Where in Central Ontario, Canada to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

This month's notes: September 2014: Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries tomatoes, corn and most vegetables are being picked in most places; strawberries are finishing or done; Peaches are in and early apples have started. Find a local blueberry festival and blueberry picking tips here. See how easy it is to make strawberry jam or strawberry-rhubarb jam! Make your own homemade strawberry ice cream including low fat, low sugar and other flavors))  Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy canning and freezing directions!

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Central Ontario, Canada U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

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Central Ontario, Canada U-Pick Farms and Orchards

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Ontario

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

Central Ontario

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. (ADDED: June 10, 2014, from their website)
  • Dykstra Farms - Strawberries,
    304 Clark Street, Clarksburg, ON N0H 1J0. Phone: 519-599-7669. Open: June-October, on Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm; closed Sunday. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: July 03, 2010)
  • The Farmer's Pantry - apples, raspberries
    788030 Beaver Valley Road, Blue Mountains, ON. Phone: 519-599-3691. Fax: 519-599-7385. Email: msheridan@bmts.com. 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! (UPDATED: June 08, 2014, from their website)
  • 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: keyzerfruitfarm@yahoo.ca . 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. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: July 22, 2014)
    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: stoneyhollow1@sympatico.ca. 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. (ADDED: May 10, 2009)
  • 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. (ADDED: February 20, 2009)
  • 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. (ADDED: June 10, 2014, from their website)

Hastings (Bancroft, Belleville, Madoc, Trenton)

  • Brambleberry Farm U-Pick - blueberries, currants, gooseberries, raspberries, strawberries
    9 Mitchell Rd., Quinte West ( Wooler ), Ontario K0K 3M0. Phone: 613-398-8350. Open: June - Sept for u-pick season; see our website or call for crop availability, dates and hours. Directions: From 401, take Wooler Rd. (exit 522) north to the Town of Wooler. Drive 5 km north east on Cty Rd 5. Farm is on south side. Strawberries; 2 acres of Sapphire, St. Pierre, Wendy, Sable, Mira, Kent, Annapolis. Raspberries; 5 acres of red varieties. Currants; 1/3 acre red and black currants. Blueberries; 8.5 acres of highbush ...Bluecrop and Blueray. Gooseberries. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (ADDED: June 05, 2014, JBS)
  • Campbell's Orchards and Country Market - apples, beans, peas, pumpkins, raspberries (red), strawberries, tomatoes,
    Rr#1 Carrying Place 1633 Rednersville Road/County Road 3, Carrying Place, ON K0K 1L0. Phone: 613-962-3751. Fax: 613-962-3751. Email: info@campbellsorchards.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: West: We are located 2 hrs from Toronto. Turn off the 401 at the Wooler Road Exit. Follow the Wooler Road to #33 south. Turn left at County Road 3, (Rednersville Road ) We are #1633 on the south side. East: We are located 1 hr from Kingston.Turn off the 401 at #62 south (North Front Street ). Drive south to Dundas (#2 Hwy) and turn right. At Bay Bridge Avenue , turn Left, and go over the bridge to County road 3, turn right, it is 8 km to our store. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Pick your own schedule: June - Strawberries & Peas, July - Beans, Tart Cherries, Black Currants, August - Cucumbers Tomatoes, Beans and Flowers (for drying), September - Apples (Macintosh, Empire, Royal Gala), Tomatoes & Cucumbers (till frost), October - Delicious, Spys & Russets (depending on year). Campbell's Orchards, is your local Apple Orchard & Farm Market. Our Pick-Your-Own offerings include apples, pumpkins, berries, tomatoes and various field vegetables. Campbell's Farm Market sells fresh grown produce, grown on site, as well the finest in local meats, dairy, preserves and spreads. And while you are filling your shopping baskets, enjoy some family fun in our country play zone and corn maze.(UPDATED: June 05, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: May 19, 2009)
  • Kellys' Berry Farm - Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries
    201 Robinson Road, Maynooth, ON K0L 2S0. Phone: 613-338-2535. Open Monday to Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm; Closed Sunday; Farmed wild blueberries late July - mid-August. Directions: From Bancroft follow hwy #62 north for 17 km to Graphite Road Turn east, go 8 km to Robinson Road Turn north, go 1 km to first farm on left. Near Peterborough. Picking your own blueberriesSave money and enjoy the satisfaction of harvesting these wonderful berries yourself. Plan to come picking several times each season and allow at least several hours per visit so that you can harvest enough berries to enjoy year round. Picking blueberries is a great way to enjoy a day in the country especially if you bring a friend. Baskets fill within a few feet of row. Visit our farm to escape the noise and rush of traffic. Enjoy the peaceful beauty and catch glimpses of some of our wild creatures. Dress for the weather and bring your lunch to enjoy in our shaded sitting area. Pre-picked berries are available for sale from the farm beginning in late July and throughout the month of August as weather conditions and labour availability permit. (UPDATED: June 05, 2014, from their Facebook page)
  • Kupecz Family Farm - apples, chicken, gooseberries, lamb, raspberries
    312 Wellmans Rd, RR3, Stirling, ON K0K 3E0. Phone: 613-395-4491. Open: call for crop availability, dates and hours. Directions: Take Stirling-Marmora Rd. (#14) to Wellmans Rd. Then west 1 km to #312. Assortment of pre-picked vegetables. (ADDED: June 05, 2014, JBS)
  • Little Family Farm - strawberries
    Bannon Side Road, Campbellford, ON. Phone: 705-653-1107. Directions: Take exit 509 at Highway 401; Continue north on Highway 30. Turn off Highway 30 just west of Campbellford at junction of County Road 35; Turn left at Bannon Side Road. Open: daily dawn – dusk. Also sells Maple syrup. (UPDATED: June 05, 2014, by JBS)
  • McCaw Farms / West Moira Orchards - corn, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, beef,
    970 Harrington Road, Frankford, ON K0K 2C0. Phone: 613-962-8228. Open: daily June to October from 9:30 am – 6 pm. Directions from our Store to our Farm. Our Farm is located on Harrington Road in Frankford, approximately 15 minutes West of Belleville. From West Moira Street, take Wallbridge-Loyalist Road North to Vermilyea Road. Turn left on Vermilyea Road. Turn left onto Harrington Road and follow it to McCaw Farms. (ADDED: June 05, 2014, from their website)
  • Murray Township Farms Ltd. - strawberries, pumpkins
    Wooler Road, Trenton, ON. Phone: 613-392-8068. Open: daily 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Wooler Road, South of Hwy 401 at exit 522. (UPDATED: June 05, 2014, by JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on June 30, 2010: "You can P.Y.O organic strawberries in June and Pumpkins in the fall. Also have a farm stand where you can purchase pre-picked ontario produce and home made canned goods"
  • Spencer Grange - Strawberries
    1899 Quin-Mo-Lac Road, Tweed, ON K0K 3J0. Phone: 613-478-3815. Directions: From Tweed take Hungerford Road (Quin-Mo-Lac rd) west 3.5km. From Hwy 37 or Hwy 62 go east 10km on Quin-Mo-Lac Road Near Picton.

Kawartha Lakes (Little Britain)

  • Argyle Farm Market - strawberries, Christmas trees, farmstand, Maple Syrup
    264 Glenarm Road, Woodville, ON K0M2T0. Phone: 705-439-3850. Open: Spring hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday After May long weekend, open daily until Labour Day Monday, then back to part-time hours until Thanksgiving Monday. Directions: Turn onto Regional Rd 15 from Hwy 12/48 at Beaverton.Proceed East to Argyle. Located on South side in the Hamlet. OR Take Kawartha Lakes Road 46 North from Highway #7 approx 18 Km. Turn left in Argyle, 264 is on We also have fresh picked annuals, asparagus, baked goods, , corn, fruits, honey, jams/jellies, maple syrup, vegetables. Strawberry season only lasts from mid June to early July. We are gradually adding additional crops which will extend this most enjoyable part of the farming business. We have raspberry and blueberry crops coming next year. (ADDED: June 10, 2014, from their website)
  • Greenshire Eco Farms - strawberries, farmstand, CSA
    1563 Pigeon Lake Rd., Lindsay, ON K9V 4R5. Phone: 705-879-4207. Open: Roadside Stand: June to October,
    Friday from 1 pm – 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am – 8 pm. Public Tours, demos, pony rides: Sunday from 11 am – 5 pm, weekdays and Saturday by appointment. Special events year round by arrangement. Directions: Located at 1563 Pigeon Lake Rd. From Lindsay, 2 km past County Rd 10 on the left. Coming from Bobcaygeon, just past the big ‘S’ bends. We also have fresh picked beans, beets, carrots, corn, cucumber, eggplants, flowers, garlic, onions, peas, peppers, squash, strawberries, tomatoes. (ADDED: June 10, 2014, from their website)
  • Lindsay Berries - raspberries (red), strawberries, porta-potties
    3075 Highway 7, Reaboro, ON k9v 0h8. Phone: 705-324-3661. Email: lindsayberries@hotmail.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 1. Start out going east on Kent Street w/Provincial Route 35B/Provincial Route 7B toward Lindsay Street South 2. Turn right (south) onto Lindsay Street South/Provincial Route 35B/Provincial Route 7B/CR-15. Go 3.1 kilometers 3. Turn left (east) onto Provincial Route 7/Trans Canada highway Provincial Route 7. Go 7.3 kilometers 4. 3075 Provincial Route 7 is on the left (north).Your destination is 0.1 kilometers past Post Road. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: Middle of June to July, Raspberries: Middle of July to End of July, Sweet Corn: Beginning of August to End of September. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: July 21, 2013) (UPDATED: July 08, 2013) (ADDED: June 01, 2012)
  • Nelson's Berry Farm - strawberries
    3392 County Road #2, Keene, Otonabee County, ON K0L 2G0. Phone: 705-295-6172. Directions: 1/2 km East of 4 corners of Keene, Ontario . Open: Monday to Friday from 8am to noon and 4pm to 8pm; and Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 2pm; Strawberries are available starting mid-June. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Sweet Scent Farm - strawberries, raspberries, currants, pumpkins
    250 Thunder Bridge Rd, Kawartha Lakes, ON K9V 4R1. Phone: 705-324-7234. Email: krisher720@hotmail.com. Open: Monday to Friday from 8 am to 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm. (ADDED: February 09, 2010, found online) (UPDATED: September 12, 2013)
  • Welcome Produce Market - Strawberries, Raspberries, pumpkins
    4754 Fourth Line RR#1, Port Hope, ON, L1A-3V5. Phone: 905-753-2302. Directions: North of Hwy 401 (500m) at exit 461 on Hwy 2, Port Hope. Near Peterborough. Open: 7 days a week, 8 am to 6 pm. Also has prepicked apples and a bakery!

