Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Niagara area of Ontario? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Niagara area of Ontario, sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name  (see "What does Organic mean?"). The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

New! Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what the typical prices are for each crop. Let me know when you see price changes!
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New! Road tripping and camping is a great way to have a fun, safe and inexpensive family trip. The national and state parks and monuments are open, and campgrounds usually cost between $10 and $40 per night. September to November is the best camping weather.  See our new website Road Tripping and Camping.com for tips, tricks, guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! And if you know of any farms I missed and want to add a farm, please let me know!   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the website and make improvements!

What's in season in December 2021, and other timely information:

Notes for December 2021: Autumn is upon us and that means you'd better hurry to get blueberries and peaches; apples are already in full swing. Some crops continue until frost, like raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes. Check your area's crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal specific updates.

See these pages to find a local Apple festival, and other festivals. We have a guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, blueberries, peaches, tomatoes, corn etc.

See our comprehensive list of easy home canning, jam and jelly making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me! It is easy to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note, there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now.  They have all copied their information from here and usually do not ever update.  Since 2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see anything wrong or outdated, please write me!

Niagara area of Ontario U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2021, by county

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

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

  • 100TREEHOBBIE - UPDATE for 2019, The owner tells me they are permanently closed.
    Jordan, ON L0R 1S0.
  • 1070 Plum Farm - plums,
    1070 Line 4 Road, Niagara On The Lake, ON L0S 1J0. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, from 10:00am to 6:00pm Saturday to Sunday, from 8:00am to 7:00pm. Directions: 1. Head southeast on Queen Elizabeth Way W 2. Take exit 38B for Regional Road 89/Glendale Avenue N toward Niagara-on-the-Lake 3. Turn right at Glendale Ave/Regional Road 89 4. Take the 1st right onto York Rd/Regional Road 81 (signs for Street Davids/Queenston) 5. Turn left at Four Mile Creek Rd/Regional Road 100 6. Turn right at Line Road 4 7. 1070 Farm is on your lefthand side. Click here for a map and directions. July 12 to July 18. Payment: Cash, only. Please contact us by phone or email before you come.
  • 20 Valley Harvest Farm - sweet cherries, sour cherries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, porta-potties are available
    4235 15th Street, Jordan Station, ON L0R 1S0. Phone: 905-562-5272. Email: [email protected]. Open: seasonally throughout the month of July: Daily 8am to 7pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: See Google. Sweet cherries: all of July (or as Mother Nature sees fit) Tart (sour) cherries: Mid to late July. Payment: Cash, email money transfer, and debit ($1.50 fee) accepted. USD accepted at par. Click here for our Facebook page. With over 1500 trees to choose from, we have ample cherries for everyone!.Our sour cherries are Montmorency variety. They are different (less sour) than the Morello variety of sour cherries, which are grown in Persia. Also try our local honey, maple syrup, jam, juice, and yummy treats!
     (UPDATED: June 30, 2021)  (ADDED: April 27, 2016)
  • Bry-Anne Farms - Strawberries, Raspberries, tomatoes, Pumpkins, The Great Pumpkin Patch
    471 Foss road RR#5, Fenwick, ON, L0S-1C0. Phone: 905-892-8999. Fax: 905-892-9510. Email: [email protected]. Open: call to to check picking conditions and times of operation before you head out the farm. Directions: Follow QEW to Victoria Ave.(Vineland Exit) Go South ~20km through lights at Reg. Road 20, past 4-way stop at Canboro Road to Foss Road Turn left and travel 4.5 km to first farm on left past Centre Street. Near Niagara.  Strawberries are anticapated during the month of June into July. Also: Sweet Corn, Tomatoes and rhubarb. Bry-Anne Farms grows a wide variety of Field and Roma-type tomatoes. Our Field tomatoes are usually ready near the end of July.  Bry-Anne Farms also grow a couple of varieties of plum or roma type tomatoes that are excellent for canning or making sauce. Pick-Your-Own Tomatoes are usually available beginning the third week of August. Fresh picked tomatoes are also available in large quantities at the farm or at the markets. We also grow lettuce, peas, green and yellow beans, red and white potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower. We sell locally grown sweet cherries, blueberries, peaches and a variety of apples. All products are available seasonally at our On-Farm Market and Bakery as well as at the Farmers' Markets that we attend. (UPDATED: May 25, 2020 JBS)
