Pick-Your-Own Strawberries & Raspberries at Coulson Ridge Farm

Information for 2021 Pick Your Own Season

 Strawberry & Raspberry picking is now CLOSED for the 2021 Season

 

See you next year in June for more PYO Strawberries!

 

 

 

 Please keep in mind that the restrictions for businesses in Ontario are changing on a regular basis so please check back to this site prior to coming to the berry patch in case we have had to make any changes.  

If you have been in contact with anyone with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 or if you are sick or feeling un-well, PLEASE REMAIN AT HOME. 

  • We will continue to accept Debit cards and cash in the berry patch for payment.     
  • New empty baskets will be available if needed.
  • Even though picking berries is an outdoor activity we are expecting everyone in the patch to be wearing a mask while you are here.   

 

Frequently asked questions

 

Where are you located?

Our berries are grown at our Coulson Ridge Farm (82 Horseshoe Valley Road - between line 7 and line 8 - see map below)

How much are PYO Raspberries?

Price for PYO raspberries is $6.00/litre  

Are there wagon rides available to the fields?

No.  Everyone is expected to drive their own vehicles to the fields.

Are there picnic facilities in the field?

No.  

Does the field close if it is raining?

We remain open during rain but will close the patch immediatly in the event of Lightning/thunder or other severe weather.

How will you be managing physical distancing this year?

All rows in our berry patch are assigned to pickers by staff members who are going to be tasked with making sure everyone stays 2m apart.   We will be placing pickers on alternate rows in the field instead of every row like we would in a normal year.   In order to make it easier for us to manage crowds we are asking that everyone try to limit the number of pickers from your household if possible.   During very busy times you may be expected to wait along the edge of the field while we try to get everyone properly separated.   In addition, we are providing all recommended PPE for our staff and protective screens at the checkout.    Anyone who refuses to follow physical distancing while in the patch will be asked to leave.

Are your berries organic?

No.   On our farm we use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) instead.  This means that while we do have chemicals on hand if they are needed we try very hard to avoid needing to use them through prevention methods such as cultivation, weeding, growing varieties that are more disease resistant, etc.  

Are your berries GMO’s (genetically modified organisms)?

No.   None of the produce we grow are GMO’s 

Can we bring children to the field?

Children are still able to come to the field this year.  However, since we are going to be enforcing physical distancing in the patch all children must stay with thier parents/guardians at all times.   

Can we bring pets to the field?

Pets are not allowed into the berry patch and customers should leave them at home instead of leaving them in vehicles (working animals exempt but they will need to remain at the edges of the berry fields).

Can we bring our own containers for picking?

Yes.   However, since we charge based on volume all containers must have a manufacturer’s label on them that clearly indicate the volume in Litres.  A hand written volume on the side of a container does not count.  We have empty baskets available if you need them.

 

Can you accommodate Bus Groups?

No, we are not set up to accommodate buses in our fields.    

I don't want to Pick My Own... can I buy them already picked?

Yes! we will have fresh-picked berries daily (weather permitting) at the market shop, next to the greenhouses (596 Horseshoe Valley Road)