Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Central Ontario (Coburg, Peterborough, etc)?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Central Ontario (Coburg, Peterborough, etc), 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operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 November 2018, and other timely information:

Notes for November 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!

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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!

Central Ontario (Coburg, Peterborough, etc) U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county

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

Haliburton (Haliburton, Minden)

Kawartha Lakes (Little Britain)

  • Argyle Farm Market - strawberries, Christmas trees, farmstand, Maple Syrup
    264 Glenarm Road, Woodville, ON K0M2T0. Phone: 705-439-3850. Open: Spring hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday After May long weekend, open daily until Labour Day Monday, then back to part-time hours until Thanksgiving Monday. Directions: Turn onto Regional Rd 15 from Hwy 12/48 at Beaverton.Proceed East to Argyle. Located on South side in the Hamlet. OR Take Kawartha Lakes Road 46 North from Highway #7 approx 18 Km. Turn left in Argyle, 264 is on We also have fresh picked annuals, asparagus, baked goods, , corn, fruits, honey, jams/jellies, maple syrup, vegetables. Strawberry season only lasts from mid June to early July. We are gradually adding additional crops which will extend this most enjoyable part of the farming business. We have raspberry and blueberry crops coming next year. (ADDED: June 10, 2014X)
  • Holliday's Farm Fresh Vegetables - raspberries (Spring, red), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, U-pick and already picked
    1641 Glenarm Road, Woodville , ON K0M2T0. Phone: (705) 374-4182. Email: [email protected]. Open: seven days a week 8:00 am to 8:00 pm; From mid June to mid October. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 02, 2018)
  • Lindsay Berries - raspberries (red), strawberries, porta-potties are available
    3075 Highway 7, Reaboro, ON k9v 0h8. Phone: 705-324-3661. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 1. Start out going east on Kent Street w/Provincial Route 35B/Provincial Route 7B toward Lindsay Street South 2. Turn right (south) onto Lindsay Street South/Provincial Route 35B/Provincial Route 7B/CR-15. Go 3.1 kilometers 3. Turn left (east) onto Provincial Route 7/Trans Canada highway Provincial Route 7. Go 7.3 kilometers 4. 3075 Provincial Route 7 is on the left (north).Your destination is 0.1 kilometers past Post Road. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: Middle of June to July, Raspberries: Middle of July to End of July, Sweet Corn: Beginning of August to End of September. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Nelson's Berry Farm - strawberries
    3392 County Road #2, Keene, Otonabee County, ON K0L 2G0. Phone: 705-295-6172. Directions: 1/2 km East of 4 corners of Keene, Ontario . Open: Monday to Friday from 8am to noon and 4pm to 8pm; and Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 2pm; Strawberries are available starting mid-June. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Sweet Scent Farm - strawberries, raspberries, currants, pumpkins
    250 Thunder Bridge Rd, Kawartha Lakes, ON K9V 4R1. Phone: 705-324-7234. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday from 8 am to 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm. (ADDED: February 09, 2010, found online)
  • Welcome Produce Market - Strawberries, Raspberries, pumpkins
    4754 Fourth Line RR#1, Port Hope, ON, L1A-3V5. Phone: 905-753-2302. Directions: North of Hwy 401 (500m) at exit 461 on Hwy 2, Port Hope. Near Peterborough. Open: 7 days a week, 8 am to 6 pm. Also has prepicked apples and a bakery!

Northumberland (Brighton, Cobourg, Grafton, Port Hope, Roseneath, Trent Hills)

