Where in Prince Edward Island to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!
This month's notes: May 2013: The cool weather has delayed blooms and slowed growth by a couple of weeks, but don't miss strawberries: they started in most Southern areas in late April, and in late May up north. Click here for strawberry facts and picking tips, and this page for easy strawberry jam making directions. Blueberries will come in June in most areas. Of course, Florida, southern Texas, and other very warm areas are already picking both crops! 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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- Arlington Orchards - Apples, pears, plums, pumpkins, restrooms,
picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, face painting
Prince Edward Island 131, Richmond, PE C0B 1Y0. Phone: 902 831-2965. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternate email: email@example.com. Directions: we are about 15 min west of Summerside P.E.I., Canada . Open: early September the U-Pick is Open Daily, 10am - 5pm; Stores Open: August; 7 days weekly from 10 am to 5pm. We usually are open for u-pick operations from the 1st week of September until the last of October. We have Farm Outlets in Borden-Carleton and Miscouche which are open approx mid-August until Xmas and vegetables, jams, honey, etc are available there as well Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: April 17, 2013, from their website)
- Blue Acre Farms - Blueberries
15623 Rte 14, Tignish, PE C0B 2B0. Phone: (902) 882-3410. Open: The typical season is August 1 to September 7. U-pick or in 10lb boxes, roadside farm, custom picking. (ADDED: April 6, 2009)
- Boo Boos Bee Ranch - Honey by the pound or ton.
6 Rte. 233, Kensington, PE C0B 1M0. Phone: (902) 836-5180. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. . Open: Daily
Season: Year Round. (ADDED: April 6, 2009)
- Gaylden Orchard - Apples, honey, pears and fresh cider
Mills Point Road, off Route 106, Kensington, PE . Phone: (902) 836-4230. Open: Daily, 9 am to dusk; the typical season is October to November. Apples, honey, pears, preserves and fresh cider. U-pick and farm gate. Honey and cider available all year.(ADDED: April 6, 2009)
- Howatt's Fruit Farm - strawberries, apples
Tyron Point Road, Route 10, Albany, PE. Phone: (902) 658-2170. Open: Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 8 pm. U-pick, farmyard stand. Fresh vegetables and fruit, strawberries, apples and more. (ADDED: April 6, 2009)
- Rennie's U-pick - strawberries
Weldon Rennie, Elmsdale, PE C0B 1K0. Phone: (902) 853-2667. Open: Phone ahead, usually Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: . U-pick; ready pick; Open: The typical strawberries season is Summer. (ADDED: April 06, 2009)
- Balderston's Produce - strawberries and highbush blueberries
Cross Roads (Trans Canada Highway) , RR 1, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7J6. Phone: (902) 569-3318. Fax: (902) 569-4318. Open: Daily, 9 am to dusk
Open: The typical season is Summer. Fresh fruit and vegetables as well as u-pick strawberries and highbush blueberries. U-pick, roadside stand, custom picking. (ADDED: April 6, 2009)
Beamish Orchard - Certified
2100 North Yorke River Road, Warren Grove, PE C0A 1H5. Phone: (902) 566-4135. Email: Contactemail@example.com. Open: Monday to Friday from 10am to dusk; Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm; September 1 through October 31. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Candy and caramel apples are available on Sundays. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: August 18, 2012)
- Berry Patch - strawberries, raspberries and lowbush blueberries
11860 St. Peters Road, Mount Stewart, PE C0A 1T0. Phone: 902-676-2945. Fax: 902-676-2919. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Come to the Berry Patch for fresh strawberries, raspberries and lowbush blueberries that your whole family will enjoy. We have ready-picked available or enjoy picking your own. Fresh berries (strawberries, raspberries and blueberries) are a delicious and healthy taste of summer. (ADDED: April 06, 2009)
- Coffin's Berry Farm - Strawberries (July), raspberries (late July
to mid August), u-pick, custom picking.
2255 Dromore RD, Mount Stewart, PE C0A 1T0. Phone: (902) 676-2975. Email: email@example.com. (ADDED: April 6, 2009)
- Five Sisters of Lavender Lane - lavender
1433 Route 246, Bonshaw, PE C0A 1C0. Phone: (902) 658-2203. We are five sisters in our 60s who have over 500 lavendar plants thich you can pick or we will pick for you. We celebrate this perennial plant that has been used in so many ways for over 2500 years. It is commonly used in soaps, creams, sackets and wreaths. It can also be used in cooking and as a bug repellant.. (ADDED: April 6, 2009)
- Goodall Farms - U-pick, strawberries and vegetables.
4048 Route 21, Fort Augustus, PE C1A 7J8. Phone: (902) 676-2772. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. . Open: Monday to Saturday 8 am to 5 pm. Open: The typical season is Summer and Fall. U-pick or by order. (ADDED: April 6, 2009)
- Green Valley Market and Orchard - apples.
