Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in East Central Ontario? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in East Central Ontario,
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as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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 December 2018, and
other timely information:
Notes for December 2018: Autumn is here! Apples, pears,
Fall raspberries, figs, winter squash ,
corn mazes and
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
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
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. 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
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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!
East Central Ontario U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Frontenac (Kingston, Inverary)
Fruition Berry Farm - beans, peas, pumpkins, raspberries,
strawberries, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already
gathered from the field, corn maze, and prepicked produce, picnic area,
3208 Hughes Road, Kingston, ON K7L4V3. Phone:
[email protected]. Directions: From 401 exit Hwy 15 (Kingston
exit #623) Travel North on hwy 15 approx 5km. Turn left onto Hughes
Road. Travel 2km, berry farm is on the left. We are open June, July,
September, October. Open: see the website for our hours. Corn maze and
pumpkin patch September 1st until October 31st. Frontenac County.
Payment: Interac and Cash.
- Glocca Morra Farms - Farm stand / farm
market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide
variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce
is sustainably grown, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest
management), Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods,
Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, Fresh eggs,
1623 highway 15, Kingston, ON K7L 5H6. Phone: 613 547
[email protected]. Open: July - September Seven Days a
week open 10am to 7pm. Directions: Glocca Morra Farms is located just
south of the 401 at exit 623/Hwy 15, When traveling south our Big Red
Barn is on the right side of the road and our Greenhouse and farm
stand along with our home is directly across on the left. Payment:
Cash, only. Our greenhouse is open at the end of April!. Our season
starts with our greenhouse, annuals and perennials, unique hanging
baskets & planters ready made or bring in your empty planters and we
will plant them for you. We grow great veggies here on our farm and if
we don't grow it we provide other local farms in the area's produce at
our gate. All marked with it's farm origin for accountability! We do
preserves and fresh daily baking. There is my one of a kind jewelry.
We have a u-pick pumpkin patch and a great selection of pumpkins and
fall squash on our wagons. This year we will have wagon rides to our
patch, weather permitting, to pick your own! Christmas trees that are
pre-cut are found inside our Big Red Barn along with all you need to
deck the halls! have a cup of hot cider or Nutcracker tea while you
browse and come downstairs to meet our dairy cows - Christmas on the
Loughborough Heritage Orchard -
Uses natural growing practices,
apples, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Fresh eggs, Cider mill
(fresh apple cider made on the premises), restrooms, picnic area
(bring your own food), farm animals, school tours
Road, Inverary, ON K0H1X0. Phone: 613-653-6673. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Pick Your Own apples generally
available the last week of August through to the middle of October.
Directions: Take Division Street (Perth Road) north to Inverary,
Ontario. Turn right at the lights on to Latimer Road. Turn left on
Duff Road to Lakeside Road (dead end at the end of Duff). Turn right
into the gray brick farm gate entrance. 3371B is the board and batten
two story building on your right about one quarter of a mile in.
Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but
are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Cheque. (ADDED: October
Meadowview Farm Leonard Homestead - strawberries, porta-potties are available, picnic area
4057 Boyce Road, Harrowsmith, ON K0H 1V0. Phone: 613-484-5037. Email:
[email protected]. Open: 7 days
a week, from 7 am to 7 pm.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 20
km north of 401 on road 38 boyce road Hartington.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
(UPDATED: March 20, 2016)
Waddell Apples -
Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, Cider mill
(fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, porta-potties are available,
picnic area, school tours, group reservations
1345 Washburn Road,
Kingston, ON K0H 2N0. Phone: 613-546-1690. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Seven days a week from 10 am to 5
pm, early early September to mid - October (while supplies last).
Directions: Take highway 401 to #15 north (Exit 623). Drive 10 minutes
north, just past Joyceville. Turn left at Washburn Road (Lower Brewers
Locks). Waddell Apples is the first driveway on the left (if you get to
the lockstation, you've gone too far!) GPS coordinates:
Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest
management practices. Payment: Cash, Debit cards.
Click here for our Facebook page. Pick-your-own apples in our scenic
orchard by the historic Rideau Canal or buy them ready-picked at our
heritage 1830 log cabin store. Farm bakery offering apple pie, jelly,
slices, sweet cider, local honey and more. Waddell Apples is a
family-run farm business with pride in offering fresh quality products
and friendly service. Schools and other groups are welcome. Picnic area
provided. Orchard is maintained using IPM (Integrated Pest Management)
and is Herbicide-free.
