Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Perth-Huron area of Ontario?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Perth-Huron 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operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 pumpkin patches 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 seasonal updates.

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 apples, pumpkins, 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 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 write me!

Health insurance: Open enrollment is almost here.  You may have heard  that health sharing plans, like Liberty and Medi-Share are less than half the cost of ObamaCare plans. We have a complete, simple comparison of the 6 major health sharing plans here.

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!

Perth-Huron 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

Huron (Bayfield, Bluewater, Clinton, Goderich, Huron East, Mitchell, Varna, Wingham)

  • Bayfield Berry Farm - Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries
    77697 Orchard Line RR#1, Bayfield, ON, N0M-1G0. Phone: 519-482-1666. Fax: 519-482-8268. Email: [email protected]. Directions: North of Bayfield on hwy 21, turn east on County Road #3 (Bayfield Rd). 1st side road turn north on Orchard Line #77697 on left. Near London. Click here for a map and directions. Also: Apples, currants, Saskatoon berries ( 5 acres), Peaches, Private parties, tearoom, gifts, preserves, bakery on site.
  • Blythe Brooke Orchards - apples, cherries, pears, raspberries
    Highway 4, Blyth, ON N0M 1H0. Phone: 519-523-4383. Open daily from 8 am to 5 pm. Directions: In Huron County, 1.5 km west of Blyth on Cty. Rd. 25.
  • Century Orchards - Apples, cherries, pears, plums, and prepicked produce
    74881 Parr Line corner of Parr & Pavilion, Varna, ON N0M 2R0. Phone: 519-233-3464. Fax: 519-488-1074. Email us at: [email protected]. We are open July, August, September, October. Our hours are: Tuesday - Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM Saturday & Sunday, 8 AM to 8 PM Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard.
  • Dougall's Berries 'n' Veggies - strawberries, currants and veggies.
    71880 London Road, Exeter, Ontario, N0M 1S5. Phone: 519 - 235-1491 Fax: 519 - 235-1571, Email: [email protected]. Open: varies according to season May - September 8:00 am to 8:00 p.m.freshly picked produce - u-pick or we pick - order ahead or by chance.
  • Te-Em Farm - cucumbers, flowers, peppers, pumpkins, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    77688 Orchard Line, Bayfield, ON N0M 1G0. Phone: 1-519-482-3020. Fax: 1-519-482-1496. Email us at: [email protected]. Directions: R.R.#1 Take # 21 north of Bayfield to County rd #13 turn right to the first concession, Orchard line turn left and we are a short mile up the road on the right hand side. Click here for a map. Look forward to seeing you . We are open May, October. Our hours are: April daily 9-6 May to end of Strawberry season, Monday to Friday 8-8 Sat and Sun 9-6 Summer Mon -Saturday from 9-6 Sun 12-5 September Oct. Wednesday to Saturday from 9-6 Sun 12-5 closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. We are also a complete garden centre greenhouse operation specializing in beautiful hanging baskets and premium quality geraniums plus other spring crops

Perth District (East Perth, West Perth, St. Mary's, Stratford area)

  • Foster's - corn (sweet), winter squash, melons, pumpkins
    #2549 RD 164, St. Marys, ON. Phone: 519-229-8237. Fax: same as above. Email: [email protected]. Directions: We are located on highway 23 between Kirkton and Russeldale. 10 minutes south of Mitchell. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October. Open: 7 days a week. Sweet corn season extends from mid-July til Oct. Melons start mid August. Pumpkins and squash season goes from mid September til end of Oct. Payment: Cash, only. Large amounts of sweet corn are available for corn roasts, parties or any amount you want for your freezer. Please call ahead of orders.
  • Megens Family Farm - asparagus, pumpkins, raspberries, winter squash, strawberries, other vegetables, prepicked produce, picnic area, farm animals
    2877 Road 119 (hwy 7) seven minutes south of Stratford, St Marys, ON L8P 1Y8. Phone: 519-284-3199. Fax: 519 284 1250. Email: [email protected]. Open: Seven days a week 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Pick your own strawberries - June and July. Payment: Cash, Check. Join us for our annual Strawberry Festival - featuring a farmers' market on the farm, live music, locally produced meats on the barbecue, baked goods, farm animals and more.
  • Walch Family Strawberries - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, strawberries,
    3557 Road 119, Stratford, ON N5A 6S3. Phone: 519 272 1423. Fax: 519 272 1354. Email: [email protected]. Open: We are only open during the Strawberry Season, since that is what we specialize in; Open daily from 8am to 7 pm Saturdays from 8am to 5pm Sundays from 10am to 5pm (please call in advance, opening hours on Sundays depend on availability). Directions: Going South (towards London) on Erie Street we are the first farm located outside the Stratford City Limit on the left hand side, just kiddy corner to Ed's Concrete Products. The intersection of Line 29 and Perth Road 119. Please watch for signs. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: about mid or end of June until about mid July (depending on the year and weather) Please call in advance to find out when season starts. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. We specialize in Strawberries!.

