Pick-Your-Own Strawberries & Raspberries at Coulson Ridge Farm
Strawberry Information for 2022 Pick Your Own Season
Strawberry and Raspberry season is finished for this year... we hope to see you again in 2023 :-)
Call 705-321-2432 for current crop conditions and PYO hours.
While most restrictions have been lifted across the province please be considerate to others and 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, mastercard, visa and cash in the berry patch for payment.
- New empty 3L baskets will be available for free if needed.
- Even though picking berries is an outdoor activity please be respectful of other people's space.
Frequently asked questions
When will strawberries start?
At the moment our estimated start date is around June 18. This date may change based on growing conditions over the next weeks.
Where are you located?
Our strawberries are grown at our Coulson Ridge Farm
82 Horseshoe Valley Road East - between line 7 and line 8 of Oro-Medonte
How much are PYO Strawberries?
Price for PYO Strawberries is $3.50 / L
How much are PYO Raspberries?
Price for PYO Raspberries is $8.00 / L
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?
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.
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?
Yes children are welcome to come to the berry patch. Due to the number of vehicles and people in the field children should stay with thier parents/guardians at all times. If you have children in strollers we will find a row near the edge of the field for you (strollers do not fit between the rows of berries)
Can we bring pets to the field?
Pets are not allowed into the berry patch and visitors should leave them at home instead of leaving them in vehicles (working animals are 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.
How long does the season last?
A typical berry season in this area lasts for 3-4 weeks depending on weather.
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 at Ego's Garden Centre, (596 Horseshoe Valley Road East)
Strawberries $7 /L or $36 for a flat of 6
Raspberries $5 / half pint