This year marks the 41st anniversary of the U-Pick at Boates Farm. The U-Pick season for apples and pears generally runs Labour Day until the weekend before Halloween, seven days a week from 9 am – 5 pm.
Our main apple varieties include Gravenstein, McIntosh, Cortland, Red Delicious, Northern Spy, Spartan & Rhode Island Greening. Pear varieties are Clapp, Bartlett and Bosc.
Approximately 60% of the farm apple blocks are organic and 100% of the pear blocks are organically managed. Our organic program is certified by Pro-Cert Organic Systems Inc.
In addition to the U-Pick, a farm stand offering local vegetables such as carrots, onions, beets, squash as well as homemade jams and jellies is open a the farm.
Watch for our advertisement in the Halifax Herald on Fridays for U-Pick Dates!