The final school bell as rung, were you prepared? Have you organized the Summer weeks to keep the kids busy and active?
I chose a number of camps for my daughter earlier in the year but am planning to mix in a few day trips as well. We try to take advantage of the great weather and get outside as much as possible. Picking our own fruit and our own pumpkin later in Fall is always a highlight for us and a great family tradition.
Below I've listed a few of the great local places you can visit across Halton Region to pick your own this Summer!
This is our go-to for our pumpkin each October and a short drive from Oakville. Located at 6202 Walker's Line in Burlington, this farm is a great spot for kids of all ages to pick to their heart's content. They offer PYO raspberries, strawberries and black currants. They also sell fresh honey (delish!) - follow them on Facebook and check their website for more details on what's available.
I must admit I haven't been to this farm myself, however my daughter went on a field trip here with her class earlier this month and had a wonderful day. Located at 9365 10 Side Road, Milton, Andrew's Scenic Acres offers more than just PYO. They have a large playground area, farm animals, hayrides and picnic area. For PYO they offer a host of choices including asparagus, rhubarb, strawberries, cherries, raspberries, currants and more. Again, check their website for what's available.
It's important to note that Springridge Farm does not offer PYO. I have included them however as they do offer a host of other great family options and again are a short drive from Oakville. We have visited their farm a number of times, on class trips and with family. It's a beautiful property located at 7256 Bell School Line in Milton. They offer playground, corn maze, farm animals, wagon ride around the property, bakery and shop to stock up on local goodies. You can easily spend an entire afternoon at this farm. Note, there is an admission fee to access to play area. Visit their website to plan your visit.
Do you know of another great PYO close to Oakville? Send me an email and I'll update this list!