Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Brant, Hamilton and Haldimand Area of Ontario? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Brant, Hamilton and Haldimand 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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! As inflation remains high, see this page for cost-saving measures for getting fruit and vegetables and home canning.
 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.

New! We just went live with our latest website, - As they name implies, you can find a fun factory tour, including chocolate, automobiles, historical forts and sites, famous buildings, Active Federal facilities even fun geology: like fossils and volcanic areas

Note: Beware the copycat websites like the one that stole our name and uses .farm extension: they copied my work and do NOT even update the info! I make updates EVERY day. They use tech tricks to get higher rankings, but have many more inaccuracies and out-dated info. Obviously, I cannot check every farm every day, but I do check as many as I can every day, and respond to all requests.  They don't. Don't support the scammers!

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 2024, and other timely information:

Notes for July 2024: Spring is here! Strawberry season is here.  It started in February in Florida, Texas, southern California and a few other areas of the Deep South; 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. Blueberries are next, about a month later. Of course, cool weather crops, like Rhubarb, asparagus and greens should be available almost everywhere. Check your area's crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

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NEW! Start your own tomato, pepper, squash and other vegetable plants from seed - It's easy and costs about 50 cents per plant.
Also see our Master list of tomato varieties,  with descriptions, details and links to ordering the seedss.

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!

Brant, Hamilton and Haldimand Area of Ontario U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2024, by county

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Brant (Brant, Brantford, Bruce, Burtch, Cathcart, Hatchley, Paris)

  • Blue Horizon Blueberry Farm and Royal Rose Garden - Blueberries
    855218 Gobles Road, Princeton, ON. Phone: 519-458-8384. Open: Sunday to Friday: 9 am to 8 pm. Pick Your Own Ontario Highbush Blueberries $5/quart. Highbush Blueberries grow 6-8 feet in height. The blueberry is protected with a blue-gray wax coating called a bloom. Highbush Blueberries are large, sweet and juicy. They are most popular served with cream or milk, in pastries, cereal or out-of-hand. (ADDED: May 25 2015, JBS)
  • Blueberry Patch - blueberries,
    289 Highway 53, Burford, ON N0E 1A0. Phone: 519-458-8066. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday 8 am to 8 pm, Sunday 8 am to 5 pm from early July until August. Directions: 10 minutes East of Woodstock, from 401 take Exit 238 which is Highway # 2 East, follow to the first road on the right which is Oxford Road # 55, this becomes Brant Highway # 53, we are located between Muir and Cathcart on the right hand side of the road, watch for our signs GPS N43.10918 W80.55609. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. The Blueberry Patch in Burford is a u-pick and pre-picked berries operation that runs from early July until August. (UPDATED: June 19, 2016, JBS) ( UPDATED: July 12, 2015, JBS)
  • Brantview Apples and Cider - apples, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), porta-potties are available, picnic area you may bring your own food, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    225 Howell Road, St. George, ON N0E 1N0. Phone: 519-448-1323. Email: Open: September and October Monday through Friday; from 9 am to 5 Sunday:9 am to 5. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Apples; September and October. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: June 19, 2016)
  • Brantwood Farm - apples, strawberries, raspberries, rhubarb, peas, beans, raspberries, tomatoes, pumpkins
    RR#6, Brantford, ON N3T 5L8. Phone: 519-759-4383. Fax: 519-749-0679. Email: Open: 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Sat; Sunday - 11 am to 5 pm. Directions: Take 403 to Brantford, exit north on the Wayne Gretzky Pkwy to Powerline Rd. Turn right to the 2nd farm on left. Also prepicked apples. Typical Upick dates: Rhubarb in May-June; Strawberries in June-July; Peas in June-July; Beans in July-September; Raspberries in July; Tomatoes (Field) in August; Apples in September-October. (UPDATED: May 21, 2024 JBS)
  • Braund's U Pick - strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    211 Powerline Road, Brantford, ON N3T 5L8. Phone: 519 753-0802. Open: UPDATE for 2024: they may have closed, there is nothing on the internet now (except those who copied my info); Monday to Saturday from 7am to 8pm, Sunday 7am to 2pm Weather permitting. Directions: 2ND strawberry farm east of Wayne Gretzky Pkwy. New fields this year. Payment: Cash, only.
    Comments from a visitor on June 18, 2011: "We visited the Braund farm this morning, and everything went well. The type of berries we picked were really nice, and plentiful."
  • Hamilton's U-Pick - Strawberries
    RR#7 193 County Road 18, Brantford, ON N3T 5L9. Phone: 519-759-2417. Directions: On the east side of BrantfoRoad2 miles south of Cainsville stoplight (Colbourne Street) on County Road 18. Or 2 miles north of Cockshutt Road at the corner of #6 school road and County Road 18. Watch for signs. Near Brantford.
  • Lindleys Farm and Market - Currants, strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins, peas.
