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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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 - 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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 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 seasonal updates.

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 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, 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 write me!

Canners, both 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.

Owen Sound area of Ontario U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county

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

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

  • 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: info@smithsapples.com. 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. Directions: PYO located on Hwy 26 west of Meaford (towards Owen Sound) on the north side. 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.We also have fresh picked apples, pears, plums, pumpkins, raspberries, squash.
  • The Farmer's Pantry - apples, raspberries
    788030 Beaver Valley Road, Blue Mountains, ON. Phone: 519-599-3691. Fax: 519-599-7385. Email: msheridan@bmts.com. 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: keyzerfruitfarm@yahoo.ca . 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: stoneyhollow1@sympatico.ca. 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.
  • T and K Ferri Orchards - apples
    496415 Grey Rd 2, Clarksburg, ON N0H1J0. Phone: 647-627-8147. Open: Early September- late November Thursday to Sunday from 9am-5-pm. Directions: Located on Grey Road 2 between Ravenna and Thornbury in the beautiful Beaver Valley. We also have fresh picked apples, honey.

 

 


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


 


The Presto Pressure
canners are out
of stock, but Tfal's
are available!


Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book