Find a local pick your own farm here!

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operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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

Notes for July 2018: Summer is here and that means Strawberry season is finishing and blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and peaches are starting. Tomatoes, corn and other vegetables should be starting, too. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, Peach festival or a Blueberry festival. We have a guide to peach varieties here. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for strawberries, blueberries, 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!

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!

London, Essex, Middlesex, Oxford, Elgin, Norfolk areas of Ontario U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county

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

Elgin (Aylmer, Dutton, Port Stanley, St. Thomas)

  • Bittersweet Farm - strawberries, blueberries
    8732 Toll Gate Rd., Straffordville, ON N0J1Y0. Phone: 519-866-3048. Open: Mid-July to end of Aug. Monday to Friday from 8 am to 8 pm; Saturday 8 am to 6 pm.
    Directions: Located at 8732 Toll Gate Rd. Take Hwy. 19 south from Tillsonburg to Cty. Rd. 38 (Heritage Line) in Straffordville. Turn east and go 1.5 km to Toll Gate Rd. Turn south and go 1 km to farm on the left. We also have fresh picked baked goods, blueberries, jams/jellies, strawberries.
  • DeFauw's Blueberries - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    53768 Vienna Line Road RR1, Port Burwell, ON N0J1T0. Phone: 519-874-4063. Open: Monday to Thursday from 8am to 7pm; Friday 8am to 5pm; Closed Saturday and Sunday; the blueberry season is typically from mid July till mid September; Call a day ahead for ordering ready picked BERRIES!!. Directions: One mile south half mile of Calton on Richmond line road turn left on Viennna Line Road go east half a mile we are on the north side of the road big sign says DeFauw's Blueberries. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We also have fresh picked fruits.
  • Empire Valley Farm Market - blueberries, strawberries, pumpkins
    27983 Talbot Line, Wallacetown, ON N0L 2M0. Phone: 519-762-3504. Open: May to October, Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm; Saturday 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. Directions: 30 minutes west of London on Hwy #3, 27983 Talbot Line 3 km west of Wallacetown. We also have fresh picked asparagus, blueberries, corn, cucumber, flowers, peppers, preserves, pumpkins, strawberries, tomatoes.
  • Lakeview Blues - blueberries
    83 Blueline Road R R 3 Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K2. Phone : 519-428-2066 Fax: 519-428-2954. Email: [email protected]. Blueberries, pick your own or fresh picked. Also available blueberry chutney, blueberry jams and bbq sauce.
  • Mark Wales Farm Fresh Produce - Strawberries, vegetables, rhubarb
    3585 Imperial Rd., Aylmer, ON N5H 2R2. Phone: 519-773-7352. Open: Strawberries in June to July, farm stand open through October, daily from dawn to dusk. Directions: West from Toronto on Hwy 401, take Elgin Road 73 exit south to Aylmer (20 km), then continue south 10 kms to the farm right on the Hwy. We also have fresh picked beans, carrots, corn, eggplants, onions, peppers, tomatoes. Rhubarb Mid June. Herbs Beans July to October. Eggplant Mid August to September. Garlic August to September. Peppers Hot Sweet Green Sweet Red Late August to September. Tomatoes August to September. Spanish Onions August to September. (ADDED: June 10, 2014X)
  • Meadow Lynn Farms - strawberries
    80 Decou Rd, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K2. Phone: 519-426-4461. Open: daily from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: at the south end of Simcoe, just down the road from the White Horse Plaza (Sobeys). (ADDED: June 10, 2014X)
  • Powell's Patch Blueberries - blueberries
    Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K2. Phone: 519-428-1563. Open: July and August daily from 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: From Simcoe, take Hwy. 24 south 5 km to Radical Rd. Left on Radical to Gilbert Rd. Watch for signs.
  • Talbotville Berry Farm - beans, strawberries, tomatoes, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    11054 Sunset Road, St. Thomas, ON N5P 3R2. Phone: 519-633-1488. Email: [email protected]. Open: U Pick Strawberries Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 12:00pm and 5:00pm to 8:00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7:00am to 12:00pm. Directions: Located 1km North of Talbotville on Highway #4. This road is also commonly known as Sunst Road or Colonel Talbot Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.

