In season, berries are ripe for the picking in the forests surrounding Bonnyville and Cold Lake. Nothing can compare to the taste of wild saskatoons and blueberries – you can eat them by the handful or fill several buckets. Wild raspberries and strawberries abound, but they are a little harder to find.
There are four farmer’s markets in the area, featuring an abundance of mouth-watering food. Pack your bags with fresh produce, hand-picked berries and homemade tasty treats. Bonnyville’s Farmer’s Markets are open year-round, on Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Beaver River Fish and Game Building (4402-54 Ave.) and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bonnyville and District Centennial Centre (4313-50 Ave.). Cold Lake hosts a Farmer’s Market every Thursday, June through to September from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Exhibition Park (4608-38 Ave.). There are also three special Christmas markets in December. Glendon hosts markets throughout the summer and before Christmas, check our Events Calendar at www.md.bonnyville.ab.ca.
U-Picks Lynn Rob Strawberries and Market Garden
15 km north of Bonnyville on Highway 41 and seven km west on Township Road 630. 780.826.5659
Strawberries, Saskatoons, Honeyberries (Haskap), garden vegetables, baking and canned fruits and vegetables. The new high tunnel strawberry patch starts producing at the end of June and carries into September if the weather holds.
Rocky Meadows Country Get-Away
13.4 km north of Bonnyville on Highway 41. 780.826.6053
Saskatoons, pies and preserves.
3.5 km east of Cold Lake on 50th Ave. and 1.5 km north on Range Road 415. 780.826.1675
Strawberries, Raspberries, Haskap and Saskatoons. Community gardening shares available.
Farm Fresh Food Muriel Creek Cattle Co.
East of Ardmore on Highway 28. 780.812.2561
Grass-fed beef and farm fresh eggs sold at the farm gate.