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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Ottawa, Ontario? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Ottawa, 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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! Pricing information - We now have a pricing guide to help you know what the typical prices are for each crop. Let me know when you see price changes! In 2022, you can save money by picking your own and canning your own, but brace yourself for steep price increases, which are affecting EVERYTHING! For quality, taste, nutrition and value, you still can't beat most PYO farms. If need need large quantities for canning, ask if they have "seconds"
 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 for tips, tricks, guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.

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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the website and make improvements!

What's in season in December 2022, and other timely information:

Notes for December 2022: Fall is here and that means apples are in full force but they will be gone fast (see this new page for Apple Orchards in your area!).  Yes, apple prices are up, like they are for everything else. Some crops continue until frost, like raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes. Check your area's specific crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates. Click here for U.S. Apple Crop facts.

See these pages to find a local Apple festival, and other festivals. We have a guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, tomatoes, corn blueberries, peaches, 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 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 write me!

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!

Ottawa, Ontario U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2022, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map

Ottawa (Metro Ottawa)

  • Ferme Proulx Farm - strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, Pumpkins, maple syrup, farm market, weddings, school tours, birthday parties,
    1865 Chemin O'Toole, Cumberland, Ottawa, ON K4C 1N2. Phone: 613-833-2417. Email: [email protected].  Open: see their website for hours.  Directions:  just a few minutes from Orleans and 30 minutes east of downtown Ottawa.  The farm also holds  Birthdays, School Visits, Corporate Events, Weddings, Maple Fest, Berries & Veggies, Pumpkin Fest, Click here for a link to our Facebook  page.  Online Store, Farm Store.  Strawberry Pick-Your-Own Season estimated opening date of mid-June to mid-July; During the season, we offer 10-13 varieties of strawberries, ranging in colour from pinkish-red to bright red. Our strawberries are juicy and sweet, perfect for snacking, making jams, or as a healthy dessert. There is nothing like the taste of Ontario strawberries!
    Raspberry and blueberry Pick-Your-Own Season: mid-July until early August. We recommend that you contact us at 613-833-2417 for updates on picking conditionss
    Maple Syrup:  Short and sweet, sugar bush season is our favourite time of year. Winters in Ottawa can be a little long, but we know that once the sugar shack fire is burning nice and hot, our favourite people and a new growing season aren't far behind.  Our maple syrup sugaring season will begin in late February and ends in mid April. (ADDED: October 20, 2020, JBS)
  • Needham's Market Garden - Uses Integrated Pest Management, PYO strawberries, farm market, winery
    1335 Ottawa Rd. 29, Arnprior, ON K7S 3G7. Phone: 613-983-6082. Email: [email protected]. Alternate email: [email protected]. Open: May to October, 7 days week from 8 AM to 6 PM, From November to April, we are open by appointment.. We have 75 acres of berries, corn and mixed vegetables, raspberries, along with almost every other vegetable you may want. During berry and pumpkin season at the farm. We also have Veggie stands in Almonte, Arnprior, Carleton Place and Renfrew. We would love to see you at the farm. Whether it's berry picking, a wine-tasting event, or to check out our country store, please visit us. Look at our events section for times for special events. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  Fresh produce is available when its in season. You are welcome to shop at the farm, stop by a roadside stand or visit us at one of the markets we attend. Explore our full list of fresh produce. (ADDED: July 02, 2018, JBS)
  • Richmond Nursery Berry Farm - Strawberries, raspberries
    5740 Richmond Road, Nepean, ON. Phone: 613-838-2282. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Queensway west, exit onto hwy 416 - exit #66, Fallowfield road. Turn right, go for 2kms. From Kanata take Eagleson road south, turn left onto Fallowfield road. Continue for 3kms. Open: Daily 7am - 9pm. approximately June 20 - July 20. Groups accepted by appointment. Picnic area, playground and pet farm. Prepicked Berries for sale.
  • Rochon Garden - pick-your-own strawberries
    1101 Yorks Corners Rd., Edwards, ON. Phone: 613-821-3245. Alternate phone: 613-290-9146. Email: [email protected]. Open: daily, in season, starting in early July. Rochon Garden is a family farm in Ottawa's backyard which has evolved tremendously since it's creation in 1957. Our goal is to continually offer quality food and exceptional service to all of our customers. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (ADDED: July 02, 2018, JBS)
  • Shouldice Berry Farm and Market - Strawberries, Peas, Potato's, Bean, Raspberries, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Peppers, Wild Blueberries, Cucumbers, Apples, Squash, and Pumpkins when in season.
    3451 Richmond Road & 2901 Woodroffe Avenue, Nepean, ON. Phone: 613-838-2129. Directions: 3451 Richond Road site- Between Baseline and Bayshore 2901 Woodroffe Ave site - Between Fallowfield and Longfields. Pumpkins are available at the Richmond road location. Open: 7 days a week through the season from 8am to 8pm. CNON.htm


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



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