Strawberry Picking 2016

Head out to a Pick-Your-Own Strawberry Farm for a day of family fun…




In the world of pick-your-own, there's no better fruit for kids to pluck than the strawberry. Plants are close to the ground and berries are accessible without having to reach far into the plant. Ripe berries are clustered together, so kids have the satisfaction of picking a lot in a short period of time. June is "strawberry month" and most farms are open for picking by mid to end of month.

Follow these tips to ensure a memorable day of strawberry picking:

• Always call the farm first to check for conditions. Some may get picked out early in the day or may be closed due to weather.
• Fields can get muddy, so wear appropriate shoes and clothing. You may get dirty!
• Bring your own baskets or buckets
• Don't forget your sunscreen and hats as there is very little shade in the fields.
• Bring plenty of water to drink.
• Bring hand-wipes. Little hands and fingers will get dirty.
• Ask staff at the market how to identify ripe fruit and instruct children to pick berries that are ready only; i.e. only the RED ones.
• Don't forget your camera to capture all the sweet memories!

So, grab the kids and head out to a Pick-Your-Own Farm for a day of family fun…

Al Ferri and Sons
Brampton, ON
www.huttonville.com/alferriandsons

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

Applewood Farm & Winery
Stouffville, ON
www.applewoodfarmwinery.com

Barrie Hill Farms
Barrie, ON
www.barriehillfarms.com

Barry’s Best Berries
Zephyr, ON
905-640-1345

Brantwood Farms
Brantford, ON
www.brantwoodfarms.com

Brooks Farms
Mount Albert, ON
www.brooksfarms.com

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

Forsythe Family Farms
Markham, ON
www.forsythefamilyfarms.com

Organics Family Farm
Markham, ON
www.organicsfarm.ca

Peart's Strawberry Farm
Caledonia, ON
www.peartstrawberryfarm.com

RedBarn Berries & Veggies
Woodstock, ON
www.redbarnberries.com

Reesor Farm Market
Markham, ON
www.reesors.ca

Stoll's Strawberry Field
Kitchener, ON
519-696-3411

Strawberry Creek Farm
Keswick, ON
905-656-7127

Trapper Bob Farm
Newmarket, ON
www.trapperbob.ca

Twinkle Berry Farm Market
Uxbridge, ON
905-852-9498

Watson Farms
Bowmanville, ON
www.watsonfarms.ca

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

Zdanowicz Farm
Whitby, ON
905-668-5509

Do you have a favourite place where you pick berries? List it below!

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