Miltonvale (17136), Winsloe, PE C1E 1Z4. Phone: (902) 892-3400. Open: Daily except Sunday. Roadside market and u-pick. Fresh vegetables. (ADDED: April 6, 2009)
- I.C. Quality Produce - U-pick raspberries.
on Trans Canada Highway, 17 km east of Charlottetown, RR 1, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7J6. Phone: (902) 651-2380. Open: The typical season is Summer. (ADDED: April 6, 2009)
- Marten's Market - strawberries, blueberries and raspberries.
4458 Murray Harbour Rd, Belfast, PE C0A 1A0. Phone: (902) 651-2642. Fax: (902) 651-2642. Email: email@example.com. Open: Phone ahead. Open: The typical season is Summer. (ADDED: April 6, 2009)
- Penny's Farm and Garden - Strawberries
5145 Trans Canada Highway, Belfast, PE C0A 1A0. Phone: (902)659-2936. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ray Stewarts Farm - Strawberries and raspberries.
552 Keppoch Road, Stratford, PE. Phone: (902) 569-3451. Fax: (902) 569-3451. Open: Daily. Roadside stand and u-pick. (ADDED: April 6, 2009)
- Veinot's Organic Gardens - strawberries and raspberries.
Route 216, Vernon Bridge, PE. Phone: (902) 651-2092. Email: email@example.com. Open: Daily. U-pick and fresh picked to order. Fresh vegetables, hothouse tomatoes. (ADDED: April 6, 2009)
- Wood's Farm - fruit
181 Georgetown Road, Statford, PE C1B 2S9. Phone: (902) 569-4215. Fax: (902) 569-1226. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Fruits, U-pick, roadside stand, custom picking; annuals; shrubs; trees; water gardens; nursery stock:; landscape design. (ADDED: April 6, 2009)
Wheatleys Raspberries - blackberries, blueberries, raspberries
(red), U-pick and already picked, restrooms
630 Suffolk Road, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7J7. Phone: 902-566-5606. Open: Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 8 pm Summer Season. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. black currants also available. (ADDED: April 6, 2009)(UPDATED: July 19, 2011)
Cackleberry Farms - Strawberries, raspberries
Grand River (Route 12) RR 1, Richmond, PE C0B 1Y0. Phone: (902) 854-3306. Fax: (902) 854-3306. Email: email@example.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, morning to dusk; the typical season for strawberries, rasberries and fresh vegetables is summer. U-pick and ready pick. (ADDED: April 6, 2009)
- MacInnis Brothers Farms - Strawberries.
5775 St. Peters Rd, St. Peters Bay, PE C0A 2A0. Phone: (902) 961-2599. Fax: (902) 961-2153. Open: Monday to Friday, 8 am to dusk, Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm. U-pick and on farm sales. (ADDED: April 6, 2009)
- MacPhee's Orchard -
Uses natural growing practices, Apples, pumpkins,
Launching Road, Cardigan, PE C0A 1G0. Phone: 902-583-3203. Directions: On Route 311, 10 kilometers east of Cardigan, PE Open: Monday to Friday - noon to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday - 10 am to 6 pm. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check.
- Nabuurs Gardens - strawberries
4986 A.A. MacDonald Highway, Montague, PE C0A 1R0. Phone: (902) 838-4510. Fax: (902) 838-4786. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. . Open: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 8 pm, Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm; the typical season is Summer. Also, landscape and bedding plants. ADDED: April 6, 2009)
Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
unless they are also listed above)
- Crimson Harvest Cranberry Farm - cranberries,
1495 Nelligan Road SeaCow Pond, Tignish, PE C0B2B0. Phone: 902 882 2745. Email: email@example.com. Open: Call any time. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Taking orders dry harvested cranberries. (ADDED: September 12, 2011)
Local Honey Sources:
- John Burhoe - Honey (liquid/creamed/comb)
Murray Harbour North, 4686 Rte. 17, Montague, PE C0A 1R0. Phone: (902)962-3834. Fax: (902)962-3834. (ADDED: April 6, 2009)
- Honeydew Apiary - Honey (liquid/creamed)
6718 Rte. 19, Canoe Cove, Cornwall, PE C0A 1H0. Phone: (902)675-3690. Fax: (902) 675-3690. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. (ADDED: April 6, 2009)
Pick-your-own farms in Prince Edward Island, Canada
This page provides a detailed list of Prince Edward Island, Canada's pick- your- own (PYO, U-pick, upickem, pick-it-yourself) farms. I'm always looking for suggestions of more farms and events to add and feedback about any you have visited, so if you encounter any, just click on the preceding link, as appropriate! And if you have a farm and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know! Would someone like to help me translate this into a French version, too? If so, write me via Feedback!
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