Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Simcoe area of Ontario? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Simcoe 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as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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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occur in both the Spring and Fall
See our companion website to find a local
community or church kid's consignment sale!
Simcoe 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
Dufferin (Amaranth, Honeywood, Maple Grove, Mono, Orangeville, Shelburne)
- Birkbank Farms - Strawberries, Raspberries, vegetables
Wellington Cty Rd. 24, Orton, ON L0N 1N0. Phone: 519-855-6519. Fax:
[email protected]. Open: mid Apr - late Dec. Daily 9 am to 6
pm. PYO season 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Trafalgar Road north to Hillsburgh. Just
2km north. They have a market with a full range of fresh produce, bakery,
homemade jams, crafts, gifts, asparagus, strawberries; some organic produce
available. (UPDATED: January 31, 2013, jbs)
Jenala Farms - raspberries, strawberries, and prepicked produce
475080 Dufferin County Road 11, Shelburne, ON L0N 1S5. Phone: 519-925-5464.
Fax: 519-925-2346. Email us at:
[email protected]. Directions: Straight south from Shelburne 6.5 km
>From Orangeville watch for our blue tourism Ontario signs on highway 10 and
109 . We are open July, August. Our hours are: Monday to Friday 8 am to 8
pm; Saturday 8 am to 5 pm; Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Strawberries approximately
June 28 - July 15 Raspberries approximately July 20 - August 5 Payment:
Cash, only. Ready picked asparagus available at roadside mid-May to late
June. Ready picked sweet corn and potatoes available August/September.
Muskoka (Bracebridge, Huntsville, Port Carling)
Brooklands Farm - asparagus, beans, beets, broad beans, carrots,
corn (sweet), onions, peas, pumpkins, raspberries, rhubarb, summer squash,
winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables
1375 Butter & Egg
Road, Bracebridge, ON P1L 1X4. Phone: 705-764-1888. Fax: 705 764
[email protected]. Directions: 1375 Butter & Egg Road is located
1km north of Hwy 118W at Milford Bay in Muskoka.
Click here for a map.
Open: May to October 8AM to 5PM
weather and produce permitting. Always call for an update. We also produce
Maple Syrup which is available late March onwards. We also grow potatoes and
lettuces. We are a family farm and practice sustainable farming. We
encourage eating locally and welcome children (for that matter adults) of
all ages to learn and ask questions about farming and the importance of
fresh produce. We grow about 5 different varieties that differ in maturity,
flavour, taste and texture. Some are better for jam as they have a higher
sugar content while others are large and fabulous looking and folks love
them for eating and feasting their eyes on. During the berry season we have
lots of berries available for pick-your-own die-hards and baskets of
pre-picked berries for those of you who love berries but do not have the
time, inclination or ability to pick!
Muskoka Blueberries -
No pesticides are used
blueberries, U-pick and already picked
1003 Manitoba Street, Bracebridge,
ON P1L 1W9. Phone: 705-645-9862. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Late July to early September; Please
call phone number above for picking hours and updates. Directions: Drive
north on Manitoba Street (main street of Bracebridge) until you are
approximately 3 km from town. Watch for Muskoka Blueberries sign at 1003
Manitoba Street. Follow arrow signs from driveway to the patch.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Naturally
grown. No pesticides.
Simcoe (Barrie, Bradford West, Innisfil, Midland, New Tecumseth, Orilli,
Pentanguishene, Tay, Wasaga Beach)
Avalon Orchards - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, U-pick apples, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill
(fresh apple cider made on the premises), already-picked apples, restrooms,
3150 5th Line, Innisfil, ON L9S4P7. Phone: 705-458-9902. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Daily August to November; 9:00am - 5:00pm;
Normally season starts at the end of August and lasts until the middle of
October; There is no admission charge to pick at our orchard. Directions:
click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all
crops! Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Our season starts at the
end of August and normally lasts until the middle of October. There is no
admission charge to pick at our orchard except for a smile and a promise to
be caring with our trees and our environment.
Barrie Hill Farms - beans, blueberries, peas, raspberries,
2935 Barrie Hill Road, RR#2, Barrie, ON L4M 4S4. Phone: (705) 728-0571. Fax:
(705) 739-3549. Email us at:
[email protected]. We are open June, July, August, September.