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: info@brooklandsfarm.ca. 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! (UPDATED: June 05, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: June 06, 2009)
  • Muskoka Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    1003 Manitoba Street, Bracebridge, ON P1L 1W9. Phone: 705-645-9862. Email: muskokablueberries@gmail.com. Open: Thursday to Saturday, from 11 am to 5 pm, middle of July to middle of August. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: North on the main street of Bracebridge approximately three kilometers. Watch for Muskoka Blueberry signs on your right at 1003 Manitoba Street. Follow direction signs from the driveway back to our patch. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: July 05, 2011) (ADDED: June 21, 2011)

Northumberland (Brighton, Cobourg, Grafton, Port Hope, Roseneath, Trent Hills)

  • Burnham Family Farm Market - strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins
    RR 4 - County Road 2, between Cobourg and Port Hope, ON. Phone: 905-373-4578. Email: burnham.market@sympatico.ca. Burnham Family Farm Market invites you to Strawberry Day in June. Our own produce from berries to apples, on-site bakery, preserves & ice cream await while you browse in our friendly market. U-Pick available. Open: June- December. Strawberry Days 2014 is Saturday, June 28 to Sunday, June 29. Come on out to celebrate another year of fresh summer produce at our annual Strawberry Days festival! Hay rides, ice cream sundaes, burgers and fries, live music, face painting and many games await you at this year's festival. Hope to see you there. (UPDATED: June 05, 2014, from their website)
  • Carruthers Country Fields - raspberries, strawberries, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, and prepicked produce, gift shop
    9883 Danforth Rd east, Cobourg, ON K9A 4J8. Phone: 905-372-3705. Alternate phone: 905-373-2879. Email: cathyandmalcolm@sympatico.ca. Directions: From Toronto take 401 east to Cobourg ,take exit 474 go south to first lights, turn left onto Densmore Road (it turns into Danforth Rd) follow east 7 km to 9883 Danforth Rd Watch for signs. We are open May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Our hours are: When asparagus starts in May we are open Monday to Sunday from 8am to 8pm until End of December. Payment: Cash, only. In season we have already picked asparagus, green beans, tomatoes, sweetcorn, squash, egg plant, peppers, cucumbers, lots of gourds, Indian corn and lots more. Give us a call for in season produce.
  • Charlen Organic Farm - ORGANIC beans, beets, peas, rhubarb
    52 Grandview Road, Brighton, Ontario, K0K 1H0. Phone: 613-475-4017. Fax: 613-475-4017. Email: charlen@lks.net, Directions: turn north off cty road #2 @14929 3.5 km west of Brighton on cty road #2. Our hours are: Monday 8am - 8pm Friday 8am - 8pm Sunday by appointment only beans July 20 - end of September peas June 20 - end of July beets July 10 - end of October.
  • (UPDATED: October 12, 2013, from their website)
  • Cricklewood Farm - apples, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), prepicked produce, farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, school tours
    27 Grandview Road, Brighton, ON K0K 1H0. Phone: 613-475-4293. Email: cricklewood@sympatico.ca. Open: daily, late July to November 5, from 9:30 to 5:30, Saturday 9:30 to 7 pm; Last walk thru the maze is one hour before closing. Call ahead for maze twilight walk hours.Directions: From the 401 (Toronto), take the Big Apple exit (497) and drive south to Colborne. Turn left onto King Street (Hwy 2) and drive 10 km. From the 401 (Kingston) take the Brighton exit (509) and drive south to the first set of stoplights in Brighton. Turn right onto Main Street (Hwy 2) and drive 3 km. Cricklewood Farm is on the south side of the road. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October. Raspberries, summer: mid July to mid August; Apples available from mid August to mid October; Pumpkins available mid September to end of October; Corn maze is open July 29 to early November. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. We have over forty varieties of apples. Thirteen of these are available for pick your own. We also grow sweet corn, squash, tomatoes and sell cider, honey, home baked pies and cookies, candy and caramel apples. (UPDATED: June 05, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: February 21, 2009)
  • Dunnett Orchards - Raspberries, apples, pumpkins
    Brighton, ON. Phone: 613-475-0465. Directions: Take Highway 401 (exit 509 Brighton) south to County Road 2. Turn east on Dundas St. for 1 km. Open: daily, 8 am to 7 pm, July to November. Also prepicked tart cherries, plums, tomatoes, squash, honey.
  • Mill Creek Farm - maple syrup, raspberries, strawberries, Farm B & B, Farmstand
    44 County Rd. 11, Picton, ON K0K2T0. Phone: 613 476-7709. Open: During berry season: 8am to 8pm; Otherwise: 10am to 6pm. Directions: Prince Edward County's Sandbanks Park is at the end of our road -- a 10 minute drive. Head toward Cherry Valley. We also have fresh picked lamb, maple syrup, potatoes, raspberries, strawberries. (ADDED: June 10, 2014, from their website)
  • Moore Orchards - Strawberries, Raspberries, Apples, Pumpkins
    RR#5 - 1497 Moore Orchard Road, Cobourg, ON, K9A-4J8. Phone: 905-372-3911. Directions: ~3 km east of Cobourg on hwy 2. Turn south on Moore Orchard Road. Near Peterborough. Also: Cider, Squash, Sweet corn, Pears. PYO apples when in season. (UPDATED: June 08, 2014, by JBS)
  • Ostrander Orchards - apples
    Picton, ON K0K 2T0. Phone: 613-476-4183. Open: call for crop availability, dates and hours. Directions: 13 km from Picton on Cty. Rd. 8 in Waupoos. Open daily dawn - dusk. (ADDED: June 05, 2014, JBS)
  • Pieter's Appleyard - Apples, prepicked produce, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    13516 County Road 2, Colborne, ON K0K 1S0. Phone: 1 905-355-5725. Fax: 1 905-355-178. Email: jennifer@pietersappleyard.com. Open: Daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (September through October). Directions: Near Colborne and Brighton (Belleview); Take exit 497 from 401, south to County Road 2 and East for 2 kms. Farm is on North side at 13516 County Road 2. Click here for a map and directions. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Crops are usually available in September, October.Our farm is open daily in September and October for pick your own. Payment: Cash, only. We offer high quality fruit that you pick yourself or if you don’t have time you can pick something from Our Country Store. (UPDATED: June 05, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: August 30, 2008)
  • Rudolf & Belle Eyman - Pick-your-own strawberries,
    Welcome, ON. Phone: 905-753-2424. Directions: 4 km west of Welcome on County Road 2. Open: daily 9 am to 5 pm. Also, prepicked Spanish onions, cabbage, peppers, tomatoes, corn.
  • Van Dorps - raspberries (red), strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    3260 County Road 28, Port Hope, ON L1A 3V6. Phone: 905-885-0207. Email: rachel_vandorp@hotmail.com. Open: everyday 8am to 7pm. Directions: North of the 401 in Port Hope just past Dale Road on the west side on County Road 28 OR South of Peterborough along county road 28 still on the west side before Dale Road. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: Mid or late June to mid July Raspberries: follow right behind strawberries. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 19, 2009)

