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

This month's notes: December 2014: Harvested local apples are still available at farmers and farmer's markets! And of course, you can cut your own Christmas tree, get one already cut or get a libing one to plant after Christmas - see this page.  Make your own homemade 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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Southeastern Ontario and Niagara areas of Ontario, Canada U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

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!

Southeast Ontario

Haldimand (Simcoe, Waterford)

  • Blueberry Knoll Berry Farm - blueberries, raspberries (red), strawberries,
    1091 Hutchinson Rd, Lowbanks, ON N0A 1K0. Phone: 905-774-7732. Fax: 905-774-7850. Email: bbknoll@hotmail.com. Open: Monday to Thursday 8 am to 8, Friday, Saturday 8 am to 6, closed Sunday in season (mid June - August 31st most years). Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque. (UPDATED: June 05, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: August 21, 2011)
  • Cherry Tree Lane - cherries, nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, U-pick and already picked, restrooms
    603 Ireland Road, Simcoe, ON N3Y4K2. Phone: 519-426-6705. Email: james_waddle@hotmail.com. Open: Pick your own Generally starting the last week of June; Open 7 days a week 8am to 8pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Maple Syrup beginning March 15 Cherries Beginning Last week of June. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: March 28, 2013)
  • Depner Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    1151 McDowell Road East, Simcoe, ON, N3Y 4J9. Phone: 519-428-1117. Open: Season runs July through Labour Day; 7 days/week, Monday to Friday, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. (ADDED: June 10, 2014, JBS)
  • Peart's Strawberry Farm - strawberries
    3545 River Road, Caledonia, ON N3W 2E6. Phone: 905-765-2027. Open: Monday to Saturday 7:30 am to 7:30 pm. Closed Sunday. Directions: Take Hwy. 54 to York. Cross bridge over Grand River, turn right on the first road and go 1 km to farm. We also have fresh picked pears, peas, strawberries. (ADDED: June 10, 2014, from their website)
  • Richardson's Farm and Market - Strawberries, Raspberries, Corn Maze, hayrides,
    131 River Road, Dunnville, ON, N1A-2W3. Phone: 905-774-7507. Fax: 905-774-9346. Email: info@richardsonsfarm.com. Open: Monday-Thursday from 10am-6pm; Friday and Saturday 10am-9pm; Closed Sundays. Directions: Reg. Road 20 to Dunn-Haldimand town line, North to River Road. Turn right 1km on right. Near Niagara. Also: Sweet Corn, melons, tomatoes & Maple Syrup tours. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 08, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: June 02, 2011) (UPDATED: October 16, 2012)
  • Wholesome Pickins - apples, asparagus, beans, blueberries, cherries, corn, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, farmstand
    500 Church St., Delhi, ON N4B1V3. Phone: :519 582-1114. Email: info@wholesomepickins.ca. Open: 10 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week from late May to October 31. Directions: From 403 take Hwy #24 South. Turn right on Vanessa Road #4 - follow signs - end at farm! From Hwy #3 - take Fertilizer Road - follow signs. We also have fresh picked apples, asparagus, beans, blueberries, cherries, corn, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries. (ADDED: June 10, 2014, from their website)

Hamilton area

Niagara (Grimsby, Jordan Station, St. Catharines, Thorold, Welland)

  • 100TREEHOBBIE - apricots, cherries, plums, U-pick and already picked
    2249 Walnut Point Road Town of Lincoln, Jordan, ON L0R 1S0. Phone: 905-401-0969. Fax: 905-374-5120. Email: mmjgiancola@gmail.com. Open: Call for dates and times, and to ensure availability, please. Directions: From Niagara: QEW exit Seventh Street exit, take left, follow until South Service road take right, follow until Thirteenth Street, take left, follow until Walnut Point Rd, make left, second house on left. From Toronto: exit Seventh Street, make right follow until South Service road make a right, follow until thirteenth Street, take left, follow until Walnut Point Rd, make left, second house on left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Bring your own containers, I will have some available as well. Also, there are plenty of dwarf tree's, so if larger tree's or ladder climbing seem difficult, do not worry, there are trees for all ages to pick fruit safely from(UPDATED: June 23, 2013)
  • 1070 Plum Farm - plums,
    1070 Line 4 Road, Niagara On The Lake, ON L0S 1J0. Email: dleco@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Friday, from 10:00am to 6:00pm Saturday to Sunday, from 8:00am to 7:00pm. Directions: 1. Head southeast on Queen Elizabeth Way W 2. Take exit 38B for Regional Road 89/Glendale Avenue N toward Niagara-on-the-Lake 3. Turn right at Glendale Ave/Regional Road 89 4. Take the 1st right onto York Rd/Regional Road 81 (signs for Street Davids/Queenston) 5. Turn left at Four Mile Creek Rd/Regional Road 100 6. Turn right at Line Road 4 7. 1070 Farm is on your lefthand side. Click here for a map and directions. July 12 to July 18. Payment: Cash, only. Please contact us by phone or email before you come. (ADDED: July 12, 2010)
  • Bry-Anne Farms - Strawberries, Raspberries, Pumpkins, The Great Pumpkin Patch
    471 Foss road RR#5, Fenwick, ON, L0S-1C0. Phone: 905-892-8999. Fax: 905-892-9510. Email: bry-annefarms@bellnet.ca. Directions: Follow QEW to Victoria Ave.(Vineland Exit) Go South ~20km through lights at Reg. Road 20, past 4-way stop at Canboro Road to Foss Road Turn left and travel 4.5 km to first farm on left past Centre Street. Near Niagara. Also: Sweet Corn, Tomatoes. (UPDATED: June 05, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: October 26, 2012)
  • Cherry Avenue Farms - Cherries, Peaches, Nectarines, Apricots, Pears, Blue, Yellow and Red plums
    4303 Cherry Avenue, Lincoln, ON L0R2C0. Phone: 905-562-5481. Email: IMremraf@aol.com. Open: July-October, Monday-Saturday 8am-7pm, Sundays and Holidays 8am-6pm. Directions: click here for a map and directions. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Their website has directions to the farm, a picking schedule, which includes variety and approximate ripening time, pricing and FAQ's. The quality and quantity of our fruit is largely effected by weather conditions, so please check back often to ensure you have the most up-to-date information. (UPDATED: June 08, 2014, from their website) (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: March 27, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on March 27, 2010: " Restrooms, picnic tables, tractor rides into fields, cash only (require a minimum purchase of $3/adult and $1/child age 6-12 (under 6 no charge). Bed & Breakfast may possibly be open summer 2010. The farm is beautiful and large, easily located off the QEW. The staff was friendly and pre-picked baskets were available as well. "
  • DeVries Fruit Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, strawberries, (strawberries are the ONLY PYO crop!)
    825 Canboro Road, Fenwick , ON LOS 1CO. Phone: 905-892-8724. Fax: 905-892-8556. Email: devriesfruitfarm@hotmail.com. Open: Pick Your Own strawberries starting June 13 to June 30 Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm,Saturday 8am to 5pm; Closed Sundays; Call ahead for picking conditions. Directions: Take HYW 20 to Reg Road 24(Victoria Ave) go south on reg road 24,1.5kms to Canboro Road Turn Left on Canboro Road heading east 1.5 kms Farm is on left hand side. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (UPDATED: June 08, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: June 07, 2011) (ADDED: May 26, 2011)
  • Duffin Farms - apples, cherries, pears,
    1541 Rice Rd Wellland, ON L3B 5N5. Phone: 905-892-5387. Email: duffin@live.com. Open: PYO Open July 1 every day from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Duffin Farms and Duffin Appleworks Farm Market & Bakery 1541 Rice Road Corner of Regional Road 20 & Rice Road in Fonthill (Welland) We are 3 driveways south of Regional Road 20. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: June 09, 2014) (ADDED: July 09, 2010)
  • Gwennol Farm - blueberries
