Berry Picking

Due to COVID-19, u-pick farms may have specific rules in place for anyone visiting their location. Please inform yourself and always follow the guidelines to keep staff and yourself safe.

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

Butt'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.

Cox Creek Cellars, Guelph/Eramosa (Guelph)

519.767.3253 | View their Partner Profile
Black Currants
A producer of Ontario Fruit Wines with skilled vintner innovation and craftsmanship, this this winery boasts 3.5 acres of Black Currants and 2 acres Apple Orchard. You can no doubt find a wine that would suit your taste and enjoy a locally made wine in the process. Currants are vitamin packed little berries are full of flavour and health benefits. For pick-your-own, bring your own bag or basket and they will weight it when you're done. Please call ahead for the current weeks' hours. Happy picking!

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 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. 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 pumpkin in season. Farm supply of pick your own is more for some fresh air and the experience. Limited quantities, first come first served - be sure to call ahead!

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 (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
Please note: there is no strawberry u-pick this year, however you can pre-order freshly picked berries on their website. Also offering field-side strawberry picnic experience (pre-book on website), strawberry lemonade, strawberry soap.
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 (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.

Reroot Organic Farm, Minto (Harriston)

519.820.1891  |  View their partner profile
Strawberries
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.


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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