  • Cherry Avenue Farms - Cherries, Peaches, Nectarines, Apricots, Pears, Blue, Yellow and Red plums
    4303 Cherry Avenue, Lincoln, ON L0R2C0. Phone: 905-562-5481. Email: [email protected]. Open: July-October, Monday-Saturday 8am-7pm, Sundays and Holidays 8am-6pm. Directions: click here for a map and directions. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Their website has directions to the farm, a picking schedule, which includes variety and approximate ripening time, pricing and FAQ's. The quality and quantity of our fruit is largely effected by weather conditions, so please check back often to ensure you have the most up-to-date information. In 2019, Cherries are $2.50 per pound, with a minimum purchase of $5 per person, age 4 and up. The reason for the minimum purchase is so that guests do not go into the orchard just to eat. Payment: cash and debit cards. Cherries are our first crop, and are usually available for 2-3 weeks in July only. We have a few sour cherry trees, but they get picked very quickly.  Yellow plums, peaches and apricots usually start in late July. (UPDATED: July 11, 2019, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on March 27, 2010: " Restrooms, picnic tables, tractor rides into fields, cash only (require a minimum purchase of $3/adult and $1/child age 6-12 (under 6 no charge). Bed & Breakfast may possibly be open summer 2010. The farm is beautiful and large, easily located off the QEW. The staff was friendly and pre-picked baskets were available as well. "
  • DeVries Fruit Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, strawberries, (strawberries are the ONLY PYO crop!)
    825 Canboro Road, Fenwick , ON LOS 1CO. Phone: 905-892-8724. Fax: 905-892-8556. Email: [email protected]. Open: Pick Your Own strawberries starting June 13 to June 30 Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm,Saturday 8am to 5pm; Closed Sundays; Call ahead for picking conditions. Directions: Take HYW 20 to Reg Road 24(Victoria Ave) go south on reg road 24,1.5kms to Canboro Road Turn Left on Canboro Road heading east 1.5 kms Farm is on left hand side. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.
  • Duffin Farms - apples, cherries, pears, peaches, plums, rhubarb, and pumpkins, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises)
    1541 Rice Rd, Fonthill, ON L3B 5N5. Phone: (905) 892-5387. Email: [email protected]. Open: daily 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: 1541 Rice Road , Fonthill 3 driveways south of Highway 20. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: June 29, 2018)
  • Gwennol Farm - blueberries
    1160 Effingham Street, Ridgeville, ON L0S 1E2. Phone: 905-892-1484. Email: [email protected]. Open: Closed for the current (2018) season, come see us in 2019. Directions: Located 3 km west of Fonthill, from Hwy 20 travel south 1.3 km on Effingham St. The farm is on the west side at #1160. (UPDATED: July 11, 2018)
  • Hillberry Farms - blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and prepicked produce
    1651 Centre Street, Ridgeville, ON L0S 1M0. Phone: 905-892-4428. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Niagara Falls; Highway #20 to Centre St. Turn right at Centre St. Hamilton/Toronto; Take QEW towards Niagara and Take the Victoria Ave. exit. Turn left on Victoria, left on Hwy #20 and then a left at Centre St. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in May, June, July. Open: Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm Saturday and Sunday 8am to 5pm Payment: Cash, only.
  • Iggy's Farm - apples, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area, Bouncy castle, birthday parties
    103 Overholt Road, Ridgeville, ON L0S 1M0. Phone: 289 969 3055. Email: [email protected]. Open: Cherries ealry July Apples mid September to October; Open weekends 9am to 6 pm and weekdays by appointment. Directions: From QEW, take exit Victoria Avenue/Vineland and go south 15 km. At highway 20 stoplight, turn left and go to Fonthill. At the first set of lights (Haist Street), turn left. Follow to Overholt Road, go right. From Highway 406, take exit Highway 20 west to Pelham Street, go right. Go 1.5 km and turn left onto Overholt Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Iggy's Farm offers a relaxing, peaceful, scenic location to pick your own cherries and apples. People of all ages enjoy picking the sweet, juicy cherries from approximately the end of June through the beginning of July. Fresh, crisp apples are available starting in September. Bring your camera and capture the beauty our 26 acres offer.
  • Kar-Dean Farms - cherries