Open: The fruit stand: Monday to Friday from 8 am-8 pm; Sat 8 am to 5 pm;
Sunday from 8am - 8pm. Pick your own fields: 8am - 4pm Saturday, Sunday &
Holidays (Last wagon to the field leaves at 4pm) 8 am to 8 pm on Monday to
Friday (Last wagon to the field leaves at 8pm) Crop report line
(705)728-0571 Barrie Hill Farms 6th Annual Blueberry Pancake Festival
Saturday and Sunday near the end of July from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm both days .
- Cardinal Berry Farm - blueberries, currants,
136 Line 5 South,Oro Station, ON L0L 2E0. Phone:
705-487-3935. Open: call for crop availability and hours. Directions:
From Barrie, take Hwy. 11 north toward Orillia for 8 km. At Line 5 of
Oro Twp., turn east and go 0.5 km. Open daily 9 am to 8 pm; Phone ahead.
- Chapman's Berry Farm - currants, raspberries
6414 Line 3 North, Midland, ON L4R 4K3. Phone: 705-835-5314.
Open: call for crop availability, dates and hours. Directions: From Hwy
93 at Waverley go east 5 km on Vasey Rd. From Midland, take Old Fort Rd
to Vasey Rd. Open Daily 8 am to 8 pm. Closed Sun. Call for conditions.
- Clarke's Vegetables - blueberries, raspberries,
1571 Nursery Road, Minesing, ON L0L 1Y0. Phone:
705-728-4369. Open: June to September; Call ahead for
hours.Directions: Located 4 km north of Springwater Park (Hwy. 26) on
- Ego's Farm Market and Greenhouses -
pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, peas, tomatoes
596 Horseshoe Valley Rd., E., Coldwater, ON L0K 1E0. Phone:
705-326-9922. Open daily from 9 am to 6 pm; strawberries 8 am to 8 pm.
We are located in the heart of Oro-Medonte Township on Horseshoe Valley Road,
fifteen minutes drive from Orillia, and about 20 minutes from Barrie. 8 km
west of Hwy 12 and 18 km east of Hwy 400. We also have fresh picked beans,
peas, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes. Farm market June to
October, featuring farm fresh produce in season, such as fresh-picked sweet
corn, strawberries, tomatoes, pumpkins and much more! We also welcome you to
our farm to pick-your-own strawberries, raspberries, peas and tomatoes as
well. Follow the Twitter feed on the Pick-Your-Own page for updates.
Fernwood Farms & Market - blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins,
raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black),
strawberries, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the
farm, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm
animals, birthday parties, school tours
7865 highway 26, Stayner, ON L0M 1S0. Phone: 705-428-3171. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Call for hours. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. - Rr#2. Payment: Cash, Debit cards,
- Foster's Farm - Strawberries, Raspberries
RR#7, Midland, ON, L4R 4K4. Phone: 705-526-8149. Fax: 705-526-8149.
Directions: Near Midland. Also: Roadside market, Vegetables.
Foxmoor Farm - currants (red and black), gooseberries, and prepicked
produce, gift shop
128 Kendal Road Vittoria, ON. Phone: 519 426-8188. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: RR#1,, 17 km south of Simcoe off highway #24.
Look for the sign on the north side. We are open July, August. Open: daily
during season 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Payment: Cash, only. We also keep
individually frozen currants on hand all winter ideally used for jams,
jellies and baking. Available in 2 kg and 10 kg pails. Also available our
own Black Currant Jam and Red Currant Jelly.
- Gallacher's Orchard - apples, plums
Nottawa, ON L0M 1P0. Phone: 705-445-6472. Open: Plums mid-Sept.;
Apples Sept-Oct. Directions: 1 km south of Collingwood on Hwy 124, turn
west at bridge in Nottawa to 7674 Nottawa Sideroad.
- Giffen's Country Market
- apples, raspberries, strawberries, Farmstand
55 Station St., Glen Huron,
ON L0M 1L0. Phone: 705-443-8199. Open: year round Monday to Friday from 7 am
to 5 pm, Saturday to Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. We also have fresh picked
apples, asparagus, corn, peas, preserves, raspberries, strawberries.
Kent Kreek Berries - blueberries, raspberries, strawberries,
pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, and prepicked produce,
restrooms, picnic area
3173 Hwy # 3 West, Simcoe, ON
N3Y 4J9. Phone: 519-426-0924. Email:
[email protected],com. Directions: 6 km
West of Simcoe Ontario on Highway 3 (see website for directions) . We
are open June, July, August, September. Our hours are: Open all week
from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm Strawberries: June 15-July 1, Raspberries
June 25-July 15, Blueberries July 15-August 25 Payment: Cash, only.
