Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Owen Sound area of Ontario? Farms are open and safe! 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. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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 Camping.com 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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 July 2022, and other timely information:

Notes for July 2022: Summer is almost here and that means Strawberry season is upon us!  It started in February in Florida, Texas, southern California; then March along the Gulf coast, April in the Deep South and west coast, May through much of the country, and June in northern areas. Cherries and Blueberries have started in the South typically are available in most areas by the end of June . Of course, cool weather crops, like Rhubarb, asparagus and greens should be available almost everywhere through June. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates. 

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, or a Cherry or cherry blossom festival or a Blueberry festival.

We also have 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!

Owen Sound area of Ontario U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2022, by county

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

Bruce (Brockton, Kincardine, Saugeen Shores, South Bruce)

  • Peninsula Acres - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples, beans, blackberries, boysenberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, kale, lavender, onions, pears, peaches, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, farm animals, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    1097 highway 6, South Bruce Peninsula , ON N0H2T0. Phone: (519) 377-2942. Email: [email protected]. Open: Call for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 15 minutes North of Wiarton. Click here for a map and directions. Fall Annual Family Apple Pick. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. Nurturing what nature gives usĀ¦. (ADDED: January 26, 2022)
  • 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 daily.

Grey (Clarksburg, Meaford, Owen Sound, West Grey)

  • Barbetta Orchards - apples, pears, plums, pumpkins, raspberries,
    RR #1, Meaford, ON N4L 1W5. Phone: 519-538-2206. 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. Directions: PYO located on Hwy 26 west of Meaford (towards Owen Sound) on the north side. We also have fresh picked apples, pears, plums, pumpkins, raspberries, squash.
    We were told last night by a friend in Meaford that they are in fact open as of last Thursday.
  • The Farmer's Pantry - apples, raspberries
    788030 Beaver Valley Road, Blue Mountains, ON. Phone: 519-599-3691. Fax: 519-599-7385. Email: [email protected]. 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, sweet cherries, sour cherries, peaches, 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.  $5 minimum to enter the orchard (applies toward purchases.  The "$5 minimum purchase" is not an entrance fee. If you come and you pick for $6 amount of fruits that's all you need to pay. 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. Our farm is open to the public for FRESH PICKED and PICK YOUR OWN of strawberries , raspberries, sweet and tart cherries, different varieties of plums, peaches, pears and apples. Back in 2013 we planted half acre of blueberry bushes and in 2014, we added currants, gooseberries, yellow and black raspberries. (UPDATED: August 8, 2020 JBS)
    A 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 or spices, already-picked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, events at your location (call for info)
    Artemesia-glenelg Townline, Markdale, ON N0C 1H0. Phone: 905-881-8656. Email: [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 lake.
  • Scotch Mountain Vineyard - Uses natural growing practices, grapes,
    Grey Road 12, Meaford, ON N4K 2W5. Phone: 519-376-1901. Directions: 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.

 

 


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


 


Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book