    3320 First Avenue, Vineland Station, Ontario L0R 1S0. Phone: (905) 562-4394. Email [email protected]. Open: 9 am to 5 pm (weekends only) in season (usually July). Directions: QEW exit 57 Vineland (Victoria Avenue), South on Victoria Avenue towards Niagara Escarpment, away from lake. Left on First Avenue, first farm on right. GPS Co-ordinates: Latitude 43.17813187110; Longitude -79.39095780960. There is a minimum purchase of $4.00/adult and $2.00/child which is payable before entering the orchard. This amount is deducted from the final purchase of your fruit. Containers are available or you can bring your own containers.
  • Life's A Peach Farm - cherries, U-pick and already picked, farm market
    4435 Bartlett Rd, Beamsville, ON L0R1B1Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Sunday, 9am to 6pm. Directions: From Toronto QEW towards Niagara, exit at Ontario St/Beamsville, right onto Ontario St, left onto South Service Road, first right onto Bartlett Road 4435 Bartlett Rd. Click here for a map and directions. Pick Your Own Cherries are available now; They will be available until approximately July 4th; Please call before coming to the farm. Apples and Grapes: September-October. Payment: Cash, only. Visit us at the Winona peach Festival. Fresh Farm Market on sight, providing local and fresh fruit and vegetables already picked and packed. We will pick peaches for you.
  • Mathias Farms - Sweet cherries, sour cherries, raspberries, apples. red currants, mulberrries
    1909 Effingham Street, Ridgeville, ON L0S1M0. Phone: 905-892-6166. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Sunday from 8 am to 8 pm, weather and crop availability permitting. Mathias Farms reserves the right to change hours without notice.  They also grow red currants, pears and mulberries. Many of our crops are available for pick your own or pre-picked and available for purchase in our fruit stand. Homemade jams and sauces, made from our own varieties of fruit, are also available for purchase. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
    Sweet Cherries available in July. Sweet cherries are available for pick your own and pre-picked in the fruit stand.  White Cherries  (Available in July) are available as a pre-picked item in the fruit stand as quantities are limited.
    Black Raspberries available in mid - late July; for pick your own and as a pre-picked fruit in the fruit stand.
    Apples, available in mid September, are available for pick your own. Varieties include: Red Delicious and Golden Delicious
    Raspberries are available late June to July & again late August to first frost for pick your own and pre-picked in the fruit stand.
    Blackberries are available in mid - late July as a pre-picked fruit in the fruit stand.
    Red Currants are available in July for pick your own only.
    Black & White Mulberries are available in late June and are available for pick your own only.
    Sour Cherries (also called pie cherries) are available in July for pick your own only.
    Pears are available in late August in the fruit stand as a pre-picked fruit option.
     (ADDED: July 08, 2019, JBS)
    Nokara Farms - UPDATE: January 04, 2017: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed Strawberries
    St. Catherines, ON, L2R-6P9. .
  • Parkway Orchards - apples, cherries, grapes, nectarines, peaches, plums, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand
    15000 Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-lake, ON L0S1J0. Phone: 905 262 5097. Email: [email protected]. Open: PYO dates: Cherries - mid June to mid July; Peaches - mid July to early October; Nectarines - early September to mid September; Plums - mid August to late September; Apples - mid September to late October; Largely depends on the weather so please call ahead first. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: from the Q.E.W. coming from toronto: 1. take Glendale to Niagara-on-the-lake exit, 2. make a right onto Glendale, 3. then take a right onto York road to Niagara-on-the-Lake, 4. continue for several minutes until you get to the Niagara Parkway, 5. take a left onto the Niagara Parkway towards Niagara-on-the-Lake , 6. follow the windy road until it straightens out, 7. about 300 meters after you pass line 6 you will see our famous Farmer road sign on your left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Points of interest: Our location sits between the Niagara Falls waterfalls and the Historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake along the parkway. There are many attractions near our farm such as many award winning wineries, historic buildings and galleries, the Royal Botanical Gardens, Whitewater jet boat tours, Butterfly Conservatory, Floral Clock and many others. There are beautiful and unique shops nearby in the old town of Niagara-on-the-lake as well as many biking and hiking trails and picnic areas right by the river along the parkway. .
  • Sault Farm - closed permenently 
     Wainfleet, ON L0S1V0. Open: UPDATE: June 15, 2021: The owner tells me they are now permanently closedP
  • Silmaril Farms - apples
    144 Russ Road, Grimsby, ON L3M4E7. Phone: 905-945-7963. Open: Call for times and availability. Directions: Located at 144 Russ Rd on the escarpment in Grimsby, one block east of Grimsby Mountain Street, between Ridge Rd and Elm Tree St. From the QEW exit at Christie/Ontario/Maple and head south along Christie Street and up the escarpment. (Christie St changes to Mountain St). We also have fresh picked apples, chicken, cider, eggs, lamb, meats. (ADDED: June 10, 2014X) TASC Tulip Pick Farm TASC Tulip Pick Farm
