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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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!
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What's in season in February 2018, and
other timely information:
Notes for February 2018: The northern half of the U.S.
(and most of Canada, of course) are under snow. So, the crops to pick are pretty
much limited to Florida, Texas, southern California and a few other areas of the
Deep South. Citus, for one, is a crop that is usually available now; and
in those areas, soon also strawberries and blueberries.Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
We also have a website for both
Valentine's Day information, facts and fun and one for
day (including great recipes for corned beef, Irish stew, etc.)
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
West Ottawa, Ontario U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by
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)
[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
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,
223 Sandy Beach Rd, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W8. Phone:
[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.