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Strawberry picking is fun and wonderful for the whole family! It allows you and your family to get in touch with nature and enjoy the process of choosing the ripest and juiciest berries. At our pick-your-own strawberry farm in the GTA, you can pick your own strawberries and enjoy the summer fun with your loved ones (but also with other ones). Our pick-your-own farm-fresh strawberries are packed with nutrients to keep you healthy and hydrated as the weather gets warmer and the days get longer. Here’s what you need to know about picking your own strawberries!
Why Should You Pick Your Own Strawberries?
Why should you pick your own strawberries when you can simply buy a box at the grocery store? First, your family will have the satisfaction of eating locally grown food instead of buying food that has been shipped from other countries. Second, picking your own strawberries reminds us of where our food comes from. Also, picking your own strawberries is a fun way to get a little exercise and work up an appetite. You get to spend the day together in the fresh country air, and make lasting memories. Maybe it can become a family tradition for years to come and that you can pass along!
Strawberry Picking Tips
Picking strawberries is a delicate process. Pulling too hard on the stem can tear the plant from its roots. Squeezing the strawberries too hard can squish them and make a mess of your hands. To ensure you are picking the berries properly, here’s what you must do: First, pinch the stem above the berry and hold it between your forefinger and thumb. Then, firmly and quickly tug the berry off by bending and twisting the stem slightly. Let the berry roll into your palm and repeat these steps until you have a small handful of them for your container.
How to Choose the Right Strawberries
- Choose berries that are bright or deep red colour
- Choose berries that feel plump and juicy
- If in doubt, do a taste test (a taste but not a meal!) to find the right sweetness or tartness
Pick-Your-Own Strawberry Farm in the GTA
Visit Robintide Farms’ beautiful strawberry fields and enjoy picking berries with your family! Robintide Farms is a family-owned farm in Vaughan. For over 50 years, we have provided farm-fresh food and other agricultural products. From Brampton to Markham to Toronto and beyond, we are dedicated to offering fresh, healthy, and appetizing farm products to our customers in the GTA.
If you are looking for pick-your-own strawberries near you, then visit our strawberry farm in the GTA or contact us for more info. We look forward to seeing you this summer!