Summer is not summer without enjoying some sweet Ontario strawberries in a delicious strawberry shortcake, strawberry smoothie, on top of ice cream or simply on their own. I even add them to spinach salads! Freshly picked Ontario strawberries are so much superior to the imported strawberries available at the grocery store. Pick-your-own strawberries are also cheaper than buying already-picked strawberries. If you would like to know where to go strawberry picking near Toronto, we’ve listed several pick-your-own strawberry farms in Toronto and the GTA.
Reesor Farm Market, Markham
Reesor Farms is one of the closer farms regarding strawberry picking near Toronto. They offer pick-your-own strawberries, sweet corn, and pumpkins. Individuals must book a pre-paid reservation online. Children ages 3-12 do not require a pre-paid reservation. The cost of pick-your-own strawberries is Adults $14.95, which includes access to the strawberry fields for one hour of picking, a 3 litre basket and the strawberries you pick for the basket. Additional 3 litre baskets may be purchased for $13.95. The cost of pick-your-own strawberries for children ages 3-12 is $7.50 and includes access to the strawberry fields, a 1.5 litre basket and the strawberries they pick for the basket. The Reesor Farm will open for strawberry picking sometime in mid-to-late June depending on the weather. Check their website for updates. The Reesor Farm sells many prepared goods they have made in-house including fruit pies, bread, muffins, cookies, preserves, honey, maple syrup, apple butter and apple cider.
The Reesor Farm Market is at 10825 Ninth Line, Markham, 905-640-4568. Take Hwy 404 to Major Mackenzie Drive, drive 11 kilometres east until Ninth Line, turn left on Ninth Line for 2 kilometres. Reesor Farm hours are Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. from June 2022 to October 2022.
Pick your own strawberries at this Milton farm should be available beginning mid-June to early July, but you should check their website for exact dates (which have not been posted as of publication date.) Stonehaven Farm offers a prepaid flat rate system using small (2 lb.) and large (4 lb.) containers only. Prices for 2022 will be announced soon. A minimum small container purchase is required for every two persons age 5 and up. Children 5 and under are free. Purchase strawberry containers at the country cabin beside the market. Ready-picked strawberries can be purchased at the market. No food or drinks are allowed except baby bottles and/or sip cups. Last entry for pick-your-own strawberries is 4 p.m. Stonehaven Farm Market is located at 7388 Guelph Line, Milton, 905-878-1870.
This Milton pick-your-own strawberry farm also has pick-your-own raspberries, blueberries, gooseberries, currants, apples, sweet corn and pumpkins. You can also pick your own flowers including lilies, dahlias, sunflowers and gladioli. Pick-your-own strawberries begin around mid June 15, 2022, but you should check their website. Admission is Adults/Children 5 and over $15 plus HST; Seniors $7.50 plus HST and under 5 Free. Admission includes access to farm animal corral, wagon rides, playground, straw mountain climb and walking paths. Seniors (65+) receive half off admission. Strawberries are $4.25 per lb. Andrews’ Scenic Acres is open every day from May 2022 to October 31, 2022 including holidays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Andrews’ Scenic Acres is located at 9365 10th Sideroad in Milton, 905-878-5807 (enter Halton on GPS). Take Hwy 401 west to Trafalgar Road (Exit 328), drive north for 7 kilometres to Sideroad #10 (Ashgrove), turn west and drive for another 7 km.
Strawberry Creek Farms opens for pick your own strawberries on Wed., June 8, 2022. This strawberry farm near Toronto is in Newmarket. The farm also offers pick-your-own raspberries, peas and beans. Prices for 2022 are to be determined. Strawberries should be ready in the middle to end of June, but it’s best to call first or check their website. They also sell a variety of vegetables, baked goods, Kawartha Dairy Ice Cream, free range grain fed chicken eggs, Sheldon Creek milk products, pastas and pasta sauces and frozen meat pies in their onsite market. Strawberry Creek Farm is located at 17471 Woodbine Avenue, Newmarket, 905-868-9996, and there is no admission fee. Hours are Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sunday.
This Seagrave farm offers strawberry picking near Toronto. Admission to the farm is $13 and this includes one 2-litre basket that you can fill with pick-your-own strawberries. Admission fee also includes access to nature trails, weekend wagon rides, family playground, farm animals and a corn maze. You can also bring your own basket as long as it indicates volume. Bring-your-own basket prices for pick-your-own strawberries are:
2 litres – $13
3 litres – $16
4 litres – $20
6 quarts – $25
8 litres – $27
Applewood Farm & Winery is located at 2055 Saintfield Road, Seagrave (just north of Port Perry). Call for daily crop updates at 905-642-4720.
Downey’s Farm Market reopens for the 2022 season on May 20, 2022. The Caledon farm offers pick-your-own strawberries beginning June 16, 2022. Containers will be provided; do not bring your own containers, large purses or bags. There is a $6.50 picking fee that will be deducted from the price of pick-your-own strawberries purchased at check-out. Pick-your-own strawberry prices are as follows:
2 litres – $13 (maximum 2 people picking)
4 litres – $26 (maximum 4 people picking)
6 litres – $39 (maximum 6 people picking)
No pets, strollers or wagons allowed in the field.
Pick-your-own raspberries are available from early July 2022. The price for pick-your-own raspberries is to be determined. Downey’s Farmyard includes calves, llama, sheep, rabbits, goats, Goat Mountain Slide, Trike Treck, Speedway, Jumping Pillows, Cowhide Slide, Pirate’s Cove, Chicken Show, Corn Bin and mini-putt golf. Admission to Downey’s Farmyard is $16 plus HST for ages 2-92. Downey’s Farm Bakery features freshly made bread and pies. No outside food, drinks or pets are allowed. Open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. with last admission at 3:30 p.m. Downey’s Farm Market is located at 13682 Heart Lake Rd., north of Brampton, 905-838-2990. Parking is free.
Brooks Farms offers pick-your-own strawberries, raspberries, Saskatoon berries, gooseberries, snow and sugar snap peas, red and black currants, apples, squash, and pumpkins throughout the year. All produce is available pre-picked. Pick-your-own strawberries are available for light picking as of June 13, 2022. Purchase a basket (there are various sizes) at the farm before entering the field and then fill your basket with strawberries. No outside baskets are permitted. Everyone ages 6 and up must have their own basket. You cannot bring your own baskets. Groups are limited to a maximum of five people. Pre-picked fruit is about half the price of picked fruit so it pays to pick your own. Brooks Farms is located at 122 Ashworth Road, Mount Albert, 905-473-6192. Drive north on Hwy 404 to the Vivian/Mulock exit at Newmarket. Turn right on Vivian Road. Drive east to Hwy 48, turn left on Hwy 48 and turn right on Mount Albert Road. Drive 2 km. east to Durham 30 and Ashworth Road where you’ll find the farm ahead on the left. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Strawberry picking near Toronto is a great way to get outside with family or friends to experience nature. Let us know in the comment section if there are other strawberry farms where you can pick-your-own-strawberries in Toronto.