It’s easier than picking strawberries. Less back work. And La Ferme Turcot is the only big farm with multiple products just minutes from Montreal. The staff is friendly. The owner, Monsieur Fernand, as everyone seems to call him, is the one giving the baskets. These are medium baskets and cost $10 (see above).
Raspberry season is short in these areas. It’s usually during the last 3 weeks of July.
People usually buy the raspberries. Some bundle up to make jam with for the winter. Others make vinaigrette. There are so many uses for them.
For a nice couple of hours in the only semi-polluted near-country air, this is the best farm to go to. It has plums in the spring, berries in the summer, and late summer to early fall there are tomatoes, peppers, and aubergines. That’s followed by some amazing forms and sizes of pumpkins.
I must say that I haven’t eaten a better tomato ever. Anywhere. Bar none. Just so sweet.