Murphy's Country Produce - Pick Your Own

Murphy's Country Produce - Pick Your Own

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Posted 2015-08-03 by Kristin Ravellefollow
At high summer each year I get the urge to hit a local pick-your-own farm for raspberries. There's just no better experience than to be out in the field and root around for the very best, ripe fruit while listening to the hum of bees, and enjoying the peaceful countryside.

Murphy's Country Produce is on Guyatt Road, off Highway 20, Binbrook, Ontario, with pick-your-own fruit and veggies from June through September every year. Highway 20 is easy access from the QEW from Toronto, about 1.5 hours drive. Families welcome.



Strawberries and peas come out first in late June. I can never get it together to go picking this early so miss these every year.



Raspberries and fava beans come out late June, through July, and sweet corn late July. August we see tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins, beans, and squash. Murphy's also grow sunflowers and gladiolus.

To get an up-to-the-minute report on what is currently available for picking, please phone 905-692-5733. This is a recorded message that lets you know what is available for picking today.

There is ample free parking out front, though once you pick up your directions, and baskets if you need them, you will drive down a lane out into the fields to park near the area you will be picking.



Murphy's also have a bee keeper who manages the bee hives. I was very glad to hear this year that the bees appear to be thriving. In their casual country store under the tent shop near the entrance, you'll find some of their home made honey. If you don't have time to head out into the fields, you can buy pre-picked fruit and vegetables, as well as flowers.



I love that getting produce right off the plant gives you the best bio-availability of nutrients. At home, I like to rinse all my produce in vinegar water, then blot dry.





Murphy's is a family run farm, growing since 1991 to now 50 acres. They are open every day during the season, with slightly reduced hours on Saturday/Sunday.

Murphy's on Twitter @FarmMurphys

Murphy's Pick Your Own Website
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