Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Niagara area of Ontario? 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. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "Eatwell", "pickit" and the ones that ends with ".farm"; they do not verify or update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China,
as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.
Since 2002, I make updates daily (each farm as
changes are reported, or I find it). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
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 2018 as fast as I can - if you find
anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
please let me know!
What's in season in December 2018, and
other timely information:
Notes for December 2018: Autumn is here! Apples, pears,
Fall raspberries, figs, winter squash ,
corn mazes and
are here. And there are still tomatoes, corn and other
vegetables in most areas. Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
See these pages to find a local
apple festival, and see our guide to
apple varieties (when they ripen, best uses), . Also picking tips, recipes, canning and freezing directions for
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. They have all
copied their information form 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
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Niagara area of Ontario U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Niagara (Grimsby, Jordan Station, St. Catharines, Thorold, Welland)
100TREEHOBBIE - apricots, cherries, plums, U-pick and already
2249 Walnut Point Road Town of Lincoln, Jordan, ON L0R 1S0. Phone:
905-401-0969. Fax: 905-374-5120. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Call for dates and times, and to ensure
availability, please. Directions: From Niagara: QEW exit Seventh
Street exit, take left, follow until South Service road take right, follow
until Thirteenth Street, take left, follow until Walnut Point Rd, make left,
second house on left. From Toronto: exit Seventh Street, make right follow
until South Service road make a right, follow until thirteenth Street, take
left, follow until Walnut Point Rd, make left, second house on left.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Bring your own
containers, I will have some available as well. Also, there are plenty of
dwarf tree's, so if larger tree's or ladder climbing seem difficult, do not
worry, there are trees for all ages to pick fruit safely from
- 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 - 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 from late June
throughout July: Daily 8am to 7pm.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: For a map
to our farm, click here. Sweet cherries: Late
June and all of July (or as Mother Nature sees fit) Tart (sour) cherries:
Mid to late July. Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page. With over 500 trees to choose from, we
have ample cherries for everyone!. (UPDATED: May 15, 2016) (ADDED: April 27, 2016)
Bry-Anne Farms - Strawberries, Raspberries, Pumpkins, The Great
471 Foss road RR#5, Fenwick, ON, L0S-1C0. Phone:
905-892-8999. Fax: 905-892-9510. Email:
[email protected]. 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. Also: Sweet Corn, Tomatoes.
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.
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 - cherries, 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
- 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
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.
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.
Nokara Farms -
UPDATE: January 04, 2017: The owner tells me they are now permanently
1090 Lakeshore road, 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 - eggplant, peppers, winter squash,
33843 Flanagan Road, Wainfleet, ON L0S 1V0. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm,
closed Sundays, August 29 to October 31 2016. Directions: From Chambers
Corner's travel 8kms west on highway 3. Turn left onto Flanagan Road,
proceed over Bell Road and it is the first farm on the left. From Dunnville
take highway 3 to Flanagan Road,Wainfleet and turn right, proceed over Bell
Road and it is the first farm on the left. For a map to our farm,
click here. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: August 29, 2016)
Silmaril Farms -
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)
- The Little Green Farm -
No pesticides are used, apples, table grapes (with seeds),
wine grapes, pears,
4586 Tufford Road, Beamsville, ON L0R1B1. Phone:
(905) 928-5903. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Hours and availability of
crops to pick varies considerably; please call or email for current
availability and hours. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the
crops. Payment: Cash, Cheque. (ADDED: August 12, 2018)
Tigchelaar Berry Farm -
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
- Town and Country Farms - blueberries,
raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black),
strawberries, Fresh eggs
361 Canboro Road, Ridgeville, ON L0S 1M0. Phone:
[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
400 Main Street W, Grimsby, ON L3M 1T2. Open: Please go to our website for up-to-the-minute
information. Directions: From the QEW Niagara, take Cassablanca Blvd (exit 74).
Go south until the street ends and turn right onto Main Street West. We are
located at 400 Main Street West, which is 9 driveways down on the right hand
side of the street. If you go round a bend in the road, you've gone too
Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and
other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only.
- Weiland Sweet Cherry Farm - cherries
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.
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.