Fall is pick-your-own time. Here’s where to go!
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
59 Myre Road, Gatineau
Thursday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., until November 8.
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
72 Paul Road, Bouchette, Bouchette
Friday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
They have five ciders, two of which are sparkling, apple butter and apple-based jellies.
398 Eardley Road, Gatineau
Monday to Friday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekends – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.
1155 Linda Road, Gatineau
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pick over 20 varieties of apples. | There are picnic tables where you can enjoy your lunch.
20 Berndt Montée, Thurso
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Pick some 30 varieties of apples, plus other fruit including plums and pears, as well as squash and pumpkins.
If you’re looking for more local produce for your fall cooking marathon, here are some top spots in the Outaouais!