  • Burnham Family Farm Market - strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins
    RR 4 - County Road 2, between Cobourg and Port Hope, ON. Phone: 905-373-4578. Email: [email protected]. Burnham Family Farm Market invites you to Strawberry Day in June. Our own produce from berries to apples, on-site bakery, preserves & ice cream await while you browse in our friendly market. U-Pick available. Open: June- December. Strawberry Days 2014 is Saturday, June 28 to Sunday, June 29. Come on out to celebrate another year of fresh summer produce at our annual Strawberry Days festival! Hay rides, ice cream sundaes, burgers and fries, live music, face painting and many games await you at this year's festival. Hope to see you there.
  • Carruthers Country Fields - raspberries, strawberries, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, and prepicked produce, gift shop
    9883 Danforth Rd east, Cobourg, ON K9A 4J8. Phone: 905-372-3705. Alternate phone: 905-373-2879. Email: [email protected]. Directions: From Toronto take 401 east to Cobourg ,take exit 474 go south to first lights, turn left onto Densmore Road (it turns into Danforth Rd) follow east 7 km to 9883 Danforth Rd Watch for signs. We are open May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Our hours are: When asparagus starts in May we are open Monday to Sunday from 8am to 8pm until End of December. Payment: Cash, only. In season we have already picked asparagus, green beans, tomatoes, sweetcorn, squash, egg plant, peppers, cucumbers, lots of gourds, Indian corn and lots more. Give us a call for in season produce.
  • Charlen Organic Farm - ORGANIC beans, beets, peas, rhubarb
    52 Grandview Road, Brighton, Ontario, K0K 1H0. Phone: 613-475-4017. Fax: 613-475-4017. Email: [email protected], Directions: turn north off cty road #2 @14929 3.5 km west of Brighton on cty road #2. Our hours are: Monday 8am - 8pm Friday 8am - 8pm Sunday by appointment only; typically, beans July 20 - end of September peas June 20 - end of July beets July 10 - end of October.
  • Cricklewood Farm - apples, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), prepicked produce, farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, school tours
    27 Grandview Road, Brighton, ON K0K 1H0. Phone: 613-475-4293. Email: [email protected]. Open: daily, late July to November 5, from 9:30 to 5:30, Saturday 9:30 to 7 pm; Last walk thru the maze is one hour before closing. Call ahead for maze twilight walk hours.Directions: From the 401 (Toronto), take the Big Apple exit (497) and drive south to Colborne. Turn left onto King Street (Hwy 2) and drive 10 km. From the 401 (Kingston) take the Brighton exit (509) and drive south to the first set of stoplights in Brighton. Turn right onto Main Street (Hwy 2) and drive 3 km. Cricklewood Farm is on the south side of the road. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October. Raspberries, summer: mid July to mid August; Apples available from mid August to mid October; Pumpkins available mid September to end of October; Corn maze is open July 29 to early November. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. We have over forty varieties of apples. Thirteen of these are available for pick your own. We also grow sweet corn, squash, tomatoes and sell cider, honey, home baked pies and cookies, candy and caramel apples.
  • Dunnett Orchards - Raspberries, apples, pumpkins
    Brighton, ON. Phone: 613-475-0465. Directions: Take Highway 401 (exit 509 Brighton) south to County Road 2. Turn east on Dundas St. for 1 km. Open: daily, 8 am to 7 pm, July to November. Also prepicked tart cherries, plums, tomatoes, squash, honey.
  • Mill Creek Farm - maple syrup, raspberries, strawberries, Farm B & B, Farmstand
    44 County Rd. 11, Picton, ON K0K2T0. Phone: 613 476-7709. Open: During berry season: 8am to 8pm; Otherwise: 10am to 6pm. Directions: Prince Edward County's Sandbanks Park is at the end of our road -- a 10 minute drive. Head toward Cherry Valley. We also have fresh picked lamb, maple syrup, potatoes, raspberries, strawberries.
  • Moore Orchards - Strawberries, Raspberries, Apples, Pumpkins
    RR#5 - 1497 Moore Orchard Road, Cobourg, ON, K9A-4J8. Phone: 905-372-3911. Directions: ~3 km east of Cobourg on hwy 2. Turn south on Moore Orchard Road. Near Peterborough. Also: Cider, Squash, Sweet corn, Pears. PYO apples when in season. (UPDATED: June 08, 2014, by JBS)
  • Ostrander Orchards - apples
    Picton, ON K0K 2T0. Phone: 613-476-4183. Open: call for crop availability, dates and hours. Directions: 13 km from Picton on Cty. Rd. 8 in Waupoos. Open daily dawn - dusk.
  • Pieter's Appleyard - Apples, prepicked produce, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    13516 County Road 2, Colborne, ON K0K 1S0. Phone: 1 905-355-5725. Fax: 1 905-355-178. Email: [email protected]. Open: Daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (September through October). Directions: Near Colborne and Brighton (Belleview); Take exit 497 from 401, south to County Road 2 and East for 2 kms. Farm is on North side at 13516 County Road 2. Click here for a map and directions. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Crops are usually available in September, October.Our farm is open daily in September and October for pick your own. Payment: Cash, only. We offer high quality fruit that you pick yourself or if you don't have time you can pick something from Our Country Store.
  • Van Dorps - raspberries (red), strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    3260 County Road 28, Port Hope, ON L1A 3V6. Phone: 905-885-0207. Email: [email protected]. Open: everyday 8am to 7pm. Directions: North of the 401 in Port Hope just past Dale Road on the west side on County Road 28 OR South of Peterborough along county road 28 still on the west side before Dale Road. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: Mid or late June to mid July Raspberries: follow right behind strawberries. Payment: Cash, only.

