Where to Pick Strawberries in Ontario | Ontario Culinary
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Ontario’s Best Strawberry Picking Spots

One for the basket, one for me. It’s a time honoured tradition, one that affords many delicious opportunities to explore Ontario’s rural places at your own pace.

We’ve gathered up some of our favorite pick-your-own strawberry spots into a nice little list for all you berry-loving jammers, bakers and preservers. Take an afternoon, visit a farm and pick your own this season!

In Season Now: Strawberries

Did you know that strawberries are actually a member of the rose family? They are not really berries or fruit, but are actually the enlarged ends of the plant’s stamen. It is the small black spots which are actually the fruit.

To pick, gently hold the stem in between your thumb and index finger. Carefully pinch and break the stem – but don’t squish the berry!

Austin’s Pick-Your-Own, Norfolk County


Originally opened by the family of Glenn and Jean Austin, Austin’s Pick-Your-Own Strawberries has been providing Norfolk with pre-picked and pick-your-own produce for over 40 years! There’s a dozen reasons why Norfolk County is considered the strawberry capital of Ontario – and the Austin’s are one of them.


Heemans, Middlesex County


A favourite stop for Londoners and those in the Middlesex County area, Heeman’s offers pick-your-own strawberries as well as a Berry Drive Thru! When you’re finished picking you can also check out their greenhouse and on-site Berry Beanery Café for a strawberry mint ice tea to die for.

Bayfield Berry Farm, Bayfield


This farm is a family run operation with a focus on farm-to-table products. Not only can you pick your own strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, but you can also stop in for Saturday & Sunday breakfast buffets!  Think fresh strawberries on top of fluffy, homemade pancakes.

Brooklands Farm, Bracebridge


The next time you’re in Muskoka, make sure you stop by Brooklands Farm, especially if you’re looking for some quality strawberry picking. You will find 5 different types of strawberries begging to be made into pies and jams!

Strawberry Creek Farms, Newmarket


Strawberry Creek Farms boasts pick-your-own options for several fruits and vegetables, including, of course, strawberries! In addition, you will find a farm market and their own ‘Amazing Acres Playground’ which includes farm animals and straw bales.

Downey’s Farm Market, Caledon


Our list wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t mention Downey’s Farm! In addition to pick-your-own strawberries you will find a farm market, a family play area, wagon rides, the “Kritter Korral” and mini-golf.

Moore’s Berries & Fresh Produce, Ayr


Moore’s is a lovely roadside market packed with fresh produce, milk, cheese and baked goods. In June, they also offer pick-your-own strawbs perfect for a June family outting!

Cedar Crest Acres, Gads Hill


Enjoy a day out and pick your-own strawberries! These June bearing strawberries are planted with an organic practice and offer very juicy goodness (of course).

Red Top Berries, Listowel


Visit this picturesque Perth County farm. Enjoy the peacefulness of the patch on pick-your-own strawberries day or grab a fresh pre-picked basket to take home.

Walch Family Farm, Stratford


A family owned farm ready with fresh picked berries and a pick-your-own experience! High quality, sweet and locally grown strawberries.

Mississippi Berries, Lanark


Focusing on sustainable practices, Mississippi Berries is a lovely family-run operation where you can pick the fresh berries right from the patch.

Stay tuned for more of our ‘Where To Pick-Your-Own.’