Local Strawberry Picking

It’s finally strawberry season! Going to a pick-your-own strawberries at a local farm is a great summer activity for families. And with the first day of summer this week, it’s a great way to get out in the fresh air on a sunny Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Here are some of the area locations that offer pick-your-own strawberries:

Beckwith Berries: In Carleton Place, the Beckwith Berry Farm is a local favourite! Located on Cavanagh Road, Beckwith Berries has a huge berry field. They offer pick-your-own berries or you can pick-up various sizes of fresh picked berry baskets at their berry stand. Additionally, Beckwith Berries has stands in a variety of locations where you can pick-up a pre-picked berry basket. Remember to bring your cash, as this farm is cash only. Visit: http://www.beckwithberries.com/ for more info.

Mississippi Berries: Take a drive out to Lanark to visit the RiverRun Farms and their strawberry field, Mississippi Berries. They are a family run farm with a focus on sustainable production practices to produce high quality products. Their website mississippiberries.ca has some wonderful information about berry picking, berry facts and even recipes!

Kinburn Berries: Another wonderful family owned business located in the small town of Kinburn. They offer four different varieties of strawberries and allow you to pick-your-own or pick up a basket of pre-picked! The prices are a bit cheaper if you opt for pick-your-own baskets. For more information, including hours of operation, visit https://murrayhawley.webs.com/

Normally we are eating local berries by this time of year, but with the slow, cool, rainy spring we had, the season seems to be delayed a bit – so there is still plenty of time for you to take advantage. Not only is strawberry picking a great outdoor activity for the whole family to enjoy, but you also end up with delicious, locally grown, strawberries! There are many wonderful recipe ideas on pinterest.ca. Strawberries make the perfect addition to any meal. If you head out to pick-your-own this summer, be sure to take some photos and share your experiences with me on Facebook and Instagram!

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