Where to go Strawberry Picking in Montreal
With summer’s late start, berry season has been slightly delayed but the strawberries are almost ready to be picked. The blueberries and raspberries will quickly follow thereafter. Don’t know where to get your berry fix this summer? I’ve rounded up my top 5 local fields for strawberry picking in Montreal.
Always call ahead to make sure they still have berries to pick and are open post any rainstorms.
1. Quinn Farm
Probably the best known farm near the city, this Île Perrot u-pick mecca will open up the strawberry season on June 29th. Given its popularity, strawberries will get quickly picked so don’t delay if this is your field of choice. Strawberries are $8 for a 2L basket plus a $5/person admission fee to enjoy the farm’s animals, rides and more.
Located in Laval, Quebec, this u-pick farm launched strawberry season on June 27th. Take a tractor ride out to the fields, let the kids play in the playground and pack a picnic lunch to fuel you through the trip.
In the past few years I’ve gone organic when it comes to berries. But finding a local farm that has u-pick organic produce has been difficult to find. Until I discovered this farm near Drummondville. They have yet to see their strawberries turn red which means you have a few more weeks to go berry picking, without the pesticides!
This farm has been around since 1957 and definitely knows its berries. Strawberry season has yet to launch but 7 different varieties will be available, along with blueberries and raspberries later in the summer.
This farm is neighbours to Quinn Farm on Île Perrot but features a lot less of the hoopla and crowds. It makes for another delicious option for strawberry picking in Montreal.
Finding organic u-pick strawberries was a challenge but I did come across another organic farm featuring blueberries. La Colline Aux Bleuets is located in Dunham, Quebec and even has lodging options. Blueberry season is slated to begin mid-July.