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

This month's notes: October 2014: Apples are in full swing!  Raspberries tomatoes, corn and most vegetables are being picked in most places, most blueberries and peaches are finished. Find a corn maze, hayride or pumpkin patch here. 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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Toronto 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!

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Durham (Clarington, Oshawa, Scugog, Whitby)

  • Barry's Best Berries - blueberries & strawberries
    14400 Regional Rd 39, Mount Albert, Zephyr, ON. Phone: 905-640-1345. Open: CALL BEFORE YOU GO!!! Two locations: Location 1: (blueberries & strawberries) 2 km north of Zephyr on Durham 39, Location 2: (strawberries only) 1.5 km north of Stouffville on the Ninth Line north.
  • Fred's Fruit Market - Strawberries, Fall Strawberries, Raspberries
    4303 hwy 115, Orono, ON, L0B 1M0. Phone: 905-983-5628. Directions: 401 east from Toronto to Hwy 115. 1 km north on the east side of hwy 115. Also: Apples, Peas, Sweet Corn.
  • Junker Farms - strawberries,
    4440 Garden Street N, Whitby, ON L1R3K5. Phone: 905-655-3211. Open: UPDATE: July 21, 2014: The owner tells me they are closed until next season (2015).  We have Pick Your Own Strawberries, no other PYO crops. Directions: Taunton Road, East of Highway #12, North on Garden Street (Canadian Tire on Southwest corner). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Strawberries: are typically available from June 15 to July 10. Payment: Cash only. Please bring own containers if possible, bowls, pails, etc. Baskets are also available for purchase at the farm. Strawberries are weighed and charged by the pound.  (UPDATED: June 20, 2014) (UPDATED: July 22, 2013) (ADDED: June 14, 2010)
  • Nature's Bounty Farm - apples, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    651 Scugog Line 2, Port Perry, ON L9L 1B3. Phone: 905-985-2096. Email: naturesbounty@xplornet.com. Open: Every day from 9am to 5pm from September 5 to October 31. Directions: From the east travel 4 km west of Highway #12 on Scugog line 2. From the west turn east onto Chalk Lake road from Lakeridge road and travel 4 km east. At Ashburn road there is a stop sign, continue straight along and the road will change names to read Scugog Line 2. We are the first farm on the north side. Click here for a map and directions. Corn maze open everyday; Pumpkins available from October 1; Gourds and decorative corn available from last week of September. Payment: Cash, only. Our rolling hills are home to 20 varieties of apples on 14,000 trees. We like our customers to enjoy each variety at its peak, so please check the website or call us for our "what's picking" updates. (ADDED: September 03, 2013)
  • Pingle's Farm Market - Apples, pumpkins, raspberries, saskatoons, strawberries, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, haunted corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, horse-drawn hay rides, wagon rides, face painting, petting zoo
    1805 Taunton Road East, Hampton, ON L0B 1J0. Phone: 905-725-6089. Fax: 905 725 9040. Email us at: farmerwally@internet.look.ca or vetzal1@yahoo.com. Directions: We are located at Courtice and Taunton Roads. just outside of Oshawa. Take the 401 to the Courtice Road exit, take courtice road north, all the way to the end, and turn right, you can't miss us. There is also a sign on the hwy. with directions. We are open May, June, July, August, September, October. Our hours are: We are open 7 days a week. Including all holidays from May 1st to October 31st. There is a farm market, gift shop, and bakery. There is a petting zoo, trike track, toys in a big pile of sand, giant checker board, bunnyville, and many activties for the children. Great fun for the whole family. PYO Strawberries usually around the middle of June. Call ahead to check crop is dependant on the weather. Fall Raspberries are ready end of august beginning of September and last until the first frost or October 31st when we close. Pumpkins are for PYO or ready pick on weekends in October there is wagon rides to the pumpkin patch! Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Easter weekend we are OPEN, we have activities for children 12years and under. Friday to Sunday, bakery is Friday to Monday. We have school tours, wagon rides, fall raspberries, apple picking, fun fall weekends with every expanding activities on the farm, this year we will having at night a haunted corn maze the two weekends before Halloween, and we will also have brand new a haunted orchard trail for children under 10years of age, starting on October 18th running to October 30th. And much more. Call for more details.
  • Siloam Orchards - apples
    7300 - 3rd. Concession, Uxbridge, ON L9P 1R1.  Phone: 905-852-9418, Fax: 905-852-3182, email: mail@siloamorchards.com. Located in Ontario offering pick your own apples , fruit trees , maple syrup, web site has lots of pertinent information, including good links for growing your own fruit.
  • Spring View Farms - strawberries and raspberries
    Durham Rd, Uxbridge, ON. Phone: 905-852-2795. Come to our small quiet berry patch for chemical free strawberries and raspberries. We welcome you and your family to our farm located in the rolling hills of Uxbridge. Directions: Located 10 km north of Uxbridge at 11680 Durham Road 1 in hamlet of Leaskdale. From Toronto take Markham Rd (Hwy 48) to Davis Dr. Turn right and go east 15 km to traffic light. Turn left on Durham Rd 1 (Main St. N) and go 7.5 km to farm on left just inside hamlet. Phone for times and conditions.
  • Tallboots Farm - raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), Other fruit or veg,
    755 Newtonville Road, Newtonville, ON L1B 0G5. Phone: 905-786-2686. Email: tallbootsfarm@gmail.com. Open: Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM and Saturday and Sunday 8 Am to 6 PM, Early July to first frost. Directions: From 401 East or West, take Exit Newtonville Road, go South toward the Ontario lake and look for sign next to the road. From Lakeshore Road go north on Newtonville Road pass the 2 railroad bridges and look for the field with the sign next to the road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We Grow Purple Raspberries we can be found at the Port Hope Farmer's market on Saturday morning from 8 am to 1 PM. (UPDATED: July 28, 2014) (ADDED: July 04, 2014)
  • Talisman Farm - Raspberry
    Durham Road, Uxbridge, ON. Phone: 905-649-2101. Email: jfielden@interhop.net . Farm is 2 km east of Highway 47 on Durham Road 21 (road from Goodwood to Port Perry) or 0.25 km west of Coppins Corner (Brock Road and Durham Road 21). Open: daily. Call for picking conditions.
  • Watson Farm - apples, beans, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), rhubarb, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, restrooms
    2287 Highway #2, Bowmanville , ON L1C4V4. Phone: 905-623-9109. Email: info@watsonfarms.ca. Open: June 15 to August 20 Monday to Friday 8:30am to 8:30pm Saturday and Sunday 8:30am to 5:50pm August 21 pm to October 31 7 days a week 9:30am to 5:30pm. 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. Watson Farm Market is now open  No admission. You only pay for the produce you pick. Sorry no pets allowed at the farm. In October, U-Pick Apples and Raspberries are open. U-Pick Pumpkins will open October 19th. Click on Crop Report for more information. (UPDATED: October 12, 2013, from their website)  (ADDED: September 08, 2012)
  • Willowtree Farm - pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), strawberries, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, petting zoo, school tours
    975 Regional Road 21, Port Perry, ON L9L 1B5. Phone: 905-985-4973. Fax: 905-985-1955. Email: willowtreefarm@sympatico.ca. Open: call for pick your own season. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. call for specific harvest dates. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: December 16, 2009)
  • Wilmot Orchards -Pick your own blueberries - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    3337 Concession Road 3, R.r. #8, Newcastle, ON L1B 1L9. Phone: 905 987 5508. Email: info@wilmotblueberries.com. Open: Late July through Labour Day Weekend. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Highway 401 east of Toronto between Bowmanville and Newcastle. Take Highway 115 35, exit #436, north three miles to Concession Road 3, Clarke Durham Road 17. Turn right and follow the signs for Clarke, 3rd Concession West. From Clarke, 3rd Concession West, drive approximately one mile and watch for our sign on the south side of the road. Click here for a map and directions. Pick your own blueberries late July through Labour Day weekend; Please see Seasonal News page on website for latest information; Also on the farm, Appleberries Cafe, cool refreshments, blueberry treats, ice cream and already picked blueberries and gifts. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: May 20, 2010)