Hastings (Bancroft, Belleville, Madoc, Trenton)
Farm U-Pick - blueberries, currants, gooseberries,
9 Mitchell Rd., Quinte West ( Wooler ),
Ontario K0K 3M0. Phone: 613-398-8350. Open: June - Sept for u-pick
season; see our website or call for crop availability, dates and
hours. Directions: From 401, take Wooler Rd. (exit 522) north to the
Town of Wooler. Drive 5 km north east on Cty Rd 5. Farm is on south
side. Strawberries; 2 acres of Sapphire, St. Pierre, Wendy, Sable,
Mira, Kent, Annapolis. Raspberries; 5 acres of red varieties.
Currants; 1/3 acre red and black currants. Blueberries; 8.5 acres of
highbush ...Bluecrop and Blueray. Gooseberries.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
Campbell's Orchards and Country Market - apples, beans, peas,
pumpkins, raspberries (red), strawberries, tomatoes,
Rr#1 Carrying Place
1633 Rednersville Road/County Road 3, Carrying Place, ON K0K 1L0. Phone:
613-962-3751. Fax: 613-962-3751. Email:
[email protected]. Open:
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: West: We are located 2 hrs
from Toronto. Turn off the 401 at the Wooler Road Exit. Follow the Wooler
Road to #33 south. Turn left at County Road 3, (Rednersville Road ) We are
#1633 on the south side. East: We are located 1 hr from Kingston.Turn off
the 401 at #62 south (North Front Street ). Drive south to Dundas (#2 Hwy)
and turn right. At Bay Bridge Avenue , turn Left, and go over the bridge to
County road 3, turn right, it is 8 km to our store.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard. Pick your own schedule: June - Strawberries & Peas, July -
Beans, Tart Cherries, Black Currants, August - Cucumbers Tomatoes, Beans and
Flowers (for drying), September - Apples (Macintosh, Empire, Royal Gala),
Tomatoes & Cucumbers (till frost), October - Delicious, Spys & Russets
(depending on year). Campbell's Orchards, is your local Apple Orchard
& Farm Market. Our Pick-Your-Own offerings include apples, pumpkins,
berries, tomatoes and various field vegetables. Campbell's Farm
Market sells fresh grown produce, grown on site, as well the finest
in local meats, dairy, preserves and spreads. And while you are
filling your shopping baskets, enjoy some family fun in our country
play zone and corn maze.
Kellys' Berry Farm - Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries
201 Robinson Road, Maynooth, ON K0L 2S0. Phone: 613-338-2535.
Open Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm; Closed Sunday; Farmed
wild blueberries late July - mid-August. Directions: From Bancroft follow hwy
#62 north for 17 km to Graphite Road Turn east, go 8 km to Robinson
Road Turn north, go 1 km to first farm on left. Near Peterborough.
Picking your own blueberriesSave money and enjoy the satisfaction of
harvesting these wonderful berries yourself. Plan to come picking
several times each season and allow at least several hours per visit
so that you can harvest enough berries to enjoy year round. Picking
blueberries is a great way to enjoy a day in the country especially
if you bring a friend. Baskets fill within a few feet of row. Visit
our farm to escape the noise and rush of traffic. Enjoy the peaceful
beauty and catch glimpses of some of our wild creatures. Dress for
the weather and bring your lunch to enjoy in our shaded sitting
area. Pre-picked berries are available for sale from the farm
beginning in late July and throughout the month of August as weather
conditions and labour availability permit. (UPDATED: June 05, 2014,
from their Facebook page)
- Kupecz Family Farm - apples, chicken,
gooseberries, lamb, raspberries
312 Wellmans Rd, RR3, Stirling,
ON K0K 3E0. Phone: 613-395-4491. Open: call for crop availability,
dates and hours. Directions: Take Stirling-Marmora Rd. (#14) to
Wellmans Rd. Then west 1 km to #312. Assortment of pre-picked
- Little Family Farm - UPDATE for 2018: They are
Bannon Side Road, Campbellford, ON.
- McCaw Farms /
West Moira Orchards - corn, pumpkins, raspberries,
strawberries, tomatoes, beef,
970 Harrington Road, Frankford, ON K0K 2C0. Phone: 613-962-8228. Open: daily June to
October from 9:30 am to 6 pm. Directions from our Store to our Farm.
Our Farm is located on Harrington Road in Frankford, approximately
15 minutes West of Belleville. From West Moira Street, take Wallbridge-Loyalist Road North to Vermilyea Road. Turn left on
Vermilyea Road. Turn left onto Harrington Road and follow it to
- Murray Township Farms Ltd. - strawberries, pumpkins
Road, Trenton, ON. Phone: 613-392-8068. Open: daily 8 am to 8 pm.
