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Lindley's Farm - Pick Your Own Raspberries

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Lindley's Farm grows fruit and vegetables using no insecticides or fungicides! Soil and plant nutrition are the key. They use compost, organic fertilizers and biostimulants to produce the highest nutrient quality fruit and vegetables.

Right now they have pick-your-own raspberries, beets and strawberries. Cash only, no debit in the harvest field.

The health benefits of raspberries are enormous. I plan to pick lots and freeze or hopefully learn how to preserve them for the off-season. Strawberries, black raspberries, red raspberries and currants contain generous quantities of "nutraceuticals" helping to fight many cancers as well as providing essential "pytochemicals". Raspberries and in particular black raspberries, contain high levels of anthocyains, ellegic acid, vitamin C, salicylic acid, quercetin and fibre. Anthocyanins act as pigments to give berries their deep colour and have been linked to improving vision, controlling diabetes, improving circulation, preventing cancer and retarding the effects of aging, particularly loss of memory and motor skills. Ellagic acid is five to six times highter in raspberries than levels found in some other fruits. Ellagic acid is a substance that appears to block various hormone reactions and metabolic pathways associated with the development of cancer. Vitamin C is a water soluble nutrient which "sponges up" free radicals in our body to prevent them from doing harm. Salicylic acid may prove to have the same protective effect against heart disease as aspirin. A 100 gram serving of red raspberries contains around 5 milligrams of salicylic acid. Quercetin is a flavonol that works as an anti-carcinogen and an antioxidant, as well, it is known to reduce the release of histamine and may be effective against allergies. Fibre in strawberries and raspberries helps maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract and helps prevent certain types of cancers as well as lowering blood cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease.

This is a family friendly event. Come and experience the pleasure of picking your own berries and market that has other fresh produce for sale as well as baked goods.

Other pick your own produce include:
October - Pumpkin Hayrides every weekend in October. Over 50,000 pumpkins to chose from in our fields.

Call the Harvest Hotline: 905-648-4212.
http://www.lindleyfarm.com/contact-us.php