Fresh berry picking on the prairies usually starts the middle of June with Haskaps, Strawberries, Saskatoons, Raspberries, Sour Cherries and may go for 6 weeks – it is a short season.
The Prairie Fruit Growers Association (PFGA) is a voluntary non-profit organization representing Manitoba and Saskatchewan fruit crop growers since 1974.
The Association is represented by seven elected member directors and three advisors; one each from Manitoba Agriculture, Assiniboine Community College and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. The PFGA work with On-Farm Food Safety and Environmental Farm Plan programs to ensure that the public values locally grown fruit not only for taste but as safe food products.
Call the farm, visit their website or follow them on social media for picking times
ALWAYS check picking times before heading to our farm; the field situation can change quickly and unexpectedly
Picking days can often be sunny and hot, so bring water, a hat, sunscreen, old shoes or rubber boots
If going to pick Saskatoons, Raspberries, Sour Cherries or Haskaps bring a belt or string to tie the bucket to your waist
Each farm has their own set of rules for picking, it is important that you listen to their rules before beginning to pick. (eg. parking, picking, paying)
Some farms provide baskets, some farms ask you to bring your own
Bring the appropriate form of payment, most farms are Cash or cheque, some accept Interac and Credit Card
Bring a cooler if your berries will be sitting in your vehicle for awhile
Location/Directions: Lockport area