Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Northwest Ontario (Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Algoma, Northern Ontario, etc.)? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Northwest Ontario (Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Algoma, Northern Ontario, 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. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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.

Northwest Ontario (Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Algoma, Northern Ontario, etc.) U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county

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

Algoma (Sault St. Marie)

Cochrane

Kenora

Grand Sudbury (Greater Sudbury, Walden, Capreol)

  • D and M Gardens - raspberries
    2961 Main Street, Blezard Valley, ON P0M 1E0. Phone: 705-897-3381. Open: call for hours. Directions: From Sudbury, take Hwy 69 north to Val Caron. Turn left onto Regional Rd 15 and follow for 4.5 km to farm on the left hand side. We also have fresh picked beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, corn, cucumber, onions, raspberries, tomatoes. (aka, D&M Gardens)
  • Josephines Vegetables No herbicide since 1982 - beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, birthday parties, school tours
    3316 St. Laurent Street, Greater Sudbury, ON P0M 1L0. Phone: 705-897-6302. Fax: N/A. Email: josee@dinosaursudbury.com. Directions: once in greater sudbury, take paris to notre dame to hwy 80 ( this is all the same street just different names) then turn left or west on Valley View Road for 6 km. at our sign Josephines vegetables turn right. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August, September, October, November. Open: May 1 till September 8 th. 8 am till 8 pm , 7 days a week After September 8 th. please call to schedule an appointment phone. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page (UPDATED: September 02, 2018)
  • Ruby Berry Farm - rhubarb, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm
    745 Joanette Rd, Chelmsford, ON P0M 1L0. Phone: 705-855-9901. Email: ncharbonneau16@yahoo.ca. Open: 7 days per week, during picking season. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: check website for specific directions 745 Joanette Road Chelmsford, ON Off Highway 144 North just outside Chelmsford in the Greater City of Sudbury. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries late June - late July Fall Strawberries August - Fall. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page.

Manitoulin

  • Almost Heaven - strawberries
    39 Townline Road E, Tehkummah, ON P0P 2C0. Phone: 705-859-2604. Open: Call for hours and availability. Directions: Located on Manitoulin Island. From Sudbury, take Hwy 17 west to Espanola turn at Hwy 6. Follow Hwy 6 to Little Current, then continue on Hwy 6 to Tehkummah turn (Hwy 542). Follow Hwy 542 to Townline Road and look for Farmstead with red-roofed buildings. We also have fresh picked beans, beets, carrots, corn, cucumber, currants, flowers, onions, peas, squash, strawberries, tomatoes.

Rainy River

Sudbury (Outside of Greater Sudbury)

  • Emiry's Berry Patch - Strawberries
    Emiry Road, Massey, ON P0P1P0. Phone: 705-865-2184. Open: Monday to Saturday 8am to 7 pm Sunday noon to 4pm (weather permitting) Call for picking conditions.

Thunder Bay

  • Belluz Farms - Yellow & Green Beans, Cucumbers, Melons, Saskatoons, Gooseberries, Strawberries & Raspberries
    RR6 Candy Mountain Drive, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C 5N5. Farm Hotline: (807) 475-5181. Greenhouse: (866) 200-1011 ph/fax. Alternate phone: (807) 627-9080 ph. Email: info@belluzfarms.on.ca. Directions: Half mile west on Candy Mountain Dr, off hwy #130 (14km from airport). Helpful Links for Planning a Visit Weather Network Forecast, or Weather Radar or Map (detailed) to the Farm Saskatoons & Gooseberries: Available July-August, Fresh Picked to take home or Pick Your Own at the Farm. Strawberries & Raspberries: Available July-August, Fresh Picked to take home or Pick Your Own at the farm. 2005 prices: Strawberries: PYO: $3.25/L ($13.00/4L basket); Raspberries, PYO: $3.00/lb. Saskatoons: PYO: $10/4L basket.

Timiskaming (Englehart, Kirkland Lake, Temiskaming Shores)

  • Aidie Creek Gardens - strawberries
    Englehart, ON P0J 1H0. Phone: 705-544-2474. Open: Strawberry picking hours are 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week including holidays, call for updates and conditions. Directions: 13 km north of Englehart. 2 km east of Hwy. 11 on Aidie Creek Gardens Road. For a map to Aidie Creek Gardens Click here. Strawberry picking at Aidie Creek Gardens is on a pick your own basis only. 2014 Price is $/lbs. We are open rain or shine. Bring your own containers if you have some. (you can pick in any type of container). We do have empty baskets for sale. Kids welcome. (ADDED: June 10, 2014X)

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

 



The Presto Pressure
canners are out
of stock, but Tfal's
are available!


Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book