Frontenac (Kingston, Inverary)

  • Fruition Berry Farm - beans, peas, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, and prepicked produce, picnic area, wagon rides
    3208 Hughes Road, Kingston, ON K7L4V3. Phone: 613-548-3378. Email us at: christine@fruition.ca. Directions: From 401 exit Hwy 15 (Kingston exit #623) Travel North on hwy 15 approx 5km. Turn left onto Hughes Road. Travel 2km, berry farm is on the left.  We are open June, July, September, October. Open: see the website for our hours. Corn maze and pumpkin patch September 1st until October 31st. Frontenac County. Payment: Interac and Cash.
  • Waddell Apples - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples,
    2645 Washburn Road, Kingston, ON K0H 2N0. Phone: 613-546-1690. Email: waddell.apples@gmail.com. Open: Labour Day to Thanksgiving, 7 days a week, 10am to 6pm. Directions: Highway 401 to Highway 15 north (Exit 623). 10 minutes north, just past Joyceville. Left onto Washburn Road (Lower Brewers Locks). Waddell Apples is the first driveway on the left. (If you get to the swing bridge at the canal, you've gone too far!). Click here for a map and directions. Apples: Early August to end October. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. Pick-your-own apples in our scenic orchard by the historic Rideau Canal or buy them ready-picked at our heritage 1830 log cabin store. Farm bakery offering apple pie, jelly, slices, sweet cider, local honey and more. Waddell Apples is a family-run farm business with pride in offering fresh quality products and friendly service. Schools and other groups are welcome. Picnic area provided. Orchard is maintained using IPM (Integrated Pest Management) and is Herbicide-free. (ADDED: July 20, 2009)

Halton (Burlington, Darbyville, Halton Hills, Milton, Oakville)

  • Allison's Sweet Corn - Sweet corn, apples, pumpkins
    10636 8th Line, Georgetown, ON.  Phone: 905-873-8283. Email: allisongb@aztec-net.com . Directions: 2 km south of Georgetown. Open: July 1 - October 31, 11 am to 6 pm. 
  • Andrew's Scenic Acres - apples, asparagus, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, corn (sweet), currants (red and black), flowers, gooseberries, grapes, other berries, pears, peaches, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), raspberries (black), raspberries (Autumn, black), rhubarb, saskatoons, summer squash, strawberries,
    9365 10th Sideroad, Milton, ON L9T 2X9. Phone: 905-878-5807. Fax: 905-878-4997. Email: Farm@AndrewsScenicAcres.com. Open: Seasonally available, starting in Spring and ending in Autumn; May to October. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Take hwy 401 to Trafalgar north (exit#328). Drive north ~ 7km to Sideroad #10 (Ashgrove). Drive west to the farm. Or North of 401 on Reg rd#25. Drive east on road #10.- R.r.#5 located in Halton Hills (for GPS) Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We also have Elderberries and wide range of flowers available for pick your own. Our family operated farm was established in 1980. We now proudly grow 175 acres of luscious fruit and vegetables. Our home farm is dedicated 100% to pick your own crops starting the first weekend in May with tulips, rhubarb and asparagus. Strawberries start ripening in June, followed by raspberries, cherries, currants, gooseberries, blueberries, elderberries, gourds, Indian corn and pumpkins.  A diverse selection of cut your own flowers for bouquets include: sunflowers, celosia, gladioli, dahlias, roses, lilies, peonies and iris. Fun For The Children includes-Hay Rides, Haunted Forest, Animal Coral, Pony Rides, Straw Jump, Corn Walk and Pick Your Own. Acres and Acres of PYO orange and white pumpkins. (ADDED: June 13, 2011) (UPDATED: September 13, 2013)
  • Carter Farm Market - Uses natural growing practices, beans, flowers, herbs/spices, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    9880 Winston Churchill Blvd., Norval, ON L0P 1K0. Phone: 905-454-8767. Email: mcarter@carterfarmmarket.com. Open: Monday - Thursday 9 am to 5pm Friday - Saturday 9 am to 6pm Sunday 9 am to 5pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: 7 km North of the 401 on Winston Churchill Blvd. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: July 29, 2013)
  • Chudleigh's Apple Farm - apples, pumpkins, hayrides
    9528 Highway 25, Milton, ON. Phone: 905-878-2725. Open July - October daily 10 am to 5 pm (last tractor wagon ride 4:30pm); Nov.- December (Fri., Saturday and Sunday) 10 am to 5 pm. Closed Jan - Apr. Located in Milton, Ontario, Canada, about 30 minutes west of Toronto. Every year, in late summer and fall, families come to pick their own apples, and enjoy the farm-themed entertainment area.  Licensed Waterfall dining area with country lunches served every day. Children’s Entertainment Area. Apple Picking – Please visit our Pick Your Own Section for apple availability. Picnic Area, Retail Store/Pie Shop, Free Parking- Bring Your Own Wagon. (UPDATED: October 12, 2013, from their website)
    A visitor writes on October 05, 2014: "This farm charges $12 per person (children under 3 free and seniors $6) for entry. Entry fee is for pick-your-own AND farm "entertainment" like pony rides, petting zoo, corn maze etc. There is no way to pick-your-own without paying the entrance fee. Visitors still have to pay, in addition to the entrance fee, for the pick-your-own apples they picked. Very disappointing. Please make a note of this your page to make others aware of this rather non-traditional practice." Reference: http://www.chudleighs.com/index.php/farm-events/admissions/
  • The Farm - beans, beets, blackberries, broccoli, cabbage, cucumber, eggplant, fresh garlic, garlic blooms, herbs, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, rhubarb, romaine, Romano beans, squash, strawberries
    12399 No. 15 Side Road, Halton Hills, ON. Phone: 905-873-2050. Alternate phone: 905-877-7976. Open: weekdays 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. from mid-June to September, Saturday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. from mid-June to mid-July, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. mid-July to September; Sunday & holidays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. from mid-June to September.
