Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Western Nova Scotia, Canada? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Western 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

New! 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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the website and make improvements!

What's in season in October 2020, and other timely information:

Notes for October 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 seasonal updates.

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 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, 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 write me!

Canners, both 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.

Western 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


  • Chipman Farms Ltd. - strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, pears
    Tupperville, NS. Phone: 902-665-2374. Call for directions. (UPDATED: July 30, 2014, by a visitor)
  • Dempsey Corner Orchards - apples, beans, beets, blueberries, carrots, cherries, corn (sweet), onions, pears, peaches, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), strawberries, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    2717 Route 221, Aylesford, NS B0P 1C0. Phone: 902-847-1855. Email: Open: 7 days a week from 10 until 5 yes, that includes Sunday. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Just North of Exit 16 in the Annapolis Valley and follow the signs. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.  Pick Fruits and Vegetables
    We have 12 different varieties and flavours of cherries.Come pick a peach off the tree. There are 57 varieties of apples to try. Plums come in different colours and sizes, but they all grow on trees and we will let you pick them all.
    Dig your own potatoes, carrots, onions, and beets. Table grapes and Wine grapes. Pumpkins from the field are way more fun than pumpkins from a shelf at the grocery store.(UPDATED: September 12, 2020 JBS)
  • Evan's Family Farm - strawberries, picnic area, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area
    13808 Highway #1, Wilmot, NS B0P 1W0. Phone: 902-825-3878. Open: Monday to Fri 1-7, Weekends & holidays 10-7. Corn maze open 25 Aug to 1 Nov.. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. corn maze, sell farm fresh brown eggs
    Comments from a visitor on September 06, 2010: "love it!!!"
  • Halliday Blueberry U Pick Farm - No pesticides are used blueberries,
    4839 Granville Road, Rr #2, Granville Ferry, NS B0S1K0. Phone: 902-532-5379. Open: 7 days a week, from 09:00 am to 7:00 pm, August to September. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Hamilton's Cranberry U-pick - cranberries,
    105 Al Haley Rd Centrelea, Bridgetown, NS B0S1C0. Phone: 902-526-0093. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday 8am to 4pm, weather permitting. Directions: Follow the signs!!. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. $1.50 per lb or over 100lbs for $1.00 per lb.
  • Spurr Brothers Farms Ltd - blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), strawberries,
    144 Bridge Street, Kingston, NS B0P 1R0. Phone: (902) 765-4300. Fax: (902) 765-0970. Email: Open: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm; Saturday , from 8 am to 12 pm. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Head West on Highway 1 from Kingston towards Middleton for about 5km. Turn right onto Stronach Mountain Road and head North going over the overpass for about 2km. Turn left onto Bridge Street and head west a short ways and we are on the left hand side of the street. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards.



