Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Windsor, Chatham, Southwest Ontario?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Windsor, Chatham, Southwest 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operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly. Since 2002, 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!

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   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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

Notes for November 2018: Autumn is here! Apples, pears, Fall raspberries, figs, winter squash , corn mazes and pumpkin patches are here. And there are still tomatoes, corn and other vegetables in most areas. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local apple festival, and see our guide to apple varieties (when they ripen, best uses), . Also picking tips, recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, pumpkins, peaches, tomatoes, corn etc.

See our comprehensive list of 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!

Health insurance: Open enrollment is almost here.  You may have heard  that health sharing plans, like Liberty and Medi-Share are less than half the cost of ObamaCare plans. We have a complete, simple comparison of the 6 major health sharing plans here.

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!

Windsor, Chatham, Southwest Ontario U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county

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

Chatham-Kent (Bothwell, Chatham-Kent, Dresden, Glencoe)

  • Boley Farms - pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes
    6607 Riverview Line, Chatham, ON N7M 5T1. Phone: 519-351-6786. Directions: Follow Hwy. 401 to exit 81, Bloomfield Rd. approx. midway between London and Windsor. Go left/north 6 km to Riverview, then left/west 6 km to #6604 on left. We also have fresh picked cucumber, currants, gooseberries, pumpkins, raspberries, squash, strawberries, tomatoes. (ADDED: June 10, 2014X)
  • Great Lakes Lavender - No pesticides are used, lavender, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked
    9560 Pioneer Line, Chatham, ON N7M 5J1. Phone: 519-397-2172. Email: [email protected]. Open: Visit our website for hours of operation. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Great Lakes Lavender Festival (including Pick-Your-Own): first weekend in July. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Pardo's Berrie Farm - beans, blackberries, blueberries, peas, peaches, peppers, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), strawberries, farm market
    7951 Talbot Trail, Blenheim, ON N0P 1A0. Phone: 519-676-2008. Fax: 519-676-4419. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Thursday from 8am to 8pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday 8am to 6pm. Directions: 4 KM West of Cedar Springs on Talbot Trail. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: June 15 to July 15 Raspberries: July 10 to August 10 Blueberries: July 15 to September 10 Blackberries August 15 to September 20 Peaches August 05 to September 5. Payment: Cash, Cheque.
  • Parks Blueberries - Raspberries, Fall Raspberries, Blueberries
    14815 Longwoods Road, Bothwell, ON, N0P-1C0. Phone: 866-901-5373. Phone: 519-692-3210. Email: [email protected]. Email: [email protected]. Directions: 401 - West to Ridgetown, Thamesville exit #109. North to Thamesville. East 7km on #2 to Parks. Near Chatham, London, Sarnia, & Windsor. Blueberries from July 28 to September 1 (approx), Hours 10 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week. (UPDATED: June 7, 2015, JBS)
  • Sno-Berries c/o Brad Snobelen Farms - raspberries, strawberries, and prepicked produce
    12272 McKays Line , East of McKays Corners , Kent Bridge, ON N0P1V. Phone: 519-674-0504. Fax: 519 674 0504. Email us at: [email protected]. Directions: From 401 , take the Ridgetown exit north towards Thamesville .At Mckays Line , turn left, about 2 k , farm on left hand side . We are in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent , from McKays Corners , east on Mckays Line 3 K . We are open June, July. Our hours are: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to 5 pm. Strawberries : June 15 -June 30 Raspberries : July 1 - July 25 Payment: Cash, only.

Essex (Essex, Kingsville, Lakeshore, Lasalle, Leamington, Windsor)

  • Arrow Farms - strawberries
    951 9th Concession,  Maidstone, ON N0R 1K0. Phone: 519-727-6418. Open: Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 4 pm. Directions: From Windsor, take County Road #42 east to the 9th Concession of Maidstone Twp. (1.5 km east of Manning Rd). Turn south and continue for 3 km. The farm is located on the right. We also have fresh picked beans, beets, cabbage, corn, cucumber, eggplants, onions, peppers, strawberries, tomatoes.
  • Byrne Produce - Farmstand
    2281 Front Rd, Amherstburg, ON N9V3R3. Phone: 519 978-3448. Open: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Directions: Take Todd Lane east to Malden Rd. Turn left (south) onto Malden Rd. Follow Malden Rd (approx 8 km) and turn left onto Front Rd. 2281 Front Rd is on the left. We also have fresh picked baked goods, beets, carrots, corn, cucumber, eggplants, fruits, garlic, honey, maple syrup, melons, onions, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, vegetables, zucchini. ADDED: June 10, 2014, JBS) )
  • Clarkson's Roadstand - strawberries, porta-potties are available
    492 County Road 34 W, Essex, ON N8M 2X5. Phone: 519-839-5553. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm and Saturday and Sunday 8am to 7pm. Directions: Please click on Google maps to locate us. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Come out and enjoy the big sweet June berries the best in the county.
  • Kennette Orchard - apples, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, restrooms
    913 Lakeshore Road 107, Lakeshore, ON N8M2X7. Phone: 519-727-3064. Fax: 519-727-3064. Email: [email protected]. Open: 7 days a week from 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: Located 1 road west of the Puce road 1 mile south of Country Road 42 Our road is now called Lakeshore Road 107, formerly called 6th Concession. Open September 1 until October 31. Payment: Cash, only. We also sell pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, gourds and pears. Kennette Orchard has lots of butternut squash, ornamental gourds and a large selection of pumpkins to go along with our just picked apples.
  • Klassen Blueberries - UPDATE for 2018 Closed permanently.
    954 County Road 50 East, Harrow, ON N0R 1G0. Phone: 519-738-4089. Open: Closed permanently.
  • Meleg's Lakeview Orchard - apples, blackberries, cherries, peaches, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, Other fruit or veg, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, restrooms
    158 Arner Townline, Kingsville, ON N9Y 2E6. Phone: 519 733-4857. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Sunday from 8 am to 6. 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. Other fruits: plums, peaches, pears, nectarine, melons, honeydew, watermelons, pumpkins Vegetables: bean, potatoes, pickles, onions, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet corn Other products: paprika spice, apple cider vinegar, jams, local honey.
  • Raymont's Berries - strawberries, farmstand
    445E County Road 14, Cottam, ON N0R 1N0. Phone: :519 839-5422. Email: [email protected]. Open: Farm market open daily from 9 am to 6 pm and pick your own when is season. Directions: Located on County road 14, east of Cottam, 7 km from County road 27. (UPDATED: June 10, 2017, JBS) 
  • Scherer Orchards - UPDATE: June 08, 2017: A visitor tells me they are now permanently closed
    1705 Road 4 East (Essex Road 18), Kingsville, ON N9Y 2E5. . Click here for a link to our Facebook page
  • Thiessen Orchards - apples, pumpkins, U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area, face painting, Bounce house, school tours
    400 Talbot Road East, Leamington, ON N8H3V6. Phone: 519-326-5282. Fax: 519-326-2089. Email: [email protected]. Open: Sunday to Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, September 6 to October 29, including Thanksgiving Monday. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From the East (e.g. Toronto/London): Take 401 West to highway 77. Turn left onto highway 77 and follow for approximately 12 miles (there will be a left turn just before Staples to stay on Highway 77). Turn left onto County Road 33 and continue straight until you reach a STOP sign. Turn left onto County Road 34 (Talbot Road East) towards Wheatley for 1 mile. We are on the right hand side of the road. Click here for a map and directions. The Haunted Barn will be opening Friday October 5; Hours for the Haunted Barn will be Friday from 6 pm to 10 pm, Saturday from 3 pm to 10 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Wagner Orchards and Estate Winery - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, peaches, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, farm animals, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1222 Lakeshore Road 103, Maidstone, ON N0R1K0. Phone: 519-723-4807. Email: [email protected]. Open: Peaches August and September Daily 10 am to 6 pm Apples September and October Daily 10 am to 6pm. Directions: Take County Road #42 2 miles east of Manning Road, turn south on Lakeshore Road 103, continue down Lakeshore 103 4 kms over the 401; we are the first farm on your left - #1222. NOTE GPS address is 1222 Concession 8 W, Lakeshore Ontario. Click here for a map and directions. Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm September, October and December Open weekends 10 am to 5 pm only in November, January, February, March Open Wednesday to Sunday 10 am to 5 pm April through August. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. We have an on farm estate winery with grape and fruit wine. In the fall we run tractor drawn hay rides through the orchard. We have an on farm bakery with fresh pies, strudels and other baked goods. We have all natural farm raised beef and Mennonite Summer Sausage. Our farm also features an event room for special events. At Wagner Orchards and Estate Winery, we grow our products and raise our animals in an environmentally-friendly atmosphere. Without the use of hormones, chemicals or antibiotics and a continually reduced use of pesticides, our food is grown in the healthiest way possible.

