On one of those super hot days last week I went strawberry picking with my lovely friend Robyn. The past few years we’ve been making a tradition of going strawberry picking together at Lindley’s Farm in Ancaster. The thing that I love about strawberry picking (besides getting some delicious strawberries) is that Lindley’s strawberries are pesticide free! Even though I know that I can get California-store-bought strawberries for half the price, there’s just something amazing about picking local strawberries hot off the strawberry bush -so juicy-fresh and chemical free!
There’s a mini farm market on-site that sells some local produce grown at Lindley’s (if you don’t feel like picking your own). They also sell a stock of other local Ontario produce from around the area.
The sun was hot but there was a beautiful warm summer breeze that made it all bearable. The strawberries were so ripe, huge and amazing. Regardless of the summer heat and lest I forget being nearly 7 months pregnant, it was still worth it to pick-our-own berries. Now I have berries to last well into the fall for smoothies, and baking.
Before we left Lindley’s one of the farmers was telling us that there was just a short window of good strawberry picking days left -only about 4 days to go from today! Raspberries were also in season to be picked and the black raspberries should be ready to go in about another week or so. If you have a berry hankering, the time for picking is now!
*Lindley’s Farm, 900 Fiddler’s Green Road, Ancaster, 905.648.4212