  • Green Acres Farm - Apples
    Heritage Road, Norval, ON. Phone: 905-459-4458. From Highway 401, go north on Mississauga Road to Steeles Ave. Turn west to Heritage Road. Drive north to 9266 Heritage Road. Open: daily 9 am to 5 pm. (I wonder if they have homemade hotscakes, too? :)
  • Hutchinson's - asparagus, beans, beets, corn (sweet), cucumbers, curants (red and black), eggplant, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg,
    6202 Walkers Line, Burlington, ON L7M 0R3. Phone: 905-335-2515. Email: TheFarmer@hutchinsonfarm.ca. Open: Tuesday to Friday, from 9 am to 6 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Spring Flower open house: last Sunday in April. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. Hutchinson Farm is a family operated farm nestled in the Niagara Escarpment. We only sell what is grown on our fields and in our greenhouses. If commercialized farming, gift shops, or the chaos of "farm entertainment" is not your cup of tea, our farm may be what you're looking for! Other than our crops, we have nothing else to sell, or formal activities. It's just the ongoings of a real farm, a keen interest in food, plus the peace and quiet of the country. Kids with imaginations will not want to leave. tomatillos, chilies, Spring annuals. We will have lots of  already picked strawberries, but a limited supply of pick-your-own-strawberries! Click here for our Facebook page.   (UPDATED: June 03, 2011)
    6202 Walkers Line, R.R #2, Milton, ON, L9T 2X6. Phone: 905-335-2515. Email us at: HUTCHINSON.FARM@SYMPATICO.CADirections and Map. Payment: Cash, Check, debit card.
  • Orchalaw Farms - Apples, pumpkins, winter squash, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, and prepicked produce, restrooms, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, petting zoo
    9726 Heritage Road; R. R. # 2, Norval, ON L0P 1. Phone: 905-456-1879. Email: upick@orchalawfarms.com. Open: September, October;  Everyday 9 am. to 5 pm. Directions: From the 401 and the 407 head north on Mississauga Rd. to Bovaird, turn left go to Heritage Road, turn left. We are the first farm on the left hand side. Payment: Cash, only. School Tours, Group Tours available. This fall, find the perfect pumpkins for everyone in your family at the Orchalaw Farms in Brampton. We have hundreds of pumpkins for you to choose from—tall ones, round ones, giant pumpkins,and tiny decorator pumpkins. We have Don't forget the camera when you visit the Pumpkin Patch at Orchalaw Farms, Brampton, Ontario, just west of Toronto. pumpkins of every size and shape, and many different colors. We have a great selection of fall decoration items, including gourds in a variety of colors, Indian corn, straw bales, corn Pumpkins on the vine for your selection at the Pumpkin Patch; stalks, and decorative pumpkins. While you are here, plan to also visit our Pick Your Own Apple orchard, where you can take a wagon ride into the orchard (weekends only) or drive your car, and find your favorite apples still fresh on the tree. (UPDATED: October 12, 2013, from their website)
  • Rural Route Orchards - apples, pears, plums, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked
    10308 4th Line,, Halton Hills, ON L9T 2X9. Phone: 905-873-7687. Email: ruralrouteorchard@gmail.com. Open: Weekends and Holidays, 10 am to 5pm,September 1 to October 31. Directions: 401 to Trafalgar Road north then turn Left on 10th Side road then turn Right on 4th Line, travel 1 km north. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Also available apple cider vinegar and assorted wood chips for meat smokers. (ADDED: October 04, 2011)
  • Rae’s Farm - apples strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins
    Britannia Road, Hornby, ON. Phone: 905-878-7708. From Highway 401, go south on Trafalgar Road to Britannia Road; turn left and go 1 km. Open: daily June - Nov; Strawberries Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm; Saturday, & Sun. 8 am to 4 pm; Raspberries 8 am to 1 pm; Apples daily 9 am to 5 pm. - UPDATE from a visitor, June 26, 2008: "Limited Supply of U Pick Strawberries this year (2008). Only open 2 mornings this week. Closed today, Thursday and Friday. Only open this week on Saturday morning 8:00am - Noon."
  • Stonehaven Farm Market - strawberries,
    7388 Guelph Line  Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0. Phone: 905-878-1870. Email: market@stonehavenfarms.com. Open: Monday - Saturday 9 to 4 Sunday 10 am to 4 Opening and closing dates updated on website and/or by telephone. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From the 401: Take exit #312 Guelph Line South for 6 km. The farm is on the right side between Conservation Road and Derry Road. From the QEW: Take exit #102 Guelph Line North for 17 km. The farm is on the left side between Derry and Conservation Road. From Milton: Take Derry. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Farm market is brimming with only Ontario local produce & gourmet food items, bakery including fruit pies, soft serve ice cream, kid zone area, gigantic corn maze ( group night adventures available) , wagon tours & wagon rides(weekends only - check for times), school programs, group bookings. (ADDED: August 29, 2010) (ADDED: February 23, 2009)
  • Williams’ Orchards - apples, cider
    10101 Hume Court, Halton Hills, ON. Phone: 905-876-4220. Open: daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in September and October (for on-farm market) weekends and holidays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in September and October for pick-your-own. Directions:  From Highway 401 at Milton, take Highway 25 north to second stoplight. Turn east on No. 5 Sideroad (Reg. Road 9/Campbellville Rd.) and go 1 km east to 3rd Line. (Boston Church Rd.) Turn north and go 3 km to dead end. (Hume Crt.) .

