Happy summer, fam. More importantly, happy fruit picking season? We’ve rounded up 10 places to pick fruit near Toronto so you can get all the nectarines and berries your little heart desires, with twice as much manual labour and less cost than the grocery store. Leggo!
APPLEWOOD FARM WINERY
Head here for apples and wine! Unexpected perk of a fruit picking day, but a welcome one nonetheless. Strawberry season starts at the end of June, so get ready!
Where: 12416 McCowan Rd, Whitchurch-Stouffville
ANDREW’S SCENIC ACRES
Firstly, there’s incredible flower fields here. Get you some. Then, grab some rhubarb, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, currants and gooseberries. Also, there’s a bunch of farm animals for you to meet. Here, goaty goat…
Where: 9365 10th Sideroad, Milton/Halton Hills
FORSYTHE FAMILY FARMS
Hey sweetpea, want some sweetpeas? Don’t like our pickup lines? We’ll be crying behind the tomatoes. It’s fine.
Where: 1025 Cragg Rd, Greenbank
Not only can you pick the goods here, but you can also stock up on jams, baked goods, and pickles. You’d be in a pickle if you weren’t stocked on pickles, trust us.
Where: 51 Powerline Rd, Brantford
If you’re an organic kinda person, come pick some fruit here. It’s all grown without any sort of pesticides, so you could eat it right from the bush. Just rub that bit of dirt off there first.
Where: 7550 19th Ave, Markham
REESOR’S FARM MARKET
Strawbs n’ corn, homemade pie aromas, fresh baked cookies… We didn’t realize we’d gone to actual heaven, but we’re really happy to be here.
Where: 10825 Ninth Line, Markham
WALCH FAMILY STRAWBERRIES
You can probably guess that the specialty here is. Hint: it’s strawberries. We’re eagerly counting down the days until the season starts. Not so patiently! Oh well!
Where: 3557 Rd 119, Stratford
We’re going to start happy screaming when raspberry season starts in early July, and not stop until we hit Bowmanville. Then, keep happy screaming right through the end of raspberry season. We love ’em, what can we say?
Where: 2287 Highway #2 Bowmanville
BARRIE HILL FARMS
Name is kind of a pun, we like it. Thanks for the berries, Barrie. As the website says, asparagus is now in GOOD SUPPLY! Yes, they chose all caps for that! Woo!
Where: 2935 Barrie Hill Rd, Barrie
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Nothing quite like 20 acres of blueberries, hey? We don’t plan to share, so you can sit at the edge of the field and watch us do our thing. Might toss you a blueb if you’re lucky.
Where: 3337 Concession Rd 3, Newcastle
Nature’s sugar is healthy, right? That’s what we’re going to keep telling ourselves as we eat our hearts out. Have fun out there on your Toronto fruit pick adventure.
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