Find a local pick your own farm here!

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steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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

Simcoe area of Ontario U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

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

Dufferin (Amaranth, Honeywood, Maple Grove, Mono, Orangeville, Shelburne)

  • Birkbank Farms - Strawberries, Raspberries, vegetables
    6113 Wellington Cty Rd. 24, Orton, ON L0N 1N0. Phone: 519-855-6519. Fax: 519-855-6061. Email: [email protected]. Open: mid Apr - late Dec. Daily 9 am to 6 pm. PYO season 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Trafalgar Road north to Hillsburgh. Just 2km north. They have a market with a full range of fresh produce, bakery, homemade jams, crafts, gifts, asparagus, strawberries; some organic produce available. (UPDATED: January 31, 2013, jbs)
  • Jenala Farms - raspberries, strawberries, and prepicked produce
    475080 Dufferin County Road 11, Shelburne, ON L0N 1S5. Phone: 519-925-5464. Fax: 519-925-2346. Email us at: [email protected]. Directions: Straight south from Shelburne 6.5 km >From Orangeville watch for our blue tourism Ontario signs on highway 10 and 109 . We are open July, August. Our hours are: Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm; Saturday 8 am to 5 pm; Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Strawberries approximately June 28 - July 15 Raspberries approximately July 20 - August 5 Payment: Cash, only. Ready picked asparagus available at roadside mid-May to late June. Ready picked sweet corn and potatoes available August/September.

Muskoka (Bracebridge, Huntsville, Port Carling)

  • Brooklands Farm - asparagus, beans, beets, broad beans, carrots, corn (sweet), onions, peas, pumpkins, raspberries, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables
    1375 Butter & Egg Road, Bracebridge, ON P1L 1X4. Phone: 705-764-1888. Fax: 705 764 1695. Email: [email protected]. Directions: 1375 Butter & Egg Road is located 1km north of Hwy 118W at Milford Bay in Muskoka. Click here for a map. Open: May to October 8AM to 5PM weather and produce permitting. Always call for an update. We also produce Maple Syrup which is available late March onwards. We also grow potatoes and lettuces. We are a family farm and practice sustainable farming. We encourage eating locally and welcome children (for that matter adults) of all ages to learn and ask questions about farming and the importance of fresh produce. We grow about 5 different varieties that differ in maturity, flavour, taste and texture. Some are better for jam as they have a higher sugar content while others are large and fabulous looking and folks love them for eating and feasting their eyes on. During the berry season we have lots of berries available for pick-your-own die-hards and baskets of pre-picked berries for those of you who love berries but do not have the time, inclination or ability to pick!
  • Muskoka Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    1003 Manitoba Street, Bracebridge, ON P1L 1W9. Phone: 705-645-9862. Email: [email protected]. Open: Late July to early September; Please call phone number above for picking hours and updates. Directions: Drive north on Manitoba Street (main street of Bracebridge) until you are approximately 3 km from town. Watch for Muskoka Blueberries sign at 1003 Manitoba Street. Follow arrow signs from driveway to the patch. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Naturally grown. No pesticides.

Simcoe (Barrie, Bradford West, Innisfil, Midland, New Tecumseth, Orilli, Pentanguishene, Tay, Wasaga Beach)