Waterloo (Breslau, Cambridge, Kitchener,North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot, Woolrich)

  • Anthony Fay - Strawberries
    RR#2, Breslau, ON. Phone: 519-648-2865. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Hwy #7 midway between Kitchener & Guelph across from Waterloo Flower. Near Kitchener. (UPDATED: August 03, 2017)
  • Herrle's Country Farm Market - Strawberries, Pumpkins
    1243 Erb's Road, Street, St. Agatha, ON N0B 2L0. Phone: 519-886-7576. Fax: 519-886-1101. Email: [email protected]. Open: see their website. Directions: Near Kitchener. Also: Sweet Corn, Peas, Beans, .Bakery, Frozen Yogurt & Market.
    Comments from a visitor on July 11, 2010: "I have taken my own children and my home daycare children to this farm for a few years now, and love it. The only pick your own they have now is the strawberries and they are so worth it! These strawberries practically melt in your mouth and are so sweet! If you missed the early season this year, they do still have some out in baskets inside; all the flavour without all the work of picking it yourself! I have never had a bad experience there. Small and friendly. I'll continue to go back there every year!"
    Comments from a visitor on July 08, 2009: "I have picked strawberries here for two years in a row, and twice already this season. I love this pick your own farm and recommend it. They also have a great market and bakery inside and even a play area for the children. I find the staff to ALWAYS be friendly and helpful."
  • Nauman's Farm & Country Market - pumpkins, raspberries, winter squash, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides
    3250 Hessen Strasse, St. Clements, ON N0B 2M0. Phone: 519-699-5524. Fax: 519-699-4601. Email: [email protected]. Directions: from Weber & Benjamin Road turn onto Benjamin Road head west on Benjamin Rd to end of Benjamin Rd.(approx.6 KM from Weber St.Atend of Benjamin Road; turn right onto Kressler Road travell approx 50 feet on Kressler turn left onto Hessen Strasse go west on Hessen Strasse about 1KM to #3250 Hessen Strasse turn left into laneway BIG blue sign at end of Lane that says NAUMAN'S FARM . We are open July, August, September, October. Our hours are: Monday to Friday 9 AM to 6 PM Saturday & Sunday 9 AM to 6 PM raspberries open 1st week July till end of Aug. Corn Maze opens 1st weekend of August (Civic Holiday Weekend) till end of October Pumpkins from mid September till Oct.31 Farm Market opened from 1st week of July to Oct.31 Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Farm Market has locally grown produce, preserves and baked goods from our Mennonite neighbours. also flowers and plants and gifts.

Wellington (Guelph, Mapleton, Minto, Puslinch, Wellington area)

  • Butt's Berry & Flower Farm - blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, prepicked produce
    5838 5th Line , Rockwood, ON n0b2k0. Phone: 519-856-0270. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. Open: Monday to Saturday 8am to 2:30pm to PYO, and 8am to 5pm(Roadside stand) No Sunday sales. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Marcy's Berries - raspberries (red), raspberries (black), strawberries,
    1747 Valens Road R. R. # 3, Puslinch, ON N0B 2J0. Phone: 519-623-0219. Fax: 519-623-4758. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 8 pm June and July, Closed Sundays. Directions: 13 kilometres east of Cambridge, 8 kilometres west of Freelton on Regional Road 97 near the Valens Conservation Area. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (UPDATED: June 05, 2014, by JBS)
  • Mapleton's Organic Dairy - ORGANIC, pumpkins, summer squash, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    8548 Wellington County Road #7, Moorefield, ON N0G 2K0. Phone: 519-638-1115. Fax: 519-638-1116. Email: [email protected]. Open: Victoria Day to Labour Day - 7 days/week, 11am to 6pm Labour Day to Victoria Day - Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm. Directions: Click here for a map. We sell delicious, organic ice cream, frozen yogurt, and fresh yogurt made right on our farm year round; We also have a demonstration barn (The Barnyard) open to the public which houses alpacas, donkeys, cows, turkeys, chickens, bunnies, and pigs; A newly planted cedar-hedge maze and a labyrinth is also available for visitors to explore; Visitors can also enjoy 2 1/2 hours of Farmers golf! See our website for more details. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Our farm is certified organic and our products certified Local Food Plus. Many of the off-farm ingredients we use are certified Fair Trade.
  • Reroot Organic Farm - ORGANIC, beans, peas, saskatoons, strawberries, tomatoes,
    5642 11th Line, Harriston, ON N0G 1Z0. Phone: 519-820-1891. Email: [email protected]. Open: June 1 to October 31. Directions: RR#4 Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Thatcher Farms - Strawberries, restrooms, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food), farm animals
    5727 5th Line of Eramosa, Rockwood, NA N0B 2K0. Email: Open: Tuesday to Friday: 7am to 5pm; Saturday: 10am to 5pm; Sunday: 11am to 4pm. Directions: See their website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard . Childrens playground Ice cream Bakery items & coffee Picnic area (ADDED: June 22, 2018, Suggested by a visitor)
    A visitor writes on June 22, 2018: "Stawberries were $2.75/lb wich was reasonable!"


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