    1160 Effingham Street, Ridgeville, ON L0S 1E2. Phone: 905-892-1484. Email: gwennol@hotmail.com. Open: mornings. Directions: Located 3 km west of Fonthill, from Hwy 20 travel south 1.3 km on Effingham St. The farm is on the west side at #1160. (ADDED: June 10, 2014,JBS)
  • Hillberry Farms - blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and prepicked produce
    1651 Centre Street, Ridgeville, ON L0S 1M0. Phone: 905-892-4428. Email: jhozjan@sympatico.ca. Directions: Niagara Falls; Highway #20 to Centre St. Turn right at Centre St. Hamilton/Toronto; Take QEW towards Niagara and Take the Victoria Ave. exit. Turn left on Victoria, left on Hwy #20 and then a left at Centre St. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in May, June, July. Open: Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm Saturday and Sunday 8am to 5pm Payment: Cash, only.
  • Iggy's Farm - apples, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area, Bouncy castle, birthday parties
    103 Overholt Road, Ridgeville, ON L0S 1M0. Phone: 289 969 3055. Email: iggysfarm@hotmail.com. Open: Cherries ealry July Apples mid September to October; Open weekends 9am to 6 pm and weekdays by appointment. Directions: From QEW, take exit Victoria Avenue/Vineland and go south 15 km. At highway 20 stoplight, turn left and go to Fonthill. At the first set of lights (Haist Street), turn left. Follow to Overholt Road, go right. From Highway 406, take exit Highway 20 west to Pelham Street, go right. Go 1.5 km and turn left onto Overholt Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Iggy's Farm offers a relaxing, peaceful, scenic location to pick your own cherries and apples. People of all ages enjoy picking the sweet, juicy cherries from approximately the end of June through the beginning of July. Fresh, crisp apples are available starting in September. Bring your camera and capture the beauty our 26 acres offer. (UPDATED: September 18, 2011) (ADDED: September 13, 2011)
  • Kar-Dean Farms - cherries
    3320 First Avenue, Vineland Station, Ontario L0R 1S0. Phone: (905) 562-4394. Email campbell-high.kardeanfarms@sympatico.ca. Open: 9 am - 5 pm (weekends only) in season (usually July). Directions: QEW exit 57 Vineland (Victoria Avenue), South on Victoria Avenue towards Niagara Escarpment, away from lake. Left on First Avenue, first farm on right. GPS Co-ordinates: Latitude 43.17813187110; Longitude -79.39095780960. There is a minimum purchase of $4.00/adult and $2.00/child which is payable before entering the orchard. This amount is deducted from the final purchase of your fruit. Containers are available or you can bring your own containers. (ADDED: November 29, 2011, from their website)
  • Life's A Peach Farm - cherries, U-pick and already picked, farm market
    4435 Bartlett Rd, Beamsville, ON L0R1B1Email: lifesapeachfarm@hotmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday, 9am to 6pm. Directions: From Toronto QEW towards Niagara, exit at Ontario St/Beamsville, right onto Ontario St, left onto South Service Road, first right onto Bartlett Road 4435 Bartlett Rd. Click here for a map and directions. Pick Your Own Cherries are available now; They will be available until approximately July 4th; Please call before coming to the farm. Apples and Grapes: September-October. Payment: Cash, only. Visit us at the Winona peach Festival. Fresh Farm Market on sight, providing local and fresh fruit and vegetables already picked and packed. We will pick peaches for you. (UPDATED: June 27, 2010)
  • Nokara Farms - Strawberries
    1090 Lakeshore road, St. Catherines, ON, L2R-6P9. Phone: 905-937-0211. Fax: 905-937-2150. Email: aboekestyn@nokarafarms.ca. Directions: From Niagara Falls, 3rd street north to Lakeshore Road Then turn left, drive 1km From QEW in St. Catherines, Take 7th street. Near Niagara. (UPDATED: June 08, 2014, from their website)
  • Parkway Orchards - apples, cherries, grapes, nectarines, peaches, plums, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand
    15000 Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-lake, ON L0S1J0. Phone: 905 262 5097. Email: general@parkwayorchards.com. Open: PYO dates: Cherries - mid June to mid July; Peaches - mid July to early October; Nectarines - early September to mid September; Plums - mid August to late September; Apples - mid September to late October; Largely depends on the weather so please call ahead first. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: from the Q.E.W. coming from toronto: 1. take Glendale to Niagara-on-the-lake exit, 2. make a right onto Glendale, 3. then take a right onto York road to Niagara-on-the-Lake, 4. continue for several minutes until you get to the Niagara Parkway, 5. take a left onto the Niagara Parkway towards Niagara-on-the-Lake , 6. follow the windy road until it straightens out, 7. about 300 meters after you pass line 6 you will see our famous Farmer road sign on your left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Points of interest: Our location sits between the Niagara Falls waterfalls and the Historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake along the parkway. There are many attractions near our farm such as many award winning wineries, historic buildings and galleries, the Royal Botanical Gardens, Whitewater jet boat tours, Butterfly Conservatory, Floral Clock and many others. There are beautiful and unique shops nearby in the old town of Niagara-on-the-lake as well as many biking and hiking trails and picnic areas right by the river along the parkway. . (UPDATED: May 01, 2012) (ADDED: April 28, 2012)
