Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Owen Sound area of Ontario?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Owen Sound area of 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operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly I make updates daily (each farm as changes are reported, or I find it).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!

And if you know of any 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   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 April 2018, and other timely information:

Notes for April 2018: Spring is here and that means Strawberry season is upon us!  It started in February in Florida, Texas, southern California; then 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.

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 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!

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!

Owen Sound area of Ontario U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county

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

Bruce (Brockton, Kincardine, Saugeen Shores, South Bruce)

  • Smiths' Pick Your Own Apples and Farm Market - Apples, Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, school tours
    470 The River Road, Port Elgin, ON N0H 2C7. Phone: (519) 832-2971. Fax: (519) 832-2971. Email: [email protected]. Open: 10 am to 5:30 pm daily during the season. Directions: RR3. Click here for a map. Payment: Cash, Check. In-Store Artisan Bakery offering freshly baked goods daily.

Grey (Clarksburg, Meaford, Owen Sound, West Grey)

  • Barbetta Orchards - apples, pears, plums, pumpkins, raspberries,
    RR #1, Meaford, ON N4L 1W5. Phone: 519-538-2206. Directions: PYO located on Hwy 26 west of Meaford (towards Owen Sound) on the north side. Open: PYO raspberries open mid-July to August 8 am to 6 pm; Fall Market open mid September to October, 8 am to 6 pm. New market located at Hwy.6 Hepworth open mid-August to October, 8 am to 6 pm.We also have fresh picked apples, pears, plums, pumpkins, raspberries, squash.
  • The Farmer's Pantry - apples, raspberries
    788030 Beaver Valley Road, Blue Mountains, ON. Phone: 519-599-3691. Fax: 519-599-7385. Email: [email protected]. Open: July 4th to November 1st; Open 10-5 except in raspberry season, when we'll see you bright and early at 8am! Also open by appointment! See this page for current hours!
  • Keyzer's Fruit Farm - Apples, cherries (sweet & pie), strawberries, plums, raspberries & pears,
    3584 Bruce Road 1, Paisley, NA N0G 2N0. Phone: (519) 353-5211. Email: [email protected] . Open: Monday to Saturday: from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Sunday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. June is strawberry season; come July, there are sweet cherries, raspberries and yellow plums. August brings pie-cherries, early apples and pears, followed by winter apples, pears and blue plums in September through October. We are planting other types of fruit, including peaches, apricots, new apple varieties, blueberries, honey berries, blackberries, gooseberries, currants and rhubarb. We also grow garlic and pumpkins.
    A visitor writes on July 22, 2014: "Easy to move around. It has what I'm looking for, Fresh Fruit! They are helpful."
  • Lavender Harvest Celebration - Uses natural growing practices, flowers, herbs/spices, already-picked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, events at your location (call for info)
    Artemesia-glenelg Townline, Markdale, ON N0C 1H0. Phone: 905-881-8656. Email: [email protected]. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Lavender: Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and July 19 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; Pick your own or ready picked Lavender bunches; Self tour our organic Lavender Gardens; Plants, products and demonstrations; Register number of people attending through our website or email; Directions will be send by return email. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Organic Lavender farm in a picturesque setting overlooking a small lake.
  • Scotch Mountain Vineyard - Uses natural growing practices, grapes,
    Grey Road 12, Meaford, ON N4K 2W5. Phone: 519-376-1901. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in August, September, October. Open: See our website for contact information. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only.
  • T and K Ferri Orchards - apples
    496415 Grey Rd 2, Clarksburg, ON N0H1J0. Phone: 647-627-8147. Open: Early September- late November Thursday to Sunday from 9am-5-pm. Directions: Located on Grey Road 2 between Ravenna and Thornbury in the beautiful Beaver Valley. We also have fresh picked apples, honey.

 

 


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