Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in South Ottawa, Ontario?  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. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "Eatwell", "pickit" and the ones that ends with ".farm"; they do not verify or update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly. Since 2002, I make updates daily (each farm as changes are reported, or I find it). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

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   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!

What's in season in December 2018, and other timely information:

Notes for December 2018: Autumn is here! Apples, pears, Fall raspberries, figs, winter squash , corn mazes and pumpkin patches are here. And there are still tomatoes, corn and other vegetables in most areas. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local apple festival, and see our guide to apple varieties (when they ripen, best uses), . Also picking tips, recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, pumpkins, peaches, tomatoes, corn etc.

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.  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 or outdated, please write me!

Health insurance: Open enrollment is almost here.  You may have heard  that health sharing plans, like Liberty and Medi-Share are less than half the cost of ObamaCare plans. We have a complete, simple comparison of the 6 major health sharing plans here.

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!

South Ottawa, Ontario U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, 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: [email protected]. 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: [email protected]. 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: [email protected]. 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: [email protected]. 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: [email protected] 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)