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
Blue Berries (high bush): July and August
You can find them at your local farmers markets or try your hand at 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.
Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries
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.
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.
Mervin and Lorna Martin
6862 3rd Line, W
U-Pick fresh strawberries and raspberries. Freshly picked fruit daily, eggs and frozen meat.
5727 5th Line,
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.
For inspiration and recipes, check out the Ontario Berry Grower’s Association website, here.
For tips on freezing or preserving berries to enjoy them throughout the year, check out these recipes.