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Our season begins with strawberries mid-June and ends with apples and pumpkins the end of October. With raspberries starting about July 10.

Call ahead for adequate picking conditions
· (613) 346-5414 Taped Message
· (613) 346-2336

pam@avonmoreberryfarm.com

The Phillips Family
16365 Fourth Rd
AVONMORE, ONT.

K0C 1C0

Corner of County Road 15
and 4th Concession Road
(one mile north of Avonmore)

021 (5) (1)

018 (2) (1)

45 Responses to Contact Us

  1. Roxanne Crump says:

    Thank you for getting back to me and explaining what it was. Unfortunately I had to throw away half my big basket I bought. As I was getting into the basket, more and more were rotten.

  2. Ramine Shaw says:

    Hi there – I am a regular shopper at the Main Street Farmer’s Market on Saturdays and I would like to order 2 bags of your chocolate chip cookies for this Saturday 12 July. thanks, Ramine

  3. Vickie Horne says:

    What are your prices for pick your own Raspberries and are they ready for picking?

  4. Tracy says:

    Hi, when does strawberry picking end?
    Thanks

  5. Tanya Massia says:

    HI Pam!

    The price is perfect. Would it be possible to order them and pick up say Wednesday or Thursday?

    Thanks

  6. Tanya Massia says:

    Thursday is fine. I would say close to 5:30 or so. And the color of the beans doesn’t matter at all!

  7. Lorraine Andrews says:

    Hi Pam and David,
    We picked up a bushel of dill pickle cucumbers today at your farm. They were superb! We’ ve just finished washing them and not one was defective and there wasn’t even a handful of debris in the bushel! I could not believe the uniformity. I can’t say enough good things about them. We are very pleased. Need to get busy. That is a lot of pickles waiting to be processed! Thank you for the great quality produce.

    Lorraine Andrews

  8. Jacinthe says:

    Hi; I would like to know the price of a bushel of italian tomatoes? do you go at the cornwall farmers market at the Brick store? thank you.

  9. Paolo De Marchi says:

    Can you please advise when the pumpkin season begins at the avonmore berry farm? are there wagon rides and things to do with toddlers? is there a cost to the admission?

    Thank you

  10. Lorraine Andrews says:

    We bought potatoes from you this week and just want to know what kind they are. There is an S written on the bag. They are a yellow flesh potato, but not Yukon Gold. Thanks for responding.
    Paul and Lorraine Andrews

  11. Debra Laundrie says:

    Hello there: Are you open this time of year? Do you sell pastry shells – both pie and tart?
    Thank you.

  12. tammy Mcmartin says:

    Hello Pam, was wondering if you still have apples for sale…..

    • Hi Tammy
      Sorry to hear that you had some honey crisp apples that
      you were unhappy with. I have attached a fact sheet about Bitter Pit in apples, it is caused by a lack of calcium. If you google this condition you will see pictures of what you have described.
      As stated it not usually noticeable until after the apples have been if storage. We use our McIntosh apples for pies not Honey Crisp. We grow all our own apples, we don’t buy in any apples. We have noticed Biter Pit in the Honey Crisp variety that we still have in our coolers. Sorry – I can not replace them for you this season. But next September make sure you speak with either David or myself and we will replace them for you. Thanks and if you wish to speak with either of us, please telephone 613-346-2336. Sincerely Pam

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      Bitter Pit Control in Apples

      Agdex#: 211/690
      Publication Date: 03/00
      Order#: 00-009
      Last Reviewed: 08/09
      History: Replaces Factsheet “Bitter Pit Control in Apples” (Order No. 92-027
      Written by: OMAFRA Staff; John Cline – University of Guelph

      Bitter pit is a physiological disorder of apple fruit that has caused serious losses in certain apple varieties for many years. Spy is frequently affected by this disorder. With the right conditions, bitter pit can occur on Delicious, Idared, Crispin, Cortland, Empire, Honeycrisp and other varieties. The bitter pit sensitivity of some of the newer cultivars is not accurately known at this time. Bitter pit may not be evident at harvest but develops in stored fruit and can result in extensive loss from storage.

      General Description

      Bitter pit is the physiological breakdown of cells under the skin, causing slight depressions generally concentrated at the calyx end of the fruit (Figure 1). The tissue in these depressed areas is darkened, dry and spongy with a bitter taste. In some instances the symptoms may not be apparent on the fruit surface but appear under the skin. Large fruit from trees with light crops are more likely to have bitter pit. Excessive nitrogen (N), potassium (K) or fluctuating soil moisture can cause bitter pit. Calcium (Ca) has an important role in cell wall development. When Ca is in short supply, cell wall integrity is lost, resulting in these symptoms which vary slightly between varieties.

      Figure 1. Typical bitter pit symptoms on fruit.

      Orchard Management

      Cultural practices in orchards with a history of bitter pit may be modified to minimize this disorder. Consider the following factors.

      Nutritional Factors

      Ca nutrition is directly involved in bitter pit development and is discussed later in this factsheet. Other nutrients interact with Ca within the fruit. Upset nutrient balances can result in more serious bitter pit problems.
      For example, excessive N causes large fruit that results in a dilution of Ca in the fruit and more serious bitter pit. Apply N fertilizer on the basis of leaf analysis. Excessive N is also indicated by excessive growth and large dark leaves. If N levels are high, reduce the rate of N and in extreme cases, do not apply N fertilizer. Apply N fertilizer as early in spring as possible. Research has shown that applying N after the middle of April increases the incidence of bitter pit.

      Excessive K fertilizer applications can also depress Ca in the fruit, particularly when Ca levels are low. Apply K fertilizer only when leaf analysis indicates a need.

      Boron (B) is involved in movement of Ca to the fruit. If B is low, Ca disorders such as bitter pit may develop. Be sure there is an adequate B level in the leaves by leaf analysis.

      Pruning can result in higher N levels. If trees are to be severely pruned, reduce the amount of N fertilizer. Moderate annual pruning is best.
      Mulch will even-out soil moisture fluctuations, helping to avoid bitter pit. Do not use mulch materials high in N, such as legume hay. A wide herbicide band with the sod herbicide system of soil management may lead to excessive N and more serious bitter pit problems. The herbicide strip should not extend beyond the spread of the tree branches.
      Excessive fruit thinning or light crops result in large fruit. Annual cropping should be promoted by proper thinning. Apply Ca sprays when the crop is light or the fruit is large.
      Since the disorder develops in storage, loss can be reduced by immediately marketing large fruit or fruit from areas where bitter pit has been a problem.
      Calcium Nutrition

      Bitter pit is closely related to the Ca nutrition of the fruit. Ca is relatively immobile within trees. There can be ample Ca in the leaves and soil but a shortage within the fruit. For this reason, fruit Ca is a much better indicator of potential bitter pit problems than leaf or soil Ca. A gradient of Ca concentrations is found from the stem (high Ca) to the calyx (low Ca) end of the fruit where bitter pit shows first.

      Most of the Ca is taken into the fruit by mid-July. From then to harvest, Ca within the fruit is diluted as the fruit increases in size. The larger the fruit the more the dilution, and the more likely there is to be a shortage of Ca. There may even be some export of Ca out of the fruit late in the season. Ca sprays applied to the fruit during this time of fruit enlargement have increased fruit Ca concentrations and reduced the incidence of bitter pit. Soil application of Ca, in contrast, has not been effective in reducing the incidence of bitter pit.

      Fruit Analysis

      Fruit analysis is a helpful indicator of the Ca level within the fruit and the potential risk of bitter pit development in storage. Select 20 average-sized fruit per sample 3 weeks before harvest. Wash samples with distilled water to remove surface Ca deposits. Opposite longitudinal sections, cut from stem cavity to calyx, excluding stems and seeds, are combined to give a sample of apple fruit to be analyzed. Typical optimum analytical values for different cultivars for long-term storage are given in Table 1.

      Ca levels should be higher for long-term CA storage. At high Ca levels, K levels will be less detrimental than at low Ca levels, and in fact may improve fruit quality of certain cultivars. At low Ca levels, high K may depress Ca and result in more bitter pit. The ratio of K/Ca should not exceed 25:1.

      Table 1. Optimum Apple Fruit Composition 3 Weeks Before Harvest (excluding seeds and stems)

  13. Adele Bisson says:

    Hi, I have an employee, who has a small organic farm, pick up $20.00 worth of Honey Crisp apples for me on her way in to work and the fellow told her that she was getting a basket worth $25.00 for $20.00. Well, I must say that I was quite disappointed as the apples themselves were bruised and had holes in them. One apple had a live worm and may of the apples had worm holes. My employee told me that she was sure that you did not grow these apples, that you likely purchased them from another farm, to have them to sell to your customers. She says that she has never had bad apples from you ever nor has she ever heard any bad comments. Whenever I cleaned the apples out of my bottom drawer of my fridge, there were several dead worms there.
    I purchased 25 pies from you and was wondering if you used this type of apple in your pies? She said it was unlikely as you would use the apples that you grow yourselves. Please advise at your convenience. All of your pies are awesome and I send all of my out of town clients to your farm whenever they leave here. Thanks! Have a Blessed Christmas!!!

  14. Karen says:

    I have an 18 yr. Old son with autism that I would like to bring out. Where exactly r u and times open? He does have special needs and am hopeful that that is taken into consideration. Hope to be able to take the family there this weekend. Do u have baskets for us to pick or do we bring our own?

    • I am sure that your family will enjoy your time here. Our son has Down syndrome…..we understand some of your concerns. It can be a little hectic at time with Lots of people around. But we do have lots of open space if his just needs some quiet. We do provide baskets pick your own is $12.00/4L. Thanks Pam

  15. Lori says:

    Hi Pam,
    My mom and I with my friend would like to come up to pick some strawberries and raspberries on Thursday July 2nd, are you guys open that day? Also what are your prices for the strawberries and raspberries?

    Thank you,
    Lori

    • We will be open 8am-8pm. Just for Strawberries. Raspberries will start about July 8th this year. The pick your own price for 4L. basket of strawberries is $12.00. Raspberries prices will be determined when we start picking. Thanks Pam. Happy Canada Day!

  16. Tawnia says:

    Hello I am inquiring to see if u have any dilla available I am looking for a bushel. Pls and thank you

  17. Lynda Poyser says:

    As a regular at the Vankleek Hill Farmer’s Market I just want to say how great Kaity is with the customers. And I’m thrilled to be able to buy your produce. I have bought strawberries (numerous times) and raspberries, beans, corn, onions, potatoes….all of them great.

  18. Michael and Louise Mazur says:

    I see that you have everbearing strawberries. Are they ready now?

  19. Hi there! i was wondering what the cost of your pumpkins are?

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