Parry Sound (North Parry, Parry Sound)

  • Copeman Tree Farms - Certified Organic, apples, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    66 Bloomfield Rd, Sundridge, ON P0A 1Z0. Phone: 705-384-5506. Email: copemanchristmastree@live.com. Open: By appointment only. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: How to get to the farm from North Bay: take highway 11 South, Exit Sundridge/Parry Sound highway 124 and stay right. Turn left on Bloomfield Rd, green gated entrance will be on your left. How to get to the farm coming from Huntsville: take highway 11 North, Exit Sundridge/Parry Sound highway 124 and stay left. Turn left on Bloomfield Rd, green gated entrance will be on your left. North Bay Tree Lot location: Parker's Independent Grocer, highway 11. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Family Events, 100% organically grown and maintain, open year-round, maple bush, red pine bush, cross country skiing, apple picking, berry picking, 'Cut-Your-Own' Christmas tree, delivery available,. (UPDATED: September 18, 2013)

Peterborough (Braund Port, Downers Corners, Edmison Heights, Hunters Ridge, Nassau)

  • The Berry Patch - corn (sweet), pumpkins, strawberries, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, U-pick and already picked
    1910 County Road 10, Cavan, ON L0A1C0. Phone: 705-944-5358. Open: Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm Saturday to Sunday 8am to 6pm. Directions: North of Cavan on County Road 10 Across from North Cavan School. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 20, 2011)
  • Buckhorn Berry Farm - Strawberries, Raspberries, Pumpkins, Pumpkin Festival
    RR#1, Lakefield, ON, K0L-2H0. Phone: 705-657-8888. Fax: 705-657-9256. Email: info@buckhornberryfarm.com.
    Directions: 20 minutes north of Peterborough, 2 miles south of Buckhorn, off County Road 23 at Deer bay Road. Near Peterborough. Also: Peas, Beans, Potatoes. PYO harvest calendar: Late June: Strawberries, Peas. Mid-July: Red Raspberries, Beans. Late July: Purple Royalty Raspberries, Black Currants. August - September: Tomatoes. October: Pumpkins. PYO STRAWBERRY HOURS: 8 am to 8 p.m. weekdays. 8 am to 4 p.m. weekends. PYO RASPBERRY HOURS: 8 am to 12 p.m. & 4 pm to 8 p.m. weekdays; 8 am to 4 p.m. weekends. Please note, we shut down in the afternoon for raspberry season. This allows daily picking and accommodates customers whose schedule permits only evening picking. Conditions can change at any time, so be sure to check our Daily Crop Report. Just before you get in your vehicle, call the farm at 1-705-657-8888 or listen to 980 KRUZ at 6:50 a.m. daily, starting in late June. Seasonal Employment: We begin hiring pickers in mid May to harvest our fruit crops. Pickers start in late June and work 7 days a week, 6:30 am to 10:30-11:00 am, for approximately 4 weeks. Because we are located in a rural area, you must provide your own transportation. Mail or. Fax: your resumé to the farm. Minimum age of 14 yrs. to apply. (UPDATED: May 29, 2014, from their website)
    Comments from a visitor on June 02, 2009:
    "Loved it! " (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: June 02, 2009)
  • Johnstons Farm Market - strawberries, raspberries, farmstand, Maple Syrup
    County Rd. 28, Bailieboro, ON K0L1B0. Phone: 705-939-1737. Open: mid-June to November, market open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. PYO open in June. Directions: On Hwy 28, second farm south of Bailieboro (15 minutes from Peterborough, 10 minutes north of Port Hope). We also have fresh picked beans, corn, eggs, maple syrup, onions, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, vegetables. In March/April come see our Maple Trees at Johnston's Sugar Bush. Watch how Maple Syrup is made! A Self-Guided tour to Sugar Shack. Call ahead for sap boiling times. (ADDED: June 10, 2014, from their website)
  • McLean Berry Farm - strawberries, Maple Syrup, Peas
    2191 16th line of Smith, Lakefield, Ontario, K0L 2H0. Phone: 705-657-2134. Email: smclean@mcleanberryfarm.com. Open: Pick Your Own Opens late June; Strawberries: June 22 at 9 am P.Y.O. Strawberry Prices in 2005 - $1.15/pound. (UPDATED: June 08, 2014, from their website)

Prince Edward (Picton)

  • Creasy's Apple Dabble Farm - apples, beets, cabbage, corn, cucumber, onions, pears, peppers, plums, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes
    3091 Cty Rd 8, Picton, ON K0K 2N0. Phone: 613-476-5142. Open: daily 9 am - 5 pm; September to November; call for crop availability. Directions: Farm is located in the village of Waupoos on Cty. Rd. 8, 15 km east of Picton. We offer a variety of Apples, Pears, and Plums. Also available are Seasonal Vegetables such as Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Cabbage, Onions, Squash and Pumpkins(ADDED: June 05, 2014, JBS)
  • Fields on West Lake - apples, currants, pears
    15786 Loyalist Parkway, Bloomfield, Ontario K0K-1G0. . Phone: 613-399-5000. Open: see our website or call for crop availability, dates and hours, we are open daily year round. Directions: See our website. We are a farm, an event facility and a place to stay - Fields Farm House Inn. We are a successful family-owned farm based business onsite for over 33 years (and looking forward to many years yet to come). Now heading into our 12th season in agri-tourism, we specialize in delivering exactly, what you envision - a destination wedding perhaps? We are totally focused on delivering first class, exceptionally well executed private functions, on a working-farm, in and around our historically significant, landmark farm buildings. Ranging from weddings (for our best available dates and rates for 2014 and 2015 click here - or on the wedding button to the right), parties, conferences, memorials, concerts, private dinners in our Inn for up to 16 people, or simply being a place to unwind ... we are here to serve you with the best our farm has to offer. (ADDED: June 05, 2014, from their website)
  • Lakeshore Farms - pumpkins, strawberries
    475 Main St., Wellington, ON K0K 3L0. . Phone: 613-399-1733. Open: April - December daily from 8 am - 6 pm, call for crop availability. Directions: From Hwy. 401, go south on Wooler Rd. to Hwy. 33. Turn right (west) and proceed to the town of Wellington. Follow signs to the farm. (ADDED: June 05, 2014, JBS)
  • Laundry Farms - beans, beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumber, eggplants, flowers, honey, maple syrup, peas, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries, squash, strawberries, tomatoes
    530 County Rd 1, Picton, ON. Phone: 613-476-1066. Open: daily, Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm; Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: Call for directions. (ADDED: June 05, 2014, JBS)
  • Orchard Coast Farms / Hughes Orchards - Apples, blueberries, eggplant (aubergine), peppers, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes
    2983 County Road 8, Picton, ON K0K 2T0. Phone: 613-476-6458. Fax: 613 476 0284. Email: info@orchardcoast.ca. Open: 10 am to 6 p.m. daily, mid-June to late October. Directions: From Picton, take County Road 8 east to Waupoos. Special events. Tours. (UPDATED: June 05, 2014, from their website)

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) 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. (UPDATED: June 08, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: May 20, 2010, from their website)
  • 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. (UPDATED: June 08, 2014, from their website)
  • 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. (ADDED: June 16, 2012)