Peel (Brampton, Caledon, Mississauga) 

  • Albion Orchards - Apples, pumpkins, Christmas trees
    14800 Innis Lake Road, Caledon, Ontario L7C 2Y8. Phone: (905) 584-0354. Email: office@albionorchards.com. Open: 10am to 6pm Daily Mid August-October 31st;  PICK-YOUR-OWN (PYO) & WAGON RIDES are on WEEKENDS ONLY; winter hours are November & December: 10am to 6pm Mon-Fri, Sat & Sun 10am-5pm, Closing Day: December 23rd. SORRY NO PETS, PICNICS, OR SMOKING. PYO Apples, Country Market (Pies, Jams, Gifts. X-Mas Gifts, X-mas Trees) (UPDATED: January 31, 2013, from their website)
  • Bailey’s Farm Produce - strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins, farm market, pre-cut Christmas trees
    3634 King Street, Caledon, ON L7C 0R5. Phone: 905-838-3204. Email: je.bailey@sympatico.ca. Open: Spring & Summer 8am-8pm. Fall 9am-6pm. Sat & Sun & holidays 9am-6pm. Directions: . From Hwy 401 exit at Hwy 10 north (appox. 24 km) to Victoria. Turn right (east) and go 1.5 km.They have a seasonal fresh produce stand,  with locally made jams, honey, and maple syrup. In the winter months, Bailey's is open for firewood and Christmas Trees.  We have several varieties that are ready starting approximately June 15, for strawberries, and July 15, for raspberries. But please don't forget, we can't control the weather, so always call or check their website for updates.  (UPDATED: January 31, 2013 jbs)
  • Big Apple Farm - apples, strawberries, pumpkins and Raspberries
    Heritage Road, Brampton, ON. Phone: 905-455-8414. Open: Friday's, Saturday's and Sunday's from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; Monday to Thursay from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Directions: From Hwy. 401, north on Mississauga Rd. to Steeles Ave. Turn west to Heritage Rd. and turn north. Follow signs.  (UPDATED: October 12, 2013, from their website)  (UPDATED: June 24, 2008)
  • Carl Laidlaw Orchards - apples, pears, U-pick and already picked, farm market
    9496 Heritage Road, Brampton, ON L6X 0A1. Phone: 905-456-2095. Open: beginning labour day weekend: every day from 9am 'til 5 pm September and October. Directions: take Mississauga Road north from 401 or 407. turn west, left on Steeles Avenue then north, right on Heritage Road. we are on the west side. Our 100 acre farm is on the credit river and is still family owned and run.  Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We offer children's birthday parties. Our raspberry season is mid July until mid August. we open every morning at 8:00 and close when we are picked out.  we have over 30 varieties of apples- something for every recipe. We invite you to make an apple pie with us in the barn! We have a weekend applewood fire pit for corn on the cob and roasted hot dogs, a hay barn, animals, wagon rides and vintage tractors to enjoy. Honey, cider, and apple products are available in the barn. Payment: cash, only. Apple varieties: Wealthy, Spartan, Ida, Red Delicious, Mutzu, McIntosh, McGowan, Empire, Golden, Cortland. Take a wagon ride to the orchard and you pick from the trees. Lots of parking, restrooms and easy to find from the 401W, as well as Hwy 7 through Brampton. (UPDATED: July 25, 2014) (UPDATED: October 12, 2013, from their website)
    Comments from a visitor on October 12, 2010: "Wonderful selection, beautiful orchard and decent prices. All apples and pears were $0.89/pound and admission was $3 for adults only, children under 18 are free. They also sell corn and hot dogs that you can roast yourself over a campfire!"
    A visitor writes: "I think it's a great place for grownups to act like kids again, picking and eating the best apples around in Southern Ontario, as far as I'm concerned after 20 years of picking there!!! Good prices too!"
  • Craven’s Fruit Farm - apples
    Caledon East, ON. Phone: 905-584-2964. Located on Horseshoehill Road (extension of Dixie Rd.), 18 km north of Highway 7, 1 km north of Olde Base Line Road (Peel Road 12). Open: daily 9 am to 8 pm.
  • Dixie Orchards - apples, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), raspberries (black),
    14309 Dixie Road, Caledon, ON L7C 2M8. Phone: 905-838-5888. Email: paul@dixieorchards.com. Open: 10 am to 6 pm when produce is in season. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions:  1 kilometer north of King Street. 410 north to Mayfield Road, turn right and immediately left onto Dixie Road. Take Dixie Road north for 5 minutes. We are 1 kilometer north of King Street in Southern Caledon. Click here for a map and directions. Raspberries mid July (check website for exact harvest times) Apples September 1st - October 31st. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. Free wagon rides Free corn maze Free straw jump. (UPDATED: September 19, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on October 18, 2010: "Hi. I visited the Dixie Orchards today, and it was great. I phone first and was told the apples are all picked off the trees, but when I said I wanted to make applesauce, he told me there were plenty on the ground I could pick. So my kids and I went and found lots of good apples for $8/bushel. I picked one bushel of Empire, and one of Cortland. He recommended the Cortland for the apple sauce. He was the owner, and very friendly and helpful."
  • Domal Orchards - Apples, Honey, Squash, Potatoes, Beans, Peppers
    Missisauga Road, Brampton, ON.  Phone: 905-457-9040 or 905-457-6998. 
  • Downey's Farm Market - corn (sweet), raspberries (Spring, red), summer squash, strawberries, Turkeys, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, face painting, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    13682 Heart Lake Road, Caledon, ON L7C2J5. Phone: 905-838-2990. Email: info@downeysfarm.com. Open: Strawberry, Raspberry and Apple picking hours vary please see website for details. Directions: From Toronto, take Highway 401 to Highway 410 North. Exit on Mayfield Road, Turn Left (West). Turn Right (North) on Heart Lake Road. Downey's is located 5km North on right side of the road, just North Of Brampton. Click here for a map and directions. Downey's Corn Maze Adventure is open August 15th to the end of October - night mazes available to groups over 20, please call for availability; Downey's Pumpkinfest is open weekends from the last weekend in September to the end of October. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Downey's hosts numerous events throughout the year. Some of the events include: Downey's Easterfest and Egg Hunt, the July 1st Canada Day Strawberry Festival, Clip Clop the Donkey's Birthday Party Celebration, Downey's Corn Maze Adventure, Downey's Pumpkinfest and Lunch with Santa. Downey's also is a venue for corporate events and picnics, school tours and birthday parties!(UPDATED: September 29, 2009)
  • Love Area - No pesticides are used, apples, blueberries, cherries, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, restrooms, events at your location (call for info)
    8674 Heritage Road, Brampton, ON L6Y 0E1Email: shatha.alatresh@gmail.com. Open: ONLY one day, July 18 2013. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (UPDATED: July 09, 2013) (ADDED: July 05, 2013)
  • Quin Ferri North Farm - T&K Ferri Orchards - apples, U-pick and already picked
    9156 Heritage Road, Brampton, ON L6X 0A1. Phone: 905 456 1968. Email: karenapple@sympatico.ca. Open: seven days a week 8:30 am to 5:00 pm from mid September thru late October. Directions: From the 401 or 407, go north on Mississauga Road. Turn west onto Embleton Road. At the first set of lights, turn north onto Heritage Road. Farm is located approximately 1/2 kilometre north on the west side. Payment: Cash, only. Known for LARGE-sized apples. Honeycrisp, Ambrosia, Mutsu, Red & Golden Delicious, Gala, McIntosh, Cortland, Macoun, Empire, Idared, Jonagold and Fortune Spy are grown. (UPDATED: August 08, 2011)
  • Sunny Acre Farms - Raspberries
    9519 Winston Churchill Blvd, Brampton, Ontario. Phone: 905-867-5629. Open: Call or see their website for dates and hours. Directions:  4 Km north of Steeles Avenue and 1.5 Km south of Hwy 7(Bovaird). They have the summer producing varieties available approximately the first week of July. (UPDATED: July 18, 2009) (UPDATED: July 06, 2013)
  • Van Dyken Bros - beans, cucumbers, melons, onions, peas, tomatoes,
    14510 The Gore Road, Bolton, ON L7C 3E3. Phone: 905-857-3561. Directions: From Bolton, go west of Highway 50 on King Street 5 km. Turn north on Gore Road and go 1.5 km to 14510. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October. Open: Daily 8 am to 8 pm; Closed Sunday. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: June 24, 2008)

York (Aurora, Georgina, King, Maple Hill, Markham, Newmarket, Vaughan, Whitchurch-Stouffville)

