Fall is pick-your-own time. Here’s where to go!

Published on September 8 2022 - Updated on August 18 2022

The days are getting cooler, the leaves are starting to turn, and the harvest is underway. Fall (aka sweater season) is upon us!

I don’t know about you, but at this time of year I get a sudden urge to start cooking. Baking, pickling, canning … my kitchen becomes my playroom. And what could be nicer than cooking with fresh-picked fruits and vegetables?

We invite you to communicate with the producers mentioned before going there to confirm their opening.

Courges & cie

Where

59 Myre Road, Gatineau

When

Thursday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., until November 8.

Good to know

Pick your own squash and pumpkins. They come in different colours! | The farm also sells various squash-based products. | A new gourmet stop offers pizzas made from quality ingredients and featuring farm products

Learn more

Verger Merleau

Where

72 Paul Road, Bouchette, Bouchette

When

Friday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Good to know

They have five ciders, two of which are sparkling, apple butter and apple-based jellies.

Learn

Potager Eardley

Where

398 Eardley Road, Gatineau

When

Monday to Friday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekends – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Good to know

Pick your own apples, berries, pumpkins and more. | Try the orchard’s home-made sorbet and gelato. | It’s advisable to call ahead to check availability: 819 684 0273.

Learn more

Verger Wilmont

Where

1155 Linda Road, Gatineau

When

Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Good to know

Pick over 20 varieties of apples. | There are picnic tables where you can enjoy your lunch.

Learn more

Verger Croque-Pomme

Where

20 Berndt Montée, Thurso

When

Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Good to know

Pick some 30 varieties of apples, plus other fruit including plums and pears, as well as squash and pumpkins.

Learn more

If you’re looking for more local produce for your fall cooking marathon, here are some top spots in the Outaouais!

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