Summer is perhaps synonymous with abundance in the fields, but autumn has just as much to offer. Let’s head out to find what you can pick when the leaves start turning red…
By Marie-Claude Masse
This sweet and acidulated fruit is, of course, delicious in jams, but would you believe us if we say that they are totally decadent in a clafoutis? To pick plums, you’ll be welcomed in Dunham at the Paradis des fruits and at the Vergers Tougas, and in Sherbrooke at the Ferme Bernier Roberge (where you’ll find five plum varieties!
Apples (September and October)
Strawberries (September and October)
Raspberries (September and October)
Grapes (September and October)
Pumpkins (September and October)
Squash, Leek, Turnips, Galore! (September and October)
Many farms welcome visitors in their fields to harvest the vegetables they grow there. The timing is perfect for making your provisions or for transforming the delightful produce you’ll have picked! Among those who offer self-picking, you can choose La Ferme potagère, the Ferme Wera and the Ferme maraîchère Roy.
Autumn has still so much to offer us! Don’t hesitate to read the rubric dedicated to self-picking on the web site of our accomplice at Créateurs de saveurs, and discover all the Townships farms offering self-picking activities during autumn!