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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Windsor, Chatham, Southwest Ontario? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Windsor, Chatham, Southwest 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 If you find anything outdated or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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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
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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
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
and other festivals.
We have a guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also 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 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
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!
Windsor, Chatham, Southwest Ontario U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2022, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Chatham-Kent (Bothwell, Chatham-Kent, Dresden, Glencoe)
- Boley Farms - pumpkins,
raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes
6607 Riverview Line, Chatham, ON N7M 5T1. Phone: 519-351-6786.
Open: UPDATE for 2020, Their website is gone;
There's nothing else about them on the internet, so I assume they have closed.
If you have any information to the contrary,
please write me. Directions: Follow Hwy. 401 to exit 81, Bloomfield Rd. approx. midway between
London and Windsor. Go left/north 6 km to Riverview, then left/west 6 km to
#6604 on left. We also have fresh picked cucumber, currants, gooseberries,
pumpkins, raspberries, squash, strawberries, tomatoes. (ADDED: June 10, 2014X)
Great Lakes Lavender - No pesticides are used, lavender, Honey from hives on the farm,
U-pick and already picked
9560 Pioneer Line, Chatham, ON N7M 5J1.
Phone: 519-397-2172. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Visit our website for hours of
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Great Lakes Lavender Festival
(including Pick-Your-Own): first weekend in July. We do not use
pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard,
Click here for our Facebook page.
Pardo's Berrie Farm - beans, blackberries,
blueberries, peas, peaches, peppers, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring,
red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring,
black), strawberries, farm market
7951 Talbot Trail, Blenheim, ON N0P 1A0. Phone:
519-676-2008. Fax: 519-676-4419. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Thursday from 8am to 8pm Friday,
Saturday, Sunday 8am to 6pm. Directions: 4 KM West of Cedar Springs on
Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: June 15 to July 15
Raspberries: July 10 to August 10 Blueberries: July 15 to September 10
Blackberries August 15 to September 20 Peaches August 05 to September 5.
Payment: Cash, Cheque.
Parks Blueberries - Raspberries, Fall Raspberries, Blueberries
14815 Longwoods Road, Bothwell, ON, N0P-1C0. Phone: 866-901-5373. Phone:
[email protected]. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Blueberries from July 28 to September 1
(approx), Hours 10 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week. Directions: 401 - West to Ridgetown, Thamesville
exit #109. North to Thamesville. East 7km on #2 to Parks. Near Chatham,
London, Sarnia, & Windsor.
- Sno-Berries c/o Brad Snobelen Farms - raspberries,
strawberries, and prepicked produce
12272 McKays Line , East of
McKays Corners , Kent Bridge, ON N0P1V. Phone: 519-674-0504.
Fax: 519 674 0504. Email: [email protected]. Directions: From 401 , take the Ridgetown
exit north towards Thamesville .At Mckays Line , turn left, about 2 k ,
farm on left hand side . We are in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent ,
from McKays Corners , east on Mckays Line 3 K . We are open June, July.
Our hours are: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 8 am
to 5 pm. Strawberries : June 15 -June 30 Raspberries : July 1 - July 25
Payment: Cash, only.
Essex (Essex, Kingsville, Lakeshore, Lasalle, Leamington, Windsor)
- Arrow Farms - strawberries
951 9th Concession, Maidstone, ON N0R 1K0. Phone: 519-727-6418. Open:
Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to
Directions: From Windsor, take County Road #42 east to the 9th Concession of
Maidstone Twp. (1.5 km east of Manning Rd). Turn south and continue for 3 km.
The farm is located on the right.
We also have fresh picked beans, beets, cabbage, corn, cucumber, eggplants,
onions, peppers, strawberries, tomatoes.
- Byrne Produce - Farmstand
2281 Front Rd, Amherstburg, ON N9V3R3. Phone: 519 978-3448. Open: 10:00 am to
Directions: Take Todd Lane east to Malden Rd. Turn left (south) onto Malden Rd.
Follow Malden Rd (approx 8 km) and turn left onto Front Rd. 2281 Front Rd is on
We also have fresh picked baked goods, beets, carrots, corn, cucumber,
eggplants, fruits, garlic, honey, maple syrup, melons, onions, peppers,
potatoes, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, vegetables, zucchini. ADDED: June 10,
2014, JBS) )
Clarkson's Roadstand - strawberries, porta-potties are available
County Road 34 W, Essex, ON N8M 2X5. Phone: 519-839-5553. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm and Saturday
and Sunday 8am to 7pm. Directions: Please click on Google maps to locate
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Come out
and enjoy the big sweet June berries the best in the county.
