The small island of Île d'Orléans on the St. Lawrence River near Quebec City has always been famous for its rich agriculture and berry harvest. Everything grown in this area is extra sweet because of the unique island climate. This is why Île d'Orléans feeds Quebec City and its surroundings with exceptionally good fruit, vegetables, and berries.
The berry season on the island begins with the strawberry harvest in June, later with blueberries and black currants in July and August, and raspberries from July till September. The produce can be found on roadside fruit stands or right in the fields. The signs for u-picking areas are placed all around the island. Almost everywhere you can pick some fresh “framboises” or “fraises.”