  • Anthony L. Morse/Morse's Farm Ltd. - pumpkins, strawberries, and prepicked produce, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    114 East Main Street, Berwick, NS B0P 1E0. Phone: (902) 538-8446. Email: Directions: The 5th generation 200acre family farm is located at the east end of the town of Berwick, Kings County, NS. 15 min to our west is CFB Greenwood, and 25 min to our east is the town of Wolfville, home of Acadia University. Open: U-Pick strawberries - open weekdays from 8 am to 8 pm and weekends from 8 am to 5 pm U-Pick strawberries run from mid-June to mid-July. Open daily with special Canada Day weekend deals. Pumpkin season generally runs from mid-late September to the end of October Payment: Cash, only. We grow 20 acres of fresh market/u-pick strawberries along with 35 acres of early market table potatoes. We also grow 3-4 acres of pumkins, and 1-2 acres of mixed vegetables (peas, beans, tomatoes...etc.) A 30 cow 'natural' beef herd manages a certain % of our farm land base, along with the hay crops for feed in rotation.
  • Between the Bushes aka Blueberry Acres- high-bush blueberries, raspberries, tomatoes
    1225 Middle Dyke Road, Sheffield Mills, Nova Scotia. Phone: 902-582-1482. Fax: 902-582-3676. Email: Directions: Take exit 12 off 101, head North, straight through 3 sets of lights and 2 stop signs. At second stop sign turn left, take a quick right. Located on left hand side.  restaurant, scenic patio overlooking a panorama of colorful blueberry bushes, local giftware, fish pond, picnic area. At Between the Bushes restaurant enjoy the view and be delighted by our chef's culinary skills using local ingredients. Restaurant phone 902-582-3648, U-Pick 902-582-1482. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. Our raspberry and grape tomato u-pick season begins in mid-July and runs through to Thanksgiving. Please join us at our Vital Berry tunnels for a fun time u-picking in the beautiful Annapolis Valley. If you have any questions while here, our friendly u-pick staff is available to help you.(UPDATED: June 15, 2020 JBS)
  • Bob Ansems U-Pick - strawberries, raspberries
    1949 Lakewood Road, Steam Mill. Phone: 902-679-0757. Email: Open: 8 am to  8 pm. Directions: North of Kentville on Hwy. 359, turn right on Lakewood Rd at flashing light. Watch for signs. pre-picked strawberries by request, wholesale orders, pre-picked corn, washroom facilities,
  • Boates Vinegar & U-Pick - apples & pears
    432 Bligh Road. Contact: Brian or Keith Boates, Phone: 902-678-7671, Fax: 902-678-0771. Email:  .
  • Bosveld's Fruit Farm - strawberries, hot house tomatoes and English cucumbers
    Centreville, NS. Phone: 902-678-8767, Fax: 902-678-1257. Directions:  north of Kentville, route 221 west to Lakeville General Store, north by store on Lamont Road. See sign.
  • Coldweather Farms - blackberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Autumn, black), porta-potties are available
    908 Gaspereau River Road, Wolfville, NS B4p 2R3. Phone: 542 2084. Email: Open: the month of July and August season can vary; Monday to Sunday, from 6am to Sunday Down. Directions: Exit 9 coming from Halifax follow the signs to Gaspereau Valley and Gaspereau River Road Exit 11 coming from the West and follow the signs to Gaspereau Valley. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Elderkin's Farm Market and U-Pick - strawberries, apples, pears, pumpkins, cherries, blueberries, raspberries and gooseberries, Trout
    #10362 Hwy #1, Greenwich., NS. Phone: 902-542-7198. Fax: 902-542-3842. Email: Open: U-Pick Hours are Monday - Saturday: 8:00am - 9:00pm and Sunday: 9:00am - 9:00pm. Directions: Take exit 11 off Hwy 101, keep right to wolfville. full line farm market, Scotsburn ice cream, sweet & hard cider, bakery items made from scratch with no additives or preservatives, crafts, gifts, fruit trees, perennials and shrubs for sale, adopt-a -tree. Facilities/attractions: blossom tours, wagon rides, fish pond, farm animals, picnic tables and the best view in the Valley with a pleasant walk. Contact: Peter Elderkin, Elderkin's U-Pick offers the following seasonal varieties: Strawberries, Gooseberries, Cherries , Blueberries, Apples (Jersey Mac, Viking, Bough Sweet), Peaches, Blackberries, Pears. (UPDATED: July 20, 2018, JBS)
  • Foote Family Farm - apples, pears, plums, pumpkins
    1972 Woodville Road, Woodville, NS. Phone: 902-678-4371. Fax: 902-678-1375. Email: Directions: north of Highway 221 at Woodville. honey, apple cider, beekeeping supplies, walking trail, picnic area.
  • ColdWeather Farms - apples, blackberries, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow),
    908 Gaspereau River Road RR#3, Wolfville, NS B4P 2R3. Phone: 902 542-2084. Email: Open: daily, from 7 am to 7 pm; The season begins in July and ends in August; Please call for a recorded message which is updated in the morning and again at noon time. Directions: To get to ColdWeather Farms or Gaspereau Valley Bed and Breakfast from Halifax take exit 9 and follow the signs to Gaspereau Valley. If coming form the other direction please take exit 11 and follow signs to Gaspereau Valley. Click here for a map and directions. The season begins in July and ends in the middle of August. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Gates U-Pick - apples (Cortland, Macs, Gravs, Red Delicious, Spy, Nova Mac, Mira, Prima just to name a few varieties), pears, pumpkins
    1263 Starr's Point Road, Port Williams, NS. Phone: 902-542-9340, Fax: 902-542-1656. Directions: Take exit 11 off 101 Hwy at Old Orchard Inn, follow signs to Port Williams. pre-picked fruit and a no-spray section, school buses welcome, free wagon rides, picnic tables, ducks and geese on ponds. Open: 9 am to 6 pm, September 1-October 30.
  • Kennies Strawberry Farm - strawberries,
    1164 Upper Church Street, North Kentville, NS B4N 3V7. Phone: 902-691-5553. Email: Open: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday, from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Starting date: June 27, 2009. Payment:
  • Harry Morse's U-Pick - strawberries
    RR#2, Berwick, NS. Phone: 902-538-9389, Fax: 902-538-1443. Directions: Take Exit 15 off Highway 101. Turn North towards Somerset. Turn left at flashing light. Watch for signs. Wheaton's Christmas Tree Farm nearby.
  • Merry Berry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    277 Bond Road, Waterville, NS B0P1V0. Phone: (902) 679-0298. Email: Open: Friday to Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm; Opening July 28, 2017; It's always good to call ahead!. Directions: We are located on the old number one highway between Berwick and Kentville. Take exit 14 and turn left if you are coming from the city. There is a large Blueberry Man sign at the beginning of our road and another, one kilometer up at the end of our driveway. Click here for a map and directions. August for Blueberries;. Payment: Cash, only. The ONLY pyo crops offered are: High bush Blueberries. Late July until the end of August. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. (UPDATED: July 19, 2017)
  • Noggins Corner Farm Ltd. - Corn Maze, Barnyard Adventure, U-Pick pumpkins, apples and flowers.
    10009 Hwy #1, Greenwich, Nova Scotia, Canada. Phone: 902-542-5515. Directions: Exit 11 off Hwy 101, proceed to bottom of the hill, look for large Farm Market sign on the roof, turn left on Hwy # 1. Noggins Corner Farm is about 500 yd down the road on your right. Open: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Historic walking trails. Admission; adults $5.00,
    children (5 - 15) $4.00, under 5 free. Come visit our farm market featuring Valley grown farm, fresh produce including, peaches, pears, over 30 varieties of apples, sweet corn, squash and all sizes of pumpkins.
  • Oakview Farm - No pesticides are used, apples, peaches, raspberries (black), strawberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties
    7 Longspell Branch, Kingsport, NS B0P 1H0. Phone: (902) 582-7454. Fax: 9025827454. Email: Open: Hours and availability of crops to pick varies considerably; please call or email for current availability and hours. Directions: Take exit 11 on highway 101, proceed north to Canning and stay on highway 221 to Kingsport. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberry season is typically July 1 to July 20th; Peach season is typically August 15 to September 15. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. We are a non spray farm. We have free run brown eggs available at the farm. (UPDATED: July 10, 2018)
  • Perfect Berries Farm Limited - U-Pick - blueberries,
    1177 New Road, Aylesford, NS B0P 1C0. Phone: 902-538-8502. Open: We are in the field at 9:30 am to 6 pm, unless it is raining or wet; Picking season is from late - July until late - September. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Reimer Gardens - raspberries, Blueberries
    2121 Black Rock Road, Waterville, NS B0P1V. Phone: 902-538-9319. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 8 pm Late July to Mid August. Directions: From Halifax: Exit 14 off Hwy 101, west on Hwy #1, proceed to Waterville. Turn right on Black Rock Road. Proceed 3 km north. From Yarmouth: Exit 15 off Hwy 101, through Town of Berwick to Hwy #1. East on Hwy #1 to Waterville. Turn left on Black Rock Road. Proceed 3 km north. Payment: Cash, only.  We also sell Rose plants. (UPDATED: July 20, 2018, JBS)
  • Seville Centreville Farm (No Spray No Pesticides) - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food)
    2111 Highway 359, Centreville, NS B0P 1J0. Phone: 902-678-4101. Email: Open: from early July to late September, daily, including evenings until dark. Directions: Take exit 13 off the 101 and go to the #1. Take a left and curve around the Cornwallis Inn. Follow signs to the 359. Go straight on 359 and continue through Centreville, heading towards Hall's Harbour. We are at #2111, just past Gerry's Nursery. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Our 4 1/2 acre Highbush Blueberry Farm is located on a beautiful rolling knoll. There is usually a gentle breeze and the picking is very pleasant! We also invite wholesale orders. (ADDED: August 16, 2015)
  • Stirling Fruit Farms - strawberries, apples, corn maze, pumpkins
    10317 Highway 1, Greenwich, Nova Scotia, Canada B4P 2R2. Phone: 902-542-3763.Email: Open: daily, but Always check ahead for hours of operation. We have seasonal U-Picks at our Wolfville location in the Annapolis Valley.  Join us in the summer for our Strawberry U-Pick and from early September to the end of October for our Apple U-Pick and Pumpkin U-Pick. Enjoy fall fun on our hayrides and get lost in our popular corn maze! Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (ADDED: July 20, 2018, JBS)
  • Stonehenge Farm - raspberries, apples
    2380 Harmony Road, Aylesford. Phone: 902-844-1451. Email: Open: Call for hours and availability. Directions: Exit 16 off Hwy 101, south 7 km on Victoria Road, Left at Harmony Road sign. adopt your own apples tree with certificate and tree sign. Tourism attractions in the local area: Oaklawn Farm Zoo - 4 km. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Webster Farms- UPDATE: June 30, 2016: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
    5859 Highway #1, Cambridge, NS B0P 1G0. 
  • Willowbank Upick Farm - apples, pumpkins,
    Starrs Point, Exit 11 off 101 Highway, Port Williams, NS B0P 1T0. Phone: 902-542-9153 . Fax: nil. Email: Open: Early September to Late October 7 days a week; 9am to 5:30pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Take Exit 11 off the 101 highway (Greenwich) Head North on route #358 to Port Williams, follow the signs for the Historic Prescott Museum and watch for Willowbank Upick signs along the way. Turn Right at the white church in Port Williams on to Starr's Point Road. We are only 5 minutes from the Old Orchard Inn which is located at exit 11 off the 101. Click here for a map and directions. Open Each Fall the weekend after Labor Day, until Late October. Payment: Cash, only. A family operation who welcome you to our home on the beautiful Cornwallis River, with nice views of Acadia University, the town of Wolfville and Acadian Dykelands. (UPDATED: September 04, 2018, JBS)


  • Hackmatack Farm Blueberry  U-Pick -  blueberries, Maple Syrup & Christmas Trees
    813 Walburne Road, Newburne, RR#3, Mahone Bay, NS. Phone: 902-644-2415. Fax: 902-644-3614. Email: Facilities/attractions: winery tours of Lunenburg County Winery. Open: May 1 to October 1st from 9 am to 6 pm daily and October 1 to January 1st from 9 am to 5 pm on Monday to Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday; closed January 1 to May 1. (UPDATED: July 7, 2015, JBS)
  • Indian Garden Farm - U-Pick Strawberries and Raspberries.
    15401 Hwy 3, Hebbville, Nova Scotia. Phone: 902-543-1979. Email: Open: daily from 9 am to 6 pm in season. Directions: located off Highway #3 down the hill from the cemetery. This farm has upicks and wagon rides and farm tours in late September.  They also have a farm/craft market in addition, called Beulah's Bloomers. The fruit and vegetables sold at the market are all grown on their farm. They include: strawberries, raspberries, cranberries, apples, pears, peaches, plums, tomatoes, peppers, beans, beets, corn, potatoes, onions, cabbage, squash, pumpkins and more. (UPDATED: July 20, 2018, JBS)
  • Terra Beata Cranberry Farm - cranberries
    161 Monk Point Road, Heckman's Island RR1, Lunenburg, NS, B0J 2C0. Phone: 902-634-4435. Email: Open: The Cranberry U-Pick opens on the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend (the Thursday, before) and is open from 11am to 4pm Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through October, weather permitting. Directions: Drive from Lunenburg toward Blue Rocks. After 1 mile, turn left on Heckman's Island Road. After 1 mile, cross small bridge, drive one quarter mile, turn right on Monk Point Road. Farm is on left after one quarter mile. We are open October, November, December. The Bog Store is open from Canadian Thanksgiving to Christmas (Th/Fri/Sat, 11-4), with pre-bagged berries and farm-made cranberry preserves. On Open Farm Day in September, the farm opens for free guided walking tours, educational displays, and plenty of complimentary cranberry refreshments. See how cranberries are grown and tour the processing facility. The farm grows "Stevens" cranberries, the largest, highest yielding variety around, so you can fill a 4 lb pail in under 45 minutes without even moving. (UPDATED: July 20, 2018, JBS)
  • Visser's U-Pick - strawberries
    Highway 103, Newcombville, Nova Scotia. Phone: 888-301-4434. Email: Open: June, see our website for hours and availability. Directions: We are located just off Highway 103 in Newcombville near Bridgewater, Nova Scotia and on the way to Kejimkujik National Park. We're a family-run strawberry u-pick focusing on recreational pickers.  Port-a-potty on site. Cash only. Prices in 2012 were $1.50 per quart.



