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

This month's notes: December 2014: Apples are still available!  Frosts and freezes have begun, so don't wait . Corn mazes and hayrides are still going in most places through the first week of November. 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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Quebec, 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!


Quebec, Canada U-Pick Farms and Orchards

Quebec / Ottawa area

Montérégie (eastern Montreal suburbs)

  • Domaine des Hautes Sentiers - Apples
    2340 Brooks Road, Franklin Centre, QC J0S 1E0. Phone: 450-827-1165. Directions: Just east of the village of Franklin Centre on Route 202 and up the steep hill from the cemetery. We are open July, August, September, October, November. Our hours are: Groups by reservation. Lodi and Vista Bella last week of July; Jersey Mac and Paula Red mid-August; Macintosh and Cortland in September; and Spartan and Empire in October. Juice apples and ice cider wine apples in November and December. Hiking trails, photography workshops, panoramic view of Montreal and the Chateauguay Valley, maple syrup in the spring, cross country skiing in the winter, firewood for sale, hay wagon rides and press your own fresh apple cider. NOTE: The farm has new owners, so hours may change! (UPDATED: October 14, 2009)
  • Ferme Anse au Sable - apples, strawberries, Pears, raspberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, restrooms
    2565 Perrot, Nd Île Perrot, QC J7v8p5. Phone: 514-453-1396. Email: Anseausable@videotron.ca. Open: From 9 to 6 everyday. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (UPDATED: June 23, 2013) (UPDATED: April 09, 2012) (ADDED: July 09, 2011)
  • La Ferme Quinn - Integrated Pest Management, Apples, blueberries, Christmas trees, currants (red and black), gooseberries, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), winter squash, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    2495 Boul Perrot, Notre-dame-de-l'ile-perrot, J7V 8P4. Phone: 514-453-1510. Fax: 514-453-1062. Email: info@lafermequinn.ca. Open: 7 days a week 10:00 am to 4:00. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. All dates are approximate; Strawberries June 28 to July 5 Blueberries July 15 pm to August 15 Raspberries July 15 pm to August 15 Apples August 15 pm to October 31 Pumpkins September 15 pm to October 31 Squash September 15 pm to October 31 Christmas Trees November 28 to December 24. Quinn Farms uses Integrated Pest Management procedures to reduce the use of pesticides in their crops. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.
    Activities by month:
    March: Apple Tree Pruning Month Nutrition Month
    April: Earth Day: To Be Determined Pruning day
    May: Asparagus month, Apple blossom tour
    June: More asparagus End of June: Strawberry picking
    July: Berry month More Strawberries Blueberry, Raspberry Time! Honey Festival: Honey Day July 30th (weather permitting)
    August: More blueberries Sweet corn all month Corn roast every week-end Summer Apples-picking
    September: APPLE month Pick-your-own Apples, Educational tours & classes: plant family ride (Botany) Corn maize and mini maize Freeze your apple juice!
    October: Pumpkin month Fall Harvest: more apples squash and pumpkins! STOCK up for the winter!
    November: Reserve your employees gift baskets. Cut your own Christmas tree
    December: Christmas tree month School Groups: Mama Claus Cooking Workshop Custom made gift baskets Reserve your baked farm treats
    (UPDATED: May 23, 2012)
  • Maniadakis Organic Orchard - Apples, pears, picnic area
    1150 Route 209, Franklin Centre, NA J0S 1E0. Phone: 514-946-3414. Open: Seasonal - call ahead for apple varieties ready.. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only.. Certified organic apples and pears, ice cider. Beautiful location on top of a hill, with great views. A tower/fort constructed on highest point for 360 degrees view of region. Play area for children. Ice cider (like ice wine but made from apples) available for tasting/sale on site. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: June 18, 2014)
    A visitor writes on June 18, 2014: "Love this place, very friendly. Delicious apples (limited availability of pears so I haven't tasted them yet)"
  • Ocenas Orchards - Apples, pumpkins, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area
    2066 Brooks Road, Franklin, QC j0s1e. Phone: 450-827-2019. Email us at: vergersocenas@sympatico.ca. Directions: From Montreal take the 15 south to the exit of Hemmingford (Parc Safari) take the 202 west towards Franklin. You will see our sign on the corner of Brooks Road. From the States take the Churubusco Borders turn on Covey Hill rd to Montée Covey Hill to Brooks rd and from Vaudreuil-Valleyfield take the 201 south to the 202 turn west until Brooks rd . We are open September, October. Our hours are: The days we are open, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6 pm, the rest of the week on appointment. We are open from first weekend of September to last weekend of October for picking of apples and pumpkin. Payment: Cash, only. You can pick your apples while observing the magnificent view of the Chateauguay Valley the mountains of Rigaud, Oka ,Lake of Two mountains and Montreal. We have a trail for a walk i n the forest and after you can relax in our picnic area while tasting our bread cook in the outdoor oven made out of clay.
  • Verger Labonté - apples, pumpkins, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    2291 Boul. Perrot Notre Dame de l'ILe Perrot, Notre Dame De L'ile Perrot, QC J7V 8P4. Phone: 514-453-5379. Email: vergerlabonte@bellnet.ca. Open: From August 1st to mid November weekdays: 1 to 5 weekend: 9 to 5. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Horror maze October 26 Thursday, and 27th 2012. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: August 30, 2012) (ADDED: April 30, 2009)
  • Verger IRDA - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples, pears, U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food)
    330, Rang Des Vingt-cinq Est, Saint-bruno-de-montarville, QU J3V 4P6. Phone: 450-653-8375. Email: vincent.philion@irda.qc.ca. Open: Every day except Monday, from 9 am to 5 pm; from labour day to Canadian thanksgiving. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. Quebec national park. Fabulous site for hiking/biking. (ADDED: May 14, 2014)
  • Vergers McMillanOrchards - Apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, currants (red and black), flowers, other berries, pears, plums, pumpkins, raspberries, rhubarb, winter squash, walnuts, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), and prepicked produce, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, events at your location (call for info)
    1639 Route 202, Franklin Centre, QC JOS 1E0. Phone: 450-827-2748. Fax: 450-827-2624. Email: mcmillan@rocler.qc.ca. Directions: Montreal from Mercier Bridge--take the 138 to Ormstown to the 201 south to the 202, then west to Franklin, 1st farm past the church. Or--Valleyfield across the lift bridge to the 201 to St. Antoine Abbe to the 202 to Franklin, 1st farm past the church on the 202. Or from Parc Saffari in Hemmingford, west on the 202 to Franklin, 1st farm after the church! Or from the U.S.A. from Route 11,to Churubusco customs on Route 209 to Franklin at Route 202 turn left ,we're the 1st farm past the church. Looking forward to seeing you!!!! And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in . Open: All year by reservation and September and October 7 days a week 10 to 6p.m. Apple Picking starting around mid August. Pears and plums shortly thereafter. Pumpkins in late October and Christmas trees from beginning of December. Flowers by the box from mid May to approximately June 20th. Shrubs and ornamental trees by order in Feb. and Mar. Everyone welcome, Hot and Cold Buffets for groups of 20+ Music Nights every third Sat.@7p.m. from May to Oct. Call for directions and more info. Antique Car Show---third Sat. of June yearly 450-827-2748 Our farm is open year round by reservation and September and October for u-pick etc. Specializing in preschool groups as well as clubs of 50+ etc. for farm tours and buffets. Book your group for the Apple Blossom Turkey Supper in May or your company picnic in June or July. We aim to please and love sharing our heritage farm----Give us a call!! Payment: Cash, only. We're a Mom and Pop run family farm which we dearly love and enjoy sharing it with others. Everyone's welcome.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut varieties:
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Red Pine, and other varieties (call!).

