Fresh off the vine: 5 places to pick fresh fruit in Simcoe County

Fruit just tastes better when you’ve picked it yourself. There are a ton of places across Simcoe County where you can pick your own fruit and do so safely. Small groups, social distancing, and other precautions will make sure this year’s harvests are just as fun as previous years!

Avalon Orchards

Look what we have! Apples! While our crop is light this year the apples are growing well and smiling at the sun. We are…

Posted by Avalon Orchards on Wednesday, August 5, 2015

First up, let’s take a trip to Avalon Orchards located in Innisfil. Their picking schedule of varieties available depends on mother nature, but you can look forward to Redfree, Nova McIntosh, and Red Nova Spy. The only admission charge to pick is a smile and a promise to be kind to their trees!

Barrie Hill Farms

Posted by Laura Berry on Monday, September 7, 2020

Owned and operated by two generations of family, Barrie Hill Farms grows over 200 acres of fruits and vegetables. There’s no shortage of choice for picking with strawberries, raspberries, and pumpkins all available along with 4 different varieties of apples including Sunrise, Zestar, McIntosh, and Honeycrisp.

R Family Farm

Don’t wait!!! The strawberries are B-E-A-U-tiful. The picking is excellent! Grab a basket and get here before the rain.

Posted by R Family Farm on Thursday, June 22, 2017

If you have a huge lack of strawberries in your house, this one’s for you. R Family Farm will fix up your strawberry shortage in no time with two and four-pound baskets for you to fill. While you might be tempted to taste test, make sure you don’t eat any strawberries before they get washed!

Chapman’s Berries

Posted by Chapman’s Berries on Friday, May 19, 2017

If, on the other hand, you’re stocked up on strawberries but don’t have a single blueberry to your name, a trip to Chapman’s Berries will sort you right out. At only $3.50 a basket, you’ll have more blueberries than you’ll know what to do with, but that’s a nice problem to have if we’re being honest.

Fernwood Farms and Market

Local Georgian Bay apples are starting ! Now ready: 🍎 Early Gold Apples

Posted by Fernwood Farms & Market on Saturday, August 29, 2020

Another awesome choice if you’re looking to pick all sorts of fruit, Fernwood Farms and Market have lots to choose from with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and current all just waiting to be picked. Don’t forget to drop by and say hello to their animals too, they love visitors!

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