June is here and that means strawberries will be ready for picking soon! There is nothing like fresh strawberries to enjoy in your smoothie bowl or on your cereal at breakfast or even added to your lunchtime salad like this one. If you’ve bought U.S. strawberries from the grocery store, you’ll be amazed at how much sweeter freshly picked Ontario strawberries are! You will also save money if you pick your own strawberries versus buying them in the grocery store. Strawberry picking near Toronto makes a fun event for the whole family. Start planning your outing by checking out these pick-your-own strawberry farms in Toronto and the GTA in 2023.
Reesor Farm Market, Markham
Reesor Farms is one of the closer farms if you want to go strawberry picking near Toronto. They offer pick-your-own strawberries, sweet corn, and pumpkins. Visitors 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 to be determined for 2023. The Reesor Farm will open for strawberry picking sometime in mid-to-late June depending on the weather. Check their website for updates. You can also purchase prepared goods made in-house including fruit pies, bread, cookies, muffins, preserves, honey, maple syrup, apple butter and apple cider.
The Reesor Farm Market is located 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 2023 to October 2023.
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 on June 17, 2023. Admission is Adults/Children 6 and over $15 plus HST; Seniors $7.50 plus HST and Children 5 and under Free. Admission includes access to farm animal corral, wagon rides, playground, straw mountain climb and walking paths. Seniors (65+) receive half off admission. Strawberries price per pound to be announced. Andrews’ Scenic Acres is open every day from May 2023 to October 31, 2023 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.
This Seagrave farm offers strawberry picking near Toronto. Admission to the farm is $13, which 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 to be determined for 2023. I will update this post when the information is available.
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 will offer pick-your-own strawberries around June 20, 2023. Containers will be provided; please do not bring your own containers, large purses or bags. Pick-your-own strawberry prices are based on 2, 4 or 6 litres:
- 2 litres (minimum 2 people picking): $14
- 4 litres (minimum 4 people picking): $28
- 6 litres (minimum 6 people picking): $42
Each participant is required to pick a minimum of $7 of strawberries. This is not an additional charge; this price is included in the price of your strawberries.
Last admission to the strawberry patch is 4:30 p.m.
No pets, strollers or wagons allowed in the field.
Pick-your-own raspberries are available from early July 2023. The price for pick-your-own raspberries is to be determined. Downey’s Farmyard includes calves, llama, sheep, rabbits, goats, Goat Mountain Slide, Speedway, Trike Treck, Cowhide Slide, Jumping Pillows, 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.
Strawberry Creek Farms opens for pick your own strawberries in mid June 2023. This Newmarket strawberry farm near Toronto also offers pick-your-own raspberries, beans and peas. Pick-your-own strawberries are $4 per pound and should be ready in the middle to end of June. They also sell a variety of vegetables, baked goods, Kawartha Dairy Ice Cream, Sheldon Creek milk products, free range grain fed chicken eggs, pastas and pasta sauces and frozen meat pies in their onsite market. The strawberry field closes at 5:30 p.m.
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.
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 16, 2023. 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.
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 in 2023.
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