Directions: Wooler Road, South of Hwy 401 at exit 522. (UPDATED:
June 05, 2014, by JBS)
Comments from a visitor on June 30, 2010: "You can P.Y.O organic strawberries in June
and Pumpkins in the fall. Also have a farm stand where you can purchase
pre-picked ontario produce and home made canned goods"
Lennox and Addington (Greater Napanee, Odessa)
BerryBlue Farm -
UPDATE: May 29, 2017: The owner tells me they are
now permanently closed
8430 highway 33, Greater Napanee, ON
- Paulridge Berry Farm - asparagus, peas, raspberries,
strawberries, and prepicked produce, wagon rides
2114 Palace Road,
Napanee, ON K7R3K9. Phone: 613-354-9127. Email us at:
[email protected]. Directions: From 401 exit #531 Camden East
Road (Napanee) Go North for approx 5km to Bicknell's Corner. Turn left
onto Palace Road. Travel approx. 4km - berry farm is on the right. We
are open May, June, July, August. Our hours are: Monday to Friday 8am
until 8pm. Saturday 8am -4pm. Asparagus in May. Strawberries beginning
in June through July. Raspberries July - August. Payment: Cash, only.
- Piercy's Farm Market - beans, peas, peppers,
raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, prepicked produce
9715a County Rd 2,
Napanee, ON k7r3l1. Phone: 613-396-3596. Directions: We are on county
rd2(old highway2) just east of deseronto from the 401 take exit 570, go
south to deseronto, turn left watch for the signs. Open: summer hours Monday
to Saturday, 8 am to 8 pm, Sunday, 10:30 am to 5 pm. Payment: Cash, only.
cash/interac U-Pick Paste Tomatoes All produce Pre-picked Plus Pickling
Cucumbers, Sweet Corn, Squash, onions, Ontario fresh fruit, Apples, peaches,
grapes Halloween candle light pumpkin display.
Prince Edward (Picton)
Creasy's Apple Dabble Farm - apples, beets, cabbage, corn,
cucumber, onions, pears, peppers, plums, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes
Cty Rd 8, Picton, ON K0K 2N0. Phone: 613-476-5142. Open: daily 9 am to 5 pm;
September to November; call for crop availability. Directions: Farm is
located in the village of Waupoos on Cty. Rd. 8, 15 km east of Picton.
We offer a variety of Apples, Pears, and Plums. Also available are Seasonal
Vegetables such as Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Cabbage, Onions,
Squash and Pumpkins
Fields on West Lake
- apples, currants, pears
15786 Loyalist Parkway, Bloomfield, Ontario
K0K-1G0. . Phone: 613-399-5000. Open: see our website or call for crop
availability, dates and hours, we are open daily year round. Directions: See
our website. We are a farm, an event facility and a place to stay - Fields
Farm House Inn. We are a successful family-owned farm based business onsite
for over 33 years (and looking forward to many years yet to come). Now
heading into our 12th season in agri-tourism, we specialize in delivering
exactly, what you envision - a destination wedding perhaps? We are totally
focused on delivering first class, exceptionally well executed private
functions, on a working-farm, in and around our historically significant,
landmark farm buildings. Ranging from weddings (for our best available dates
and rates for 2014 and 2015 click here - or on the wedding button to the
right), parties, conferences, memorials, concerts, private dinners in our
Inn for up to 16 people, or simply being a place to unwind ... we are here
to serve you with the best our farm has to offer.
Lakeshore Farms - pumpkins, strawberries
St., Wellington, ON K0K 3L0. . Phone: 613-399-1733. Open: April - December
daily from 8 am to 6 pm, call for crop availability. Directions: From Hwy.
401, go south on Wooler Rd. to Hwy. 33. Turn right (west) and proceed to the
town of Wellington. Follow signs to the farm.
Laundry Farms - beans, beets, cabbage, carrots,
cauliflower, corn, cucumber, eggplants, flowers, honey, maple syrup, peas,
peppers, pumpkins, raspberries, squash, strawberries, tomatoes
Rd 1, Picton, ON. Phone: 613-476-1066. Open: daily, Monday to Saturday from
9 am to 6 pm; Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: Call for directions.
Orchard Coast Farms / Hughes Orchards - Apples, blueberries,
eggplant (aubergine), peppers, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes
2983 County Road 8, Picton, ON K0K 2T0. Phone: 613-476-6458. Fax: 613
476 0284. Email:
[email protected]. Open: 10 am to 6 p.m. daily, mid-June to late
October. Directions: From Picton, take County Road 8 east
to Waupoos. Special events. Tours.