Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in West Ottawa, Ontario? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in West 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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! 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!
 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 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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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!

West Ottawa, Ontario U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2021, by county

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

Renfrew (Bonnechere Valley, Pembroke, Whitewater Region)

  • Boudens Gardens - Strawberries, Raspberries
    495 Drive In Road, Pembroke, ON, K8A 6W4. Phone: 613-735-0940.  Open: UPDATE for 2019, They may have closed; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open?  If so, please write me, their last reported hours were Monday to Friday 8am - 9pm, Saturday 8am - 5pm, Closed Sundays.I'm guessing they are no longer in business. There is no post nor response from them on their Facebook page since 2015. I'll message them directly to ask.  Directions: From hwy 17 exit, drive 2.1km. Turn right at Townline and go 0.4 km. Turn right at McKay Street and go 1.5km to 495 Drive In Road Sign at gate. Also: Peaches, Pears, Peas. (UPDATED: June 05, 2014, from their Facebook page)
  • Hugli's Blueberry Ranch - blueberries, pumpkins, winter squash
    2139 Greenwood Road, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W2. Phone: (613) 638-1288. Fax: (613) 638-1289. Email: [email protected]. Directions: The ranch is located about 1hr 20 minutes north west of Ottawa, in the Ottawa Valley. Take Hwy 17 to Pembroke and follow blue tourist signs. Exit Whitewater Road (County Road 24). The Ranch is at the corner of Greenwood Road (County Road 40) and County Road 24. From Pembroke, take Pembroke St, 4kms east of Wal-Mart. See this page for a map and directions. They also have a Fall Family Fun Festival, from late September though October, Weekends from 10am - 5pm; with a corn maze, pumpkin patch, pig races and more. Please check our website for picking conditions. Hugli's Blueberry Ranch also has an ice cream parlour featuring fresh blueberry sundaes and shakes. There is also a country gift store. Visit our animal family (llamas, goats, ducks, rabbits and a pot-bellied pig). Enjoy fall and Halloween activities in October, with our hay, pumpkin and 3 acre corn maze. At night, the corn maze becomes haunted. There is also a haunted house that will leave you frighteningly entertained. Not recommended for children under 5.
  • McGregor's Produce - beans, beets, corn (sweet), cucumbers, onions, pumpkins, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand
    351 Lochwinnich Road, Braeside, ON K0A 1G0. Phone: 613-432-9726. Directions: In Renfrew County. From Renfrew or Pembroke-take highway 17 East to Lochwinnoch Rd #6, turn left and follow our signs for 12 kms. From Arnprior or Ottawa take county Rd #1-- Madawaska Blvd West which turn into (River road), out of Arnprior through Braeside and follow our signs for 12 kms. Take a beautiful drive in the Ottawa Valley and come visit us at the farm, we be glad to meet you! . We are open June, July, August, September, October. Our hours are: Monday to Thursday 8am to 8pm and Friday to Sunday 8am to 5pm. Phone our berry/produce hotline to get updates on picking conditions and produce in season. Strawberries- mid June to mid July, SweetCorn mid July to late September, Yellow and Green beans in mid July to September and Other veggies Mid July to late September. Fall decorations and pumpkin patch in Mid September and October Payment: Cash, only. We offer school tours for grades Jk/Sk to Grade 3 during the fall. Classes learn about the farm and the lifecycle of a pumpkin. We also have lots of fall decorations and strawbales for sale at this time of year, so come down for a visit.
  • Phannenhour Berry Farm - pumpkins, blueberries,
    223 Sandy Beach Rd, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W8. Phone: 613-735-8276. Email: [email protected]. Open:  July; Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm; Saturday 8am to 4pm; Closed on Sunday; Pumpkins September - October; Self serve honor system. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. The ONLY pyo crops offered are Blueberries, pumpkins. We no longer have strawberries. We do have blueberries and pumpkins. (UPDATED: July 04, 2020)

 


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

 


 


Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book