Ever wanted to go strawberry picking? Now's the time! Here's what you need to know about going strawberry picking at Reesor's Farm in Markham, Ontario.
Overview: Before going, you must make an online reservation by purchasing your preferred time slot. A ticket confirmation will be sent to your e-mail which must be shown upon arrival. From there, the staff will give you an empty basket and direct you to where you can pick your strawberries. Have fun! You can fill up the basket as much as you want! ^_^
Website: Reesor's Pick Your Own Strawberries
Address: 10825 Ninth Line, Markham, ON L6B 1A8
Hours: 9:30am-6:30pm (closed on Sundays)
Review: When I first heard that it cost $9 to pick an entire basket of strawberries to bring home, I couldn't believe how affordable it was! I'm so used to seeing a tiny box of strawberries cost $4-5 in stores. The strawberries from here are super fresh, sweet, and the experience was very worth it too. I highly recommend going!
Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
Today, I went strawberry picking for the first time with my best friend, Vanessa! We both wore a red dress to match the strawberries haha. We also brought our face masks which we were required to wear when interacting with the staff.
The weather actually wasn't as bad as we thought it'd be! Although it was 35°C, the skies were cloudy and there was a light breeze. We still tried to pick as fast as we could though because we didn't want to spend that much time in the heat.
After Vanessa and I finished filling up our baskets with strawberries, we decided to do a quick photoshoot. We pretended to walk with our baskets and pick strawberries even though we were already done haha.
The strawberries were a vibrant red and smelled so good! We could easily tell the difference between these fresh strawberries and the ones from stores. I still can't believe it was only $9 for an entire basket O__O" We picked soo many, and it's just crazy to me because this would probably cost over $20 in stores. There was also a farmer's market at the exit, but we didn't go.
After strawberry picking, we sanitized our hands in the car and drove to The Alley where we got bubble tea! Vanessa got the Alley Trio (one of my personal favourites), and I tried the Snow Velvet Peach Hojicha for the first time. I normally get 30% sugar and less ice, but yeah - my drink was interesting... My first sip of it was a bleh reaction because there was cheese foam on the top that I wasn't expecting. I'm not sure if other people like cheese foam in their drinks, but it tasted kind of weird to me LOL. As for the actual drink, I could taste the peach which was refreshing, but the hojicha was a bit thick and powdery. I guess that's just how it normally is though. Overall, it wasn't bad - maybe a 6/10? It was recommended as one of the Alley's top picks, but I don't think I would order it again haha xD
As of now, my top favourite drinks from the Alley are:
- Crunchy cocoa milk tea (shout-out to the Korean drama, "The King: Eternal Monarch" hehe)
- Alley trio
- Iron goddess milk tea w/ grass jelly
After getting our bubble tea, we drove back to my house where we watched an episode of "Twogether" which is a travel documentary on Netflix starring a Korean and Taiwanese celebrity who are on a journey to meet their fans around the world. Vanessa and I are both really passionate about traveling (and she's also moving to Taiwan in less than a month), so we enjoyed seeing the different cultures interact and also being introduced to new places! The first episode was based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. We've never heard of the city before LOL but it was really cool because they filmed this one scene in a place called Jomblang Cave where you can see "the light of heaven" (that's just what it's called), and the lighting was actually soo sick - the way it peaks into the cave haha. Watching really sparked our wanderlust, and makes us super excited for our future adventures! Ahhh I can't wait to travel again once this entire covid-19 situation blows over >__<"
Hehe anyway, I know this blog post was supposed to be about strawberry picking, but I ended up talking about bubble tea and tv shows XD Hope you guys found this post helpful though, and wishing you lots of fun if you decide to go strawberry picking yourself!
I'll talk to you all soon,