Middlesex (London area, Ailsa Craig, Dorchester, Glencoe, Melbourne, Strathroy, Thorndale)

  • Apple Land Station - apples, pumpkins, corn maze, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, farm animals, school tours
    329 Richmond Street, Thames Centre, ON N0M 2P0. Phone: 519-268-7794. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Just east of London Ontario, only 10 minutes off the 401 highway. Click here for a map and directions. Apple Season typically starts the beginning of September, Pumpkins end of September and Christmas tree in November. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Visit our bakery for our famous mile high apple pie or other delicious scratch made baked goods. Play for hours on Sand Mountain, ride the train or visit the animals. At Christmas, come and visit Sanata in his cabin in the woods and find the perfect Christmas tree. (UPDATED: August 26, 2016) (UPDATED: December 01, 2011, by a visitor)
    Comments from a visitor on December 01, 2011: "Kids love it, train ride goes around farm 3 times, kids love the 40ft high sand mound"
  • Arrowwood Farm/Harvest Table - Pick your own Highbush blueberries,
    6460 Riverside Dr, Melbourne, ON. Phone: 519-289-2403. Open: during Berry Season, Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm, Saturday 8 am to 12 pm, Sunday - CLOSED; Berry Season runs from approximately mid July until mid August. Also baked goods, Lunches. We offer PYO and ready picked berries. Our field is netted to protect the berries from the birds.In 2015, Blueberries - only $2.40 lb. Ready Picked: Call ahead to make sure we have enough freshly picked Blueberries - $4.00 lb. (Cash or Cheque only). We supply the containers. All berries are sold by weight in lbs. Children are welcome but must be supervised for safety reasons. Sorry but no pets are allowed. We provide clean washrooms
  • Bluegroves Blueberries - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    25503 Talbot Line (highway 3) south of West Lorne, Eagle, ON N0L 2P0. Phone: 519-768-3276. Email: [email protected]. Open: Every day from 8 until 6. Directions: 4 minutes south of West Lorne 20-25 minutes west of Talbotville. Click here for a map and directions. July 10 to September 1 (approximately). We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Cheque. containers provided children welcome stools available. PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL US PRIOR TO COMING TO THE FARM TO BE SURE WE ARE OPEN. 
  • Buys Family - Pick (dig) your own potatoes
    22533 Valley View Rd, Thorndale, ON. Phone: 519-461-1295. Open: August to May, daily from 9 am to 8 pm, by appointment in winter. Wide variety of potatoes.
  • Dwarf Tree Orchards - Pick your own & ready pick apples, pears, pumpkins, apple cider
    1697 Byron Baseline Rd, London, ON. Phone: 519-657-9448. Open: 7 days a week from 10 am to 5 pm, including Thanksgiving Weekend, during September and October . (UPDATED: August 20, 2016)
  • Ferguson Produce - Strawberries, Raspberries, pumpkins
    11026 Wellington Road RR#6, St. Thomas, ON, N5P-3T1. Phone: 519-631-6589. Fax: 519-631-2492 Farm Phone: 519-631-6589. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Near London. Also: Sweet Corn, Pumpkin festivals (Weekends in October).
  • Gabriel Fresh Produce - beans, beets, cucumbers, eggplant, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, U-pick and already picked
    10293 Glendon Drive, Komoka, ON N0L1R0. Phone: 519-494-5190. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Other available produce: garlic, cabbage, okra, zucchini, gourds, snake (Armenian) cucumbers, and dill.
  • Great Lakes Farms - apples, pumpkins, strawberries, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    5111 Union Rd, Port Stanley, ON N5L 1J2. Phone: 519-782-3433. Email: [email protected]. Open: Strawberries Dawn to Dusk Apples Weekends in September, from 10 am to 5 pm; and Daily in October, from 10 am to 5 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Take 401 to Union road exit and take Union road towards Port Stanley, we are on the right side of the road, OR Take highway 4 south towards Port Stanley and follow the signs. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: June-July Apples and pumpkins September-October. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Heeman Strawberry Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, strawberries, blueberries, cherries, corn, raspberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, restrooms, school tours
    20422 Nissouri Road, Thames Centre, ON N0M2P0. Phone: 519-461-1416. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 8 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 8 am to 5 pm, mid June to early July. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From London, drive east on Dundas St, past Crumlin Side Rd, turn left on Nissouri Road Drive 2 km and find Heeman's on right hand side. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: Late May to Late October, Raspberries from July to October, Cherries from late June to mid July, Blueberries from late July to mid August;. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Greenhouse, garden centre, sundae booth also available. Strawberries: Middle of May to October, Cherries: July, Raspberries: July to October, Blueberries, Middle of July to Middle of August, Sweet Corn: Middle of July to September.
  • Kustermans Berry Farm - blueberries, raspberries (Spring, red), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, farm animals, school tours
    23188 Springwell Road, Mt. Brydges, ON N0L 1W0. Phone: (519) 264-9199. Fax: (519) 264-9973. Email: [email protected]. Open: :mid - July to late August ~ Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30am to 8:00pm; Saturday, Sunday 8:30am to 6:00pm; Closed Wednesdays. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Kustermans' Blueberry Farm is strictly a U-Pick operation. Our goal is to provide you and your family with the opportunity to pick quality blueberries while enjoying a wonderful day at the farm.
    Comments from a visitor on July 28, 2008:
    "We went on July 26th, 2008 (it was our first time going there) and it was a totally awesome experience!! Signs were easily displayed on the roads to get there when we were close enough to the place. The kids loved the playground and watching the baby goat and llama. Everyone was very helpful and courteous and the other people in attendance were very friendly. There is shelter for those hot days for people who do not want to pick. The outdoor bathrooms were very clean as well. I would highly recommend this place to anyone reading this. Great job guys!!"
  • Millar Berry Farms - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, currants (red and black), raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), rhubarb, strawberries,
    7375 Longwoods Road, London, ON N6P 1L2. Phone: (519) 652-2065. Fax: (519) 652-3574. Email: [email protected]. Open: Please call us for hours. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, only. Pick your own & roadside stand.
  • O'Shea's Farm Fresh - Strawberries, Fall Raspberries, pumpkins
    34089 Stonehouse Line, Granton, ON, N0M 1V0. Phone: 519-225-2600. Email: [email protected]. Directions: 15 minutes north of London between Granton & Lucan, on Stonehouse line, 3 km North of #7 highway. Near London. Also: Sweet corn, pickling cukes, tomatoes, peppers, squash, beets, beans. Fall Festivals - 6 weekends before Halloween. Harvest schedule: June: Strawberries and Peas. July to September: Sweet Corn, Green and Yellow beans, Raspberries, Beets, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant, Onions, Potatoes, Dill and lots more. September to November: Squash, Pumpkins, Gourds, Indian Corn, Cornstalks, and Fallbearing Raspberries.
  • Olde Drive Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    8348 Olde Drive, Mt. Brydges Ontario, Mt. Brydges, ON N0L 1W0. Phone: 519-933-4648. Email: [email protected]. Open: Every day, from 8am to 7pm; From Mid July to Late August; Call before coming out. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
  • The Strawberry Place - strawberries, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    338 Elginfield Road, Thedford, ON N0M 2N0. Phone: (519) 294-0070. Fax: (519) 294-0827. Email us at: [email protected]. Directions: From Parkhill, take Highway 7 (Elginfield Road) west beyond Sylvan, and the farm is on the right hand side. (Less than 10 minutes from Parkhill). We are open June, July. Our hours are: Every day 8am to 8pm. Strawberries typically available during June and July, but depends on the quality of the season. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Dave & Georgette Skipper Farm - Raspberries & cabbage,
    3974 Newbiggen Dr, Glencoe, ON. Phone: 519-287-3013. Open: July and September to October on Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. Pick your own, ready picked and frozen; Year-round frozen.
  • Thomas Brothers Farm Market & U-Pick Farm - beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants (red and black), eggplant, other berries, peas, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg,
    5856 Colonel Talbot Road, London, ON N6L 1H9. Phone: 519-652-5551. Email: [email protected]. Open: pick your own: Sunday to Saturday, 8 am to 8 pm, July to October. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.
  • Tountas Orchard - Apples, pears, asparagus, raspberries, plums, rhubarb
    8650 Falconbridge Dr, Mt. Brydges, ON. Phone: 519-264-2962. Open: May to October on Monday to Friday from 8 am to dusk.
  • Viaene's Strawberry Farm - strawberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    7753 Walkers Drive, Strathroy, ON N7G 3h4. Phone: 519-719-9810. Fax: 519-245-1772. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday from 8am to 8 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 8am to 6pm, June 2011. Directions: 7753 Walkers Dr.(9th concession Strathroy) 1 road South of Strathroy, 1 km west of highway 81. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque.