Laurentides (western Montreal suburbs)

  • Verger Lacroix - apples, apple cider, tractor-pulled wagon rides, farm animals, playground, hay maze
    649 Chemin Principal, Saint-Joseph-du-Lac, Quebec, J0N 1M0. Phone: (450) 623-4888. Fax: (450) 472-1287. Email: vergerlacroix@videotron.ca. Open: call or see their website. Directions: From Highways 15 or 13: Take Highway 640 West and get off at Exit 2 (St-Joseph-du-Lac). Make a left turn at the intersection of Chemin Principal. Go on for about 600 metres. You will see Verger Lacroix on your right. a family apple orchard that combines fun, learning and delicious treats!
    For over 20 years, four generations of the Lacroix family have been devoted to apple growing and worked hard at Verger Lacroix to produce the best apples in Saint-Joseph-du-Lac. In 1978, Verger Lacroix became a U-pick apple orchard. Verger Lacroix has ciders for all tastes. From sparkling to ice ciders, and all varieties in between. (ADDED: February 13, 2011)

Centre du Québec

Mauricie

  • La Ferme de Bullion - berries
    1555 Coteau des Hetres, St-Andre-d'Argenteui, Quebec J0V 1X0. Phone: 450-562-0104. Email: debullion@sympatico.ca. Offers Open-pollinated seeds, Heritage varieties, Bedding plants, Farm Kiosk, Greenhouse vegetables, U-Pick berries, eggs, honey, jams, conserves and fresh bread, CSA Baskets, Workshops, Garlic festival.

