Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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

Notes for November 2020: Crop growth is slowing down, except for Christmas tree farms and if you live in southern California, southern Texas, Florida or along the Gulf coast where citrus are ripe, and believe it or not, the blueberry and strawberry season in those areas is about to begin. See your state harvest calendar . This year, much of the country is still seeing mild weather, so lettuce, peas, broccoli, cabbage  and other greens are thriving.  And this is a good time to get a canner and  learn how to preserve foods for the winter, like canning some applesauce, apple butter or jam, which make great gifts. As do your own homemade specialty liqueurs! How about homemade cranberry sauce or a pumpkin pie made from a real pumpkin for the holidays? 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. A fun winter activity is to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!

Valentine's Day - February 14 - See this website for Valentines Day history, facts and Amazon's top picks for fast, easy, inexpensive gifts for the man, woman or children in your life!

Easter will be April 4, 2021 - if you want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

 

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!

Ottawa, Ontario U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county

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

Ottawa (Metro Ottawa)

  • Ferme Proulx Farm - strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, Pumpkins, maple syrup, farm market, weddings, school tours, birthday parties,
    1865 Chemin O'Toole, Cumberland, Ottawa, ON K4C 1N2. Phone: 613-833-2417. Email: [email protected].  Open: see their website for hours.  Directions:  just a few minutes from Orleans and 30 minutes east of downtown Ottawa.  The farm also holds  Birthdays, School Visits, Corporate Events, Weddings, Maple Fest, Berries & Veggies, Pumpkin Fest, Click here for a link to our Facebook  page.  Online Store, Farm Store.  Strawberry Pick-Your-Own Season estimated opening date of mid-June to mid-July; During the season, we offer 10-13 varieties of strawberries, ranging in colour from pinkish-red to bright red. Our strawberries are juicy and sweet, perfect for snacking, making jams, or as a healthy dessert. There is nothing like the taste of Ontario strawberries!
    Raspberry and blueberry Pick-Your-Own Season: mid-July until early August. We recommend that you contact us at 613-833-2417 for updates on picking conditionss
    Maple Syrup:  Short and sweet, sugar bush season is our favourite time of year. Winters in Ottawa can be a little long, but we know that once the sugar shack fire is burning nice and hot, our favourite people and a new growing season aren't far behind.  Our maple syrup sugaring season will begin in late February and ends in mid April. (ADDED: October 20, 2020, JBS)
  • Needham's Market Garden - Uses Integrated Pest Management, PYO strawberries, farm market, winery
    1335 Ottawa Rd. 29, Arnprior, ON K7S 3G7. Phone: 613-983-6082. Email: [email protected]. Alternate email: [email protected]. Open: May to October, 7 days week from 8 AM to 6 PM, From November to April, we are open by appointment.. We have 75 acres of berries, corn and mixed vegetables, raspberries, along with almost every other vegetable you may want. During berry and pumpkin season at the farm. We also have Veggie stands in Almonte, Arnprior, Carleton Place and Renfrew. We would love to see you at the farm. Whether it's berry picking, a wine-tasting event, or to check out our country store, please visit us. Look at our events section for times for special events. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  Fresh produce is available when its in season. You are welcome to shop at the farm, stop by a roadside stand or visit us at one of the markets we attend. Explore our full list of fresh produce.  (ADDED: July 02, 2018, JBS)
  • 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. approximately June 20 - July 20. Groups accepted by appointment. Picnic area, playground and pet farm. Prepicked Berries for sale.
  • Rochon Garden - pick-your-own strawberries
    1101 Yorks Corners Rd., Edwards, ON. Phone: 613-821-3245. Alternate phone: 613-290-9146. Email: [email protected]. Open: daily, in season, starting in early July. Rochon Garden is a family farm in Ottawa's backyard which has evolved tremendously since it's creation in 1957. Our goal is to continually offer quality food and exceptional service to all of our customers. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (ADDED: July 02, 2018, JBS)
  • 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)

 


 


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