Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Owen Sound area of Ontario? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Owen Sound 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 If you find anything outdated or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! 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 Camping.com for tips, tricks,
guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.
New! We just went live with our latest website,
FunFactoryTours.com - 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 -
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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
crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
See these pages to find a local
and other festivals.
We have a extensive guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for
And don't forget CORN MAZES are open now - find a local maze here.
See our comprehensive list of
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
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!
Owen Sound area of Ontario U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2023, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Bruce (Brockton, Kincardine, Saugeen Shores, South Bruce)
Peninsula Acres - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples, beans, blackberries, boysenberries, corn (sweet),
cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, kale, lavender, onions, pears, peaches, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Honey from hives
on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, farm animals, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
highway 6, South Bruce Peninsula , ON N0H2T0. Phone: (519) 377-2942. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Call for
here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 15 minutes North of Wiarton.
here for a map and directions. Fall Annual Family Apple Pick. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. Nurturing what
nature gives us¦. (ADDED: January 26, 2022)
Smiths' Pick Your Own Apples and Farm Market - Apples, Honey from
hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Cider mill (fresh
apple cider made on the premises), and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks
and refreshment stand, school tours
470 The River Road, Port Elgin, ON N0H 2C7. Phone: (519) 832-2971. Fax:
(519) 832-2971. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: 10 am to 5:30 pm daily during the season.
Directions: RR3. Click here for a map.
Payment: Cash, Check. In-Store Artisan Bakery offering freshly baked goods
Grey (Clarksburg, Meaford, Owen Sound, West Grey)
- Barbetta Orchards - apples, pears, plums, pumpkins, raspberries,
RR #1, Meaford, ON N4L 1W5. Phone: 519-538-2206. Open: PYO raspberries open mid-July to August 8 am to 6 pm;
Fall Market open mid September to October, 8 am to 6 pm. New market located at Hwy.6 Hepworth open mid-August to October, 8 am to 6 pm. Directions: PYO located on Hwy
26 west of Meaford (towards Owen Sound) on the north side. We also have fresh picked apples, pears, plums, pumpkins, raspberries, squash.
We were told last night by a friend in Meaford that they are in fact open as of last Thursday.
The Farmer's Pantry - apples, raspberries
788030 Beaver Valley Road, Blue Mountains, ON. Phone: 519-599-3691. Fax:
Open: July 4th to November 1st; Open 10-5 except in raspberry season, when
we will see you bright and early at 8am! Also open by appointment!
See this page for current hours!
Keyzer's Fruit Farm - Apples,
sweet cherries, sour cherries, peaches,
strawberries, plums, raspberries & pears,
3584 Bruce Road 1, Paisley, NA
N0G 2N0. Phone: (519) 353-5211. Email:
email@example.com . Open: Monday to Saturday: from 8 Am to
8 Pm, Sunday from 1 Pm to 5 Pm. $5 minimum to enter the orchard (applies toward purchases. The "$5 minimum purchase" is not an entrance fee. If
you come and you pick for $6 amount of fruits that's all you need to pay. Directions: See their website for
directions. Payment: Cash, only. June is strawberry season; come July, there
are sweet cherries, raspberries and yellow plums. August brings
pie-cherries, early apples and pears, followed by winter apples, pears and
blue plums in September through October. We are planting other types of
fruit, including peaches, apricots, new apple varieties, blueberries, honey
berries, blackberries, gooseberries, currants and rhubarb. We also grow
garlic and pumpkins. Our farm is open to the public for FRESH PICKED and PICK YOUR OWN of
strawberries , raspberries, sweet and tart cherries, different varieties of plums, peaches, pears and apples. Back in 2013 we planted half acre of blueberry
bushes and in 2014, we added currants, gooseberries, yellow and black raspberries. (UPDATED: August 8, 2020 JBS)
visitor writes on July 22, 2014: "Easy to move around. It has what I'm
looking for, Fresh Fruit! They are helpful."
Lavender Harvest Celebration -
Uses natural growing practices,
flowers, herbs or spices, already-picked produce, snacks and
refreshment stand, events at your location (call for info)
Artemesia-glenelg Townline, Markdale, ON N0C 1H0. Phone:
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Lavender: Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and July 19 9 am to 4 pm; Pick your own or ready picked Lavender bunches; Self tour our
organic Lavender Gardens; Plants, products and demonstrations;
Register number of people attending through our website or email;
Directions will be send by return email. We use natural practices,
but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Cheque.
Organic Lavender farm in a picturesque setting overlooking a small
Scotch Mountain Vineyard -
Uses natural growing practices,
Grey Road 12, Meaford, ON N4K 2W5. Phone: 519-376-1901.
Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available
in August, September, October. Open: See our website for contact
information. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic
certification. Payment: Cash, only.