- Eh Oh Farm - Cut your Own Flower and Herb
1665 Division St N, Kingsville, ON N9Y 2H1. Phone:
(519) 816-0750. Email: [email protected]. Open: Tuesday thru Saturday 9-12:30. Growing many different flowers
and herbs... This year's flowers: sunflowers (7var), zinnia (3 var), amaranth (2var), cosmos, bachelor's buttons, mignonette, basil (2var), coreopsis
(2var), dill, chamomile, dahlias, calendula, toadflax, anise hyssop, hyssop, summer savory, white sage, parsley, cilantro, okra, gomphrena, scabiosa,
and more!. Eh Oh Farm Facebook page. (ADDED: August 21, 2021)
Kennette Orchard - apples, Honey from hives on
the farm, U-pick and already picked, restrooms
913 Lakeshore Road 107,
Lakeshore, ON N8M2X7. Phone: 519-727-3064. Fax: 519-727-3064. Email:
[email protected]. Open: 7 days a week from 9 am to
Directions: Located 1 road west of the Puce road 1 mile south of Country
Road 42 Our road is now called Lakeshore Road 107, formerly called 6th
Concession. Open September 1 until October 31. Payment: Cash, only. We also
sell pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, gourds and pears. Kennette Orchard has lots
of butternut squash, ornamental gourds and a large selection of pumpkins
to go along with our just picked apples.
- UPDATE for 2018 Closed permanently.
954 County Road 50 East, Harrow, ON N0R 1G0. Phone: 519-738-4089.
Open: Closed permanently.
Meleg's Lakeview Orchard - apples, blackberries, cherries,
peaches, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries
(Autumn, red), strawberries, Other fruit or veg, Cider mill (fresh apple
cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, restrooms
Arner Townline, Kingsville, ON N9Y 2E6. Phone: 519 733-4857. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Sunday from 8 am to 6.
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. Other
fruits: plums, peaches, pears, nectarine, melons, honeydew, watermelons,
pumpkins Vegetables: bean, potatoes, pickles, onions, peppers, tomatoes,
cucumbers, sweet corn Other products: paprika spice, apple cider
vinegar, jams, local honey.
(UPDATED: June 21, 2019, JBS)
- Rainbow Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, flowers, Fresh eggs
1715 Mersea Road E,
Leamington, ON N8H 3V4. Phone: (647) 861-1044. Email:
Open: CALL FOR HOURS. Directions: Click here for a map and
directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. Flowers & summer flowers, sunflowers. (ADDED:
October 04, 2021)
- Raymont's Berries - strawberries, farmstand
445E County Road 14, Cottam, ON N0R 1N0. Phone: :519 839-5422. Email:
[email protected]. Open:
Farm market open daily from 9 am to 6 pm and pick your own when is season. Directions: Located on County road 14, east of Cottam, 7 km from County
Scherer Orchards -
UPDATE: June 08, 2017: A visitor tells me they are now
1705 Road 4 East (Essex Road 18),
Kingsville, ON N9Y 2E5. .
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
Thiessen Orchards - apples, pumpkins, U-pick and already
picked, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area,
face painting, Bounce house, school tours
400 Talbot Road East,
Leamington, ON N8H3V6. Phone: 519-326-5282. Fax: 519-326-2089. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Sunday to Saturday 10 am to 5 pm,
September 6 to October 29, including Thanksgiving Monday.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: From the East (e.g.
Toronto/London): Take 401 West to highway 77. Turn left onto highway 77
and follow for approximately 12 miles (there will be a left turn just
before Staples to stay on Highway 77). Turn left onto County Road 33 and
continue straight until you reach a STOP sign. Turn left onto County
Road 34 (Talbot Road East) towards Wheatley for 1 mile. We are on the
right hand side of the road.
Click here for a map and directions.
Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page.
We offer Pick Your Own Apples, hay
rides in the orchard, and a pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkins. All ages can burn some energy in the haymow (an old horse barn filled with straw
containing 3 slides) or can challenge the 3 acre corn maze. Dig deep down in the sandbox and fly high on the huge swing sets. Face painting for all ages
is provided by Sunshine the clown. The Kountry Kitchen serves up a delicious menu. Sausage on a Bun, Jumbo Hot Dogs, Fresh Apple Cider(warm or cold),
homemade apple pie, caramel apples, apple fritters/muffins too name a few. Enjoy all of these wonderful items in our picnic area
Wagner Orchards and Estate Winery -
Uses integrated pest management practices,
apples, peaches, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, Cider mill
(fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked,
snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, farm animals, weddings and
wedding parties, school tours
1222 Lakeshore Road 103, Maidstone, ON
N0R1K0. Phone: 519-723-4807. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Peaches August and September Daily 10 am to 6
pm Apples September and October Daily 10 am to 6pm. Directions: Take
County Road #42 2 miles east of Manning Road, turn south on Lakeshore
Road 103, continue down Lakeshore 103 4 kms over the 401; we are the
first farm on your left - #1222. NOTE GPS address is 1222 Concession 8
W, Lakeshore Ontario.
Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices.
Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. We have an on farm estate
winery with grape and fruit wine. In the fall we run tractor drawn hay
rides through the orchard. We have an on farm bakery with fresh pies,
strudels and other baked goods. We have all natural farm raised beef and
Mennonite Summer Sausage. Our farm also features an event room for
special events. At Wagner Orchards and Estate Winery, we grow our
products and raise our animals in an environmentally-friendly
atmosphere. Without the use of hormones, chemicals or antibiotics and a
continually reduced use of pesticides, our food is grown in the
healthiest way possible.
