It’s a tasty time of year! Strawberry season is generally the month of July, with raspberry season starting toward the end of month. Here are links to strawberry u-picks that are a quick drive from Moncton, with a few raspberry farms mentioned, too. (Please note: We do our best to update this post each season, but sometimes you get here before we do – and sometimes businesses change. Always be sure to click through to the source links we provide and check directly with the farm before heading out!)
Les Petits Fruits de Pre-d’en-Haut in Memramcook is open for strawberry picking in July, from 8am to 5pm seven days a week. Check their Facebook page or call (758-0987) before heading out, as they do occasionally close the field for a day or two to let berries ripen. There’s a little playground for the kids, and jams and jellies available to purchase. Watch for their raspberries to be ready soon, followed by highbush blueberries.Their pumpkin u-pick in mid-September.
La Fleur du Pommier is located in Cocagne and offers a strawberry u-pick at 406 White Settlement Road and a raspberry u-pick at 1143 Babineau Road.
Williams’ Farm offers strawberry and raspberry u-picks options on the Murray Road, near Botsford.
Snap a family photo with a giant strawberry at Michaud Farm in Bouctouche. Their strawberry u-pick is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm, from Saturdays, and 9am to 5pm on Sundays.
Hicks Berry Patch is a great little u-pick just outside of Sackville. The hours are 9am to 8pm, but as always, check before heading out to make sure weather or field conditions haven’t impacted the schedule. You can call Hicks at 536-4593. Keep them in mind for blueberry season, too!
Walker’s Strawberry Farm is about an hour’s drive from Moncton, located just outside of Sussex. Lots of fun cut outs to pose the kids in, and great reviews on the quality of berries this year. They are open 8am to 8pm, weather permitting, and are reaching the peak of the season in mid-July. The u-pick generally closes by the end of July; check their Facebook page for updated information.
Looking for some great recipes to share these tasty treats with the family? Try our ‘nice cream’ recipe from Katie! It’s also included in this wonderful round up of 12 Amazing Strawberry Recipes our friend Ruth put together at Everything Unscripted.