  • Silmaril Farms - apples
    144 Russ Road, Grimsby, ON L3M4E7. Phone: 905-945-7963. Open: Call for times and availability. Directions: Located at 144 Russ Rd on the escarpment in Grimsby, one block east of Grimsby Mountain Street, between Ridge Rd and Elm Tree St. From the QEW exit at Christie/Ontario/Maple and head south along Christie Street and up the escarpment. (Christie St changes to Mountain St). We also have fresh picked apples, chicken, cider, eggs, lamb, meats. (ADDED: June 10, 2014, from their website)
  • Tigchelaar Berry Farm - strawberries
    4171 Jordan Rd, Lincoln, ON L0R 1S0. Phone: 905-658-2265. Open: Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 7 pm, Saturday and Holidays 7:30 am to 5 pm, closed Sunday. Directions: From Toronto take QEW to Jordan Rd exit and turn left. Turn right (head south) on Jordan Rd for approx. 2 km until you reach destination on the left. (ADDED: June 10, 2014, from their website)
  • Town and Country Farms - blueberries, raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), strawberries, Fresh eggs
    361 Canboro Road, Ridgeville, ON L0S 1M0. Phone: 905-892-4428. Email: jhozjan@sympatico.ca. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8am to 7pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 8am to 7pm, May to November. Directions: From Niagara Falls, Street Catharines and Welland take highway 20 to Centre street and turn right at the bottom of the hill is 1651 Centre Street From Toronto and Hamilton follow highway 20 to Centre street and turn left at the bottom of the hill you will arrive at 1651 Centre Street. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: July 08, 2013)
  • Two Century Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, cherries, peaches, U-pick and already picked
    400 Main Street W, Grimsby, ON L3M 1T2. Open: Please go to our website for up-to-the-minute information. Directions: From the QEW Niagara, take Cassablanca Blvd (exit 74). Go south until the street ends and turn right onto Main Street West. We are located at 400 Main Street West, which is 9 driveways down on the right hand side of the street. If you go round a bend in the road, you've gone too far!. Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: June 11, 2014) (UPDATED: June 08, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: July 08, 2011) (UPDATED: June 27, 2013)
  • Weiland Sweet Cherry Farm - cherries
    1625 Haist Street, Fonthill, Ontario L0S 1E0. Phone: (905) 892-3744. Open: Daily during season (approximately end of June until the end of July) from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm; Please call ahead for hours of operation and availability. Directions: QEW exit 57, Vineland (Victoria Avenue) South on Victoria Avenue towards Niagara Escarpment, away from lake and continue south 15 km, Left (east) on Hwy 20 at lights, towards Fonthill. At first stoplight, Target Gas Station and Haist Street, turn left and go 1 km north and watch for signs. GPS Co-ordinates: Latitude 43.05216502460; Longitude -79.29516632350. They have the large black cherry of the Cavalier variety at the end of June and the popular Bing and Hedelfingen varieties during the month of July. (UPDATED: June 08, 2014, by JBS) (ADDED: Novermber 29, 2011, from publically available information)
  • Windwood Farms - apples, melons, pears, plums, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, picnic area
    4198 King St, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B1. Phone: 905-563-7106. Email: windwood@cogeco.ca. Open: Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm July to end of October;;;Or by appointment Best to call for availability. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Usually plums ripen in July, Pears in August and September; Apples, squash and pumpkins in September, October; Our fresh pressed Apple Cider and Cranapple Cider are available in October; Jams, preserves and baked goods in season or on order. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: June 08, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: September 13, 2010)

