Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Northern Nova Scotia, Canada? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Northern 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. If you find anything outdated or
inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what
the typical prices are for each crop.
Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook
page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or
Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally
overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with
the farm directly before you go!
And if you know of any farms I missed and want to
add a farm, please let me know!
I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find
anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
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What's in season in August 2020, and
other timely information:
Notes for August 2020: Summer is almost here! Strawberry season is finished in all but the far northern ands cooler areas. Blueberries, blackberries
are in season in most areas, also tomatoes, peaches and most vegetables . Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
Now, more than ever, going to a farm, being outside, away from crowds, getting fresh, local produce, makes more sense than ever before! It's a fun, safe
and educational to pick some fresh berries, fruit and veggies and more, then come back here to learn how to freeze, can, make jam, salsa and much more!
Of course, check with the farm before you go, both to check on crop availability and hours. We also have a
state-by-state guide to Farm COVID-19 requirements here.
See our comprehensive list of
home canning, jam and jelly
making, 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, using similar sounding names. They have all
copied their information from 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 or outdated, please
waterbath canners and
pressure canners, are getting hard to find as
people are doing more home canning than ever before. You can still get them online (see links at left) but prices are going up as the less expensive models are
selling out. Food dehydration is becoming a popular and inexpensive alternative; see this page about drying
your own fruits and vegetables and where to get a food dryer.
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!
See these pages to find a local
Strawberry Festival, or a
Cherry or cherry blossom festival
or a Blueberry festival. Some may still be held in 2020.
Northern Nova Scotia, Canada U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
- Glenhill Farm Ltd.- strawberries, raspberries, wild blueberries
Hwy #7, North Lochaber, NS. Phone: 902-783-2787. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: 12 miles south of Antigonish on Highway #7
in North Lochaber
pre-picked fruit sales, roadside stand, fresh fruit desserts, homemade jams.
- Haveracres Farm- strawberries
318 St. Joseph's Road, St. Joseph's, NS. Phone: 902-863-5763.
Directions: Turn right off highway #7 at Gaspereaux Lake. Follow signs to
St. Joseph's, turn right at stop sign, farm is 1/2 m beyond. Maple syrup for
- MacLennan's Glen Certified Naturally Grown Vegetables
- Registered naturally grown,
blueberries, other vegetables,
2382 #316 Hwy, Frasers Mills, NS B0H 1X0.
Phone: 902-872-2840. Email:
email@example.com. Open: PYO blueberries in odd - numbered years
beginning August 1st; (i;e; we mow down our berries every two years;).
Directions: From Antigonish take TCH 104 east to #316 Hwy, turn right,
continue to 2382 #316 Hwy, one kilometer past Frasers Mills sign - driveway
on left marked with sign reading "MacLennan's Glen Certified Naturally Grown
Produce".We are registered naturally grown for all crops. Payment: Cash,
- Taylor Farms - strawberries, farm market
Number 7 Highway,
Lochaber, Antigonish, NS B2G 2L3. Phone: 902-783-2530. Open: Monday to Saturday, 8am to 8pm.
Corn maze in the Fall. Directions: 13 miles
out Number 7 highway from Antigonish. Second strawberry farm on the left as
you come into Lochaber. The strawberry season is usually, depending on weather,
opeA.k.a, Smith Perry Berries. rational during the month of July.
- Folly Mountain Christmas Trees & Blueberries- Pesticide free
Hwy. #2, Masstown, NS. Phone: 902-662-3003. Cell: 902-899-5602.
Directions: Exit #12 off Hwy.104, or directly off Hwy. #2 in Masstown,
straight ahead from exit. See sign from exit.Masstown Motel is only 1/4 mile
from the U-pick. pre-picked strawberries and blueberries, Senator Dunlop
heirloom plants are available for U-pick also. View of Bay, frog pond and
High Ridge Raspberry U-Pick - raspberries (red),
98 Shore Road, Lower Debert, NS B0M 1G0. Phone: (902) 890-1537. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: mid July until early August; Seven Days a
week; Call ahead to verify on open hours as weather and picking conditions
can change open hours. Directions: Take Exit 12 off Highway 104 (Masstown
Market Exit). Drive to Debert Beach Road, then turn onto Shore Road and
Cash, only. It is always a good idea to call ahead to find out what the
picking conditions are before you drive to our farm. We can not control
Mother Nature or the number of pickers that show up on any given day. We are
happy to give you an honest answer as to what the picking conditions are
like before you come to visit. Thank you.