  • Avalon Orchards - Certified Organic, U-pick apples, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), already-picked apples, restrooms, school tours
    3150 5th Line, Innisfil, ON L9S4P7. Phone: 705-458-9902. Email: [email protected]. Open: Daily August to November; 9:00am - 5:00pm; Normally season starts at the end of August and lasts until the middle of October; There is no admission charge to pick at our orchard. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Our season starts at the end of August and normally lasts until the middle of October. There is no admission charge to pick at our orchard except for a smile and a promise to be caring with our trees and our environment.
  • Barrie Hill Farms - beans, blueberries, peas, raspberries, strawberries
    2935 Barrie Hill Road, RR#2, Barrie, ON L4M 4S4. Phone: (705) 728-0571. Fax: (705) 739-3549. Email us at: [email protected]. We are open June, July, August, September. Open: The fruit stand: Monday to Friday from 8 am-8 pm; Sat 8 am to 5 pm; Sunday from 8am - 8pm. Pick your own fields: 8am - 4pm Saturday, Sunday & Holidays (Last wagon to the field leaves at 4pm) 8 am to 8 pm on Monday to Friday (Last wagon to the field leaves at 8pm) Crop report line (705)728-0571 Barrie Hill Farms 6th Annual Blueberry Pancake Festival Saturday and Sunday near the end of July from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm both days .
  • Cardinal Berry Farm - blueberries, currants, raspberries
    136 Line 5 South,Oro Station, ON L0L 2E0. Phone: 705-487-3935. Open: call for crop availability and hours. Directions: From Barrie, take Hwy. 11 north toward Orillia for 8 km. At Line 5 of Oro Twp., turn east and go 0.5 km. Open daily 9 am to 8 pm; Phone ahead.
  • Chapman's Berry Farm - currants, raspberries
    6414 Line 3 North, Midland, ON L4R 4K3. Phone: 705-835-5314. Open: call for crop availability, dates and hours. Directions: From Hwy 93 at Waverley go east 5 km on Vasey Rd. From Midland, take Old Fort Rd to Vasey Rd. Open Daily 8 am to 8 pm. Closed Sun. Call for conditions. Red currants.
  • Clarke's Vegetables - blueberries, raspberries, strawberries
    1571 Nursery Road, Minesing, ON L0L 1Y0. Phone: 705-728-4369. Open: June to September; Call ahead for hours.Directions: Located 4 km north of Springwater Park (Hwy. 26) on Nursery Rd.
  • Ego's Farm Market and Greenhouses - pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, peas, tomatoes
    596 Horseshoe Valley Rd., E., Coldwater, ON L0K 1E0. Phone: 705-326-9922. Open daily from 9 am to 6 pm; strawberries 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: We are located in the heart of Oro-Medonte Township on Horseshoe Valley Road, fifteen minutes drive from Orillia, and about 20 minutes from Barrie. 8 km west of Hwy 12 and 18 km east of Hwy 400. We also have fresh picked beans, peas, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes. Farm market June to October, featuring farm fresh produce in season, such as fresh-picked sweet corn, strawberries, tomatoes, pumpkins and much more! We also welcome you to our farm to pick-your-own strawberries, raspberries, peas and tomatoes as well. Follow the Twitter feed on the Pick-Your-Own page for updates.
  • Fernwood Farms & Market - blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), strawberries, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    7865 highway 26, Stayner, ON L0M 1S0. Phone: 705-428-3171. Email: [email protected]. Open: Call for hours. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. - Rr#2. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.
  • Foster's Farm - Strawberries, Raspberries
    RR#7, Midland, ON, L4R 4K4. Phone: 705-526-8149. Fax: 705-526-8149. Directions: Near Midland. Also: Roadside market, Vegetables.
  • Foxmoor Farm - currants (red and black), gooseberries, and prepicked produce, gift shop
    128 Kendal Road Vittoria, ON. Phone: 519 426-8188. Email: [email protected]. Directions: RR#1,, 17 km south of Simcoe off highway #24. Look for the sign on the north side. We are open July, August. Open: daily during season 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Payment: Cash, only. We also keep individually frozen currants on hand all winter ideally used for jams, jellies and baking. Available in 2 kg and 10 kg pails. Also available our own Black Currant Jam and Red Currant Jelly.
  • Gallacher's Orchard - apples, plums
    Nottawa, ON L0M 1P0. Phone: 705-445-6472. Open: Plums mid-Sept.; Apples Sept-Oct. Directions: 1 km south of Collingwood on Hwy 124, turn west at bridge in Nottawa to 7674 Nottawa Sideroad.
  • Giffen's Country Market - apples, raspberries, strawberries, Farmstand
    55 Station St., Glen Huron, ON L0M 1L0. Phone: 705-443-8199. Open: year round Monday to Friday from 7 am to 5 pm, Saturday to Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. We also have fresh picked apples, asparagus, corn, peas, preserves, raspberries, strawberries.
  • Kent Kreek Berries - blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, and prepicked produce, restrooms, picnic area