  • 19th Avenue Farmers Market - strawberries,
    2931 19th Avenue, Markham, ON l6C 1L7. Phone: 905-887-8954. Fax: 905-887-1166. Email: farmersmarket@toptomatofoods.ca . Open: Early June to Early July, 7 days a week weather pending. Directions: Coming From South - 404 North,, exit Elgin Mills. Go East on Elgin Mills to Woodbine bypass, and go North. Follow Woodbine Bypass until you reach 19th Avenue, make a left (go west) first driveway on the south side. Coming From North - 404 South to Stoufville Side Road. Exit Stoufville Side Road, head East. First light is Woodbine Avenue, go South (right). Turn right on 19th Avenue, first driveway on the south side. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: March 26, 2014) (ADDED: May 30, 2011)
  • Applewood Farm Winery - strawberries, apples
    12442 McCowan Road, Stouffville, ON L4A 7X5. Phone: 905-640-5357. Alternate phone: (905) 642-4720. Email: info@applewoodfarmwinery.com. It began as one of the first pick your own strawberry and apple farms in Ontario and remains the most popular spot in the area to pick fresh strawberries, or apples. Directions: On McCowan Road, immediately north of the Stouffville Road. Google Earth coordinates: 79°18'27.44"W 43°57'43.42"N. The larger building is the Store, the first smaller building just west of that is a 2-storey kid's playhouse - slides, stairs, etc. This year they have added a giant chess board immediately north of that (with giant B&W chess pieces!!). The first building to the south-west is the entrance kiosk ($2 a head right now) and next to that on the western side is the exit where they charge for the full bags ($13 a bag right now) or bushels leaving. The farm provides a hayride - two trailers and a tractor - to and from the orchards slightly further away (we used the orchards right behind the Store, to the north). That hayride travels the track at the western side of the exit shed, north and then west, and south and then west. The access for the hayride is immediately north of the exit shed. Parking is on the north side of the track all the way from McCowan Road to the Bathrooms building, and on the south side in the area of the buildings.
  • Brooks Farms - apples, beans, corn (sweet), currants (red and black), gooseberries, nectarines, other berries, peas, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), raspberries (Autumn, black), saskatoons, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    122 Ashworth Road, Mount Albert, ON L0G 1M0. Phone: 905-473-3246. Email: info@brooksfarms.com. Open: Mid February til end of October Hours Change Seasonally, Please visit our website for up to date hours and additional information. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: North on highway 404 to Newmarket. Exit on Vivian Road and go east to highway 48. Go north to Mount Albert Road, then east past Mount Albert 3 km to 122/141 Ashworth Rd. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 26, 2013) (UPDATED: October 03, 2008)
  • Country Apple Orchard Farm Inc. - Apples, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    3105 16th Sideroad West, King City, ON L7B 1A3. Phone: 905 833-3434. Fax: 905 833-6065. Email us at: info@countryapple.ca. Directions: 3105 16th Sideroad (west). >From 400 north exit at King Road, go east on King Road to Jane Street. >Left turn on to Jane Street go north to 16th Sideroad. Make a left(West) on to 16th Sideroad. Go west up slight hill, Orchard is on southside. We are open August, September, October. Our hours are: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm closed Mondays (except holiday Mondays) Payment: Cash, only. Pre-picked & bagged apples, Apple Cider, Apple Pies, pumpkins, local honey, Apple Tours available.
  • Farintosh Farms - apples, pumpkins, vegetables
    11858 Warden Avenue, Gormley, ON. Phone: 905-887-5727. From Highway 404, exit at Gormley-Stouffville Road. Go east 3 km to Warden Ave. Turn south and go 1 km. Farm is on west side. Open: Monday to  Friday from 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday, & Sun. 8 am to 6 pm.
  • Forsythe Family Farms - Strawberries
    10537 Kennedy Road, Unionville, ON, L6C 1N8. Phone: 905-887-1087.
    Directions: 1 km north of Major Mackenzie Dr. - East of #404. Second location 1025 Cragg Road Greenbank (Phone: 905-985-6749).  Also: Playground, Animal Corral, Free Wagon Rides, Pony rides, Pumpkin festival. See website for more!
  • Homestead Orchards - apples, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), porta-potties, picnic area, school tours
    3961 Old Homestead Road, Sutton, ON L0E1R0. Phone: 905-722-5325. Email: info@homesteadorchards.com. Open: Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm September to November. Directions: Highway 404 North to Green Lane, Right to Woodbine Avenue, Left to Ravenshoe Road, Left on Kennedy Road, Right on Old Homestead Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. (ADDED: March 21, 2011)
  • MacWilliam Farms - apples, strawberries
    22645 Leslie Street, Queensville, ON. Phone: 905-836-9656. From Davis Dr in Newmarket, go 14 km north on Leslie Street. Market open daily 8 am to 8 pm.
  • Organics Farm - Certified Organic, apples, currants (red and black), other berries, raspberries (red), strawberries,
    7550 19th Avenue, Markham, ON L6B 1A8. Phone: (905) 640-5206. Fax: (905) 642-6247. Email: info@organicsfarm.ca. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! We are a new small family farm that offers pick your own & ready picked small fruits and vegetables. Please visit our web site for complete product details & availability, or call the farm hotline. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: January 24, 2011)
  • Pine Ridge Farms - Raspberries
    Warden Avenue, Markham, ON. Phone: 905-887-9129. Farm is on west side of Warden Avenue, 1.5 km north of Major Mackenzie Drive, 6 km north of Highway 7, Markham. Open: Monday to  Friday from 8 am to 8 pm; Saturday, & Sun. 8 am to 6 pm. Raspberries: Summer & Fall.
  • Pine Farms Orchard - apples
    2700 16th Sideroad, King City, ON. Phone: 905-833-5459. Directions: From Highway 400 and King Road, take King Rd East to Jane St. Go north on Jane St 4 km to 16th Siderd. Go east on 16th Siderd. approx. 1 km. Located on the north side of road. Open: May 1 - June 30 Wed to Saturday 10 am to 4 pm; mid August to December 31, Tuesday to Friday 9:30 am to 5 pm; Saturday & Sunday 9 am to 5 pm; open September 1st to Nov Tuesday to Sunday 9 am to 5 pm; School tours available.
  • Pumpkin King Vegetable Patch - pumpkins, Other fruit or veg, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, and prepicked produce, picnic area
    18460 Dufferin Street, Newmarket, ON L3Y 4V9. Phone: 905-775-5277. Fax: 905-775-0648. Email: hollandacres@xplornet.com. Directions: We are located in the Holland Marsh. The "vegetable bowl" of Ontario. Go east on Hwy 9 from Hwy 400. Continue on Hwy 9 till you come to Dufferin street (3rd Line). Travel North on Dufferin Street till you see all the pumpkins on the left hand side. See you soon!! Click here for a map. We are open September, October. Our hours are: Monday to Saturday 9 am to 9pm We are open from September 10 - October 31 Payment: Cash, only. Beautiful site for pictures. Both wedding pictures and fall pictures. All our pumpkins are handwashed and polished making for a bright beautiful pumpkin. Small, medium, large, baseball pumpkins, giant pumpkins, white pumpkins. Fresh from the field carrots are available by order. We sell Gourds, hay bales, cornstalks, ornamental corn, fall mums, squash, tomatoes, carrots, red onions, cooking onions, all straight from our family field to your table!
  • Reesor Farm Market - Strawberries, pumpkins
    10825 Ninth Line, Markham, Ontario. Phone: 905-640-4568. Take Hwy 404 or Markham Rd to Major Mackenzie Dr. Go east on Major Mackenzie Dr until you come to Ninth Line (11 kms from 404). Watch for signs. Turn left onto Ninth Line for 2 kms. Reesor Farm Market is on right hand side. Call our PYO line for picking times and conditions.  (UPDATED: May 27, 2013, from their website)
  • Round the Bend Farm - corn, pumpkins
    16225 Jane Street, Kettleby, ON. Phone: 905-727-0023. Highway #400 to Aurora Road (Exit 52). East to Jane Street. South to Round The Bend Farm on the left side. Open: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday 9 am to 5 pm. (Spring Hours).
  • Trapper Bob - strawberries
    Newmarket, ON. Phone: 905-836-6358. Warden Ave. just north of Vivian Road or 1.5 km south of Davis Dr. Open: Monday to Saturday, 7 am to 8 pm. Closed Sun.
  • Whittamore's Farm - beans, cucumbers, currants (red and black), gooseberries, melons, other berries, peas, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    8100 Steeles Ave. East, Markham, ON L6B 1A8. Phone: 905-294-3275. Fax: 905-294-8232. Email: office@whittamoresfarm.com. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. Open: Farm Market - Monday to Friday 9 am to 7 pm Weekends 9 am to 5 pm Pick Your Own - Summer - Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm Weekends - 7 am to 4 pm Pick Your Own Falltime - Wednesday to Sunday 9 am to 5 pm. Strawberries: Mid June to Mid July, Mid August to Frost Raspberries: Early July to Early August, Late August to Frost. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Pumpkinland for Family Fun. Pumpkin Cannon Show, Singing Chicken Show, Haunted Forest, Mazes, Turbo Slide, Barn Bouncer and so much more. (UPDATED: September 12, 2008)

Pick-your-own farms in the Toronto Area, Canada 

This page provides a detailed list of Toronto, 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 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)

Durham (Clarington, Oshawa, Scugog, Whitby)

