Where to Pick Strawberries with Kids near Toronto
June is "strawberry month" and some farms my be open for picking by mid-month; all are definitely open by end of month. Read on to find farms where you can pick your own strawberries, followed by tips for getting the most out of the experience.
Grab the kids and head out to a Pick-Your-Own Farm for a day of family fun… Here's where to go!
Al Ferri and Sons
Andrews Scenic Acres/Scotch Block Winery
Applewood Farm & Winery
Barrie Hill Farms
Barry’s Best Berries
Mount Albert, ON
Downey's Farm Market & Winery
Forsythe Family Farms
Organics Family Farm
Peart's Strawberry Farm
RedBarn Berries & Veggies
Reesor Farm Market
Stoll's Strawberry Field
Strawberry Creek Farm
Trapper Bob Farm
Twinkle Berry Farm Market
Whittamores Farm, Shop & Pick Your Own
Good to know before you go strawberry picking:
• Hours and availability will vary depending on the weather and traffic in the fields, so be sure to check the farm's website or call ahead for the schedule the morning you plan on going.
• When looking at the farm’s website, check if the have other activities that kids will enjoy in addition to picking.
• Bring your own baskets or containers (or check websites to see if these are available on site.)
• Be aware that sometimes farms get “picked out” and crops might be ready before or after the times listed on the website or their Facebook pages.
• Wear comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting dirty and footwear that is comfortable for walking. Wear sunscreen and hats. Bring water.
• Bring hand-wipes. Little hands and fingers will get dirty.
• If you don’t have time to pick your own berries, or if the kids would rather visit with farm animals or play at the playground, you can still go home with sweet, strawberries, as most locations will also sell their berries at their farm stands.
• Bring your camera to capture all the memories.
Do you have a favourite place where you pick berries? List it below!