Lambton (Algonac, Petrolia, Plympton-Wyoming, Sarnia, Warwick)

  • Around the Bend Berry Farm - blueberries, strawberries,
    8591 Goosemarsh Line, Grand Bend, ON N0M 1T0. Phone: 519 243 3009. Open: Sunday to Sunday from 8 to 8 while berries are in season. Directions: One kilometre south of the Pinery Provincial Park Entrance on Highway 21. Left on Jenna Road. Right on Goosemarsh Line. 8591 Goosemarsh Line. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 07, 2015)
  • Birnam Orchard's - cherries, pumpkins (brought in from the field)
    6771 Nauvoo Rd, Arkona, Ontario N0M 1B0. Phone: 519-849-6315. Open: mid July til early November, Mon thru Saturday 8 - 7, Sundays, 10- 6. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. U-pick cherries, Fruit and Vegetable stand, cherries, apples, peaches, plums, nectarines, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, beans, zucchini, pumpkins, squash, corn, garlic. Available early July. As our first product available each season, sweet cherries provide an exciting start to the summer. We have ten different varieties of cherries over seven acres, including sweet black cherries and Rainier (yellow blush) cherries. Different varieties ensure that there are no gaps in the season, and that we will always have cherries available at the market. When the cherry crop is heavy enough, we offer both ready-picked and you-pick services.
    Comments from a visitor on July 13, 2012: "Friendly people, good prices, great for people who want to preserve their own fruits and vegetables or enjoy fresh Ontario produce."
  • Hornblower Homestead And Orchard - cherries, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    7567 Ridge Road, Thedford, ON N0M 2N0. Phone: 519-296-4403. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday, 7 am to 8 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in June, July, August. Payment: Cash, Check. Besides our CSA we also offer pick your own sweet cherries during the month of July. If you are interested in this service please stay tuned to for first picking date posted mid- June.
  • The Red Barn Fruit Farm - black sweet cherries, red tart (sour) cherries, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, farm market, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    8651 Arkona Road, Arkona, ON N0M 1B0. Phone: 519-828-3695. Fax: 519-828-3280. Email: [email protected]. Open: 8:00am to 8:00pm 7 days a week From July 1 pm to October 31. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From north London: west on Highway 22/Fanshawe Park Road. Right onto Highway 81. Left onto Townsend Line/County road 12 From south London: west onto Highway 401. Merge onto 402. Take Exit Kerwood Road Second stop turn left onto Townsend Line. From Sarnia: East on 402. Exit Watford/Arkona. Left onto Highway 79. Right onto Highway 22. Left onto Arkona Road. Right onto Townsend Line. Click here for a map and directions. U-PICK sweet cherries available early July U-PICK Red Tart cherries available mid-July U-PICK Apricots and plums available end of July Ready picked peaches available August Ready picked apples, pumpkins and squash available September/October. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Click here for our Facebook page. Formerly Marsh Farm.
  • Twin Pines Orchards and Cider House and Estate Winery - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    8169 Kennedy Line Rural Route 4, Thedford, ON N0M 1B0. Phone: 519-296-5558. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm: June 1 to December 31 Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm: January1 to June 1. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Wine and Cider tastings Saturday 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm all weekends throughout the year. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We also have fresh picked apples, cider, grapes, pears, peppers, plums, pumpkins, raspberries, squash, strawberries, tomatoes. (ADDED: August 24, 2015)
  • Zekveld's Garden Market - Strawberries, Raspberries,
    4622 London line, Wyoming, ON N0N 1T0. Phone: 519-845-3482. Fax: 519-845-1079. Email: [email protected]. Open call or see their website for hours and availability. Directions: one quarter mile east of Reeces Corners. Take #21 south Wyoming off 402. Near Sarnia. Also: Peppers, Apples.

 


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