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Call Us: 905 838 4777
Our Mailing Address:
Downey’s Strawberry & Apple Farm
13707 Heart Lake Road
Caledon, Ontario L7C 2K7
Finding Downey’s Strawberry & Apple Farm
Heading from Toronto:
Downey’s Strawberry & Apple Farm is north of Brampton
Take Highway 410 north to the Mayfield Road exit.
Turn left on Mayfield.
Turn right onto Heart Lake Road.
Berryview Farms is 5kms ahead on your right!
Visiting the Farm
Cooking & Storage
No, there are no fees for admission or to park your car, but we do have a minimum pick fee per person (when going to the field for pick your own).
Complimentary plastic and reusable cloth bags will be provided upon arrival. All bags are heavy-duty and will hold approximately 8 kg (20 lbs) of your choice of apples. Fill your bag to the top and it’s yours for $26. If you don’t quite make it to full then it’s $1.45/lb. A minimum of $5.00 of apples is to be picked per person. If the minimum per person is not picked the difference will be charged at checkout.
Unfortunately no pets are allowed onsite.
We accept debit cards and cash for payment at this time.
Yes, we do offer school tours to the orchard, we ask that you visit Downey’s Farm to book a school tour.
We do have a porta-potty available for emergencies, and a handwashing station.
All apples except Red Delicious are good for cooking. Courtlands are good for applesauce and do not turn brown (oxidize) when crushed. Our baker recommends Northern Spy for apple pie.
Chill your apples as soon as possible after picking. Keeping apples cold is very beneficial in terms of flavor retention and quality. Storing them in a refrigerator or cold storage room will keep them nice and crisp for 6 to 8 weeks. At warmer temperatures they mature more rapidly.
A variety of apples always works best. For example, try an equal amount of McIntosh, Northern Spy and Red Delicious.
Tip: Keep track of what you do and before long, you’ll have your very own secret recipe!
Coat 1L (4 cups) of firm, peeled apples with an ascorbic acid solution. Sprinkle 50 mL (1/4 cup) of granulated sugar, pack, label and freeze for up to one year. Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) prevents apples from browning. Use crystalline powder or tablet form. For 1 L (4 cups) of fruit, dissolve 1 mL (1/4 tsp.) powder or crystalline, or a 750 mg tablet in 50 mL (1/4 cup) cold water.
Yes apples bruise very easily so we encourage you to treat them with care. Believe it or not apples are more delicate than eggs! When you pick your apple from a tree, it should be in pristine condition. If you drop an apple on the ground it will not keep as long as an undamaged apple.