Lutick Blueberries -
blueberries, lingonberries, aronia and sea buckthorn.
1337 Ron Jones Road, Midland, ON L4R 4K3. Phone: 705-526-3042. Open
daily from 8 am to 8 pm.
Directions: From Hwy. 93 at Waverley, go north 2 km to McMann Siderd. Turn right
and go to Ron Jones Rd. Turn right and go 0.5 km to farm.
- Maple Ridge Farm - I haven't heard back as to what you can pick
here. If you hear, please
Stirling, ON. Phone: 613-395-2791. Directions: From Belleville, take Highway
62 north 22 km to Moira Road. Turn east and follow the signs. Open: daily 8
am to 8 pm.
McArthur's Berry Farm - strawberries,
369 Line 5 South Rr#1, Oro Station, ON L0L2E0. Phone: 705-487-2619. Email:
[email protected]. Open: during Strawberry Season from 8 am till
dusk every day, weather and berries permitting.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
Murphy's Farm Market - blueberries, pumpkins, raspberries (red),
5163 County Road 10,, Alliston, ON L9R 1V2.
Phone: 705-435-2141. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm;
Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, May until October
31; Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during November and December.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards,
Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: August 25, 2015)
- Oak River Produce - Strawberries, Raspberries
RR#1, La Salette,
ON, N0E 1H0. Phone: 519-582-0058. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: Near Simcoe.
R Family Farm - beans, blackberries, corn (sweet), peas,
raspberries (red), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and
already picked, farm market, porta-potties are available
3560 3rd Line, Cookstown, ON
L0L 1L0. Phone: (705) 812-2373. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Please see our website or call for
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: In
Innisfil - On the 3rd Line, east of side road 5 (County Road 53) , between
highway 89 and Innisfil Beach Road.
Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: Mid June to Mid July,
Raspberries: July, Sweet Corn: August to September, Blackberries: September.
Payment: Cash, Debit cards. Containers available for purchase or you can
bring your own. Please no smoking or pets.
- Sovereign Farms - Strawberries, Raspberries
Lutesville Road, Waterford, ON, N0E 1Y0. Phone: 519-443-4061. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: Near Simcoe.
Click here for a map.
Thunder Beach Berry Farm
- blueberries, cut flowers, raspberries, strawberries
1369 chemin du loup,
Lafontaine, ON L9M2H7. Phone: 705 533-2345. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Fields are open
for picking daily from 7 AM to 1 PM; Our Fruit Stand is open daily at 7 AM
Until Sold Out. Directions: see their website. From serious berry
eaters to families looking for a fun day in nature, everyone will LOVE their
time at our farm. Subject to availability, we may have a variety of Apples
this year. Pre-cut flowers, Peonies and Gladiolas are available by mid
Click here for a link to
our Facebook page.
Valley Farm Market
- beans, carrots, corn, meats, strawberries, tomatoes
2457 County Rd 92, Elmvale, ON L0L 1P0. Phone: 705-322-2646. Email:
Open: Summer: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm; Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm;
Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm; Winter: Tuesday to Saturday from9 am to 6 pm.
Directions: Coming from Barrie, turn left at the main street in Elmvale (Hwy
92). Located 7 km west of Elmvale on the left hand side, 6 km east of Wasaga
Click here for a
link to our Facebook page. (ADDED: June 05, 2014X)
4505 - 20th Sideroad, Gilford, ON, L0L 1RO. Phone:
905-775-6956. Fax: 905-775-5073.
Open: Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 5
pm; Closed Sundays; We are open June, July; Strawberries: mid June to mid
July; Call the farm for exact dates.
Directions: Take Hwy 11 to 13th line (between Hwy 88 and Hwy 89) Go
east on the 13th line to the 20th sideroad. Go north on the 20th sideroad
about one quarter mile to the farm. No pets or smoking on the farm premises.
You may bring your own containers or purchase them at the farm. Contact the
farm to arrange for pre-picked orders.
Wildflower Farm - flowers
10195 Hwy 12 West, Coldwater, ON L0K 1E0. Phone: 866-476-9453. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: From Toronto, drive north
on Hwy 400. Just past the city of Barrie, you can either continue
north on Hwy 400 to the Moonstone Rd. exit. There you turn right
onto the Moonstone road (exit 136) and follow 3 km to where it ends
at Hwy 12. At Hwy 12, make another right turn and drive 5 km to
Wildflower Farm. Open: Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm EST.