Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Ottawa, Ontario?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Ottawa, 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 "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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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 November 2017, and other timely information:

Notes for November 2017: Frosts and freezes are upon us in many areas, and one field may be unhurt while one a mile a way can be damaged, so keep that in mind as you read the following: Apples are in season now, as are figs,  and Fall raspberries are in season now. Tomatoes are going strong if frost hasn't happened in the field  Late Apples, like Fuji's should be plentiful now. You can see a complete list of apple varieties, their ripening dates and best uses here. And if you have a left over pumpkin, you can easily turn it into a Thanksgiving pie, pumpkin cheesecake, cookies, muffins and more, see this page!

And of course you can find Christmas tree farms, on our related website.

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!

Next year, don't miss an Easter Egg Hunt for your children: See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

We also have home canning, 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, please write me!

Ottawa, Ontario U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

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

Ottawa (Metro Ottawa)

  • Richmond Nursery Berry Farm - Strawberries, raspberries
    5740 Richmond Road, Nepean, ON. Phone: 613-838-2282. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Queensway west, exit onto hwy 416 - exit #66, Fallowfield road. Turn right, go for 2kms. From Kanata take Eagleson road south, turn left onto Fallowfield road. Continue for 3kms. Open: Daily 7am - 9pm. Open: approximately June 20 - July 20. Groups accepted by appointment. Picnic area, playground and pet farm. Prepicked Berries for sale.
  • Shouldice Berry Farm and Market - Strawberries, Peas, Potato's, Bean, Raspberries, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Peppers, Wild Blueberries, Cucumbers, Apples, Squash, and Pumpkins when in season.
    3451 Richmond Road & 2901 Woodroffe Avenue, Nepean, ON. Phone: 613-838-2129. Directions: 3451 Richond Road site- Between Baseline and Bayshore 2901 Woodroffe Ave site - Between Fallowfield and Longfields. Pumpkins are available at the Richmond road location. Open: 7 days a week through the season from 8am to 8pm. CNON.htm

 


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


Local Honey Sources:

Ottawa (South Ottawa)

  • Apple Hill Fruit Farm - Honey (retail), Honey (wholesale), Certified Organic Honey, Crystallized honey, Pasteurized honey, Whipped honey, Other honey products, restrooms, picnic area
    3699 Jockvale Road, Ottawa, ON K2C3H2. Phone: 613-786-1111 (in season). Open: Everyday from Late August to Middle of November. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From the Corner of Prince of Wales and Jockvale go up the hill on Jockvale Road 1/2 kilometer up and to the right hand side across the road from the golf course. Or from the corner of Greenbank and Jockvale road go up Jockvale 1 kilometer and to the left. Payment: Cash, only. hypoallergenic honey. Fresh apple cider is available.

Ottawa (West Ottawa)

  • Maple Hill Corn Maze - Honey (retail), Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, porta-potties are available, picnic area, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    200 Moodie Drive, Ottawa, ON K2H 8k6. Phone: 613-828-2987. Open: weekends from September 1 to October 31, 2013; Friday open 4 pm to 10 pm; Saturday open 10 am to 10 pm, Sunday open 12 pm to 4 pm; Private parties by appointment. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are located at the Southwest Corner of Moodie Road and the 417. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Ottawa (West Ottawa)

  • Farmer Bob's Carp - Uses natural growing practices, Chicken (free range), Turkey, Pork, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, Eggs (free range), Brown eggs, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, School tours, children welcome,
    3512 Old Almonte Road, Carp, ON K0A1L0. Phone: 613 256 4445. Email: [email protected]. Open: Saturday 8:30am to 10:30am, Tuesday 3:30pm to 6:30pm. Directions: from Ottawa, highway 17 west to highway 49 exit - Almonte. Turn left. Travel 4.5 kilometers to Corkery Road. Turn left. Travel 4.1 kilometers to Old Almonte Road. We are at the corner of Old Almonte and Corkery Road. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page.

Farm Venues for Weddings, Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Ottawa (West Ottawa)

  • Smithvale Stables - Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business outings, Corporate events, Other Private Parties, Kitchen facilities available, Catering available, Tables and chairs are Provided, Some Linens and table silverware are provided, Servers Must Be Licensed for alcohol, Hotel nearby, Motel nearby, horses, boating nearby, skiing nearby, snowmobiling nearby, golf nearby, swimming pool nearby, tennis nearby, fitness/health club nearby, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, pony rides, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    3664 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2K 2Y8. Phone: 613-828-2499. Email: [email protected]. Open: Public Pony Rides summer hours are Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 2 pm; February until Easter, Sundays only 9 am to 2 pm, all you can eat Buffet Breakfast with hay/sleigh rides available; Easter Weekend Special Easter Egg Hunt for children, all you can eat buffet breakfast and hay/sleigh rides Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Directions: 2 kilometers west of Moodie Drive in Ottawa's west end, minutes from the 417 on 270 acres of property. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Pony Rides available for children during summer months.

Horse Rides and More:

Ottawa (Metro Ottawa)

Ottawa (West Ottawa)

  • Smithvale Stables - Fresh farm breakfasts, Wedding facilities, Beautiful rural setting, skiing nearby, snowmobiling nearby, golf nearby, swimming pool nearby, tennis nearby, fitness/health club nearby, children welcome, meeting room available, horse-drawn hayrides, horse-drawn carriage rides, Horse-drawn sleigh rides (weather permitting), pony rides, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    3664 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2K 2Y8. Phone: 613-828-2499. Email: [email protected]. Open: Public Pony Rides summer hours are Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 2 pm; February until Easter, Sundays only 9 am to 2 pm, all you can eat Buffet Breakfast with hay/sleigh rides available; Easter Weekend Special Easter Egg Hunt for children, all you can eat buffet breakfast and hay/sleigh rides Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Directions: 2 kilometers west of Moodie Drive in Ottawa's west end, minutes from the 417 on 270 acres of property. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Pony Rides for children Saturdays and Sundays during summer months.

Ottawa (South Ottawa)

  • Hollybrooke Farms - horse-drawn hayrides, horse-drawn carriage rides, Horse-drawn sleigh rides (weather permitting), events at your location (call for info)
    5280 Ramsayville Road, Ottawa, ON K1G 3N4. Phone: 613-822-0172. Fax: 613-822-4764. Open: Seven days a week. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Sleigh rides on the premises. Sleigh rides, trolley rides and carriage weddings or rides all available off premise. Cabin available for social gatherings and parties.

Farm Bed And Breakfasts


maple_sap_buckets_-_beaver_meadow_audubon_centerMaple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:

Ottawa (Metro Ottawa)

  • The Log Farm- Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, restrooms, gift shop, farm animals, tours of the operation, group tours
    670 Cedarview Rd., Ottawa, NA K2R1E5. Phone: (613) 913-4929. Email: [email protected]. Open: Year round, weather dependent.. Directions: See their website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.. Click here for our Facebook page. At the sugar bush, you can not only see how the pioneers would have collected and made maple syrup (it was very important to them) but you will also see maple syrup being made with modern wood fired equipment.  We only use buckets to collect sap from the trees and your family is welcome to take a couple of pails and go and collect sap from the trees throughout the bush.(ADDED: June 20, 2017, Suggested by a visitor)