Peterborough (Braund Port, Downers Corners, Edmison Heights, Hunters Ridge, Nassau)

  • The Berry Patch - corn (sweet), pumpkins, strawberries, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, U-pick and already picked
    1910 County Road 10, Cavan, ON L0A1C0. Phone: 705-944-5358. Open: Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm Saturday to Sunday 8am to 6pm. Directions: North of Cavan on County Road 10 Across from North Cavan School. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Buckhorn Berry Farm - Strawberries, Raspberries, Pumpkins, Pumpkin Festival
    RR#1, Lakefield, ON, K0L-2H0. Phone: 705-657-8888. Fax: 705-657-9256. Email: [email protected]. Open: starting in mid June for Strawberries. PYO STRAWBERRY HOURS: 8 am to 8 p.m. weekdays. 8 am to 4 p.m. weekends. PYO RASPBERRY HOURS: 8 am to 12 p.m. & 4 pm to 8 p.m. weekdays; 8 am to 4 p.m. weekends. Directions: 20 minutes north of Peterborough, 2 miles south of Buckhorn, off County Road 23 at Deer bay Road. Near Peterborough. Also: Peas, Beans, Potatoes. PYO harvest calendar: Late June: Strawberries, Peas. Mid-July: Red Raspberries, Beans. Late July: Purple Royalty Raspberries, Black Currants. August - September: Tomatoes. October: Pumpkins. Please note, we shut down in the afternoon for raspberry season. This allows daily picking and accommodates customers whose schedule permits only evening picking. Conditions can change at any time, so be sure to verify our Daily Crop Report. Just before you get in your vehicle, call the farm at 1-705-657-8888 or listen to 980 KRUZ at 6:50 a.m. daily, starting in late June. Seasonal Employment: We begin hiring pickers in mid May to harvest our fruit crops. Pickers start in mid to late June and work 7 days a week, 6:30 am to 10:30-11:00 am, for approximately 4 weeks. Because we are located in a rural area, you must provide your own transportation. Mail or. Fax: your resume to the farm. Minimum age of 14 yrs. to apply.
    Comments from a visitor on June 02, 2009:
    "Loved it! "
  • Johnstons Farm Market - strawberries, raspberries, farmstand, Maple Syrup
    County Rd. 28, Bailieboro, ON K0L1B0. Phone: 705-939-1737. Open: mid-June to November, market open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. PYO open in June. Directions: On Hwy 28, second farm south of Bailieboro (15 minutes from Peterborough, 10 minutes north of Port Hope). We also have fresh picked beans, corn, eggs, maple syrup, onions, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, vegetables. In March/April come see our Maple Trees at Johnston's Sugar Bush. Watch how Maple Syrup is made! A Self-Guided tour to Sugar Shack. Call ahead for sap boiling times. (ADDED: June 10, 2014X)
  • McLean Berry Farm - strawberries, Maple Syrup, Peas
    2191 16th line of Smith, Lakefield, Ontario, K0L 2H0. Phone: 705-657-2134. Email: [email protected]. Open: Pick Your Own Opens late June; Strawberries: June 22 at 9 am P.Y.O. Strawberry Prices in 2005 - $1.15/pound.

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