Photo: Loaded Raspberry Canes, David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm, Burlington, ON, July 9, 2010
Grown at Hutchinson Farm since the 1980's. Available late June - mid July 2015.

  • In season
    Late June to mid July/end July.
    Raspberries typically begin 3-4 weeks after strawberries start. Peak harvest is often the first two weeks of July, after which the berries gradually get harder to pick, until it is just too hard to pick by August.

  • Purchasing tips
    Fresh picked that day is best. Raspberries picked shortly after rain will be soft and not keep as long. Containers should be shallow -bottom berries will squish if piled more than 2" deep.

  • Pick Your Own
    See our PYO Guide

  • Storing at home
    Keep raspberries refrigerated. Do not wash.

  • Cultivars
    Boyne, Heritage, Nova, Prelude, Titan

  • Preserve

  • Basic Preparation
    Watch a four year old eat a pint of raspberries -it takes just a few minutes.

  • Favourite Recipes

    Grannie's Pure Raspberry Jam

    1 package of frozen Hutchinson Farm raspberries (5 cups) (or fresh!)
    3 1/2 cups sugar
    5-6 jelly jars sterilized

    Thaw raspberries completely. Put in 8" stainless steel pot.  Cook on just over low heat until gently bubbling.  Continue for 20 more minutes.

    Raise heat to just below medium , stir in sugar, cook about 30 minutes stirring occasionally with wooden spoon. Remove pink bubbles from surface.

    Remove pot from heat and put jam into jars using sterile equipment and sterile technique.  Do not move jars for 24 hours.  Do not double the recipe.