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Jul 6, 2009 02:27 PM

Strawberry Picking Toronto

Does anyone know which farms are good for picking your own strawberries close to Toronto? I have found various sites with lists of farms, but hoped I could get a recommendation from the board...

Somewhere scenic and nice preferably!

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  1. Whittamore's Farm is quite nice. North side of Steeles Ave, about 6 k's from Markham Rd. I've never actually picked strawberries from there, unless you consider I "pick" the strawberries from the table tops in quarts packets. They have great vegetables, other fruits, jams, pies etc. They also sell wine there

    1. I picked at Whittamore's about a week ago. The berries were plentiful, but not as sweet as some years. If you've got kids it's a fun place to take them, they have a little petting zoo area and a playground, but they charge admission for these areas.

      1. I went this weekend.. most of the strawberries were on the ground and too small or rotting... Yesterday was the last day of strawberry picking season.. I wouldn't suggest you go anymore... Unless you have real good patience which some people DID have and I did see some people leaving with baskets filled. However, when you first arrive you won't really be impresed with what you see... I went last year to Whittamore's and they were plentiful and though small but nice and red.. now is just too late

        1. I was going to go to Applewood farm tomorrow. I have been there for apples and it was great! Has anyone been there for strawberries before? Preferably this year?

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          1. re: Toronto Fastfoodie

            Just came back from Applewood. It was amazing. I really liked it for the same reasons I like it for apple picking in the fall. It is far less crowded and I find the fruit of much better quality vs. the bigger pick your own operations like Whittamores and Chudleighs. Very friendly, personable, and helpful. THe only drawback (and this is only if you are looking to pick other things) is that it is only strawberries right now. In the fall, raspberries and apples overlap, though.

            Highly recommended!

          2. Check this list:


            Wet weather/lack of heat have been the big problems for strawberries so far this season. They'll get here, though, weather permitting, so be patient.

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            1. re: Kagemusha

              I used to go to a place called Forsythes Farm, but I cant remember where it was. They had great berries tho!

              1. re: jmarcroyal

                I got a flat from Forsythe Farms last's on Kennedy Rd. north of Major Mackenzie on the east side...really nice farmer's their corn later in the season.