Pick your own
Picking your own produce is a very popular activity that allows you to be farmer for a day and choose the tastiest-looking fruits and vegetables in a bucolic setting. Québec’s agritourism farms let you harvest their fields, but it’s important to know which crops are ready before you go.
A Harvest of Happiness
A wide selection of products are grown in all the regions of Québec, but Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean is renowned for its blueberries and the île d’Orléans’s strawberries deserve the red-carpet treatment. In the fall, Montérégie is the perfect destination for picking your own apples and pumpkins. Note that orchards are a popular destination during this season, so it’s better to get there early.
In early fall, millions of ready-to-be-harvested cranberries float on the surface of flooded fields, creating a stunning spectacle. To learn more about cranberries, visit the Interpretation Center–Canneberge en fête in the Centre-du-Québec region.
Pick-your-own fruits, by season
June to early July: Strawberries
September: Apples, squash, melons, cucumbers, raspberries, blueberries, pears, pumpkins.
Now take to the fields and taste the fruits of your labour! Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, pears or pumpkins—they all look so appealing!