Where in Newfoundland, Canada to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!
This month's notes: December 2013: The weather is great, apples are ripe (see our apple varieties guide), hayrides, Fall fun and corn mazes are open now! See this page for hundreds of easy canning and freezing instructions/recipes, canning equipment guide! Also make your own ice cream - see How to make ice cream and ice cream making equipment and manuals. Then see each state's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. Organic farms are identified in green! See our guide to local fruit and vegetable festivals!. Please tell the farms you found them here - and ask them to update their information!!
- Farm markets, roadside stands, local meat, milk, eggs, local honey, horse riding, farm B&B's etc.
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- To find choose and cut-your-own Christmas tree farms, click here.
Campbellton Berry Farm - Strawberries, raspberries,
Black Currents, Gooseberries
Box 118, Campbellton, NL A06 1L0, Phone: 709-261-2739. Email: email@example.com. Directions: Directions and map. Open: U-pick is normally open from 8 am - 6 pm Seven days a week, Highway booth is normally open from 10am - 6pm. We grow an assortment of berries, including Strawberries, Raspberries, Black Currents, Gooseberries all available for you to pick, or buy pre-picked. We also have pre-picked Blueberries and Rhubarb for sale. You can find all of our prices listed under the 'Price' tab on our website. Picking your own berries is a fun and safe activity for all the family, but make sure you prepare for the weather by checking the forecast Here, and you can find our suggestions in the 'How 2 Pick' part of our website. (UPDATED: April 17, 2013, from their website)
- Central U-Pick
- raspberries, strawberries
New Bay Rd., Grand Falls, NL A2A 2P7. Phone: 709-258-5480. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: During the strawberry and raspberry picking season our U-Pick is open daily from 8 am to 8 pm. Strawberries: Season starts around the second week of July. Raspberries: Season starts around beginning of August. (ADDED: April 17, 2013, from their website)
- Johnsonâ€™s U-Pick Strawberry Farm - strawberries
Deep Bright, Hillview, Newfoundland A0E 2A0. Phone: (709) 546-2132.
Lester's Farm - herbs/spices, pumpkins, raspberries (red),
raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries,
tomatoes, other vegetables, Christmas trees
173 Brookfield Road, Mount Pearl, NL A1E 3G8. Phone: (709) 747-3276. Email: email@example.com. Open: See specifics on our web site!. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: See map, click link provided. Click here for a map and directions. See specifics on our web site!. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: August 23, 2012) (UPDATED: April 17, 2013, from their website)
- Lomond's U-Pick - strawberries, raspberries
PO Box 180 City, Steady Brook Province, Newfoundland & Labrador Country, Canada A2H 2N2 Phone: 709-634-6456. (UPDATED: October 11, 2008)
- Perry's Strawberry U-Pick - strawberries
P.O. Box 57, St. Alban's, Newfoundland A0H 2E0. Phone: 709-538-3920. Contact: Fabian Perry. NOTE: this is from an old listing, be sure to call before you go!
- Robertsonâ€™s U-Pick - strawberries and raspberries,
black currants and gooseberries
Lethbridge, Newfoundland. Phone: 709-467-5261. The Robertsonâ€™s grow not only turnips but a variety of other veggies, including green beans, cucumbers, sweet corn, tomatoes, peas (both sugar snap and snow peas), carrots, spinach, collards, gourds, zucchini, and Dwarf Essex Rape (for greens). The farm also produces pumpkins, about 3,000 of them, which are grown as a fundraising project for schools.
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Pick-your-own farms in Newfoundland, Canada
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