  • TASC Tulip Pick Farm TASC Tulip Pick Farm - Flowers (tulips), U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), school tours, group reservations
    1415 Balfour Street, Fenwick, ON L0S 1C0. Phone: (848) 217-2661. Email: [email protected]. Open: Typical Pick your own tulip season is from late April through middle of May Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 6 pm, Friday to Sunday from 8 am to 7 pm. Directions: Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Prepaid timed tickets are required prior to attending. Each adult Pick Your Own tulip tickets include 10 tulip stems that you pick yourself. Bring a camera for some great photography using the tulips as your backdrop. Perfect for Instagram and Facebook posts. (ADDED: November 12, 2021)
  • The Little Green Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, beets, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, table grapes (with seeds), wine grapes, onions, pears, peppers, summer squash, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked, farm market, farm animals
    4586 Tufford Rd, Beamsville, ON L0R1B1. Phone: (905) 928-5903. Email: [email protected]. Open: Typical season is from early May to late October; in season, Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, Call or text for crop availability 905 928 5903. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Pick your Own Garlic in July. Homemade preserves and baked goods. Etransfer accepted. (UPDATED: October 29, 2021) (ADDED: August 12, 2018)
  • Tigchelaar Berry Farm - strawberries
    4171 Jordan Rd, Lincoln, ON L0R 1S0. Phone: 905-658-2265. Open: Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 7 pm, Saturday and Holidays 7:30 am to 5 pm, closed Sunday. Directions: From Toronto take QEW to Jordan Rd exit and turn left. Turn right (head south) on Jordan Rd for approx. 2 km until you reach destination on the left.
  • Town and Country Farms - blueberries, raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), strawberries, Fresh eggs
    361 Canboro Road, Ridgeville, ON L0S 1M0. Phone: 905-892-4428. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8am to 7pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 8am to 7pm, May to November. Directions: From Niagara Falls, Street Catharines and Welland take highway 20 to Centre street and turn right at the bottom of the hill is 1651 Centre Street From Toronto and Hamilton follow highway 20 to Centre street and turn left at the bottom of the hill you will arrive at 1651 Centre Street. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Two Century Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, cherries, peaches, U-pick and already picked
    400 Main Street West, Grimsby, ON L3M 1T2. Phone: 0. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our Facebook page for hours, as availability May change due to weather Wednesday to Sunday, 8 am to 5 pm *when fruit is available* Closed Monday and Tuesday. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Cherries are usually available in early- to mid-July and peaches are usually available in mid- to late-August; Please check our Facebook page, as weather can change this;. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: July 11, 2019)
  • Weiland Sweet Cherry Farm - cherries
    1625 Haist Street, Fonthill, Ontario L0S 1E0. Phone: (905) 892-3744. Open: Daily during season (approximately end of June until the end of July) from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm; Please call ahead for hours of operation and availability. Directions: QEW exit 57, Vineland (Victoria Avenue) South on Victoria Avenue towards Niagara Escarpment, away from lake and continue south 15 km, Left (east) on Hwy 20 at lights, towards Fonthill. At first stoplight, Target Gas Station and Haist Street, turn left and go 1 km north and watch for signs. GPS Co-ordinates: Latitude 43.05216502460; Longitude -79.29516632350. They have the large black cherry of the Cavalier variety at the end of June and the popular Bing and Hedelfingen varieties during the month of July. (UPDATED: June 08, 2014, by JBS) (ADDED: Novermber 29, 2011, from publically available information)
  • Windwood Farms - apples, melons, pears, plums, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, picnic area
    4198 King St, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B1. Phone: 905-563-7106. Email: [email protected]. Open: Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm July to end of October;;;Or by appointment Best to call for availability. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Usually plums ripen in July, Pears in August and September; Apples, squash and pumpkins in September, October; Our fresh pressed Apple Cider and Cranapple Cider are available in October; Jams, preserves and baked goods in season or on order. Payment: Cash, only.


Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

 



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