Well, we had big crowd out Saturday and our pick your own fields have been picked out and most of our produce sold! So, we will be closed here on Sunday and Civic Holiday Monday to let our fields ripen up a bit, catch up on a bit of harvesting AND of course, to give our staff a well deserved break!
We’ll be back again on Tuesday! The Farm Store will be open from 9am to 4pm. But check in with our updates here or with our Farm Info Line: 475 5181 on Monday afternoon to see if our fields will be open in the morning and/or evening for picking – it will depend on the weather and how the ripening is going along.
Sadly, the strawberry season has now come to an end, but on Tuesday, we will have pea picking, yellow & green bean picking, light raspberry, and light Saskatoon available. Again, kee in touch to see if we’ll go ahead with a morning or an evening pick – perhaps both!
In the Farm Store on Tuesday, we are expecting to have (check in with our Farm Info Line: 475 5181 for confirmation Monday night):
From our Farm, we will have: Greenhouse-grown slicing cucumbers, new potatoes, garlic scapes, dill weed, yellow and green beans, young baby beets, and a limited supply of Fresh Picked Peas.
From our Small-Scale, Sustainable, Ontario Farm Partners, we will have: Sweet Cherries, Sour Cherries and Purple, Yellow & Golden Plums
From the wilds of Northwestern Ontario, we will have: wild blueberries and wild chanterelle mushrooms
Upcoming Crops: Cucumbers may be ready in about 7 to 10 days and Sweet Corn may be ready by the middle of August! Keep in touch for updated information.
There is some construction happening on Hwy 130, especially if you head out to the farm from Hwy 11/17 or Arthur Street. We suggest taking Hwy 61 South (towards the US border) to Hwy 130. Turn right onto Hwy 130. You’ll then come across a short detour that will take you straight past our farm driveway.
The “Pick Your Own” experience is a bit unique in that our Pick Your Own availability can change due to weather, ripening or simply if we’ve had a big crowd here, and, therefore, our fields are picked out. That’s why we always suggest (even though we do set a “Pick Your Own” schedule of hours) that you call our info line: 475 5181 or check in with these updates for DAILY picking conditions.
For the month of August, the farm will be closed on Mondays.
Our Schedule of Pick Your Own Hours (subject to Mother Nature)
Wednesday, Friday from 9am to 12pm
Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Saturday from 9am to 1pm
Sunday from 12pm to 4pm
Our Farm Store Regular Hours
Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 4pm
Sunday from 12pm to 4pm
(and the Farm Store opens with the evenings picks as available)
At the farm we accept debit, VISA and Mastercard, however, as a small business, we sure do appreciate it when you are able to use cash or debit.
For those of you looking for information on the Little Red Barn: There simply wasn’t enough yield from our strawberry fields to have strawberries for you at the Little Red Barn this year. Our apologies! It was a bit of a challenging year for strawberries. HOWEVER! We are certainly hoping there will be enough yield this year to be at the Little Red Barn with our VEGGIES including peas, beans, carrots, beets, potatoes and eventually sweet corn and cucumbers. At this point, though, it doesn’t look like we’ll be starting at the Little Red Barn until sometime in early to mid August. But do keep in touch, because if things change we will definitely post the information here on our Farm Updates page and have it on our info line as well: 475 5181
We know your furry family members love to take a drive out to the country, however, due to health and safety concerns for both humans and our farm animals, we cannot have any pets in the Pick Your Own fields, the Farm Store, the Greenhouse or the Children’s Play Area.