  • Algoma Orchards - apples - apples in traditional varieties like: McIntosh, Red and Golden Delicious, Empire, Idared, Spartan,  and Crispin
    4425 Thickson Road N., Whitby, ON, L1R-2X2. Phone: 905-987-4563. Email algoma@idirect.ca. Directions: Two locations: First location: 1.5 km W of Hwy 115 on 3rd concession of Clarke Northside. Second location: 7km North of 401 on Thickson Road, north of Taunton Road, on east side. Every autumn, Algoma's trees are laden with a vast array of choice apples:  McIntosh, Red and Golden Delicious, Empire, Idared, Spartan, Crispin and more.
    NO LONGER ALLOWS PYO! - Comments from a visitor on September 26, 2008:
    "Thanks for a great site. It's nice to have resource for PYO farms. Sadly Algoma Orchards has stopped their PYO ops.  You'll want to update your list for them. Keep up the great work :)"
  • "R" Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, gift shop, porta-potties, face painting, Inflatables/bounce house, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    3388 Concession 3, Newcastle, ON L1B 1L9. Phone: 905 987 5090. Email: gbgibson3388@gmail.com. Open: June 15 until October 31,everyday of the week, 9 am to 5 pm Other times by appointment. Directions: 45 minutes east of Toronto by the 401 to the 115/35 junction. North 2 miles to the Third concession. West on third concession 1 mile and watch for sign for 3388. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. We start with Fiddleheads in early Spring and end with Squash and pumpkins. (ADDED: August 08, 2013)
  • Tallboots Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Farm market, not located on the farm, Preserves, jams, jellies, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow),
    755 Newtonville Road RR8, Newtonville, ON L1B 0G5. Phone: 905-786-2686. Email: tallbootsfarm@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Friday, From 9 am to 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to 7 pm, Early July to first frost Port Hope Farmer's Market on Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm. Directions: From 401 East or West, take Exit Newtonville Road, go South toward the Ontario lake and look for sign next to the road. From Lakeshore Road go north on Newtonville Road pass the 2 railroad bridges and look for the field with the sign next to the road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We Grow Purple Raspberries we can be found at the Port Hope Farmer's market on Saturday morning from 8 am to 1 PM. (ADDED: July 04, 2014)
  • Watson Farm - Roadside stand, Farm market, not located on the farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Baked goods, apples, asparagus, beans, beets, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, grapes, melons, onions, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), rhubarb, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, restrooms
    2287 Highway #2, Bowmanville , ON L1C4V4. Phone: 905-623-9109. Email: info@watsonfarms.ca. Open: Mid - May to October 31 Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm Saturday and Sunday 9am to 6pm November 1 to December 23 7 days a week 9am to 6pm. 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: September 08, 2012)
  • Willowtree Farm - Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, petting zoo, school tours
    975 Regional Road 21, Port Perry, ON L9L 1B5. Phone: 905-985-4973. Fax: 905-985-1955. Email: willowtreefarm@sympatico.ca. Open: 7 days a week from early June until October 31 8 am to 7 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. call for specific harvest dates. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: December 16, 2009)

Frontenac (Kingston, Inverary)

  • Glocca Morra Farms - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is sustainably grown, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, Fresh eggs, school tours
    1623 highway 15, Kingston, ON K7L 5H6. Phone: 613 547 3101. Email: gloccamorrafarms@sympatico.ca. Open: July - September Seven Days a week open 10am to 7pm. Directions: Glocca Morra Farms is located just south of the 401 at exit 623/Hwy 15, When traveling south our Big Red Barn is on the right side of the road and our Greenhouse and farm stand along with our home is directly across on the left. Payment: Cash, only. Our greenhouse is open at the end of April!. Our season starts with our greenhouse, annuals and perennials, unique hanging baskets & planters ready made or bring in your empty planters and we will plant them for you. We grow great veggies here on our farm and if we don't grow it we provide other local farms in the area's produce at our gate. All marked with it's farm origin for accountability! We do preserves and fresh daily baking. There is my one of a kind jewelry. We have a u-pick pumpkin patch and a great selection of pumpkins and fall squash on our wagons. This year we will have wagon rides to our patch, weather permitting, to pick your own! Christmas trees that are pre-cut are found inside our Big Red Barn along with all you need to deck the halls! have a cup of hot cider or Nutcracker tea while you browse and come downstairs to meet our dairy cows - Christmas on the farm!. (ADDED: April 28, 2013)

Halton (Burlington, Darbyville, Halton Hills, Milton, Oakville)

  • Andrew's Scenic Acres - No pesticides are used, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Covered outdoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    9365 10th Sideroad, ON L9T 2X9. Phone: 905-878-5807. Fax: 905-878-4997. Email: Farm@AndrewsScenicAcres.com. Open: Our Farm Market is open all week during late Spring to late Autumn, 9:00am to 6:00pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: - R.r.#5 located in Halton Hills (for GPS), Milton. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We also have Elderberries and wide range of flowers available for pick your own. Fruit juices produced from locally grown fruits, and fruit wines. (ADDED: June 13, 2011)
  • Carter Farm Market - Uses natural growing practices, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is certified organically grown, some produce is sustainably grown, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Indoor market, Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, apples, asparagus, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, carrots, cherries, corn (sweet), cranberries, cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, grapes, herbs/spices, onions, other berries, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), rhubarb, saskatoons, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    9880 Winston Churchill Blvd., Norval, ON L0P 1K0. Phone: 905-454-8767. Email: mcarter@carterfarmmarket.com. Open: Monday - Thursday 9 am to 5pm Friday - Saturday 9 am to 6pm Sunday 9 am to 5pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: 7 km North of the 401 on Winston Churchill Blvd. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: July 29, 2013)
  • Hutchinson Farm - asparagus, beans, beets, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants (red and black), eggplant, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg,
    6202 Walkers Line, Burlington, ON L7M 0R3. Phone: 905-335-2515. Email: TheFarmer@hutchinsonfarm.ca. Open: Tuesday to Friday, from 9 am to 6 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Spring Flower open house: last Sunday in April. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. Hutchinson Farm is a family operated farm nestled in the Niagara Escarpment. We only sell what is grown on our fields and in our greenhouses. If commercialized farming, gift shops, or the chaos of "farm entertainment" is not your cup of tea, our farm may be what you're looking for! Other than our crops, we have nothing else to sell, or formal activities. It's just the ongoings of a real farm, a keen interest in food, plus the peace and quiet of the country. Kids with imaginations will not want to leave. tomatillos, chilies, Spring annuals. We will have lots of  already picked strawberries, but a limited supply of pick-your-own-strawberries! Click here for our Facebook page.   (UPDATED: June 03, 2011)
  • Stonehaven Farm Market - apples, asparagus, beans, blueberries, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, nectarines, onions, pears, peas, peaches, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), rhubarb, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, school tours
    7388 Guelph Line, Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0. Phone: 905-878-1870. Email: market@stonehavenfarms.com. Open: late May to end of October Monday to Friday 9to5 Sunday 10to5. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: From the 401: Take exit #312 Guelph Line South for 6 km. The farm is on the right side between Conservation Road and Derry Road. From the QEW: Take exit #102 Guelph Line North for 17 km. The farm is on the left side between Derry and Conservation Road. From Milton: Take Derry. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Farm market is brimming with only Ontario local produce & gourmet food items, bakery including fruit pies, soft serve ice cream, kid zone area, gigantic corn maze ( group night adventures available) , wagon tours & wagon rides(weekends only - check for times), school programs, group bookings. (ADDED: August 29, 2010)

Peel (Brampton Caledon, Mississauga)

