Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Northern Nova Scotia, Canada?  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. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "Eatwell", "pickit" and the ones that ends with ".farm"; they do not verify or update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly. Since 2002, I make updates daily (each farm as changes are reported, or I find it). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

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   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!

What's in season in October 2018, and other timely information:

Notes for October 2018: Autumn is here! Apples, pears, Fall raspberries, figs, winter squash , corn mazes and pumpkin patches are here. And there are still tomatoes, corn and other vegetables in most areas. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local apple festival, and see our guide to apple varieties (when they ripen, best uses), . Also picking tips, recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, pumpkins, peaches, tomatoes, corn etc.

See our comprehensive list of easy 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.  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 or outdated, please write me!

Health insurance: Open enrollment is almost here.  You may have heard  that health sharing plans, like Liberty and Medi-Share are less than half the cost of ObamaCare plans. We have a complete, simple comparison of the 6 major health sharing plans here.

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!

Northern Nova Scotia, Canada U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county

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

Antigonish

  • Glenhill Farm Ltd.- strawberries, raspberries, wild blueberries
    Hwy #7, North Lochaber, NS. Phone: 902-783-2787. Email: [email protected]. Directions: 12 miles south of Antigonish on Highway #7 in North Lochaber
    pre-picked fruit sales, roadside stand, fresh fruit desserts, homemade jams. Contact: Sid,
  • 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 sale.
  • 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 protected]. 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, only.
  • 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, operational during the month of July.

Colchester

  • Folly Mountain Christmas Trees & Blueberries- Pesticide free strawberries
    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 walking path.
  • High Ridge Raspberry U-Pick - raspberries (red),
    98 Shore Road, Lower Debert, NS B0M 1G0. Phone: (902) 662-4222. Email: [email protected]. 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 follow signs. Payment: 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.
  • Millen Farms Ltd. U-Pick - strawberries
    80 Little Dyke Road, Glenholme, NS. Phone: 902-662-3848, Fax: 902-662-2891. Email: [email protected]  .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: [email protected]. 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 protected]. 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
    Hwy #2, Great Village, NS. Phone: 902-668-2403. Email: [email protected]. Open: July 25 - August 3. Directions: Take Exit #10 off Hwy. #104 to Great Village. House #807 on #2. Watch for large sign.

Cumberland

  • Nicnat farms - strawberries,
    5312 Rte 366, Lorneville, Amherst, NS B4H3X9. Phone: 902-661-4666. Fax: 902-661-4666. Email: [email protected]. 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: [email protected]. 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, 2016)

Guysborough

Pictou

  • Fulton's U-Pick High Bush Blueberries - blueberries,
    1643 Shore Road Route 245, Merigomish, NS B0K 1G0. Phone: 902-926-2577. Email: [email protected]. 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: 902-485-5623. Email: [email protected]. 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 protected]. 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.

 


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