    3173 Hwy # 3 West, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4J9. Phone: 519-426-0924. Email: [email protected],com. Directions: 6 km West of Simcoe Ontario on Highway 3 (see website for directions) . We are open June, July, August, September. Our hours are: Open all week from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm Strawberries: June 15-July 1, Raspberries June 25-July 15, Blueberries July 15-August 25 Payment: Cash, only.
  • Lutick Blueberries - blueberries, lingonberries, aronia and sea buckthorn.
    1337 Ron Jones Road, Midland, ON L4R 4K3. Phone: 705-526-3042. Open daily from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: From Hwy. 93 at Waverley, go north 2 km to McMann Siderd. Turn right and go to Ron Jones Rd. Turn right and go 0.5 km to farm.
  • Maple Ridge Farm - I haven't heard back as to what you can pick here. If you hear, please write me!
    Stirling, ON. Phone: 613-395-2791. Directions: From Belleville, take Highway 62 north 22 km to Moira Road. Turn east and follow the signs. Open: daily 8 am to 8 pm.
  • McArthur's Berry Farm - strawberries,
    369 Line 5 South Rr#1, Oro Station, ON L0L2E0. Phone: 705-487-2619. Email: [email protected]. Open: during Strawberry Season from 8 am till dusk every day, weather and berries permitting. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Murphy's Farm Market - blueberries, pumpkins, raspberries (red), strawberries, restrooms
    5163 County Road 10,, Alliston, ON L9R 1V2. Phone: 705-435-2141. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm; Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, May until October 31; Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during November and December. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: August 25, 2015)
  • Oak River Produce - Strawberries, Raspberries
    RR#1, La Salette, ON, N0E 1H0. Phone: 519-582-0058. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Near Simcoe.
  • R Family Farm - beans, blackberries, corn (sweet), peas, raspberries (red), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, farm market, porta-potties are available
    3560 3rd Line, Cookstown, ON L0L 1L0. Phone: (705) 812-2373. Email: [email protected]. Open: Please see our website or call for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: In Innisfil - On the 3rd Line, east of side road 5 (County Road 53) , between highway 89 and Innisfil Beach Road. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: Mid June to Mid July, Raspberries: July, Sweet Corn: August to September, Blackberries: September. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. Containers available for purchase or you can bring your own. Please no smoking or pets.
  • Sovereign Farms - Strawberries, Raspberries
    130 Lutesville Road, Waterford, ON, N0E 1Y0. Phone: 519-443-4061. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Near Simcoe. Click here for a map.
  • Thunder Beach Berry Farm - blueberries, cut flowers, raspberries, strawberries
    1369 chemin du loup, Lafontaine, ON L9M2H7. Phone: 705 533-2345. Email: [email protected]. Open: Fields are open for picking daily from 7 AM to 1 PM; Our Fruit Stand is open daily at 7 AM Until Sold Out. Directions: see their website. From serious berry eaters to families looking for a fun day in nature, everyone will LOVE their time at our farm. Subject to availability, we may have a variety of Apples this year. Pre-cut flowers, Peonies and Gladiolas are available by mid summer. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
  • Valley Farm Market - beans, carrots, corn, meats, strawberries, tomatoes
    2457 County Rd 92,  Elmvale, ON L0L 1P0. Phone: 705-322-2646. Email: [email protected]. Open: Summer: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm; Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm; Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm; Winter: Tuesday to Saturday from9 am to 6 pm. Directions: Coming from Barrie, turn left at the main street in Elmvale (Hwy 92). Located 7 km west of Elmvale on the left hand side, 6 km east of Wasaga Bea. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (ADDED: June 05, 2014X)
  • Visser Farms - strawberries
    4505 - 20th Sideroad, Gilford, ON, L0L 1RO. Phone: 905-775-6956. Fax: 905-775-5073. Open: Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm; Closed Sundays; We are open June, July; Strawberries: mid June to mid July; Call the farm for exact dates. Directions: Take Hwy 11 to 13th line (between Hwy 88 and Hwy 89) Go east on the 13th line to the 20th sideroad. Go north on the 20th sideroad about one quarter mile to the farm. No pets or smoking on the farm premises. You may bring your own containers or purchase them at the farm. Contact the farm to arrange for pre-picked orders.
  • Wildflower Farm - flowers
    10195 Hwy 12 West, Coldwater, ON L0K 1E0. Phone: 866-476-9453. Email: [email protected]. Directions: From Toronto, drive north on Hwy 400. Just past the city of Barrie, you can either continue north on Hwy 400 to the Moonstone Rd. exit. There you turn right onto the Moonstone road (exit 136) and follow 3 km to where it ends at Hwy 12. At Hwy 12, make another right turn and drive 5 km to Wildflower Farm. Open: Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm EST.