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!

And if you want simple illustrated, instructions on making and canning (preserving, bottling, freezing, etc.) many common items, like how to make jam, applesauce, apple butter, spaghetti sauce, salsa, fruit pies, freezing vegetables, putting up peaches, green beans, etc., just click here.


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

Niagara (Grimsby, Jordan Station, St. Catharines, Thorold, Welland)

  • Duffin Farms - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises)
    1541 Rice Rd Wellland, ON L3B 5N5. Phone: 905-892-5387. Email: duffin@live.com. Open: Daily 9 am to 6 pm Beginning in July hours extended to 8 pm. Directions: Duffin Farms and Duffin Appleworks Farm Market & Bakery 1541 Rice Road Corner of Regional Road 20 & Rice Road in Fonthill (Welland) We are 3 driveways south of Regional Road 20. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We are a family farm located in the Niagara Region. We grow rhubarb, sweet cherries, plums, peaches, corn, pears and apples and pumpkins. We have a fruit market on the farm with a bakery and café. We have a cider mill and press our own natural cider. We bake desserts and specialize in making pies from all of the fruits of our farm. Our market is called Duffin Appleworks and in the fall we have tours and hayrides through the farm. Duffin Appleworks is where we do things ....naturally!. (ADDED: June 09, 2014)
  • Green Mountain Haunted Hay Ride - eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, prepicked produce, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    454 Third Road East, Stoney Creek, ON L8J 2X8. Phone: 905-664-2246. Fax: 905-664-3165. Email: greenmountainfarm@cogeco.net. Directions: Follow QEW Niagara and take Centennial Pkwy. Follow South, turn right to Upper Centennial. Turn left at Green Mountain Road and follow to Third Road East. Turn left, go 1 km. to 454 Third Road East. Click here for a map. Open: pick your own and pre - picked vegetables available Monday to Friday in August 9:00am to 5:00pm; Haunted hay ride open September 25th through October 30th; Friday 6:00pm; to 9:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm to 9:00pm Sunday 12:00pm; through 7:00pm. . Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Birthday parties run weekends from the end of September through to the end of October. Children have 1 hour in birthday party room, pizza, cupcake, and craft. Pumpkin carriage rides through Once Upon a time land, pioneer village, corn maze, haunted hay ride and haunted barn optional. Three packages to choose from. Curriculum based school tours run from September through to the end of October. preschool to grade three programs. (ADDED: February 12, 2009) (UPDATED: April 15, 2012)
  • Nunnamaker & Son's Farm - Farm stand, No PYO.
    2769 Red Maple Avenue, Jordan Station, ON L0R 1S0. Phone: 905-562-4636. Email us at: crabwood@niagara.com. Directions: QEW to Jordan/Jordan Station Exit, follow Jordan Rd to Red Maple Ave.
    Located in the heart of the village in Jordan Station. Open: 7 days a week, 7am-8pm. We sell Apples & Apple Cider throughout the winter. No PYO. Orders can be placed ahead of your visit. Sweet Cherries, Apricots, Peaches, Apples, Pears, Plums, Nectarines, Red & Purple Raspberries, Blackberries & vegetables available in season. Quality fruit & good prices. Come visit our Fruit Stand, we pick our fruit daily & all of our fruit is grown here on our farm. (UPDATED: June 08, 2014, by JBS)
  • Puddicombe Estate Farms and Winery - Apples, cherries, pears, Christmas-themed park (no trees for sale), Santa appearances, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, wagon rides, face painting, petting zoo
    1468 Hwy #8, Winona, ON L8E 5K9. Phone: (905)643-1015. Fax: (905)643-0938. Email us at: info@puddicombefarms.com. Directions: Take the QEW to exit #78 (Fifty rd.) Follow south to Hwy #8 Turn Left 1/4 mile down on the left. Click here for a Map. We are open June, July, September, October. Our hours are: Monday to Friday 9 am to pm Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. (UPDATED: June 08, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: January 08, 2009)
  • DeVries Fruit Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Preserves, jams, jellies, Strawberries are the ONLY PYO crop!
    825 Canboro Rd, Fenwick , ON LOS 1CO. Phone: 905-892-8724. Fax: 905-892-8556. Email: devriesfruitfarm@hotmail.com. Open: Hours of operation are all year around; Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday 8am to 5pm; Closed Sundays. Directions: Take HYW 20 to Reg Road 24(victoria ave) go south on reg road 24,1.5kms to Canboro Road Turn Left on Canboro Road heading east 1.5 kms Farm is on left hand side. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: May 26, 2011) (UPDATED: June 07, 2011)
  • Blueberry Lane - ORGANIC METHODS USED, blueberries, grapes, pears
    4224 Hwy #3E, Sherkston, ON L0S 1R0. Phone: 905-894-4945. Email us at: sandon@SandonKennels.com. Our hours are: Open: mornings 8-10 am and evenings 6-8 pm We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. Located between Fort Erie and Port Colborne on Hwy #3E at the corner of Clark Road. PLEASE CALL FIRST! (UPDATED: July 29, 2009)
