Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in East Central Ontario? Farms are open and safe! 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. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 August 2020, and other timely information:

Notes for August 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.

East Central Ontario U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, 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, wagon rides
    3208 Hughes Road, Kingston, ON K7L4V3. Phone: 613-548-3378. Email: 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, school tours
    1623 highway 15, Kingston, ON K7L 5H6. Phone: 613 547 3101. Email: 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 farm!.
  • 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
    3371b Lakeside Road, Inverary, ON K0H1X0. Phone: 613-653-6673. Email: 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 18, 2015)
  • Meadowview Farm Leonard Homestead - strawberries, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    4057 Boyce Road, Harrowsmith, ON K0H 1V0. Phone: 613-484-5037. Email: 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: 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: (44.397977,-76.322823). 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)

  • Brambleberry Farm U-Pick - blueberries, currants, gooseberries, raspberries, strawberries
    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: 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 vegetables.
  • Little Family Farm - UPDATE for 2018: They are permanently closed
    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 McCaw Farms.
  • Murray Township Farms Ltd. - strawberries, pumpkins
    Wooler 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 K7R 3K7. 
  • 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: 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
    3091 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
    475 Main 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
    530 County 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: 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.

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



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