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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 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.

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

Lanark (Carleton Place, Mississippi Falls, Perth, Smith Falls)

  • Baker's Farm - Strawberries, Raspberries
    RR#1 - 109 Rosedale Road, Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 5B8. Phone: 613-283-5033. Directions: 5 km east of Smiths Falls on hwy 43 at Rosedale road. Near Brockville. Also: Sweet Corn.
  • Beckwith Berries - strawberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area (bring your own food)
    9961 Cavanagh Road, Carleton Place, ON K7C 0C4. Phone: 1 (613) 253-41. Email: Open: Monday through Friday from 8 am until 8 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 8 am until 4 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque.
  • Geobern Farm - the James' - pumpkins, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    2634 Rosetta Road, Lanark, ON K0G 1K0. Phone: 613-256-1585. Fax: 613-256-1585. Email: Directions: From Ottawa head West on 417 Exit at the Almonte exit Hwy 49 Drive into the town of Almonte, and continue straight on Wolf Grove Road (Cty Road 16). Drive for 16km and turn left onto Rosetta Road - the farm is 1km on that Road (From Almonte you can follow the signs) Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: Saturday & Sunday 10-4 School tours during the week as scheduled the farm opens in the middle of September and is open until Halloween, including Thanksgiving Monday Payment: Cash, only. Free admission.

Ottawa (West Ottawa)

  • Acorn Creek Garden Farm - asparagus, eggplant (aubergine), beans, beets, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants (red and black), gooseberries, melons, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, and prepicked produce, restrooms, picnic area, wagon rides
    928 Oak Creek Road, Carp, ON K0A 1L0. Phone: 613-836-2613. Email: Open: Visitors are welcome at the Farm 7 Days of the Week Between 8 am and 6 pm year round; (During our winter months please call us before visiting the Farm) Strawberries in Late June and August-October. Directions: See the Directions & Map. Take Highway #417 to the Carp Road (Exit 144), go north about 1 km. to Richardson Side Road, go right for about 1 km. to Oak Creek Road and go left about 2 km. to Acorn Creek Garden Farm at 928 Oak Creek Road. We are open May, June, July, August, September, October. Payment: Cash, only. We take debit (Interact) cards. Orders for prepicked produce can be placed by phone. MelonFest and Pepper Pow. Wow! festival is held every Labour Day Sunday and Monday from 10:00 to 4:00 featuring 120 varieties of melons and over 100 peppers. The Farm Market also features Naturally Cindy's jams, other fresh produce and much, much more. See our website for details! Over 200 varieties of pick-our-own fruits and vegetables are grown at the Acorn Creek Garden Farm. The most popular pick-your-own fruit or vegetable by far is strawberries. Over a dozen varieties of strawberries are grown on the farm in two crops. The first crop matures in late June. This is the most popular time for families to pick strawberries for eating and preserving. The second crop matures in mid-to-late August and are available for picking until frost in October. Pick Your Own Peas, Beans, Asparagus, Rhubarb and Other Vegetables. Some of the other popular pick-your-own fruits and vegetables include beans, peas, asparagus, corn, and rhubarb.  Pleas check our Farm Fresh This Week page to see what fruits and vegetables are freh now. Check the Acorn Creek Garden Farm Harvest Calendar for Season Availability. (UPDATED: July 02, 2018, JBS)
  • Dekok Family Berry Farm - Apples, raspberries, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, prepicked produce, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    1070 March Road, Kanata, ON K2K1X7. Phone: 613-592-3779. Email: Directions: From the Queensway (Hwy 417), take the March Road exit and travel about 7km to 1070 March Road. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September. Open: Weekdays, 7:30 to 7:30 Saturdays, 7:30 to 6 Sundays, closed. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Baker's Farm - Strawberries, Raspberries
    RR#1 - 109 Rosedale Road, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 5B8. Phone: 613-283-5033. Directions: 5 km east of Smiths Falls on hwy 43 at Rosedale road. Near Brockville. Also: Sweet Corn.
  • Baskin's Berries - raspberries
    3247 Torwood Dr., Dunrobin, ON K0A 1T0. Phone: 613-832-1363. Email: Directions: From Ottawa, west on hwy 417 to Kanata. Exit March Road, north to Dunrobin Road. Through Dunrobin to Vane's Side Road Right to second intersection. Torwood Drive, right, first farm on right, small grains, hay, pasture.
  • Spencer Grange - Strawberries
    1899 Quin-Mo-Lac Road, Tweed, ON, K0K-3J0. Phone: 613-478-3815. Directions: From Tweed take Hungerford Road (Quin-Mo-Lac rd) west 3.5km. From Hwy 37 or Hwy 62 go east 10km on Quin-Mo-Lac Road Near Picton.


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