    900 Fiddler's Green Road, Ancaster, ON L9G 3L1. Phone: 905-648-4212. Email: . Lindley's Farm & Market is conveniently located between Hamilton and Brantford, Ontario. From Hamilton, exit Hwy 403 on Fiddler's Green Road. Turn south on Fiddler's Green Road and continue 2km to our farm on the right. From Brantford, exit Hwy 403 on Hwy 52, turn south and continue to Hwy 2, turn east and follow until Hwy 53. Proceed on Hwy 53 until Fiddler's Green Road, turn south, and follow for 2km to our farm on the right. Watch for the blue Ontario signs on Hwy 403.
    A visitor writes on July 25, 2022: "We went picking twice this year. They were friendly when we picked strawberries during the week, but overcharged me for a full basket when my basket was missing a pint. The second time we went, it was the weekend. The lady who was managing the raspberry picking was yelling at everyone about parking, but the strawberry people had told us to park by her. The strawberry staff were rude to everyone that day. The raspberry lady was rude to everyone too. She overcharged me that day. Instead of $5 for half of a $10 basket, she charged me $7. They were all very temperamental with people, maybe because it was the weekend. In summary, they overcharged and weren't welcoming."
  • Megens Family Farm - strawberries, pumpkins, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, prepicked produce, picnic area, farm animals
    2877 Road 119, St Marys, ON L8P 1Y8. Phone: 519 284 3199. Fax: 519 284 1250. Email: Open: Seven days a week 8 am to 8 pm. Pick your own strawberries - June and July. Directions: on hwy 7, seven minutes south of Stratford. Payment: Cash, Check. Join us for our annual Strawberry Festival - featuring a farmers' market on the farm, live music, locally produced meats on the barbecue, baked goods, farm animals and more.
    Please remember to call for a crop report before you come for a visit. Our Crop Report Line is 519-284-3199
  • Mount's Blueberries - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    198 2nd Concession Road, Princeton, ON N0J 1V0. Phone: 519-770-8002. Email: Open: 8am to 8pm daily during blueberry season. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Orchard Home Farms - apples, pears
    235 Howell Road, St George, ON. Email: Open: about mid August. Directions: Click here for a map.Check the web site in mid summer. We don't want to miss out on your favorite varieties. Please: NO PETS. A family-run 80 acre apple and pear orchard located Northwest of St. George, Ontario. You can find us half way between the cities of Cambridge and Brantford.
  • Pleasant Berry Blueberry Farm - Blueberries.
    445 Ellis Avenue RR#2, Brantford, ON N3T 5L5. Phone: 519-484-2633. Open: Monday to Saturday 8 am to 8 pm. Sunday 10 am to 6 pm (July - Aug). Directions: From hwy 403 west of Brantford, take exit 27, Rest Acres Road south towards Simcoe. Continue 8km across Hwy 53 (lights) turn left on Maple Ave. Or from Brantford, take Colborne Street west to Pleasant ridge Road go south approx. 4.5km turn right on Ellis (formerly Maple) Ave to #445. Near Brantford, Kitchener, Hamilton. Click here for a map.
    Comments from a visitor on August 04, 2008: "The old street name was Maple, however it is now changed to Ellis. The street number is still the same. Neither one can be found unfortunately on map quest, or Google maps. However I went there yesterday by following directions and it was very easy to find and had great blueberries. Thank you and good luck with your website, it is great : ) "

