Welcome to The Berry Patch
There’s nothing quite like a fresh strawberry, straight from the patch! Bring the family to the field and Pick-Your-Own (in season), or grab a basket of Pre-picked strawberries from our roadside stand. Watch closely though….the season is SHORT!
2020 is Different…
Ha!! If THAT’s not the understatement of the day!!
While we have implemented some new protocols and procedures, we are VERY thankful that we are still able to operate this year, to bring you the fruits (and vegetables!) of our labour.
Here’s a quick run-down of what’s new or different….
- Reduced hours at the Roadside Stand. ( subject to change…see our HOURS page.)
- New procedures at the Roadside Stand…please read signs and follow instructions from our team.
- Pre-picked sales from the HOME FARM only (no Perth Wagon this year ☹ )
- No Perth Farmers’ Market (…but the market IS operating virtually… Find them online HERE.)
In 2008, we decided that we were ready for a new challenge. So, we planted a few acres of strawberries – the traditional June-bearing type. We already grew dozens of other crops. “What’s one more?” we thought. Little did we know how steep the learning curve would be! What an adventure it has been!
Picking usually begins around the third week of June – about the time that school is finishing up for the year! Depending on the weather, we’ll have only 4 to 5 weeks of good picking.
Because the season always flies by so quickly, we recommend eating strawberries AT LEAST once a day for that entire month!!
Don’t think it can be done? Trust us…it can!! If you need a little inspiration, click here for 100+ recipe ideas from Foodland Ontario.