 


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


Local Honey Sources:

Simcoe (Barrie, Bradford West, Innisfil, Midland, New Tecumseth, Orilli, Pentanguishene, Tay, Wasaga Beach)


Meats, Milk and Eggs:


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

Muskoka (Bracebridge, Huntsville, Port Carling)

  • Back of Beyond Equine Centre - Lighting, Heating, Cooking Facilities, Wedding Ceremony, Birthday parties, Business outings, Corporate events, PR or Marketing events, Filming or photo shoots, Classes, lectures or Speakers, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Catering available, You may bring your own food, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring your own linens and table silverware, B&B nearby, Hotel nearby, Motel nearby, horses, Horse riding at the farm, Beautiful rural setting, Hiking trails, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Bride and groom dressing areas available, children welcome, Smoking allowed in designated areas, handicap accessible, porta-potties are available, picnic area, pony rides, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    2572 Muskoka Road 10, Huntsville, ON P1H 2J3. Phone: 705-789-1605. Email: [email protected]. Open: call for hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Visa/MasterCard. Horse Drawn Sleigh/wagon rides available all year, Equine Experiential Learning, Family Events, Special holiday Events, Day camps, Playing with Ponies and Riding programs.

Simcoe (Barrie, Bradford West, Innisfil, Midland, New Tecumseth, Orilli, Pentanguishene, Tay, Wasaga Beach)

  • Rounds Ranch - Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Birthday parties, Business outings, Corporate events, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Other Private Parties, Lighting, Cooking Facilities, Kitchen facilities available, You may bring your own food, Tables and chairs are Provided , Some Linens and table silverware are provided, Servers Must Be Licensed for alcohol, Hotel nearby, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, dairy cows, sheep, goats, horses, chickens, pigs, llamas/alpacas, other animals, Beautiful rural setting, horse riding, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, children welcome, Pets welcome, No smoking allowed, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), face painting, inflatables/bounce house, jumping pillow, ziplines, pedal kart track, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    1922 County Road 92 Elmvale, ON L0L1P0. Phone: 705-322-6293. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: FROM WASAGA BEACH East on River Road, go past Foodland, Wasaga Stars Arena. This road becomes County Road 92 once you get past the Beach. Rounds Ranch is about 8 km east of Wasaga Beach on the north side of County Road 92. FROM ELMVALE Rounds Ranch is about 5 km west of Elmvale on the north side of County Road 92. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: March 17, 2016)

Horse Rides and More:

Muskoka (Bracebridge, Huntsville, Port Carling)

  • Back of Beyond Equine Centre - Boarding stables, Horse leasing, Riding academies, schools, English riding equipment & instruction, Dressage lessons, Wedding facilities, Beautiful rural setting, Hiking trails, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, School tours, children welcome, beginners riding lessons, specialty riding lessons, horse-drawn hayrides, Horse-drawn sleigh rides (weather permitting), horse trailers, Riding equipment, porta-potties are available, pony rides, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    2572 Muskoka Road 10, Huntsville, ON P1H 2J3. Phone: 705-789-1605. Email: [email protected]. Open: Call for hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Visa/MasterCard. Back of Beyond is owned and operated by Cathy Foyston and Bill Statten and is nestled deep in the valley on 95 acres in the pristine region of Muskoka, Ontario (between the towns of Huntsville and Port Sydney). It is a sanctuary for horse lovers and horses alike, offering a safe, fun and personalized approach to learning the fine art of horsemanship.

Simcoe (Barrie, Bradford West, Innisfil, Midland, New Tecumseth, Orilli, Pentanguishene, Tay, Wasaga Beach)

  • Rounds Ranch - Boarding stables, Horse trails (guided), Riding academies, schools, Horses rented (guided trails), Horse leasing, Riding academies, schools, Horse riding lessons, equipment & instruction, Western riding equipment & instruction, English riding equipment & instruction, Tent camping, horses allowed, Wedding facilities, Beautiful rural setting, Fishing nearby, boating nearby, skiing nearby, snowmobiling nearby, School tours, children welcome, handicap accessible, beginners riding lessons, specialty riding lessons, Riding equipment, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, Jumping pillow, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1922 County Road 92, Elmvale, ON L0L 1P0. Phone: 705-322-6293. Fax: 705-322-2146. Email: [email protected]. Open: By appointment only. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: http://www.roundsranch.com/contact.html. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Call ahead to book riding lesson and trail riding.

Farm Bed And Breakfasts


Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:


Wholesale Foods

Simcoe (Barrie, Bradford West, Innisfil, Midland, New Tecumseth, Orilli, Pentanguishene, Tay, Wasaga Beach)

  • B.F.F Golden Raspberry Gardens - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, Regional delivery (see below for details), all produce is sustainably grown, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), pony rides, birthday parties
    2392 7th Line, Innisfil, ON l9s 4h5. Phone: 705-436-7466. Fax: 7054367100. Email: [email protected].com. Open: Wednesday to sun 10am to 8pm. Directions: 400 north to Innisfil Beach Road. East on IBR to Yonge Street Head south, first street on the left. Payment: Cash, only. Coming soon Pony rides and Paintball Birthday Parties Bookong now for AUGUST!!!!!!. We have superb Anne Fall Gold raspberry plants ready to tag and ship mid winter for spring planting. Our plants produce the most delicious berries. Large quantities available. Ship bare root.