Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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

Notes for October 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.

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

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

Leeds and Grenville (Athens, Brockville, Elgin, Kemptville, Lansdowne, Odgensburg)

  • Halls Apple Market - apples
    2930 2nd Concession Rd, Brockville, ON K6V 5T1. Phone: 613-342-6320. Email: Open: Store Hours: Monday to Saturday from  8am-5:30pm All Year And Sundays April 1 to Christmas Day. Directions: GPS Coordinates are N44°37'59.26″ W75°39'22.98″; From Ottawa: Take the 416 South to the 401 West. Take the Maitland Rd. Exit #705. Turn left (west) onto 2nd Concession at the end of the off-ramp. Go 3km and look for the farm on the right. Pick Your Own apples is available from mid August until picking is finished in October. Bring your camera and a picnic lunch as we have picnic tables and a childrens playground. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. Typical Harvest Timing of Apples:

    August September  October 
    Yellow Transparent McIntosh Empire
    Melba Cortland Red Delicious
    Paula Red Royal Gala Golden Russet
    Jersey Mac Snow Northern Spy
    Lobo Honey Crisp Tolman Sweets
    Sunrise Spartan Bancroft
    Crabapples Clapps Pears Crispin
    Eenie Pears Flemish Pears Ida Red
    TTour buses and School Buses are welcome, there is ample parking. Please call ahead for information about guided tours of our working apple farm..  (ADDED: July 02, 2018, JBS)
  • New Noah's Farm - No pesticides are used, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, herbs or spices, onions, peppers, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals
    5230 Pettem Road, Lyn, ON K0E 1M0. Phone: 613-3428757. Email: Open: Seasonal - please call, inquire in advance. Directions: From Brockville, ON, or 401, go 2.4 km north on Stewart Bld -turn left (west) on CR27/Centenial road. Go about 5.8 km to Lyn; turn right (north) on route 46. Go 2.5km to T-junction - turn right, continue 1.6km. Turn right onto Pettem road - go to end = number 5230. From Athens, ON, go 8.7km east on route 42; turn right (south) on route 29. Go for 3.3 km, turn right (south) on route 46. Go for 3.8km and turn left on Pettem road - go to end = number 5230. See Google map 435461.93 m E, 4939965.45 m N. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. We speak English, French (petit peu), Serbian, Afrikaans.
  • Tincap Berry Farm - peas, raspberries (red), strawberries, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    4035 County Road 29, Brockville , ON K6V 5T4. Phone: 613-345-3096. Email: Open: Monday - Saturday In Strawberry and Raspberry Season Only 7am to 8pm. Directions: Just 5-10 minutes North off the 401 on Highway 29. Though the lights at Tincap on the right hand side (coming from Brockville). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards. Each week brings new variety to the market as different fruits and vegetables come into season. From asparagus and juicy strawberries, to fresh sweet corn, tomatoes, and crisp fall apples, you'll be able to savor the flavors of the season. We look forward to serving you. Find us on Saturday mornings at the Brockville Farmers Market. During Strawberry season find us at our stands in the parking lots of both the Brockville and Prescott Giant Tiger locations. Call us for availability and other location information today!. Typical harvest dates are:
    Mid-June to Mid-July:
    Strawberries - Pick-your-own or fresh picked available.
    Peas - Pick-your-own green or sugar snaps. The season usually runs three weeks. "Fall" strawberries available from mid-July until frost.
    Raspberries - Pick-your-own or fresh picked. The season usually runs two-three weeks.
    Already harvested Pumpkins - We have a wide variety of squash, pie pumpkins, carving pumpkins and decorative gourds.(UPDATED: July 02, 2018, JBS)

Ottawa (South Ottawa)

  • Foster Family Farm - strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    2132 Lockhead Road, North Gower, ON K0A2T0. Phone: 613-489-1893. Fax: n/a. Email: Open: Monday to Friday 6am to 7pm, Saturday 6am to 6pm, Sunday CLOSED, For Strawberry season. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Approximately Strawberries picking will start June 20th;. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Kings Creek Trees and Ornamentals - flowers, herbs or spices, lavender, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    427 Kings Creek Road, Rr3, Ashton, ON K0A 1B0. Phone: 613 253 4126. Fax: 613 253 4126. Email: Open: Monday to Sunday 8am to 7pm, year round. Directions: 17 kms west of the town of Richmond, Ontario, just off highway 10. See our website for map and further directions, or email us for specific directions. Pre Christmas workshops every weekend from mid November until the weekend before Christmas. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Log Cabin Orchard - apples, pumpkins, hayrides, we also have pie pumpkins
    6121 Cabin Road, Osgoode, ON. Phone: 613-826-5081. Email: Open: Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to dark. The Cabin, for which the property is named, was the original homestead of Clarke Moses, an Irish immigrant who settled the farm in the early 1800's. The Log Cabin orchard now serves as a unique shop offering country gifts, baked goods, jams & jellies, home made frozen meals, farm fresh apples and produce. In the Cabin you find a wonderful little craft shop decked out with Christmas ideas, warm apple cider on the cook stove and fresh out from the oven apple pies. Our One Acre Pick your Own Pumpkin with Jack o Lanterns, Pie Pumpkins, Specialty Pumpkins & Gourds. Free Parking, Free Wagon Hay Rides! The perfect spot for your Fall Family Photos. Our farm shop is open daily all year long and No Admission Fee makes the Log Cabin Apple Orchard a great way to spend the day picking apples.
  • Merivale Road Gardens - Pick your own strawberries
    2110 Merivale Road, Nepean, ON. Phone: 613 226-5378. Directions: 2 km south of Hunt Club Road. Just outside of Ottawa.
  • Millers' Farm and Market - pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries
    1121 Cindy Hill Cres., Manotick, ON K4M 1E7. Phone: 613-692-2607. Open: daily from early July to October 31, 9 am to 6 pm; weekends close at 5 pm. Directions: South on Prince of Wales Dr. Turn left at lights onto Rideau Valley Dr. Go through Manotick. Farm is 5 km south of town on right side #6158. We also have fresh picked beans, corn, currants, flowers, gooseberries, pumpkins, raspberries, squash, strawberries, tomatoes. (ADDED: June 10, 2014X)
  • Ovens Farm - UPDATE for 2018, they closed permanently last year
    4205 Nixon Drive, Osgoode, ON, K0A 2W0. The Ovens retired after 38 years, click here for the news story.
  • Purple Cow Strawberry Farm - Strawberries, Raspberries, Pumpkins.
    1439 Sale Barn Road, Greely, ON. Phone: 613-821-1345. Fax: 613-232-4013. Directions: Bank street south to Parkway Road East on Parkway. Corner of Parkway & Sale Barn Road.
  • Rideau Pines Farm - asparagus, beans, beets, cucumbers, currants (red and black), eggplant (aubergine), gooseberries, melons, onions, peas, peppers, raspberries, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables
    5714 4th Line Road, North Gower, ON K0A 2T0. Phone: 613-489-3601. Email us at: Directions: 5 Minutes South of Barrhaven just west of #416, take bankfield/Brophy road to 4th Line rd- between Manotick and Richmond . Open: Monday to Saturday 8am to 6 pm Sunday noon to 6 pm.


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