How To Have A Berry Sweet Summer | Hot Summer Guide | Halifax, Nova Scotia
OWhy should apples have all the fun? When it comes to cosplaying cottagecore, there’s endless wealth to be harvested in Nova Scotia – and yes, we mean that literally: berry picking is a summer tradition for many families in Halifax, an embodiment of the slow life this season is meant to be . If you want to join them, the move here is to keep an eye on the Facebook page of the farm of your choice, as that’s where pick-up times, prices and updates will be posted with the most speed and precision (sometimes the weather or the preparation of the harvest will require flexibility in the planning). While there’s no end to local farms offering the pick-your-own experience, we’ve rounded up our top four picks for, well, picking:
Indian Garden Farms’ name is problematic (we emailed them about it), but it’s still a mainstay for a worker on the coast, who takes her family there every July long weekend. Located at 15401 Highway 3, Bridgewater, the farm offers U-pick strawberries for $2.50 a liter (they’re about triple that at some grocery stores right now), with updates on better-confirmed picking times. through facebook. (It should be noted that strawberry season runs from June to early July, so this is one place to visit as early as possible.)
It’s all in the name at Wild Blueberry U-Pick, which lists its directions on his facebook page as “1 km north on Upper Clyde Road” to Clyde River (here is a map for reference). While wild bilberries can be harder to pick than their highbush counterparts (wild bilberries grow closer to the ground), the result is worth it: wild bloobs have an unmistakable taste and are a regional delicacy. August is peak season for blueberries, and this farm was selling the fruit for $2.28 a pound last summer.
U-pick and country market in Loré (5505 Upper Clyde Road, Shelburne) offers different varieties of strawberries, from classic to cotton candy. The U-Pick is housed inside a greenhouse, meaning those looking for an outdoor experience can choose elsewhere, but the on-site market provides a great alternative for those less diligent in picking. real and just want to bask in the loot.
U-pick Bob Ansem open for the season on June 21, which means there’s no better time than now to hit the fields at 1949 Lakewood Road, Steam Mill for strawberries fresher than an Outkast-song. Accepting cash and electronic transfers, the farm also sells its produce by apartment, for those whose skills are more about eating than harvesting.