  • Dixie Orchards - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, currants (red and black), pears, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), winter squash, other vegetables, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    14309 Dixie Road, Caledon, ON L7C 2M8. Phone: 905-838-5888. Email: paul@dixieorchards.com. Open: 10 am to 6 pm when produce is in season. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: 1 kilometer north of King Street. 410 north to Mayfield Road, turn right and immediately left onto Dixie Road. Take Dixie Road north for 5 minutes. We are 1 kilometer north of King Street in Southern Caledon. Click here for a map and directions. Raspberries mid July (check website for exact harvest times) Apples September 1st - October 31st. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. Free wagon rides Free corn maze Free straw jump. potatoes. (UPDATED: September 19, 2010)
  • Downey's Farm Market - Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), Indoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, asparagus, corn (sweet), pumpkins, raspberries (Spring, red), strawberries, Turkeys, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, face painting, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    13682 Heart Lake Road, Caledon, ON L7C2J5. Phone: 905-838-2990. Email: info@downeysfarm.com. Open: May 1 pm to December 24th. Directions:  Just North Of Brampton. From Toronto, take Highway 401 to Highway 410 North. Exit on Mayfield Road, Turn Left (West). Turn Right (North) on Heart Lake Road. Downey's is located 5km North on right side of the road, just North Of Brampton. Click here for a map and directions. Downey's Corn Maze Adventure is open August 15th to the end of October - night mazes available to groups over 20, please call for availability; Downey's Pumpkinfest is open weekends from the last weekend in September to the end of October. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Downey's hosts numerous events throughout the year. Some of the events include: Downey's Easterfest and Egg Hunt, the July 1st Canada Day Strawberry Festival, Clip Clop the Donkey's Birthday Party Celebration, Downey's Corn Maze Adventure, Downey's Pumpkinfest and Lunch with Santa. Downey's also is a venue for corporate events and picnics, school tours and birthday parties!(UPDATED: September 29, 2009)

York (Aurora, Georgina, King, Maple Hill, Markham, Newmarket, Vaughan, Whitchurch-touffville)

  • 19th Avenue Farmers Market - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies,
    2931 19th Avenue, Markham, ON l6C 1L7. Phone: 905-887-8954. Fax: 905-887-1166. Email: farmersmarket@toptomatofoods.ca . Open: Monday to Saturday, 8:00am to 7:00pm, Sunday 8:00am to 6:00pm, Mid June to Early November. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: March 26, 2014)
  • Brooks Farms - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, apples, asparagus, beans, beets, blackberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants (red and black), gooseberries, lavender, melons, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (Spring, black), raspberries (Autumn, black), rhubarb, saskatoons, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    122 Ashworth Road, Mount Albert, ON L0G 1M0. Phone: 905-473-3246. Email: info@brooksfarms.com. Open: Seasonal Hours, Please visit our website for up to date information. 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: June 26, 2013)
  • Homestead Orchards - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, some produce is sustainably grown, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Indoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, corn (sweet), pears, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), porta-potties, picnic area, school tours
    3961 Old Homestead Road, Sutton, ON L0E1R0. Phone: 905-722-5325. Email: info@homesteadorchards.com. Open: Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm September to December. Directions: Highway 404 North to Green Lane, Right to Woodbine Avenue, Left to Ravenshoe Road, Left on Kennedy Road, Right on Old Homestead Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. (ADDED: March 21, 2011)
  • Ole John Farm - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, beans, beets, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Fresh eggs, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    14107 highway 48, Stouffville, ON L4A 7X3. Phone: 416-527-1334. Email: petra@pwrhse.com. Open: June - Saturday and Sunday only 2 pm to 8 July and August - Wednesday to Saturday 2 pm to 8, Sunday 12 pm to 6 September and October - Thursday and Friday 2 pm to 6, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 8 November to February - call ahead - weather permitting for ice rink. Directions: HWY 48 (Markham Road) north of Bloomington (HWY 47) easily accessible from HWY404 - exit at Bloomington and continue East to highway 48 (intersection has an ESSO station on the south west corner) - turn north - 4th driveway on the left/east south of Hutchinson's John Deere. Follow the signs. From 401 - you are best to take the 404 north to Bloomington and go East to highway 48. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Kale, Bok Choy, Sunflowers, Potatoes, Lettuce. (UPDATED: June 09, 2010) (ADDED: February 20, 2010)
  • Round The Bend Farm - 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, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    16225 Jane Street, Kettleby, ON L0G 1J0. Phone: 905-727-0023. Fax: 905-727-0023. Email: roundthebendfarm@routcom.com. Open: Monday to Friday nine to six; Saturday nine to five; Closed Sunday. 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: July 06, 2011)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Durham (Clarington, Oshawa, Scugog, Whitby)

  • "R" Farm - Chicken (free range), No hormones used, No antibiotics used, Eggs (free range), Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Restrooms, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, School tours, children welcome, No pets please, gift shop, porta-potties, face painting, Inflatables/bounce house, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    3388 Concession 3, Newcastle, ON L1B 1L9. Phone: 905 987 5090. Email: gbgibson3388@gmail.com. Open: June 15 until October 31,everyday of the week, 9 am to 5 pm Other times by appointment. Directions: 45 minutes east of Toronto by the 401 to the 115/35 junction. North 2 miles to the Third concession. West on third concession 1 mile and watch for sign for 3388. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: August 08, 2013)
  • Willowtree Farm - natural beed, pork, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, petting zoo, school tours
    975 Regional Road 21, Port Perry, ON L9L 1B5. Phone: 905-985-4973. Fax: 905-985-1955. Email: willowtreefarm@sympatico.ca. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. call for specific harvest dates. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: December 16, 2009)

Frontenac (Kingston, Inverary)

  • Waddell Apples - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Indoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), picnic area, school tours
    2645 Washburn Road, Kingston, ON K0H 2N0. Phone: 613-546-1690. Email: waddell.apples@gmail.com. Open: Early August to end October, 7 days a week, 10am to 6pm. Directions: Highway 401 to Highway 15 north (Exit 623). 10 minutes north, just past Joyceville. Left onto Washburn Road (Lower Brewers Locks). Waddell Apples is the first driveway on the left. (If you get to the swing bridge at the canal, you've gone too far!). Click here for a map and directions. Apples: Early August to end October. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. Pick-your-own apples in our scenic orchard by the historic Rideau Canal or buy them ready-picked at our heritage 1830 log cabin store. Farm bakery offering apple pie, jelly, slices, sweet cider, local honey and more. Waddell Apples is a family-run farm business with pride in offering fresh quality products and friendly service. Schools and other groups are welcome. Picnic area provided. Orchard is maintained using IPM (Integrated Pest Management) and is Herbicide-free. (ADDED: July 20, 2009)

Halton (Burlington, Darbyville, Halton Hills, Milton, Oakville)

  • Carter Farm Market - Uses natural growing practices, Milk, Eggs (free range), Eggs, Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Fresh farm breakfasts, Lunches offered, snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Restaurant, Ice cream shop, Snack bar, Hiking trails, Fishing onsite, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Farm/ranch tours for visitors, School tours, children welcome, No pets please, handicap accessible, meeting room available, Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    9880 Winston Churchill Blvd., Norval, ON L0P 1K0. Phone: 905-454-8767. Email: mcarter@carterfarmmarket.com. Open: Monday - Thursday 9 am to 5pm Friday - Saturday 9 am to 6pm Sunday 9 am to 5pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Updates: Click here for updates. Directions: 7 km North of the 401 on Winston Churchill Blvd. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: July 29, 2013)

York (Aurora, Georgina, King, Maple Hill, Markham, Newmarket, Vaughan, Whitchurch-Stouffville)

