Rainy Day Berry Picking

August 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

Posted by Katharine

Thanks to some good-old-fashioned word of mouth we’ve been introduced to a lovely pick-your-own blueberry farm in Copetown just outside of Dundas. There are rows and rows of bushes covered in plump, ripe berries and the charge is only $4 per litre/quart (about half the cost of what you’d find in an average grocery store!)

Picking your own fruit is a great thing to do with kids, friends, as a date or solo (go early on a quiet morning for some solitude, trust us). It’s simple, provides fresh air and helps us reconnect to where our food comes from. Besides, what could be better than enjoying food at the peak of freshness while also knowing you helped a local farmer keep doing what they do best. If you get tired of eating blueberries straight from a bowl you can try making blueberry jam to top fresh bread or compote to top cereal, yogurt and ice cream. Blueberries also freeze easily and if you’re looking for a way to cool down, add them to a blender with some fresh ginger and apple juice.

So go check it out! The address is 1595 Old Hwy. 99 (map) and there are signs posted along Governors Rd. if you are coming from Dundas. Oh, and this is a bring your own bowl situation. They provide buckets so you know when you’ve picked a litre, but you’ll need something to take your berries home in.

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