We seem to have started a little family tradition of strawberry picking each year at Proulx Farm in Cumberland. This year's strawberries were sweet and delicious, and I have two baskets in the fridge waiting to be eaten.
I would recommend going early in the morning before it gets too hot out. Lather on the sunscreen, and bring a hat and a water bottle, as it gets quite hot in the fields. I wouldn't recommend bringing a stroller because getting it on and off the tractor isn't that easy, but I did see a few families with strollers in the field. I opted to bring a carrier for my daughter and my husband and I shared wearing her on our backs while we picked (talk about a leg workout!)
For a $2 admission, you get a basket and a ride on a tractor that takes you out to the fields. Riding the tractor is one of the highlights of the day! When you finish picking berries, the kids can play on the play structures, with the tractors in the tricycle park, or even visit the small petting farm.
In all our visit to Proulx Farm lasted about an hour and a half, but it was an enjoyable experience for everyone!
The cost for strawberries is $1.35/lb ($2.97/kg). Proulx Farm is open from Monday to Friday 7am-8pm, weekends from 7am-5pm and on Canada Day from 7am-5pm.
Strawberry picking season continues until mid-July. Raspberry picking season runs from the end of June to early August immediately following the strawberry season.
(Photos taken by Lara)
Vicky is the mom to 3.5 year old son named Joel and 9 month old daughter named Mieka. You can read her blog at blog Some Kind of Wondermom.