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. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 April 2020, and other timely information:

Notes for April 2020: Spring is here! Strawberry season started in February in Florida, Texas, southern California; then starts in March along the Gulf coast, April in the Deep South and west coast, May through much of the country, and June in northern areas. Blueberries are next, about a month later. Of course, cool weather crops, like Rhubarb, asparagus and greens should be available almost everywhere. 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 strawberries, blueberries 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 make sure that they're open, given rapidly changing state requirements for businesses and people due to Coronavirus.

It's likely that many Easter Egg Hunts will be cancelled, but check on 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!

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, or a Cherry or cherry blossom festival or a Blueberry festival.

We also have 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 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!

West Ottawa, Ontario U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, 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.  Open: UPDATE for 2019, They may have closed; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open?  If so, please write me, their last reported hours were Monday to Friday 8am - 9pm, Saturday 8am - 5pm, Closed Sundays.I'm guessing they are no longer in business. There is no post nor response from them on their Facebook page since 2015. I'll message them directly to ask.  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. (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: info@blueberryranch.ca. 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: phannenhour@gmail.com. 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)