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. 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as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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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Children's Consignment Sales
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 2018, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Bruce (Brockton, Kincardine, Saugeen Shores, South Bruce)
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:
[email protected]. 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. Directions: PYO located on Hwy
26 west of Meaford (towards Owen Sound) on the north side. 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.We also have fresh picked apples, pears, plums, pumpkins, raspberries, squash.
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'll see you bright and early at 8am! Also open by appointment!
See this page for current hours!
Keyzer's Fruit Farm - Apples, cherries (sweet & pie),
strawberries, plums, raspberries & pears,
3584 Bruce Road 1, Paisley, NA
N0G 2N0. Phone: (519) 353-5211. Email:
[email protected] . Open: Monday to Saturday: from 8:00 AM to
8:00 PM, Sunday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. 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.
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/spices, already-picked produce, snacks and
refreshment stand, events at your location (call for info)
Artemesia-glenelg Townline, Markdale, ON N0C 1H0. Phone:
[email protected]. Open:
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Lavender: Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and July 19 9:00 am to 4:00
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.
T and K Ferri Orchards
496415 Grey Rd 2, Clarksburg, ON N0H1J0. Phone: 647-627-8147. Open: Early
September- late November Thursday to Sunday from 9am-5-pm.
Directions: Located on Grey Road 2 between Ravenna and Thornbury in the
beautiful Beaver Valley. We also have fresh picked apples, honey.