This afternoon my father-in-law dropped in with a sweet surprise. You see, once summer hits, Duncan (my father-in-law – Ian’s Dad) loves to go berry picking.
He favours low bush blueberries and is happy to head home with a few scratches, or rather battle wounds, from tackling raspberry bushes. Is it worth it? Absolutely!
Today we were treated to a big bowl full of fresh strawberries. And I have to say . . . they are without doubt the best strawberries I have ever tasted; sweet, juicy, and packed full of flavour.
So if you want to get in on the berry picking action here are some spots for you in the Prince County area:
Rennie’s U Pick - Strawberries(where our delicious Strawberries came from)
Weldon Rennie, Elmsdale, PE C0B 1K0. Phone: (902) 853-2667. Open: Phone ahead, usually Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 8 pm.
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.
Eureka Garlic - Garlic
6 Rte. 233, Kensington, PE C0B 1M0. Phone: (902) 836-5180. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Daily. They sell Seed and Eating Garlic, Black Garlic, and they have a U-Pick for their Garlic as well. Formerly known as Boo Boo's Bee Ranch Honey. Season: Year Round.
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.
And if you don’t have time to go picking but want your fill of Strawberries, why not check out the Strawberry Social this Sunday at the Bideford Parsonage Museum from 1:30 pm.