Lambton (Algonac, Petrolia, Plympton-Wyoming, Sarnia, Warwick)
Around the Bend Berry Farm - blueberries, strawberries,
Goosemarsh Line, Grand Bend, ON N0M 1T0. Phone: 519 243 3009. Open: Sunday
to Sunday from 8 to 8 while berries are in season. Directions: One kilometre
south of the Pinery Provincial Park Entrance on Highway 21. Left on Jenna
Road. Right on Goosemarsh Line. 8591 Goosemarsh Line.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June
- Hornblower Homestead And Orchard -
snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm
7567 Ridge Road, Thedford, ON N0M 2N0. Phone: 519-296-4403. Email:
Open: Monday to Saturday, 7 am to 8 pm. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in
June, July, August. Payment: Cash,
Check. Besides our CSA we also offer pick your own sweet cherries during the
month of July. If you are interested in this service please stay tuned to
for first picking date posted mid- June.
- Meleg's Lakeview Orchard and Cider Mill - apples, blueberries, strawberries, cherries,
raspberries, currants, gooseberries, blackberries pears, plums
166 Arner Townline Kingsville, ON N9Y 2E6. Phone: 519-733-4857. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, closed on
Saturdays, Their season starts with haskaps followed by strawberries, cherries, raspberries, blueberries, currants, gooseberries, blackberries pears, plums
& apples. Both red and black currants! The berry season is short so enjoy whole you can! They also have ready picked homegrown fruits and local veggies!
Note: In 2022, Arner bridge is closed so there is 5 min detour. Directions if you are
coming from Kingsville. Or from Windsor Costco. (ADDED: July 15,
- Mr. D's Produce - strawberries and raspberries, Farmers Market
Dolson Harrow, ON N0R 1G0. Phone: 226-757-0067. Email:
[email protected]. Pick your own
strawberries and raspberries when in season. Fresh produce grown on our farm available at Amherstburg Farmers' Market every Saturday from 8:30am to 1:30pm.
DM on Facebook for availability. They have pick your own raspberries and strawberries, including an exceptionally late strawberry variety in early July.
July 15, 2022, JBS)
The Red Barn Fruit Farm -
black sweet cherries, red tart (sour) cherries, Honey from
hives on the farm, Cider mill fresh apple cider made on the premises,
U-pick and already picked, farm market, porta-potties are available, picnic area
Arkona Road, Arkona, ON N0M 1B0. Phone: 519-828-3695. Fax: 519-828-3280.
[email protected]. Open: 8:00am to 8:00pm 7 days a week From
July 1 pm to October 31.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From north London: west on
Highway 22/Fanshawe Park Road. Right onto Highway 81. Left onto Townsend
Line/County road 12 From south London: west onto Highway 401. Merge onto
402. Take Exit Kerwood Road Second stop turn left onto Townsend Line. From
Sarnia: East on 402. Exit Watford/Arkona. Left onto Highway 79. Right onto
Highway 22. Left onto Arkona Road. Right onto Townsend Line.
Click here for a map and directions. U-PICK sweet cherries available
early July U-PICK Apricots and
plums available end of July Ready picked peaches available August Ready
picked apples, pumpkins and squash available September/October. Payment:
Click here for our Facebook page.
Formerly Marsh Farm. (UPDATED: July 15,
Twin Pines Orchards and Cider House and Estate Winery -
Uses integrated pest management practices,
apples, Cider mill fresh apple cider made on the premises, gift shop, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area you may bring your own food,
birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
8169 Kennedy Line
Rural Route 4, Thedford, ON N0M 1B0. Phone: 519-296-5558. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 5 pm;
Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm: June 1 to December 31
Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm: January1 to June 1.
Click here for a map and directions. Wine and Cider tastings Saturday 9
am to 5 pm; Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm all weekends throughout the year. We
use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Debit cards,
Click here for our Facebook page. We also have fresh picked apples,
cider, grapes, pears, peppers, plums, pumpkins, raspberries, squash,
strawberries, tomatoes. (ADDED: August 24, 2015)
- VanderBent Fruit Farm - sweet cherries, sour cherries, blueberries
8656 Townsend Line Arkona, ON N0M 1B0. Phone: 519-828-3779. Open: Pick your own sweet and sour cherries available in early July, usually only 2 weeks.
VanderBent Fruit Farm does not grow any other fruits or vegetables.
Family run cherry orchard . (ADDED: July 15, 2022, JBS)
Zekveld's Garden Market - Strawberries, Raspberries,
4622 London line, Wyoming, ON N0N 1T0. Phone: 519-845-3482. Fax:
Open call or see their website for hours and availability. Directions: one quarter mile east of Reeces
Corners. Take #21 south Wyoming off 402. Near Sarnia. Also: Peppers, Apples.