year - get notified when their u-pick opens by signing up to their newsletter.

J and N Produce and Flowers, Guelph/Eramosa (Ariss)

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.

 

Mapleton'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.

 

 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!

Sure 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.

 

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. Also offering field-side strawberry picnic experience (pre-book on website), strawberry lemonade, and strawberry ice cream.


Farm Gate:

Glenlee 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.