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 "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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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 February 2018, and
other timely information:
Notes for February 2018: The northern half of the U.S.
(and most of Canada, of course) are under snow. So, the crops to pick are pretty
much limited to Florida, Texas, southern California and a few other areas of the
Deep South. Citus, for one, is a crop that is usually available now; and
in those areas, soon also strawberries and blueberries.Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
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Central Ontario (Coburg, Peterborough, etc) U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by
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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)
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,
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,
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,
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
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,
27 Grandview Road, Brighton, ON K0K 1H0. Phone:
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. And for a map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in July, August,
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,
- Moore Orchards - Strawberries, Raspberries, Apples,
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
[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
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:
Peterborough (Braund Port, Downers Corners, Edmison Heights, Hunters
- 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,
RR#1, Lakefield, ON, K0L-2H0. Phone:
705-657-8888. Fax: 705-657-9256. Email:
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
resumé 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
16th line of Smith, Lakefield, Ontario, K0L 2H0. Phone:
[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.