Norfolk (Bookton, Maybee's Corners, Norfolk, Spring Arbour, Waterford, Wilsonville)

  • Austins - Strawberries, Raspberries
    RR#1, Waterford, ON, N0E 1Y0. Phone: 519-443-5837. Fax: 519-443-4909. Directions: 1 mile south of Bostow on Reg Road #5. Near Simcoe.
  • Blueberry Hill Estates - blueberries, restrooms, gift shop, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food), picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1195 Front Rd, St Williams, ON N0E 1P0. Phone: 519-586-8712. Email: [email protected]. Open: 7 days a week from 8-6 pm. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard . Organic Blueberries, Farm Market with Fresh Produce, Baked Goods, Frozen Meats, Honey, Preservatives and much more, Eco Safari Tours, Fruit Winery, Bicycle Tours, and hosting the 2011 Canada Fruit and Veg Tech X-Change Show Sept 1 2 3, 2011. Their website says: "Our 35 year old chemical free 20 acre berry patch produces the sweetest berries that are hand selected sorted at maturity. Our patch overlooks the Long Point World Biosphere Reserve that has a micro climate unlike any other in Canada. This environment is ideal for naturally healthy berries that we sell fresh in season (July to October) and frozen throughout the year."
  • Hoag Family Farms Ltd. - apples, Haskaps, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, farm animals
    817 Charlotteville East Quarterline Road, Vittoria, ON N0E 1W0. Phone: 647-546-5551. Email: [email protected]. Open: From September 26 to October 23 7 Days a week from 10am to 8pm. Directions: Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Haskap pick your own will be available starting Spring of 2017. (ADDED: September 20, 2016)