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: gtrom@bellnet.ca. 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. (UPDATED: June 05, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: October 12, 2013, from their website) (UPDATED: October 23, 2010)
  • 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: info@barriehillfarms.com. We are open June, July, August, September. Open: The fruit stand: Monday to Friday from 8 am-8 pm; Sat 8 am - 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 - 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 - 3:00 pm both days . (UPDATED: June 05, 2014, from their website)
  • 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 - 8 pm; Phone ahead. (ADDED: June 05, 2014, from their website)
  • 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 - 8 pm. Closed Sun. Call for conditions. Red currants. (ADDED: June 05, 2014, from their website)
  • 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. (ADDED: June 05, 2014, from their website)
  • 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. (ADDED: June 10, 2014, from their website)
  • 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: fernwoodfarms@rogers.com. 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. (UPDATED: May 06, 2010)
  • 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: camelot@nornet.on.ca. 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.
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  • 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. (ADDED: June 05, 2014, from their website)
  • 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. (ADDED: June 10, 2014, from their website)
  • 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: zelem@kwic,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. (UPDATED: June 08, 2014, from their website)
  • 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. (ADDED: June 10, 2014, from their website)
  • 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: info@mcarthurberryfarm.ca. 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. (UPDATED: June 05, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: March 26, 2010)
  • Oak River Produce - Strawberries, Raspberries
    RR#1, La Salette, ON, N0E 1H0. Phone: 519-582-0058. Email: mdmac@kwic.com. 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
    3560 3rd Line, Cookstown, ON L0L 1L0. Phone: (705) 812-2373. Email: contactus@rfamilyfarm.ca. 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. (UPDATED: June 08, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: January 09, 2013) (ADDED: March 11, 2011)
  • Sovereign Farms - Strawberries, Raspberries
    130 Lutesville Road, Waterford, ON, N0E 1Y0. Phone: 519-443-4061. Email: sovereign.farms@selectcom.ca. 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: berries@tbbf.ca. 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. (ADDED: June 05, 2014, from their website)
  • Valley Farm Market - beans, carrots, corn, meats, strawberries, tomatoes
    2457 County Rd 92,  Elmvale, ON L0L 1P0. Phone: 705-322-2646. Email: info@valleyfarmmarket.ca. Open: Summer: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm; Saturday from 9 am - 6 pm; Sunday from 10 am - 5 pm; Winter: Tuesday to Saturday from9 am - 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, 2014, from their website)
  • 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. (UPDATED: June 07, 2010)
  • Wildflower Farm - flowers
    10195 Hwy 12 West, Coldwater, ON L0K 1E0. Phone: 1-866-476-9453. Email: info@wildflowerfarm.com. 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.

Eastern Ontario

Lennox and Addington (Greater Napanee, Odessa)

  • BerryBlue Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    8430 highway 33, Greater Napanee, ON K7R 3K7. Phone: 613-373-2230. Email: berrybluefarm@outlook.com. Open: Monday to Friday, From 8am to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday 8am to 5pm; All Holidays 8am to 5pm; See website for Start and End date of each Season. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: July 17, 2014)
  • Paulridge Berry Farm - asparagus, peas, raspberries, strawberries, and prepicked produce, wagon rides
    2114 Palace Road, Napanee, ON K7R3K9. Phone: 613-354-9127. Email us at: philpaul@sympatico.ca. Directions: From 401 exit #531 Camden East Road (Napanee) Go North for approx 5km to Bicknell's Corner. Turn left onto Palace Road. Travel approx. 4km - berry farm is on the right. We are open May, June, July, August. Our hours are: Monday to Friday 8am until 8pm. Saturday 8am -4pm. Asparagus in May. Strawberries beginning in June through July. Raspberries July - August. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: June 08, 2014, from their website)
  • Piercy's Farm Market - beans, peas, peppers, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, prepicked produce
    9715a County Rd 2, Napanee, ON k7r3l1. Phone: 613-396-3596. Directions: We are on county rd2(old highway2) just east of deseronto from the 401 take exit 570, go south to deseronto, turn left watch for the signs. Open: summer hours Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 8 pm, Sunday, 10:30 am to 5 pm. Payment: Cash, only. cash/interac U-Pick Paste Tomatoes All produce Pre-picked Plus Pickling Cucumbers, Sweet Corn, Squash, onions, Ontario fresh fruit, Apples, peaches, grapes Halloween candle light pumpkin display. (ADDED: July 06, 2008)

Pick-your-own farms in Ontario, Canada

This page provides a detailed list of Ontario, Canada's pick- your- own (PYO, U-pick, upickem, pick-it-yourself) farms. I'm always looking for suggestions of more farms and events to add and feedback about any you have visited, so if you encounter any, just click on the preceding link, as appropriate! And if you have a farm and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!

Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

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

  • B.F.F Golden Raspberry Gardens - Garden stand on a residence (which is NOT on a farm), all produce is sustainably grown, Uncovered outdoor market, 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: diana@bubolafamilyfarm.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 exceptional quality plants and fruits. A unique version of the raspberry, the anne fall gold raspberry. Plants for sale May-Oct, berries in July and September. We carry raspberries as well but the golden raspberry is our feature. (ADDED: June 23, 2011)
  • Fernwood Farms & Market - Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, asparagus, apricots, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants (red and black), eggplant, figs, grapes, grapefruit, lemons, nectarines, onions, oranges, other citrus, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), rhubarb, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, 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 (UPDATED: October 12, 2013, from their website)
    7865 highway 26 - Rr#2, Stayner, ON L0M 1S0. Phone: 705-428-3171. Email: fernwoodfarms@rogers.com. Open: Call for hours. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (UPDATED: May 06, 2010)
  • Wardlaw's Poultry Farm - Roadside stand, Fresh local eggs, pumpkins,
    6037 Cnty Road 27, Cookstown, ON L0l 1l0. Email: laura.wardlaw@hotmail.com. Open: every day from 9 am to 6pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Every Fall we have lots of pumpkins! Including Jack-O-laterns and pie pumpkins. We also have fresh eggs year round. (ADDED: April 06, 2013)

Haliburton (Haliburton, Minden)

  • Wall Flower Studio - Uses natural growing practices, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Covered outdoor market, asparagus, beans, beets, carrots, corn (sweet), eggplant, flowers, herbs/spices, lavender, onions, peas, peppers, rhubarb, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    1061 Big Hawk Lake Road, Minden, ON K0M 2K0. Phone: 705-489-3781. Email: wallflowerstudio@ymail.com. Open: Year round! Spring, Summer, Fall Hours:; (March through December) Tuesday; Sunday from 10am until 4 pm Winter Hours:; (January to March) By Chance or appointment; Please call ahead; Thank you!. Picking updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Wall Flower Studio is located 24 km's north of Minden and 24 km's south of Dorset, just off of highway 35, in Haliburton County, Ontario. Take Little Hawk Lake Road to Big Hawk Lake Road, turn left onto Big Hawk, and Wall Flower Studio is the 3rd driveway on the left. Look for the big Yellow Daisy sign! See map on web for directions. Thank you!. Click here for a map and directions. Open Year round! Spring, Summer, Fall Hours: (March through December) Tuesday; Sunday from 10am until 4 pm Winter Hours:; (January to March) By Chance or appointment; Please call ahead; Thank you!. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Visa/MasterCard. Herbal wreathes, fresh and dried herbs, seasonal bulbs, and other organic gifts from the garden. Organically grown, rare heirloom vegetable, herb, and flower seeds. (ADDED: January 04, 2010)

Kawartha Lakes (Little Britain)

  • Lindsay Berries - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Covered outdoor market, corn (sweet), raspberries (red), strawberries, porta-potties
    3075 Highway 7, Reaboro, ON k9v 0h8. Phone: 705-324-3661. Email: lindsayberries@hotmail.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Directions: 1. Start out going east on Kent Street w/Provincial Route 35B/Provincial Route 7B toward Lindsay Street South 2. Turn right (south) onto Lindsay Street South/Provincial Route 35B/Provincial Route 7B/CR-15. Go 3.1 kilometers 3. Turn left (east) onto Provincial Route 7/Trans Canada highway Provincial Route 7. Go 7.3 kilometers 4. 3075 Provincial Route 7 is on the left (north).Your destination is 0.1 kilometers past Post Road. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: Middle of June to July, Raspberries: Middle of July to End of July, Sweet Corn: Beginning of August to End of September. Payment: Cash, only. strawberries, raspberries, sweet corn. (UPDATED: July 21, 2013) (UPDATED: July 08, 2013)(ADDED: June 01, 2012)

Northumberland (Brighton, Cobourg, Grafton, Port Hope, Roseneath, Trent Hills)

  • P & H Farms - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, beans, corn (sweet), herbs/spices, lavender, melons, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, plums, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg,
    1170 4th Line, Port Hope, ON L1A 3V7. Phone: 905-786-3043. Email: office@phorganics.com. Open: Monday to Thursday, from 7 am to 6 pm; Friday, from 7 am to 3 pm, Saturday and Sunday, from 9 am to 2 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: P & H Farms is located within an hour’s drive east of Toronto, Ontario, just north off Highway 401, between Newtonville and Port Hope. Please see directions page with map on the farm website. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Speciality: hazelnuts. (ADDED: April 15, 2010)

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, pony rides, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    2572 Muskoka Road 10, Huntsville, ON P1H 2J3. Phone: 705-789-1605. Email: bkbeyond@vianet.on.ca. 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. (ADDED: January 02, 2012)

Parry Sound (North Parry, Parry Sound)

  • Copeman Tree Farms - Certified Organic, Horses trails (unguided), snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Hotel / Motel nearby, Beautiful rural setting, Hiking trails, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, skiing nearby, snowmobiling nearby, horse riding, golf nearby, swimming pool nearby, fitness/health club nearby, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, School tours, children welcome, No smoking allowed, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    66 Bloomfield Rd, Sundridge, ON P0A 1Z0. Phone: 705-384-5506. Email: copemanchristmastree@live.com. Open: By appointment only. Activity updates: Click here for updates. Directions: How to get to the farm from North Bay: take highway 11 South, Exit Sundridge/Parry Sound highway 124 and stay right. Turn left on Bloomfield Rd, green gated entrance will be on your left. How to get to the farm coming from Huntsville: take highway 11 North, Exit Sundridge/Parry Sound highway 124 and stay left. Turn left on Bloomfield Rd, green gated entrance will be on your left. North Bay Tree Lot location: Parker's Independent Grocer, highway 11. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Family Events, 100% organically grown and maintain, open year-round, maple bush, red pine bush, cross country skiing, apple picking, berry picking, 'Cut-Your-Own' Christmas tree, delivery available,. (UPDATED: September 18, 2013)

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: ger@roundsranch.com. 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. (ADDED: April 03, 2012)

Local Honey Sources:

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


Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Renfrew (Bonnechere Valley, Pembroke, Whitewater Region)

  • Fletchington Farms - Chicken (free range), Pork, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, sausage, Bacon (pork), Smoked meats, Eggs (free range, vegetarian fed), Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road,
    19481 Highway 17 Whitewater Region, Cobden, ON K0J 1K0. Phone: 613-646-2285. Email: fletchingtonfarms@gmail.com. Open: most days from 9 am to 7; We are a working farm, so if you are coming from a distance please call ahead; I will be happy to make sure someone is home to greet you. Directions: from Ottawa: head west on Highway 417 (Trans Canada Highway). Continue through the stop lights in Cobden. About 10 kilometers from the lights you will see our sign on the front lawn on the left. If you cross the Snake River bridge you've gone too far. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: July 22, 2010)

Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:

Peterborough (Braund Port, Downers Corners, Edmison Heights, Hunters Ridge, Nassau)

  • The Berry Patch - Fancy maple syrup, Medium maple syrup, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, U-pick and already picked
    1910 County Road 10, Cavan, ON L0A1C0. Phone: 705-944-5358. Open: Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm Saturday to Sunday 8am to 6pm. Directions: North of Cavan on County Road 10 Across from North Cavan School. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 20, 2011)

Parry Sound (North Parry, Parry Sound)

  • Copeman Tree Farms - Certified Organic, Organic maple syrup, tours, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    66 Bloomfield Rd, Sundridge, ON P0A 1Z0. Phone: 705-384-5506. Email: copemanchristmastree@live.com. Open: By appointment only. Venue updates: Click here for updates. Directions: How to get to the farm from North Bay: take highway 11 South, Exit Sundridge/Parry Sound highway 124 and stay right. Turn left on Bloomfield Rd, green gated entrance will be on your left. How to get to the farm coming from Huntsville: take highway 11 North, Exit Sundridge/Parry Sound highway 124 and stay left. Turn left on Bloomfield Rd, green gated entrance will be on your left. North Bay Tree Lot location: Parker's Independent Grocer, highway 11. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only. . Family Events, 100% organically grown and maintain, open year-round, maple bush, red pine bush, cross country skiing, apple picking, berry picking, 'Cut-Your-Own' Christmas tree, delivery available,. (UPDATED: September 18, 2013)

Farm Venues for 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, 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: bkbeyond@vianet.on.ca. 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. (ADDED: January 02, 2012)

Parry Sound (North Parry, Parry Sound)

  • Copeman Tree Farms - Certified Organic, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, parking on the street, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No smoking allowed, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    66 Bloomfield Rd, Sundridge, ON P0A 1Z0. Phone: 705-384-5506. Email: copemanchristmastree@live.com. Open: Sunday to Saturday 9am to 5pm, or by appointment. Venue updates: Click here for updates. Directions: How to get to the farm from North Bay: take highway 11 South, Exit Sundridge/Parry Sound highway 124 and stay right. Turn left on Bloomfield Rd, green gated entrance will be on your left. How to get to the farm coming from Huntsville: take highway 11 North, Exit Sundridge/Parry Sound highway 124 and stay left. Turn left on Bloomfield Rd, green gated entrance will be on your left. North Bay Tree Lot location: Parker's Independent Grocer, highway 11. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Family Events, 100% organically grown and maintain, open year-round, maple bush, red pine bush, cross country skiing, apple picking, berry picking, 'Cut-Your-Own' Christmas tree, delivery available,. (UPDATED: September 18, 2013)

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

  • Rounds Ranch - Lighting, Cooking Facilities, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Business outings, Corporate events, PR or Marketing events, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Kitchen facilities available, You may bring your own food, Bring Your Own Tables and chairs, Bring your own linens and table silverware, BYO alcohol, Hotel nearby, Motel nearby, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, sheep, goats, horses, chickens, pigs, llamas/alpacas, other animals, Horse riding at the farm, Beautiful rural setting, Fishing nearby, boating nearby, skiing nearby, golf nearby, tennis nearby, fitness/health club nearby, Computer Projector, Copy Machine, Fax, Internet (Ethernet), Sound System, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Bride and groom dressing areas available, children welcome, meeting room available, 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: ger@roundsranch.com. Open: Summer hours; Tuesday to Saturday 11 to 5. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: April 03, 2012)

Farm Bed and Breakfasts

Kawartha Lakes (Little Britain)

  • Providence Organic Farm - Farm bed and breakfast, CSA
    Near Fenelon Falls, Fenelon Falls, ON M5T1Y1. Phone: 647 400-7974. Email: mengzhou.li@gmail.com. Open: May to August. We also have fresh picked beef, bees, candles, chicken, eggs, fish, mushrooms, pork, preserves, vegetables. Since 2009, we are transforming it into a mutipurpose farm to raise farm animals and grow organic vegetables. We also want to make the farm educational, recreational and be a place for city people to relax and exercise by working in nature, and at the same time having fun. You are welcome to share our dreams, experience, excitement and joy by tasting our farm produce, joining our farm parties or volunteering over a weekend. (ADDED: June 10, 2014, from their website)

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: diana@bubolafamilyfarm.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. (ADDED: June 23, 2011)

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