  • Parkway Orchards - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Baked goods, apples, cherries, grapes, nectarines, peaches, plums, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms
    15000 Niagara River Parkway, Niagara On The Lake, ON L0S1J0. Phone: 905 262 5097. Email: parkway.orchards@gmail.com. Open: No vegetables, only the fruits grown on our farm; Open mid June to mid October everyday 10am to 8pm. Directions: From the Q.E.W. coming from toronto: - take Glendale to Niagara-on-the-lake exit - make a right onto Glendale - then take a right onto York road to Niagara-on-the-Lake - continue for several minutes until Niagara Parkway - take a left onto the Niagara Parkway towards Niagara-on-the-Lake - follow the windy road until it straightens out - about 300 meters after you pass line 6 you will see our famous Farmer road sign on your left. Click here for a map and directions. Cherries, mid June - mid July Peaches, mid July - early October Nectarines, early September - mid September Plums, mid August - late September Apples, mid September - late October. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Our location sits between the Niagara Falls waterfalls and the Historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake along the parkway. There are many attractions near our farm such as world famous wineries, historic buildings and galleries, the Royal Botanical Gardens, Whitewater jet boat tours, Butterfly Conservatory, Floral Clock and many others. There are beautiful and unique shops nearby in the old town of Niagara-on-the-lake as well as many biking and hiking trails and picnic areas right by the river along the parkway. (ADDED: April 28, 2012)
  • Town and Country Farms - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, asparagus, apricots, beans, beets, blueberries, broccoli, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants (red and black), eggplant, flowers, grapes, nectarines, onions, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), rhubarb, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes,
    361 Canboro Road, Ridgeville, ON L0S 1M0. Phone: 905-892-4428. Email: jhozjan@sympatico.ca. Open: Monday to Sunday 8am to 7pm from May to November. Directions: From Toronto to Hamilton take Reg Road 24 (Victoria Avenue ) to Canboro Road and turn left take that straight to the fruit stand which will be located on the left. From Niagara Falls, Street Catharines and Welland take highway 20 to Effingham and turn left at the stop sign on Canboro turn right and you will arrive at the stand which will be on the right side. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: July 02, 2012)
  • Town and Country Farms - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, asparagus, apricots, beans, beets, blueberries, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, grapes, nectarines, onions, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), rhubarb, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Fresh eggs
    361 Canboro Road, Ridgeville, ON L0S 1M0. Phone: 905-892-4428. Email: jhozjan@sympatico.ca. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8am to 7pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 8am to 7pm, May to November. Directions: From Niagara Falls, Street Catharines and Welland take highway 20 to Centre street and turn right at the bottom of the hill is 1651 Centre Street From Toronto and Hamilton follow highway 20 to Centre street and turn left at the bottom of the hill you will arrive at 1651 Centre Street. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: July 08, 2013)
  • Two Century Farm - farm stand, cherries, peaches,
    400 Main Street W, Grimsby, ON L3M 1T2. Email: dsmith114@cogeco.ca. Open: During cherry season (early July): Open 7 days a week from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (last pick at 4:00 pm). Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Peaches available in early-mid August. Payment: Cash, only. Free parking and admission (no picnics). Groups welcome ($5./person, deducted from the purchase). Call for cherry prices.(UPDATED: June 11, 2014)  (UPDATED: June 24, 2012) (UPDATED: June 27, 2013)
  • Windwood Farms - Covered outdoor market, apples, melons, pears, plums, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, picnic area
    4198 King St, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B1. Phone: 905-563-7106. Email: windwood@cogeco.ca. Open: Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm July to end of October;;;Or by appointment Best to call for availability. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Usually plums ripen in July, Pears in August and September; Apples, squash and pumpkins in September, October; Our fresh pressed Apple Cider and Cranapple Cider are available in October; Jams, preserves and baked goods in season or on order. Payment: Cash, only. Situated on the scenic Beamsville Bench. All Produce is grown on our own family home farm. U-pick or we pick for you. Orchard is sodded and invites a walk on the Bruce Trail on our forested southern border. We are wheelchair accessible. (ADDED: September 13, 2010)