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Other Farm Services and Events

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

Quebec Area

Laurentides (western Montreal suburbs)

  • La Ferme Quinn - Integrated Pest Management, 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, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    2495 Boul Perrot, Notre-dame-de-l'ile-perrot, J7V 8P4. Phone: 514-453-1510. Fax: 514-453-1062. Email: info@lafermequinn.ca. Open: January - April Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 May - October 7 days a week 9:00 am to 5:00 November - December Thursday to Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. All dates are approximate; Strawberries June 28 to July 5 Blueberries July 15 pm to August 15 Raspberries July 15 pm to August 15 Apples August 15 pm to October 31 Pumpkins September 15 pm to October 31 Squash September 15 pm to October 31 Christmas Trees November 28 to December 24. Quinn Farms uses Integrated Pest Management procedures to reduce the use of pesticides in their crops. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 23, 2012)
  • Ferme Anse au Sable - Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, apples, blueberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, melons, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), restrooms
    2565 Perrot, N D Ile Perrot, QC J7V8P4. Phone: 514-453-1396. Email: anseausable@videotron.ca. Open: MID June TO November ; SUMMER, EVERYDAY FROM 9 TO 6 pm; FALL, WEEKENDS ONLY. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque. EVERYTHING GROWN ON THE FARM!. (ADDED: July 09, 2011)

Local Honey Sources:

Laurentides (western Montreal suburbs)

  • La Ferme Quinn - Integrated Pest Management, Honey (retail), Blueberry honey, Buckwheat honey, Clover honey, Wildflower honey, Comb honey, Raw honeys, Whipped honey, Beeswax candles, Pollen, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    2495 Boul Perrot, Notre-dame-de-l'ile-perrot, J7V 8P4. Phone: 514-453-1510. Fax: 514-453-1062. Email: info@lafermequinn.ca. Open: January - April Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 May - October 7 days a week 9:00 am to 5:00 November - December Thursday to Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00. Honey updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. All dates are approximate; Strawberries June 28 to July 5 Blueberries July 15 pm to August 15 Raspberries July 15 pm to August 15 Apples August 15 pm to October 31 Pumpkins September 15 pm to October 31 Squash September 15 pm to October 31 Christmas Trees November 28 to December 24. Quinn Farms uses Integrated Pest Management procedures to reduce the use of pesticides in their crops. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Churned honey with maple flavour churned honey with cinnamon melon flower honey apple blossom honey. (UPDATED: May 23, 2012)

Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Laurentides (western Montreal suburbs)

  • La Ferme Quinn - Integrated Pest Management, Birthday parties, Daycare and preschool groups, You may bring your own food, Tables and chairs are Provided , Apple Orchard, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, sheep, chickens, pigs, Computer, Computer Projector, Projection Screen provided, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, No smoking allowed, Vegetarian meals available, handicap accessible, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    2495 Boul Perrot, Notre-dame-de-l'ile-perrot, J7V 8P4. Phone: 514-453-1510. Fax: 514-453-1062. Email: info@lafermequinn.ca. Open: January - April Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 May - October 7 days a week 9:00 am to 5:00 November - December Thursday to Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00. Venue updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. All dates are approximate; Strawberries June 28 to July 5 Blueberries July 15 pm to August 15 Raspberries July 15 pm to August 15 Apples August 15 pm to October 31 Pumpkins September 15 pm to October 31 Squash September 15 pm to October 31 Christmas Trees November 28 to December 24. Quinn Farms uses Integrated Pest Management procedures to reduce the use of pesticides in their crops. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 23, 2012)

Outaouais


Horse Rides and More:

Outaouais

  • 710 Excursions - Boarding stables, Overnight stables, Horse trails (guided), Horses trails (unguided), Tent camping, horses allowed, Hotel / Motel nearby, Wedding facilities, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Fishing onsite, snowmobiling nearby, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, skiing nearby, snowmobiling nearby, horse riding, golf nearby, School tours, children welcome, Pets welcome, horse-drawn hayrides, Organic farming, Horse-drawn sleigh rides (weather permitting), horse trailers, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm
    710 Route 366, Ladysmith, QC J0x 2A0. Phone: 819-647-2724. Email: shawnpulley@hotmail.com. Open: year a round dawn till dusk. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque. (ADDED: November 19, 2009)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Laurentides (western Montreal suburbs)

  • La Ferme Quinn - Integrated Pest Management, Pork, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% mixture of corn, grain, soybeans and/or other natural supplemental feeds, snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Eggs (free range, vegetarian fed), sausage, Smoked meats, Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Ice cream shop, Snack bar, Restrooms, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, School tours, children welcome, No pets please, handicap accessible, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    2495 Boul Perrot, Notre-dame-de-l'ile-perrot, J7V 8P4. Phone: 514-453-1510. Fax: 514-453-1062. Email: info@lafermequinn.ca. Open: January - April Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 May - October 7 days a week 9:00 am to 5:00 November - December Thursday to Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00. Updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. All dates are approximate; Strawberries June 28 to July 5 Blueberries July 15 pm to August 15 Raspberries July 15 pm to August 15 Apples August 15 pm to October 31 Pumpkins September 15 pm to October 31 Squash September 15 pm to October 31 Christmas Trees November 28 to December 24. Quinn Farms uses Integrated Pest Management procedures to reduce the use of pesticides in their crops. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 23, 2012)

Pick-your-own farms in Quebec, Canada

This page provides a detailed list of Quebec, 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! Would someone like to help me translate this into a French version, too? If so, write me via Feedback!

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