Weather permitting, we will have our Pick Your Own Strawberry Fields will be open for a LIGHT picking on Monday morning from 9am to 12pm. “Light Picking” means the picking will be good for a basket of berries or so per person. We are now into the last 4 or 5 days of the strawberry season and we still have of lots of beautiful berries to fill your baskets, but the size of the berries does get just a bit smaller and it does take a little longer now to fill your baskets. Luckily, smaller berries still taste just as good if not sweeter than the bigger berries!
We will also have light Saskatoon picking and light raspberry picking and pea picking available. Keep in touch with our Farm Info Line: 475 5181 for up-to-date picking conditions.
The Farm Store will be open from 9am to 4pm on Monday with delicious local and Ontario food items like local meat, fish, cheese, milk, flour, preserves and more.
From our Farm, we will have: New Potatoes, Garlic Scapes, Greenhouse-Grown Slicing Cucumbers and we are now sold out of Fresh Picked Strawberries for the day. Fresh Picked Peas aren’t available today. It’s our aim to have both for you tomorrow by 10:30am. Please call 475 5181 right before you head out to the farm to confirm the availability of Fresh Picked Strawberries and Peas.
From Small Scale Sustainable Ontario Farms we will have: Mulberries, Gooseberries, Golden Plums, Bok Choy, White Asparagus, Onions, Shallots, Greenhouse Grown Sweet Bell Peppers and Eggplants.
From the wilds of NW Ontario we will have: Wild Chanterelle Mushrooms!
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, left on Candy Mountain Drive, and we’re just down the road on your right hand side. From the airport, it should take you about 15 minutes to reach the farm.
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 our 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.
Our Schedule of Pick Your Own Hours (subject to Mother Nature)
Monday, 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
Monday 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.