Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Central Nova Scotia, Canada?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Central Nova Scotia, Canada, sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name  (see "What does Organic mean?"). The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "pickit" and the one that ends with ".farms"; they do not update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly! I put dates to indicate when we last received an update from each farm, and I make updates daily (each farm as their info changes). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

And if you know of any I missed and want to add them or correct the information, please let me know!  

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What's in season in November 2017, and other timely information:

Notes for November 2017: Frosts and freezes are upon us in many areas, and one field may be unhurt while one a mile a way can be damaged, so keep that in mind as you read the following: Apples are in season now, as are figs,  and Fall raspberries are in season now. Tomatoes are going strong if frost hasn't happened in the field  Late Apples, like Fuji's should be plentiful now. You can see a complete list of apple varieties, their ripening dates and best uses here. And if you have a left over pumpkin, you can easily turn it into a Thanksgiving pie, pumpkin cheesecake, cookies, muffins and more, see this page!

And of course you can find Christmas tree farms, on our related website.

Children's Consignment Sales occur in both the Spring and Fall  See our companion website to find a local community or church kid's consignment sale!

Next year, don't miss an Easter Egg Hunt for your children: See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

We also have home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me! It is easy to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note, there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now.  They have all copied their information form here and usually do not ever update.  Since 2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see anything wrong, please write me!

Central Nova Scotia, Canada U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map

Halifax

Hants

  • Daniels U-Pick - apples, grapes, pears, plums, Honey from hives on the farm
    4499 highway 14, Uses natural growing practices, Windsor , NS B0N 2T0. Phone: 902-798-5432. Fax: 902-798-5432. Email: [email protected]. Open: Middle August til November 11 from 10 am to 6pm DAILY including holidays. Directions: Take highway 101 to the Valley ,turn off Exit 5 ,follow signs to Martock,1/2 hour from metro and 1/2 hr from south shore. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards. Click here for our Facebook page. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.(UPDATED: February 13, 2016)

 


Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)


Local Honey Sources:


Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Hants

  • Bountywoods Farm - Chicken (free range), Turkey, 100% grass and/or grain fed, Eggs (organic, free range, vegetarian fed), Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Fresh eggs
    10580 Highway 215, South Maitland, NS B0N 2H0. Phone: 902-261-2077. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; from June 10 to October 31; by appointment in winter months. Directions: From Truro, take highway 236 to South Maitland; at junction with Highway 215 turn left. In 600 metres, you will see Bountywoods Farm on the right, at civic number 10580. From Halifax, take highway 102 North to Exit 10, then take highway 215 North for 15 minutes; Bountywoods Farm will be on the left, at civic number 10580. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: March 05, 2016)

Farm Venues for Weddings, Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:


Horse Rides and More:


Farm Bed And Breakfasts


Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks: