Raspberry Picking in the GTA




Picking your own raspberries is a great way to spend a summer day with your family. Late July is peak season for raspberries. Here's where you can head out to pick your own in the Greater Toronto Area.

Andrews Scenic Acres/Scotch Block Winery
Milton, ON
www.andrewsscenicacres.com

Barrie Hill Farms
Barrie, ON
www.barriehillfarms.com

Brantwood Farms
Brantford, ON
www.brantwoodfarm.com

Brooks Farms
Mount Albert, ON
www.brooksfarms.com

Downey's Farm Market & Winery
Caledon, ON
www.downeysfarm.com

Hutchinson Farm

6202 Walkers Line, Burlington

www.hutchinsonfarm.ca

Organics Family Farm

7550 19th Avenue, Markham

www.organicsfarm.ca

Pingles Farm

1805 Taunton Road East, Hampton

www.pinglesfarmmarket.com

Pine Ridge Farms

Warden Avenue, 1.5 km north of Major Mackenzie Dr

Phone: 905-887-9129


Springridge Farm

7256 Bell School Line, Milton

www.springridgefarm.ca

Spring View Farms

11680 Durham Road 1

www.harvestontario.com

Whittamores Farm, Shop & Pick Your Own
Markham, ON
www.whittamoresfarm.com


You can also visit the Ontario Berry Growers Association for more locations: www.ontarioberries.com
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A few tips before heading out to berry pick:



Call before going to the farm for availability. When in season, a large turnout can pick a field clean! Also, rain can affect raspberry crops and since we've had a ton of rain this year, call ahead for picking conditions.



Check if the farm supplies containers or if you need to bring your own. Flatter containers are better so you don't squish your berries.



Go picking early to avoid disappointment, if the fields have been picked clean.



Do not heap raspberries more than 3 inches deep in your basket or they will turn to mush.



Bring drinks and snacks; you may work up a thirst and appetite!



Don't forget hats and sunscreen for the sun.

Do you have a favourite farm to pick your own raspberries? Share below!

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