Oxford (Blanford-Blemheim, Ingersoll, Tilsonburg, Woodstock, Zorra)

  • Berrylicious Fruit Farm - blueberries, pumpkins, farmstand
    425533 Substation Road, Burgessville, ON N0J1C0. Phone: 519 424-3147. Open: Summer 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Other seasons: by appointment. Directions: From 401 and HWY 59 at Woodstock, Head south on Hwy 59 towards Norwich. Turn left on Substation Road. Travel 5 km. We are on the LHS of road. We also have fresh picked blueberries, Elderberries, pumpkins.
  • Birtch Farms - Woodstock - Apples, pumpkin patch, pumpkins, squash and gourds, wagon rides and scarecrow-making activities.
    R.R. #7, Woodstock, Ontario, N4S 7W2. Phone: 519-469-3040. Email: [email protected]. School tours, apple trail ride, and seasonal scheduled events also take place. We also now have a fruit winery on site for adults over 18. Tours and tastings available.
  • Brus' Orchards and Winery - apples, raspberries, strawberries
    244263 Airport Road, Tillsonburg, ON N4G 4H1. Phone: 519-842-2262. Open: daily. Sunday noon to 5 pm; Closed in April. Directions: On Hwy 19 (244263 Airport Rd), 5 km north of Tillsonburg and 15km south of 401 and Ingersoll, across from Coyle's We also have fresh picked apples, cabbage, corn, currants, flowers, peaches, pears, peas, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries, squash, strawberries, tomatoes.
  • Egmond Flower Growers - No pesticides are used, flowers, U-pick and already picked
    404839 Beaconsfield Rd, Burgessville, ON N0J 1C0. Phone: 519-488-1700. Email: [email protected]. Open: Our field tulips and daffodils are dependent on weather conditions but usually occur From April 10th (daffodils bloom first around this time) to May 14th (tulips will be in full bloom by this time); Please call or e - mail before you plan on visiting and we will be happy to let you know what stage the flowers are at; Our hours of operation are from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. Directions: From highway 401 take exit 232 (County Road 59) turn south (From eastbound 401 that will be a right and from westbound 401 that will be a left). Drive approximately 9.5kelometers then turn right on Beaconsfield Road and find the fire number 404839 at the front of the driveway (it will be the second farm on the right or just look for the field of flowers). Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Please feel free to visit us in the fall and pick up some of the very same flower bulbs for your garden at home.
  • M and R Orchards - apples, pears
    56830 Talbot Line, Tillsonburg, ON N4G 4G8. Phone: 519-842-2081. Open: Monday to Saturday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sunday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Directions: On Hwy 3, 5 km west of Tillsonburg. We also have fresh picked apples, pears.
  • Prince Greenhouses - Uses natural growing practices, beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, herbs/spices, onions, peas, peppers, raspberries (red), tomatoes,
    687003 highway 2, Princeton, ON N0J 1V0. Phone: 226-802-4519. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our Facebook page for up to date info on "what's fresh" and hours of operation. Directions: Located right in the town of Princeton, Ontario, highway #2. Visit Google Maps "Prince Greenhouses" for detailed directions. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Red Barn Berries - peas, strawberries, and prepicked produce
    744716 County Rd 17, Woodstock, ON N4S 7V7. Phone: 519-537-3756. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Take Hwy #59 North of Woodstock, Turn west on County Rd #17 2 concessions to the Big Red Barn with the berry on the side Crops are usually available in June, July. Open: 8 am to 8 pm Weekdays 8 am to 6 pm Weekends Payment: Cash, only. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
  • Southsands Farm - blueberries, raspberries
    846413 Township Road, Bright, ON N0J1B0. Phone: 519 463-5209. Open: 8 am to 7pm daily call for availability. Directions: From Bright -2 miles south of Bright on County road 22 then east on township road 9 first farm on left 846413 From Drumbo or 401 exit go west on Oxford rd 29 to cty rd 22 turn right (towards Bright) then to twp road 9 turn right .5 miles to first farm on the left. Follow Southsands Farm signs. We also have fresh picked blueberries, raspberries.  (ADDED: June 10, 2014X)


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