Horse Rides and More

Haldimand (Simcoe, Waterford)

  • Fox Lair Stables - Boarding stables, Horse trails (guided), Riding academies, schools, Horses rented (guided trails), Horse leasing, Horse ranches, Riding academies, schools, Western riding equipment & instruction, Hiking trails, Fishing onsite, Swimming pool onsite, beginners riding lessons, specialty riding lessons, Horse-drawn sleigh rides (weather permitting), restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    843 Concession 1 Road, Canfield, ON N0A 1C0. Phone: 905-774-1373. Email: steff@foxlairstables.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: November 23, 2012)

Norfolk (Bookton, Maybee's Corners, Norfolk, Spring Arbour, Waterford, Wilsonville)

  • Evergreen Hill Farm - horse-drawn hayrides, horse-drawn carriage rides, Horse-drawn sleigh rides (weather permitting), Hotel / Motel nearby, Beautiful rural setting, School tours, children welcome, handicap accessible, restrooms, farm animals, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, Maple syrup, events at your location (call for info)
    687 Street John's Road East, Port Dover, ON N0A1N2. Phone: 519-426-2155. Email: evergreenhillfarm@gmail.com. Open: We are available 365 days a year, weather permitting for sleigh rides; From 8am until 10pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Please come visit us at the farm! We are located at 687 Street John's Road East between Port Dover and Simcoe Ontario. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Click here for our Facebook page. We at Evergreen Hill Farm offer year round entertainment with our beautiful Belgian Draft horses. We offer Hay rides throughout the summer and fall and Sleigh Rides, weather permitting. We also offer Maple Syrup and Sugar Bush Tours in the Spring Season. We have something for all your Horse Drawn carriage needs, Horse-drawn hearse, stage coach, wedding carriage, Victorian sleigh. Please visit our website. Thank YOU!. (UPDATED: December 15, 2010) (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: December 07, 2010)

Wholesale Foods

Haldimand (Simcoe, Waterford)

  • Cherry Tree Lane - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, Regional delivery (see below for details), cherries, nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, U-pick and already picked, restrooms
    603 Ireland Road, Simcoe, ON N3Y4K2. Phone: 519-426-6705. Email: james_waddle@hotmail.com. Open: Taking Wholesale orders year - round call for details. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Maple Syrup beginning March 15 Cherries Beginning Last week of June. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Along with our farm produce we also operate a Quilt store on location offering material, quilting tools and finished quilts. (ADDED: March 28, 2013)

Niagara (Grimsby, Jordan Station, St. Catharines, Thorold, Welland)

  • DeVries Fruit Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, Regional delivery (see below for details), some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, asparagus, apricots, beans, beets, blueberries, carrots, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, nectarines, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes,
    825 Canboro Rd, Fenwick , ON LOS 1CO. Phone: 905-892-8724. Fax: 905-892-8556. Email: devriesfruitfarm@hotmail.com. Open: Hours of operation are all year around; Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday 8am to 5pm; Closed Sundays. Directions: Take HYW 20 to Reg Road 24(victoria ave) go south on reg road 24,1.5kms to Canboro Road Turn Left on Canboro Road heading east 1.5 kms Farm is on left hand side 825 Canboro Road. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: May 26, 2011) (UPDATED: June 07, 2011)
  • Two Century Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, Regional delivery (see below for details), apricots, cherries, peaches, plums, U-pick and already picked
    400 Main Street W, Grimsby, ON L3M 1T2. Phone: 905 945 4294. Email: dsmith114@cogeco.ca. Open: Call for availability and current hours. Directions: From the QEW Niagara, take Cassablanca Blvd (exit 74). Go south until the street ends and turn right onto Main Street West. We are located 9 driveways down on the right hand side of the street. If you go round a bend in the road, you've gone too far!. Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: June 11, 2014)  (UPDATED: June 27, 2013)  (ADDED: July 08, 2011)

Local Honey Sources:

Niagara (Grimsby, Jordan Station, St. Catharines, Thorold, Welland)

  • DeVries Fruit Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, Honey (retail), Buckwheat honey, Wildflower honey, Raw honeys,
    825 Canboro Rd, Fenwick , ON LOS 1CO. Phone: 905-892-8724. Fax: 905-892-8556. Email: devriesfruitfarm@hotmail.com. Open: Hours of operation are all year around; Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday 8am to 5pm; Closed Sundays. Directions: Take HYW 20 to Reg Road 24(victoria ave) go south on reg road 24,1.5kms to Canboro Road Turn Left on Canboro Road heading east 1.5 kms Farm is on left hand side 825 Canboro Road. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: May 26, 2011) (UPDATED: June 07, 2011)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Niagara (Grimsby, Jordan Station, St. Catharines, Thorold, Welland)

  • DeVries Fruit Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, Brown eggs, Farm market with fruits and vegetables, School tours,
    825 Canboro Rd, Fenwick , ON LOS 1CO. Phone: 905-892-8724. Fax: 905-892-8556. Email: devriesfruitfarm@hotmail.com. Open: Hours of operation are all year around; Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday 8am to 5pm; Closed Sundays. Directions: Take HYW 20 to Reg Road 24(victoria ave) go south on reg road 24,1.5kms to Canboro Road Turn Left on Canboro Road heading east 1.5 kms Farm is on left hand side 825 Canboro Road. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: May 26, 2011) (UPDATED: June 07, 2011)

Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:

Haldimand (Simcoe, Waterford)

  • Cherry Tree Lane - Fancy maple syrup, Medium maple syrup, Dark amber maple syrup, Organic maple syrup, U-pick and already picked, restrooms
    603 Ireland Road, Simcoe, ON N3Y4K2. Phone: 519-426-6705. Email: james_waddle@hotmail.com. Open: Maple syrup beginning March 15 Open 9am to 5pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Maple Syrup beginning March 15 Cherries Beginning Last week of June. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: March 28, 2013)

Niagara (Grimsby, Jordan Station, St. Catharines, Thorold, Welland)

  • DeVries Fruit Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, Medium maple syrup, Dark amber maple syrup, maple butter,
    825 Canboro Rd, Fenwick , ON LOS 1CO. Phone: 905-892-8724. Fax: 905-892-8556. Email: devriesfruitfarm@hotmail.com. Open: Hours of operation are all year around; Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday 8am to 5pm; Closed Sundays. Directions: Take HYW 20 to Reg Road 24(victoria ave) go south on reg road 24,1.5kms to Canboro Road Turn Left on Canboro Road heading east 1.5 kms Farm is on left hand side 825 Canboro Road. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: May 26, 2011) (UPDATED: June 07, 2011)

Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Haldimand (Simcoe, Waterford)

  • Fox Lair Stables - Birthday parties, Corporate events, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, You may bring your own food, horses, Horse riding at the farm, Hiking trails, Fishing onsite, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, children welcome, No pets please, Smoking allowed in designated areas, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    843 Concession 1 Road, Canfield, ON N0A 1C0. Phone: 905-774-1373. Email: steff@foxlairstables.com. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: November 23, 2012)

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