Pick-your-own apples and pumpkins is a favourite tradition for many of us, and a visit to a nearby farm is at the top of the list for a fun fall activity to do with family and friends.
For an enjoyable day filled with crisp apples, sweet treats, and plenty of play and picnic space, head to Le Potager Mont-Rouge Halte Gourmande in Rougemont in the Montérégie. Located on scenic farmland, Le Potager offers a huge variety of fruits and vegetables for you to pick throughout the harvest season. From juicy strawberries at the beginning of summer to a rainbow of tomatoes, eggplants, blueberries, and peppers; culminating in apples and pumpkins in autumn — there’s something for everyone’s taste.
But, picking your own fruits and veggies isn’t just about the varieties of apples and veggies available — it’s the whole experience. At Le Potager, you’ll also find a corn maze where you can get lost amongst the fresh-smelling plants, and a giant air pillow where you can bounce to your heart’s content. There’s also a mini-farm with the cutest donkeys, alpacas, and chickens; and hop aboard for a tractor ride through the fields and orchards. Stop by the farm’s shop for take-home goodies and grab some of the homemade donuts or an apple slushie to enjoy under the giant tent shelter.
If you’re looking for an original spot for a small celebration, you can rent a 10’x10’ tent and picnic for the day. Inquire about kids party packages by calling 844-94POMME.
Le Potager Mont-Rouge Halte Gourmande
154 rang de la Montagne, Rougemont, J0L 1M0
Open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., from mid-June to mid-November. Reservations for family visits aren’t needed but you can reserve your apple-picking bags and quantities online at potagermont-rouge.ca
COVID-19 regulations while at the farm include compulsory masks in the farm store and on the tractor ride, washing and disinfecting your hands before and after picking and entering the store, respecting social distancing, and staying in the picking area assigned to you.
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