(UPDATED: July 28, 2020)
- Millen Farms Ltd. U-Pick - strawberries
80 Little Dyke Road, Glenholme, NS. Phone: 902-662-3848, Fax: 902-662-2891.
email@example.com .Directions: TCH 104, exit 12, turn right. Go past
Maritime Auto Salvage & over bridge. Take the first road on left (To Bass
River). Take second left to Little Dyke. Watch for signs. Note, August 20,
2007: A visitor writes: "It is a large commercial operation with U pick
strawberries also. Very very good quality berries very professional
operation. Plants are loaded with berries and there are no weeds "
Riverbreeze Strawberries & Cornmaze - blueberries, pumpkins,
raspberries (Spring, red), sweet corn, strawberries, U-pick and already
picked, birthday parties, school tours
660 Onslow Road, Truro, NS B6L5L5.
Phone: 902-895-6541. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: See our website for current hours.
Directions: See our cornmaze page link near the top "how to find us".
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards.
Click here for our Facebook page. Come enjoy our award winning
entertainment farm....CNTA attraction of the year, TDCoC Business of the
Year and Atlantic Canada's Outstanding Young
Farmers....RiverBreeze....growing farm fresh family fun!.
- Terry's Berries - strawberries
Bass River, NS. Phone:
902-647-2085, Fax: 902-647-2426. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Please
call info line 902-647-2085. Directions: From Truro & points east &
south, take Exit 12 off TCH 104, turn right to route 2 north. Follow to Bass
River, take second right past Fire Hall and follow signs. From Amherst &
points west, take Exit 10 off TCH 104, turn right. At Great Village turn
right, then in Bass River, take second right past Fire Hall and follow
signs. Pre-picked strawberries if ordered via phone 24 hours.
- McCully's Blueberries - cultivated low-bush blueberries
Village, NS. Phone: 902-668-2403. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: July 25 - August 3. Directions: Take
Exit #10 off Hwy. #104 to Great Village. House #807 on #2. Watch for large
- Nicnat farms - strawberries,
5312 Rte 366,
Lorneville, Amherst, NS B4H3X9. Phone: 902-661-4666. Fax: 902-661-4666.
email@example.com. Open: opening July 12 until the berries finish,
daily from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: halfway between Amherst and Pugwash along the shore !! Between
Jacksons Point Beach and Amherst shore beach.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We also have
meats- hamburger, smoked pork products, sausage, lamb.
Vista Bella Farm Orchard and Apiary -
apples, cherries, gooseberries, pears, plums, pumpkins, saskatoons, winter
squash, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on
the premises), porta-potties are available, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own
food), pedal kart track, school tours, group reservations, events at your
location (call for info)
2859 Malagash Road, Malagash, NS B0K 1E0. Phone:
902-257-2288. Fax: 902-257-2480. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open: Thursday, Friday , Saturday, Sunday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Directions:
Please look our farm up on Google Maps. WE are located approximately five
km's from the popular Jost Winery. Payment: Cash, Cheque. (ADDED: April 10,
U-Pick High Bush Blueberries - blueberries,
Road Route 245, Merigomish, NS B0K 1G0. Phone: 902-926-2577. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Most days in season; Call for availability and
hours. Directions: Exit 27 route 104. Travel 8 kms to farm in Merigomish.
Click here for a map and directions. In season. Payment: Cash, only.
- Levo's Raspberry U-Pick
UPDATE: August 01, 2016: The owner tells me they
are now permanently closedraspberries
819 Greenhill Road, NS.
- MacLeans U-Pick Strawberries - strawberries,
1531 Greenhill Rd R.R. # 2, Pictou, Durham, NS B0K 1H0. Phone:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Picking daily Monday to Saturday 8;30
am to 7;30 pm (closed Sundays) weather and crops permitting; Please call
ahead to order pre picked strawberries or to verify weather and field
conditions on the day you are coming; The phone at the field is 902 485 6193
we can answer any questions you may have, this phone is available during
open hours. Directions: We are located at the end of Greenhill Road which
enters into the village of Durham, Pictou County. Signs are posted with
directions to the field coming from Pictou, Central West River and Alma.
Click here for a map and directions. Strawberry harvest dates vary
usually the last week of June to the middle of July is typicial; Payment is
cash or cheque. Payment: Cash, Cheque.
- Mountain Farm U-Pick- strawberries
901 Mountain Road, River John, NS. Phone: 902-351-2821. Open: call for hours
and availability. Directions: 5 kms up
the Mountain Road from Rte 6, or 7 kms down the Mountain Road from Route
326. Follow signs. Fruit picked to order, sheep & cattle grazing.
- Parker's Farm Market - beans, beets,
blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, grapes, melons,
onions, other berries, peas, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries, rhubarb, summer
squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, straw or
hay bale maze,
4534 Greenhill Rd RR 2 Pictou, Durham, NS B0K 1H0. Phone:
902 485-1584. Email:
email@example.com. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in July, August, September,
October, November. Open: Strawberry: Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm and
Saturday 10:00 to 6:00 pm. Strawberries in July 01 pm to July 21 and end of
August and beginning of September. Payment: Cash, Check.