Find a local pick your own farm here!

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steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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

For information about safely viewing the solar eclipse and where to get the approved glasses, see this page.  Or here to learn about the scam counterfeit solar eclipse glasses.

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!

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

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

Renfrew (Bonnechere Valley, Pembroke, Whitewater Region)

  • Boudens Gardens - Strawberries, Raspberries
    495 Drive In Road, Pembroke, ON, K8A 6W4. Phone: 613-735-0940. Directions: From hwy 17 exit, drive 2.1km. Turn right at Townline and go 0.4 km. Turn right at McKay Street and go 1.5km to 495 Drive In Road Sign at gate. Also: Peaches, Pears, Peas. Open: Monday to Friday 8am - 9pm, Saturday 8am - 5pm, Closed Sundays. (UPDATED: June 05, 2014, from their Facebook page)
  • Hugli's Blueberry Ranch - blueberries, pumpkins, winter squash
    2139 Greenwood Road, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W2. Phone: (613) 638-1288. Fax: (613) 638-1289. Email: [email protected]. Directions: The ranch is located about 1hr 20 minutes north west of Ottawa, in the Ottawa Valley. Take Hwy 17 to Pembroke and follow blue tourist signs. Exit Whitewater Road (County Road 24). The Ranch is at the corner of Greenwood Road (County Road 40) and County Road 24. From Pembroke, take Pembroke St, 4kms east of Wal-Mart. See this page for a map and directions. They also have a Fall Family Fun Festival, from late September though October, Weekends from 10am - 5pm; with a corn maze, pumpkin patch, pig races and more. Please check our website for picking conditions. Hugli's Blueberry Ranch also has an ice cream parlour featuring fresh blueberry sundaes and shakes. There is also a country gift store. Visit our animal family (llamas, goats, ducks, rabbits and a pot-bellied pig). Enjoy fall and Halloween activities in October, with our hay, pumpkin and 3 acre corn maze. At night, the corn maze becomes haunted. There is also a haunted house that will leave you frighteningly entertained. Not recommended for children under 5.
  • McGregor's Produce - beans, beets, corn (sweet), cucumbers, onions, pumpkins, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand
    351 Lochwinnich Road, Braeside, ON K0A 1G0. Phone: 613-432-9726. Directions: In Renfrew County. From Renfrew or Pembroke-take highway 17 East to Lochwinnoch Rd #6, turn left and follow our signs for 12 kms. From Arnprior or Ottawa take county Rd #1-- Madawaska Blvd West which turn into (River road), out of Arnprior through Braeside and follow our signs for 12 kms. Take a beautiful drive in the Ottawa Valley and come visit us at the farm, we be glad to meet you! . We are open June, July, August, September, October. Our hours are: Monday to Thursday 8am to 8pm and Friday to Sunday 8am to 5pm. Phone our berry/produce hotline to get updates on picking conditions and produce in season. Strawberries- mid June to mid July, SweetCorn mid July to late September, Yellow and Green beans in mid July to September and Other veggies Mid July to late September. Fall decorations and pumpkin patch in Mid September and October Payment: Cash, only. We offer school tours for grades Jk/Sk to Grade 3 during the fall. Classes learn about the farm and the lifecycle of a pumpkin. We also have lots of fall decorations and strawbales for sale at this time of year, so come down for a visit.
  • Phannenhour Berry Farm - pumpkins, strawberries,
    223 Sandy Beach Rd, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W8. Phone: 613-735-8276. Email: [email protected]. Open: Strawberries mid June to early July; Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm; Saturday 8am to 4pm; Closed on Sunday; Pumpkins September - October; Self serve honor system. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.

 


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


Local Honey Sources:


Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Renfrew (Bonnechere Valley, Pembroke, Whitewater Region)


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


Horse Rides and More:


Farm Bed And Breakfasts


Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks: