Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Ottawa, Ontario? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Ottawa, 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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! As inflation remains high, see this page for cost-saving measures for getting fruit and vegetables and home canning.
 If you are having a hard time finding canning lids, I've used these, and they're a great price & ship in 2 days.

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 for tips, tricks, guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.

New! We just went live with our latest website, - As they name implies, you can find a fun factory tour, including chocolate, automobiles, historical forts and sites, famous buildings, Active Federal facilities even fun geology: like fossils and volcanic areas

Note: Beware the copycat websites like the one that stole our name and uses .farm extension: they copied my work and do NOT even update the info! I make updates EVERY day. They use tech tricks to get higher rankings, but have many more inaccuracies and out-dated info. Obviously, I cannot check every farm every day, but I do check as many as I can every day, and respond to all requests.  They don't. Don't support the scammers!

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 November 2023, and other timely information:

Notes for November 2023: Summer is almost over and that means apples are here (see this new page for Apple Orchards in your area!), and except in northern areas, peaches and blueberries are finished. Some crops continue until frost, like raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes. Check your area's specific crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

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

And don't forget CORN MAZES are open now - find a local maze here.

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. The worst is the one that stole our name but ends with .farm.  (Yes, I've got lawyers on it)  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!

Children's Consignment Sales are a great way to save money on clothes, toys, books, etc, They occur in both the Spring and Fall See our companion website to find a local community or church kid's consignment sale!

Ottawa, Ontario U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2023, by county

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

Ottawa (Metro Ottawa)

  • Ferme Proulx Farm - strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, Pumpkins, maple syrup, farm market, weddings, school tours, birthday parties,
    1865 Chemin O'Toole, Cumberland, Ottawa, ON K4C 1N2. Phone: 613-833-2417. Email: Open: see their website for hours. Directions: just a few minutes from Orleans and 30 minutes east of downtown Ottawa. The farm also holds Birthdays, School Visits, Corporate Events, Weddings, Maple Fest, Berries & Veggies, Pumpkin Fest, Click here for a link to our Facebook page. Online Store, Farm Store. Strawberry Pick-Your-Own Season estimated opening date of mid-June to mid-July; During the season, we offer 10-13 varieties of strawberries, ranging in colour from pinkish-red to bright red. Our strawberries are juicy and sweet, perfect for snacking, making jams, or as a healthy dessert. There is nothing like the taste of Ontario strawberries!
    Raspberry and blueberry Pick-Your-Own Season: mid-July until early August. We recommend that you contact us at 613-833-2417 for updates on picking conditionss
    Maple Syrup: Short and sweet, sugar bush season is our favourite time of year. Winters in Ottawa can be a little long, but we know that once the sugar shack fire is burning nice and hot, our favourite people and a new growing season aren't far behind. Our maple syrup sugaring season will begin in late February and ends in mid April. (ADDED: October 20, 2020, JBS)
  • Needham's Market Garden - Uses Integrated Pest Management, PYO strawberries, farm market, winery
    1335 Ottawa Rd. 29, Arnprior, ON K7S 3G7. Phone: 613-983-6082. Email: Alternate email: Open: May to October, 7 days week from 8 AM to 6 PM, From November to April, we are open by appointment.. We have 75 acres of berries, corn and mixed vegetables, raspberries, along with almost every other vegetable you may want. During berry and pumpkin season at the farm. We also have Veggie stands in Almonte, Arnprior, Carleton Place and Renfrew. We would love to see you at the farm. Whether it's berry picking, a wine-tasting event, or to check out our country store, please visit us. Look at our events section for times for special events. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. Fresh produce is available when its in season. You are welcome to shop at the farm, stop by a roadside stand or visit us at one of the markets we attend. Explore our full list of fresh produce. (ADDED: July 02, 2018, JBS)
  • Richmond Nursery Berry Farm - Strawberries, raspberries
    5740 Richmond Road, Nepean, ON. Phone: 613-838-2282. Email: Directions: Queensway west, exit onto hwy 416 - exit #66, Fallowfield road. Turn right, go for 2kms. From Kanata take Eagleson road south, turn left onto Fallowfield road. Continue for 3kms. Open: Daily 7 am to 9 pm. approximately June 20 - July 20. Groups accepted by appointment. Picnic area, playground and pet farm. Prepicked Berries for sale.
  • Rochon Garden - pick-your-own strawberries
    1101 Yorks Corners Rd., Edwards, ON. Phone: 613-821-3245. Alternate phone: 613-290-9146. Email: Open: daily, in season, starting in early July. Rochon Garden is a family farm in Ottawa's backyard which has evolved tremendously since it's creation in 1957. Our goal is to continually offer quality food and exceptional service to all of our customers. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (ADDED: July 02, 2018, JBS)
  • Shouldice Berry Farm and Market - Strawberries, Peas, Potato's, Bean, Raspberries, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Peppers, Wild Blueberries, Cucumbers, Apples, Squash, and Pumpkins when in season.
    3451 Richmond Road & 2901 Woodroffe Avenue, Nepean, ON. Phone: 613-838-2129. Directions: 3451 Richond Road site- Between Baseline and Bayshore 2901 Woodroffe Ave site - Between Fallowfield and Longfields. Pumpkins are available at the Richmond road location. Open: 7 days a week through the season from 8am to 8pm. CNON.htm

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