Five U-pick tips
In summer, picking your own fruits or vegetables is one of the most pleasant family activities, as it allows you to spend quality time with your family, bring home fresh produce at great prices, and also teach the little ones, especially those living in cities, about the value of food that we are lucky enough to have on our plate.
Here some practical tips to make the experience even more enjoyable:
1. Choose the right place at the right time, and book in advance
From early summer with strawberries and raspberries until autumn with squashes and pumpkins, you can do your own picking for several months, depending on the season! To learn about the periods of availability of fruits and vegetables, check out our local products availability table.
You’ll find lots of addresses of U-pick farms on the Internet. It is always best to call the farm in advance, because some of them require a reservation.
2. Plan a picnic
Whether it’s to boost your energy levels before heading to the fields or to recharge your batteries after picking, plan a picnic in the open!
Many farms provide picnic tables and sometimes even games for children.