Haldimand (Simcoe, Waterford)

  • Blueberry Knoll Berry Farm - blueberries, raspberries (red), strawberries,
    1091 Hutchinson Rd, Lowbanks, ON N0A 1K0. Phone: 905-774-7732. Fax: 905-774-7850. Email: Open: Monday to Thursday 8 am to 8, Friday, Saturday 8 am to 6, closed Sunday in season (mid June - August 31st most years). Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque.
  • Cherry Tree Lane - cherries, nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, U-pick and already picked, restrooms
    603 Ireland Road, Simcoe, ON N3Y4K2. Phone: 519-426-6705. Email: Open: Pick your own Generally starting the last week of June; Open 7 days a week 8am to 8pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Maple Syrup beginning March 15 Cherries Beginning Last week of June. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
  • Lakeview Blues - blueberries
    83 Blueline Road RR 3, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K2. Phone: 519-428-2066. Email: Open: call before you go, their page has not been updated since 2017. Blueberries, pick your own or fresh picked. Also available blueberry chutney, blueberry jams and bbq sauce.
  • Depner Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    1151 McDowell Road East, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4J9. Phone: 519-428-1117. Open: Season runs July through Labour Day; 7 days/week, Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 6 pm.
  • Peart's Strawberry Farm - strawberries
    3545 River Road, Caledonia, ON N3W 2E6. Phone: 905-765-2027. Open: Monday to Saturday 7:30 am to 7:30 pm. Closed Sunday. Directions: Take Hwy. 54 to York. Cross bridge over Grand River, turn right on the first road and go 1 km to farm. We also have fresh picked pears, peas, strawberries. (ADDED: June 10, 2014X)
  • Richardson's Farm and Market - Strawberries, Raspberries, Corn Maze, hayrides,
    131 River Road, Dunnville, ON N1A 2W3. Phone: 905-774-7507. Fax: 905-774-9346. Email: Open: Monday-Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm; Friday and Saturday 10 am to 9 pm; Closed Sundays. Directions: Reg. Road 20 to Dunn-Haldimand town line, North to River Road. Turn right 1km on right. Near Niagara. Also: Sweet Corn, melons, tomatoes & Maple Syrup tours. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Wholesome Pickins - apples, asparagus, beans, blueberries, cherries, corn, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, farmstand
    500 Church St., Delhi, ON N4B1V3. Phone: :519 582-1114. Email: Open: 10 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week from late May to October 31. Directions: From 403 take Hwy #24 South. Turn right on Vanessa Road #4 - follow signs - end at farm! From Hwy #3 - take Fertilizer Road - follow signs. We also have fresh picked apples, asparagus, beans, blueberries, cherries, corn, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries. (ADDED: June 10, 2014X)
  • Windecker Woods Flower Farm - No pesticides are used flowers, herbs or spices, porta-potties
    215 Windecker Rd, Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0. Phone: 905-973-1786. Phone: 905-973-1768. Email: Open: from May until a hard frost in October, Every day from 8am until dusk. Directions: 7km east of Cayuga, 15 km west of Dunnville. 30 minutes south of Hamilton on highway 56. Right on Concession 1 South of highway 3, left on Windecker Road. Peonies are generally mid May until late June; Early perennials start in early June Dahlia's begin mid July Annuals from seed begin to flower mid July(Zinnias, Sunflowers, etc). We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. We offer a location for photo shoots, call to book a time or to inquire about the price.Windecker Woods offers you an experience in the country. Come cut your own seasonal flowers or use our natural and rustic backdrops for great photos. Located 30 minutes south of Hamilton, Windecker Woods is a private owned 21 acre property that offers a great country experience. Hike through the Sugar Bush, wander among the growing Christmas Trees, view and pick your own or purchase vegetable and flower from our gardens, or check out our livestock. This spring we will be getting chicks, bunnies, goats, sheep, pigs and of course laying hens for you to purchase fresh farm eggs.Custom made bouquets. Rustic wedding, family or pet photo opportunities. Rustic wedding items for rent. Book a lesson on how to cut and arrange flowers to make stunning bouquets. (ADDED: July 23, 2020)

Hamilton (Alberton, Glanbrook, Hamilton, Hayesland, Kirkwall, Lynden,Sheffield, Renforth, Rockton)

  • Bucci Family Cherry Farm - cherries, porta-potties are available
    170 Cokers Lane, Stoney Creek, ON L8E5K8. Phone: 905-643-0288. Email: Open: Canada Day, July 1 until the fruit is gone, from 8:30 am until 6pm, daily. Directions: from Toronto QEW exit 50 road south towards mountain, last street on right before you go up the hill is Cokers Lane. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Carluke Orchards - Apples, Christmas trees, pumpkins
    2194 Shaver Road S., Ancaster, ON L9G 3L1. Phone: 905-648-2775. Email: Directions: From Hamilton, take Hwy 403 west into Ancaster, follow the large blue tourism signs on the 403 right to the farm . Click here for a map. We are open All year. Our hours are: Tues-Saturday 8-6, Sunday 11-5,Closed Monday our farm market is open year round with pick your own apples available in September and October, pumpkins in October and Christmas trees in December directions, year round specials, and special events updated often on our website.
  • Dacosta Farms - No pesticides are used, grapes, U-pick and already picked
    1450 Ridge Rd, Stoney Creek, ON L8J 2X6. Phone: 905-643-6656. Email: Open: September 1 to October 31 all day everyday. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Come and pick your own Concord grapes. Or call (905) 643-6656 ahead and we will have them picked for you. Concord grapes are great for making juice, wine, jams, baking or just eating good quality local foods. Concord grapes actually have the power to keep us youthful because they contain high concentrations of antioxidants that protect our skin, brain and heart from inflammation and aging. Hope to see you all soon at Dacosta Farms.
  • Frootogo Orchards - apples, prepicked produce, farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    573 Parkside Drive, Waterdown, ON L0R 1H0. Phone: 905-689-1652. Email: Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in August, September, October, November. Open: See our website homepage for current hours. Pick your own Apples August - October, Pumpkins October; Bakery and store open August until Christmas. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. Note: we do NOT have strawberries.
  • G and C Produce - strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    451 Book Road East, Ancaster, ON L9G3L1. Email: Open: Strawberries - Monday to Sunday - 830 am to 7 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Located between Highway 6 and Southcote Road. On the east side of Book Road. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries - start for June 9 to July 5;. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 20, 2016)
  • Iszkula Vineyard - table grapes (with seeds), wine grapes,
    1440 Ridge Road, Hamilton, ON L8J 2X6. Phone: (905) 383-4917. Email: Open: September 15 to October 31 on weekends from 9 am to 4 pm; Call for weekday reservations. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Concord Grapes Ready to pick off the vine. Bring your own containers if desired. (ADDED: October 15, 2021)
  • Jerry's Berries Raspberry Farm - raspberries, U-pick and already picked, and frozen
    21 Orkney Rd, Hamilton, ON L0R 1T0. Phone: 519-647-2815. Email: Open: from Saturday July 13; Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm; Saturday from 8am to 4pm' Closed on Sundays.
    Come and enjoy our beautiful raspberry patch. Our harvest is plentiful: you can pick your own or purchase our fresh pre-picked or frozen raspberries. We offer 3 acres of luscious red raspberries to enhance your picking experience. During the raspberry season: you can pick your own or purchase our fresh pre-picked raspberries. Out of Season: We offer frozen raspberries at our farm stand 2753 Governors Road.. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (ADDED: July 20, 2019, JBS)
  • Josling Farms - beans, peppers, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    512 Concession Rd 8 E, Carlisle, ON L0R 1H0. Phone: (905) 689-5523. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday 8 am to 6 pm, Sundays 8 am to 3 pm September 1 to October 31 (inclusive of holidays); Weather permitting the season might extend. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Products available: Cabbage, Cauliflower, eggplants, Peppers (many varieties), Onions, Potatoes, Roma Beans and Tomatoes. (ADDED: September 01, 2017)
  • Josmar Acres Farm Market & Garden Centres - Strawberries, Raspberries
    568 Lynden Road, Lynden, ON L0R 1T0. Phone: (519) 647-2025 . Fax: 519-647-3579. Email: Directions: one half mile south of Lynden. 15 minutes west of Hamilton & 10 minutes east of Brantford. Click here for a map. Also: Sweet Corn, Pumpkins, Apples, Pears, Plums. The Great Pumpkin Patch. We also have the following as non-pyo items (when in season): pears, plums, sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins, gourds, Christmas trees/wreaths etc. Year round we carry apples, potatoes, maple syrup, bird seed, giftware, perennials, annuals and garden December.
  • Laurenssen's  Farm Market and Greenhouses - 2024 Permanently closed
    239 10th Concession East, Freelton, ON L0R 1K0. Phone: 905-659-2807. Open: Every day 8 am to 6 pm. Directions: Located between highway 6 and center road. Click here for a map. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Picked fresh daily and u-pick Also picked asparagus, sweet corn, green and yellow beans, pumpkins, gourds, fava beans, peas, squash, glads, tomatoes, turnip, pickling cucumbers, carrots, broccoli, green onions, and Breads and Baked Goods: Baking, Honey, Maple Syrup, Preserves: Honey, maple syrup,Cut flowers, bedding plants, glads, mixed pots.beans, beets, broccoli, eggplants, onions, peas, peppers, tomatoes, Fresh eggs
     They also have a location at the Milton Market, downtown Milton on Main Street from Martin to James, which is Saturday mornings, 7am to 12pm
  • Lindleys Farm and Market - Currants, strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins, peas, Corn Maze, Fall school tours, Fall Festival
    900 Fiddler's Green Road, Ancaster, ON L9G 3L1. Phone: 905-648-4212. Email: Lindley's Farm & Market is conveniently located between Hamilton and Brantford, Ontario. From Hamilton, exit Hwy 403 on Fiddler's Green Road. Turn south on Fiddler's Green Road and continue 2km to our farm on the right. From Brantford, exit Hwy 403 on Hwy 52, turn south and continue to Hwy 2, turn east and follow until Hwy 53. Proceed on Hwy 53 until Fiddler's Green Road, turn south, and follow for 2km to our farm on the right. Watch for the blue Ontario signs on Hwy 403. Pick-Your -Own Crops
    June: Strawberries, Green Peas, Beets.
    July: Red Raspberries, Black Raspberries, Red & Black Currants, Gooseberries.
    October: Pumpkin Hayrides every weekend in October! Over 50,000 pumpkins to chose from in our fields.
    A visitor writes on July 13, 2013: (positive experience) "I have been going to Lindley's for many years now. I have been there at least 6 or 7 times this year. The berries are fabulous. Rita and Stella are always so friendly and helpful. All the staff, including their students are amazing. It is a wonderful experience and it is shame for anyone who has had a bad experience. My daughter did get yelled at another farm when she was 5. She is now done high school and she still remembers that lady yelling at her. We are all humans. We have our good days and perhaps some not so good. Go to Lindley's. It will be well worth your time and effort."
    Comments from a visitor on September 07, 2011:
    (positive experience) "I have been picking berries at Linley's Farm for 5 or 6 years, and have always had a wonderful experience. I have never heard any shouting or rudeness; on the contrary the farm staff are good-humoured and very accomodating. I have seen many young children with parents and family groups who are enjoying the experience of "picking your own." I think parents need to be aware that this is a farm, someone's livelihood, and not an amusement park for kids. I always follow the directions of staff because I understand that these directions are part of good farm management - they know what they are doing. It's a give and take experinece - they get their fields picked in an organized manner, and I get tasty organic berries at a fair price. The taste and the fact that this farm doesn't use insecticides and fungicides is why I keep coming back. So don't listen to the complainers, this is a great farm."
    Has anyone else had experiences here, positive or negative, can either confirm or refute this one? If so, please write!
  • Luna Farms - apples, plums, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food
    661 8th Road East, Stoney Creek, ON L8J2X4. Phone: (647) 237-2321. Open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday : 9am to 5pm Open August to October 31 Available May change due to weather; Check website or call for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, ApplePay, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Pick your favourite apples right off the tree. Choose from over 25 varieties of your favourite, locally grown apples. (ADDED: August 19, 2021)

  • Murphy's Country Produce Ltd. - strawberries, peas, raspberries, tomatoes, peppers, fava beans, romano beans, sweet corn, squash, and pumpkins.
    2040 Guyatt Road, Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0. Phone: 905-692-5733. Email: But before you grab your hat and sunscreen we always recommend you call us to get up to date crop reports at 905-692-5733. Open: during STRAWBERRY AND RASPBERRY SEASON: Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 5 pm. Directions: R.R. # 1,, Binbrook area - Take hwy #56 to Guyatt Road Turn east, continue for about 2km on the north west corner. Near Hamilton. Click here for a map.
    Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2011: "Took the whole family (three kids 6 and younger) out for PYO strawberries, it was a good experience. Found the rows to be a little tight together but the staff were great, never made a deal about the kids. We've been to other PYO strawberry farms and they have always spoken sternly about the kids. We know how to keep out kids in line, thank you. Anyway, the strawberry crop was quite nice. We also picked some sugar snap peas, great price on both. Will be back there each year for more."
    Comments from a visitor on July 21, 2009: "We picked raspberries at Murphy's today and it was an altogether nice experience. The young woman in the field was friendly and helpful; the berries were great; we were charged a competitive price; their pride in their farm is evident as everything is beautifully kept. We will definitely be back for more berries (and corn!) after we have eaten our way through today's yummy harvest. My husband & I are always impressed with how these hard-working farmers accept the losses they experience with people who come in their fields and pick only the very best & easiest to reach fruit, leaving many to rot on the plants. Customers should try to stand in the farmer's shoes for just a moment. Shame on those who are so wasteful.
    Comments from a visitor on July 05, 2009: "Today we were at one of the many farms we visit every year. We were there to pick strawberries. Since it was near the end of season the girl in the field told us to go where ever we could fine ripe nice berries. She then came over 15 minutes before the field closed to tell us that if our baskets were not full, we would not be charged full price. We realized it would take us longer to fill our basket (wanting to let the workers go home on time after a long hot day) and we had 3/4 of a basket so we decided to go. Once we left the field to pay for our basket the girl at the gate told us we would have to pay full price. When I challenged this she said it was "pretty full" so we would have to pay the full amount. "Pretty full" and full are two different things... She continued to be rude and we will never return to this farm again. We all work hard for our money and I love to support our local farms, but this farm cannot encourage me to leave with a 3/4 full basket and then ask me to pay in full. I will support someone else for my strawberries next year, and look to pick raspberries elsewhere this season."
  • Myers Apple Farm - U-pick apples
    #37 Highway 52, Hamilton, ON L0R 1J0. Phone: 905-627-0420. Fax: 905-627-8967. Email: Open: August to November Daily from 9am to 6pm. Directions: Click here for a map. Containers are supplied. They have 32 apple varieties, and many pre-picked crops: pears, plums, peaches, Pumpkins, squash, gourds, broccoli, tomatoes, potatoes, vegetables, Breads, Baked Goods, Local pies, Honey, Maple Syrup, Preserves: Sweet cider, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, honey, buckwheat honey, Fall December or, straw bales, corn stalks, glads, sunflowers. They have special apple varieties and Clydesdale draft horses, and a petting zoo.
    Comments from a visitor on March 25, 2009:
    "We loving going to pick apples as a family. Its educational and fun at the same time. The staff there is amazing. It is a family run business. They have a large selection of pumpkins to pick from."
  • Our Father's Farm - Uses natural growing practices, corn (sweet), onions, tomatoes, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, events at your location (call for info)
    1050 Highway 5 West, Dundas, ON L9H 5E2. Phone: 905-628-8195. Fax: 905-628-7812. Email: Open: Monday to Thursday 9 am to 5 pm Saturday 9 am to 3 pm. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Toronto - take highway 403 West to Exit highway 6 North, drive up to the top of the Hill (Clappison's Corners) Turn left at lights. Drive 10 km, Farm is on the left hand side (1/2 km past Christie Conservation) From London, Brantford- take highway 403 East to Copetown Exit, at stop sign turn left unto highway 52. Drive 7 km to highway 5, at stop sign turn right, drive 4 km Farm is on the right hand side. Click here for a map and directions. For 2009 we have vegetables and eggs only; For 2010 we will have strawberries, blueberries and raspberries available. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, AmEx. Horseback riding lessons: Learn to ride - Beginners Welcome - All ages. Lessons offered every Saturday - call to schedule a time.
  • Parkside Farms - sweet corn, pumpkins
    519 Parkside Dr E, Waterdown, ON L0R 2H1. Phone: 905-689-4829. Email: Open: Pick-your-own: October, Sat and Sun (weather permitting); On-farm market: end of July to end of October Daily 10 am to 6 pm. Sweet corn picked fresh daily and PYO. Directions: From Burlington, take Hwy 5 west to Evans Rd. in Waterdown. Go north on Evans Road, left on Parkside Dr. about 0.5 km to 519 Parkside Drive. Click here for a map. Pumpkinfest every weekend in October; wagon tours, monster pumpkin, Storybook forest, pick your own pumpkin, school tours Contact Person: Bernhard Dikkeboom. They also have Potatoes, Pumpkins, Sweet corn, Tomatoes, Vegetables, Onions, Breads and Baked Goods: baked goods, pies, glads from local farmers.
  • Struyk Farm - beans, tomatoes, vegetables
    1960 4th Concession, Troy, ON L0R 2B0. Phone: :519-647-3111. Email: Open: Monday to Friday from 8 am to 7 pm; Saturday 8 am to 5 pm. Closed Sunday. Directions: From Cambridge, take Hwy. 8 southeast. Past Sheffield, turn right on Lynden Rd. At stop sign, turn left onto Conc. 4. Go to second farm on right.

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

Farm markets and roadside stands

Local Honey Finder

Local Meat, Milk and Eggs

Venues: Farms, Wineries, Orchards for your event, wedding or party

Easter egg hunts

Children's consignment sales

Fruit and vegetable festivals

Winery tours and wine tastings

Horse rides, stables, lessons, trails

Maple Syrup farms and sugarworks

Bed & Breakfasts on Farms, Wineries, Ranches and Orchards

Pumpkin patches

Corn mazes

Zombie Paintball venues

Christmas Tree Farms & lots

Environmental resources

Consumer fraud information

Wholesale food sources

Resources for Farmers