  • Lore's Strawberry Farm - strawberries, raspberries, rhubarb, peas, beet greens
    5505 Upper Clyde Road, Clyde River, NS. Phone: 902-875-2102. Email: Open: 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Exit from Hwy 103 at Clyde River, 30 km up the Upper Clyde Road.  Pre-picked fruit & vegetables (peas, beet greens) and recipe booklets, bird watching.


  • Moods Mill Farm - strawberries
     Mood Road, NS.  Phone: 902-742-6054, 902-740-0844, 902-740-0826.Open: call for hours and availability.  Directions: farm is at Mood Road, one quarter mile from Saunders (Braemar) Road, on the same road as Ellenwood Park.
  • Riverview Produce Farms - strawberries
    157 Wilson Road, Canaan, NS.  Phone: 902-648-0133. Open: canteen open June until December . 1, 8 am to dark. Produce canteen, 184 Wilson Road, our farm berries and vegetables,  .
  • Wood Berries Inc. - blueberries, strawberries,
    747 Raynardton Road, Tusket, NS B0W 3M0. Phone: (902) 648-2333. Open: Hours will vary depending on crop availability and weather. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberry U-Pick (June and July) and High Bush Blueberry U-Pick (August and September). Note that the strawberries and blueberries are at two different addresses: Strawberries are at  747 Raynardton Road, Tusket, NS and Blueberries are at  983 Raynardton Road, Tusket, NS Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: May 08, 2017)


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



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