  • Round The Bend Farm - Chicken (free range), Turkey, snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Brown eggs, sausage, Smoked meats, Farm market with fruits and vegetables, School tours, children welcome, handicap accessible, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    16225 Jane Street, Kettleby, ON L0G 1J0. Phone: 905-727-0023. Fax: 905-727-0023. Email: roundthebendfarm@routcom.com. Open: Monday to Friday nine to six; Saturday nine to five; Closed Sunday. 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: July 06, 2011)
  • Ole John Farm - Fresh eggs, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    14107 highway 48, Stouffville, ON L4A 7X3. Phone: 416-527-1334. Email: petra@pwrhse.com. Directions: HWY 48 (Markham Road) north of Bloomington (HWY 47) easily accessible from HWY404 - exit at Bloomington and continue East to highway 48 (intersection has an ESSO station on the south west corner) - turn north - 4th driveway on the left/east south of Hutchinson's John Deere. Follow the signs. From 401 - you are best to take the 404 north to Bloomington and go East to highway 48. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.  (ADDED: February 20, 2010)(UPDATED: June 09, 2010)

Local Honey Sources:

Durham (Clarington, Oshawa, Scugog, Whitby)

Halton (Burlington, Darbyville, Halton Hills, Milton, Oakville)

  • Carter Farm Market - Uses natural growing practices, Honey (retail), Wildflower honey, Comb honey, Raw honeys, Beeswax candles, Pollen, Other honey products, Tours, Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    9880 Winston Churchill Blvd., Norval, ON L0P 1K0. Phone: 905-454-8767. Email: mcarter@carterfarmmarket.com. Open: Monday - Thursday 9 am to 5pm Friday - Saturday 9 am to 6pm Sunday 9 am to 5pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Honey updates: Click here for updates. Directions: 7 km North of the 401 on Winston Churchill Blvd. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: July 29, 2013)

Peel (Brampton Caledon, Mississauga)

  • Dixie Orchards - Honey (retail), Tours, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    14309 Dixie Road (1 kilometer north of King Street), Caledon, ON L7C 2M8. Phone: 905-838-5888. Email: paul@dixieorchards.com. Open: 10 am to 6 pm when produce is in season. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Honey updates: Click here for updates. Directions: 410 north to Mayfield Road, turn right and immediately left onto Dixie Road. Take Dixie Road north for 5 minutes. We are 1 kilometer north of King Street in Southern Caledon. Click here for a map and directions. Raspberries mid July (check website for exact harvest times) Apples September 1st - October 31st. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. Free wagon rides Free corn maze Free straw jump. (UPDATED: September 19, 2010)
  • Love Area - Honey (wholesale), Comb honey, Pollen, Tours, Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, farm market, gift shop, face painting, Inflatables/bounce house, pony rides, petting zoo, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    8674 Heritage Road Brampton, Brampton, ON L6Y 0E1Email: shatha.alatresh@gmail.com. Open: July 17 2013 pm to September 3. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: July 05, 2013)

York (Aurora, Georgina, King, Maple Hill, Markham, Newmarket, Vaughan, Whitchurch-Stouffville)


Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Durham (Clarington, Oshawa, Scugog, Whitby)

  • "R" Farm - Birthday parties, Corporate events, PR or Marketing events, Filming or photo shoots, Classes, lectures or Speakers, School and educational groups, Other Private Parties, You may bring your own food, Vegetables, or bush fruit, chickens, Beautiful rural setting, Hiking trails, Fishing nearby, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Smoking allowed in designated areas, gift shop, porta-potties, face painting, Inflatables/bounce house, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    3388 Concession 3, Newcastle, ON L1B 1L9. Phone: 905 987 5090. Email: gbgibson3388@gmail.com. Open: June 15 until October 31,everyday of the week, 9 am to 5 pm Other times by appointment. Directions: 45 minutes east of Toronto by the 401 to the 115/35 junction. North 2 miles to the Third concession. West on third concession 1 mile and watch for sign for 3388. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. "R" Farm stands for whatever R you need, relax, rejoice, refresh... We want people to share the farm and become members, even have their own garden plots. Make "R" Farm your farm. (ADDED: August 08, 2013)

Halton (Burlington, Darbyville, Halton Hills, Milton, Oakville)

  • Andrew's Scenic Acres - No pesticides are used, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Business outings, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, You may bring your own food, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring your own linens and table silverware, Wine & Champagne Only, Vegetables, or bush fruit, goats, chickens, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, horse riding, golf nearby, Internet (Wireless), Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, Smoking allowed in designated areas, handicap accessible, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    9365 10th Sideroad, Milton, ON L9T 2X9. Phone: 905-878-5807. Fax: 905-878-4997. Email: Farm@AndrewsScenicAcres.com. Open: Tours are available starting in Spring and continue into October. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Venue updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We also have Elderberries and wide range of flowers available for pick your own. Non-profit Educational Tours available to schools, day care, nurseries, and Montessori schools in the area Custom tours available to corporate and family groups Scotch Block winery on site, sampling available, large selection of award wining fruit wines not found in the LCBO (provincial liquor vendor). (ADDED: June 13, 2011)
  • Carter Farm Market - Uses natural growing practices, Lighting, Cooking Facilities, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Business outings, Corporate events, PR or Marketing events, Conferences, Filming or photo shoots, Classes, lectures or Speakers, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Kitchen facilities available, Catering available, Restaurant onsite, You may bring your own food, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Some Linens and table silverware are provided, BYO alcohol, B&B nearby, Hotel nearby, Cattle ranch, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, steers/cattle, sheep, goats, horses, chickens, llamas/alpacas, Beautiful rural setting, Fishing onsite, Fishing nearby, CD Player, Computer, Computer Projector, Internet (Wireless), Phone available, Podium, Sound System, TV available, DVD Player, Projection Screen provided, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Bride and groom dressing areas available, children welcome, No pets please, No smoking allowed, Smoking allowed in designated areas, Vegetarian meals available, handicap accessible, meeting room available, Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    9880 Winston Churchill Blvd., Norval, ON L0P 1K0. Phone: 905-454-8767. Email: mcarter@carterfarmmarket.com. Open: Monday - Thursday 9 am to 5pm Friday - Saturday 9 am to 6pm Sunday 9 am to 5pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Venue updates: Click here for updates. Directions: 7 km North of the 401 on Winston Churchill Blvd. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: July 29, 2013)

York (Aurora, Georgina, King, Maple Hill, Markham, Newmarket, Vaughan, Whitchurch-Stouffville)

  • Brooks Farms - Birthday parties, Business meetings, Business outings, Corporate events, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Restaurant onsite, You may bring your own food, Apple Orchard, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, sheep, goats, chickens, pigs, other animals, Beautiful rural setting, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    122 Ashworth Road, Mount Albert, ON L0G 1M0. Phone: 905-473-3246. Email: info@brooksfarms.com. Open: Mid February til end of October Hours Change Seasonally, Please visit our website for up to date hours and additional information. 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. (UPDATED: June 26, 2013)

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Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:

Peel (Brampton, Caledon, Mississauga) 

  • Love Area - Fancy maple syrup, Organic maple syrup, maple candies, maple honey, tours, Pancake breakfast day, Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, farm market, gift shop, face painting, Inflatables/bounce house, pony rides, petting zoo, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    8674 Heritage Road Brampton, Brampton, ON L6Y 0E1Email: shatha.alatresh@gmail.com. Open: July 17 2013 pm to September 3. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: July 05, 2013)

York (Aurora, Georgina, King, Maple Hill, Markham, Newmarket, Vaughan, Whitchurch-Stouffville)

  • Brooks Farms - Fancy maple syrup, Medium maple syrup, Dark amber maple syrup, Premium maple syrup, maple candies, maple sugar, maple butter, Pancake breakfast day, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    122 Ashworth Road, Mount Albert, ON L0G 1M0. Phone: 905-473-3246. Email: info@brooksfarms.com. Open: Weekends beginning the end of February til the beginning of April Open During March Break. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. . Farm Market, Bakery, Camp Fire, School Educational Tours, Wagon Rides. (UPDATED: June 26, 2013)

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