Once you find a Prince Edward Island rental, you can drive around the island, which is occupied by large farmlands that play an important part in the locals' life. If you are on the island in the month of September, be prepared for the annual P.E.I Open Farm Day. On this day, some of the finest farms bring out fresh, organic produce like berries and potatoes to the public. If you have booked one of the Prince Edward Island vacation homes at another time of the year, you can still find several farms that are open to public throughout the year.
Situated to the south of Hunter River, this vast picturesque farm is a remarkable place to visit. If you are here with the intention to pick, then you must arrive at the farm before lunch time and with appropriate clothing. The Belanger Farm has an impressive selection of asparagus and several types of berries and kiwis.
A Prince Edward Island vacation cannot be complete without a visit to Berry Patch. This farm is highly recommended by the locals. The farm hosts an Annual harvest picking where you can see excited tourists picking fresh raspberries, strawberries and blueberries. Though the contribution is minute, Berry Patch is a vital part of the Prince Edward Island's economy.
A commercial apple orchard, Arlington Orchards owns 26 acres of land on which they produce 28 types of apples besides other fruits. Visitors will be welcomed with a wagon ride and will be given apple, plum and pear patches to pick. You can even take pictures with the farm mascot called Arlington Apple while he gives you useful information on the farm.
Fruits produced with natural components, the Cackleberry Farm aims at giving you the "berry best" produce on the whole island. If you are here in the month of October, then you will witness their Family Fun Day held every Sunday. Every Family Fun day, the farm hosts a carnival with theme rides, face-painting, and apple sling shots. You can even indulge in their home-made jellies, honey, jams and syrups.
Clohossey Farms Vegetables
The Clohossey Farms is one of the few farms that produces not just fresh vegetables and fruits but also poultry. The owners Barry and Darlene own nearly 30 acres of land that houses two greenhouses. These farmers directly sell to the customer several times a day on their farm as well as at the Bloomfeild Orchard Farmers Market every Saturday. Open to the public through the entire year to pick vegetables and fruits, this farm is perpetually bustling with visitors throughout the day.
While celebrating the Agricultural Awareness movement, many farms like these welcome visitors to take a tour and pick at their farm. If fruit picking is your objective here, then look out for farms that participate in the "U-Pick" initiative. Book a room at one of the convenient Prince Edward Island vacation rentals and enjoy your stay here while you pick and taste the flavor of juicy fruits. Logon to the website of VacationHomes to snag some great deals on the vacation rentals at the Prince Edward Island - these are sorted on the basis of price, amenities and location.