Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in West Ottawa, Ontario? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in West 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 If you find anything outdated or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!
Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what
the typical prices are for each crop.
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
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What's in season in August 2020, and
other timely information:
Notes for August 2020: Summer is almost here! Strawberry season is finished in all but the far northern ands cooler areas. Blueberries, blackberries
are in season in most areas, also tomatoes, peaches and most vegetables . Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
Now, more than ever, going to a farm, being outside, away from crowds, getting fresh, local produce, makes more sense than ever before! It's a fun, safe
and educational to pick some fresh berries, fruit and veggies and more, then come back here to learn how to freeze, can, make jam, salsa and much more!
Of course, check with the farm before you go, both to check on crop availability and hours. We also have a
state-by-state guide to Farm COVID-19 requirements here.
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, using similar sounding names. 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
waterbath canners and
pressure canners, are getting hard to find as
people are doing more home canning than ever before. You can still get them online (see links at left) but prices are going up as the less expensive models are
selling out. Food dehydration is becoming a popular and inexpensive alternative; see this page about drying
your own fruits and vegetables and where to get a food dryer.
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!
See these pages to find a local
Strawberry Festival, or a
Cherry or cherry blossom festival
or a Blueberry festival. Some may still be held in 2020.
West Ottawa, Ontario U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Renfrew (Bonnechere Valley, Pembroke, Whitewater Region)
Boudens Gardens - Strawberries, Raspberries
495 Drive In Road,
Pembroke, ON, K8A 6W4. Phone: 613-735-0940. Open: UPDATE for 2019, They may have closed; Does anyone have current information,
are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If
please write me, their last reported hours were Monday to
Friday 8am - 9pm, Saturday 8am - 5pm, Closed Sundays.I'm guessing they
are no longer in business. There is no post nor response from them on their
Facebook page since 2015. I'll message them directly to ask. Directions: From hwy 17 exit,
drive 2.1km. Turn right at Townline and go 0.4 km. Turn right at McKay
Street and go 1.5km to 495 Drive In Road Sign at gate. Also: Peaches, Pears,
(UPDATED: June 05, 2014, from their Facebook page)
Hugli's Blueberry Ranch - blueberries, pumpkins, winter squash
2139 Greenwood Road, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W2. Phone: (613) 638-1288. Fax: (613)
email@example.com. Directions: The ranch is located about 1hr 20
minutes north west of Ottawa, in the Ottawa Valley. Take Hwy 17 to Pembroke
and follow blue tourist signs. Exit Whitewater Road (County Road 24). The
Ranch is at the corner of Greenwood Road (County Road 40) and County Road
24. From Pembroke, take Pembroke St, 4kms east of Wal-Mart.
See this page for a map and directions. They also have a Fall Family Fun
Festival, from late September though October, Weekends from 10am - 5pm;
with a corn maze, pumpkin patch, pig races and more. Please check our
website for picking conditions. Hugli's Blueberry Ranch also has an ice
cream parlour featuring fresh blueberry sundaes and shakes. There is also a
country gift store. Visit our animal family (llamas, goats, ducks, rabbits
and a pot-bellied pig). Enjoy fall and Halloween activities in October, with
our hay, pumpkin and 3 acre corn maze. At night, the corn maze becomes
haunted. There is also a haunted house that will leave you frighteningly
entertained. Not recommended for children under 5.
McGregor's Produce - beans, beets, corn (sweet), cucumbers,
onions, pumpkins, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries,
tomatoes, other vegetables, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch-
already gathered from the field, and prepicked produce, snacks and
351 Lochwinnich Road, Braeside, ON K0A 1G0. Phone:
613-432-9726. Directions: In Renfrew County. From Renfrew or Pembroke-take
highway 17 East to Lochwinnoch Rd #6, turn left and follow our signs for 12
kms. From Arnprior or Ottawa take county Rd #1-- Madawaska Blvd West which
turn into (River road), out of Arnprior through Braeside and follow our
signs for 12 kms. Take a beautiful drive in the Ottawa Valley and come visit
us at the farm, we be glad to meet you! . We are open June, July, August,
September, October. Our hours are: Monday to Thursday 8am to 8pm and Friday
to Sunday 8am to 5pm. Phone our berry/produce hotline to get updates on
picking conditions and produce in season. Strawberries- mid June to mid
July, SweetCorn mid July to late September, Yellow and Green beans in mid
July to September and Other veggies Mid July to late September. Fall
decorations and pumpkin patch in Mid September and October Payment: Cash,
only. We offer school tours for grades Jk/Sk to Grade 3 during the fall.
Classes learn about the farm and the lifecycle of a pumpkin. We also have
lots of fall decorations and strawbales for sale at this time of year, so
come down for a visit.
- Phannenhour Berry Farm - pumpkins,
223 Sandy Beach Rd, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W8. Phone:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: July; Monday
to Friday 8am to 8pm; Saturday 8am to 4pm; Closed on Sunday; Pumpkins
September - October; Self serve honor system. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. The ONLY pyo crops offered are Blueberries, pumpkins. We no longer have strawberries. We do have blueberries and pumpkins. (UPDATED: July 04,