Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Central Ontario (Coburg, Peterborough, etc)? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Central Ontario (Coburg, Peterborough, etc), 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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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We also have home canning, 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.

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!

Central Ontario (Coburg, Peterborough, etc) U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2024, by county

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

Haliburton (Haliburton, Minden)

Kawartha Lakes (Little Britain)

  • Argyle Farm Market - strawberries, Christmas trees, farmstand, Maple Syrup
    264 Glenarm Road, Woodville, ON K0M2T0. Phone: 705-439-3850. Open: Spring hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday After May long weekend, open daily until Labour Day Monday, then back to part-time hours until Thanksgiving Monday. Directions: Turn onto Regional Rd 15 from Hwy 12/48 at Beaverton. Proceed East to Argyle. Located on South side in the Hamlet. OR Take Kawartha Lakes Road 46 North from Highway #7 approximately 18 Km. Turn left in Argyle, 264 is on We also have fresh picked annuals, asparagus, baked goods,, corn, fruits, honey, jams/jellies, maple syrup, vegetables. Strawberry season only lasts from mid June to early July. We are gradually adding additional crops which will extend this most enjoyable part of the farming business. We have raspberry and blueberry crops coming next year. (ADDED: June 10, 2014X)
  • Holliday's Farm Fresh Vegetables - red currants, black currants, raspberries (Spring, red), strawberries, vegetables, Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, U-pick and already picked
    1641 Glenarm Road, Woodville, ON K0M2T0. Phone: (705) 374-4182. Email: Open: seven days a week 8 am to 8 pm; From mid June to mid October. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 02, 2018)
  • Lindsay Berries - 2024 assumed permanently closed  raspberries (red), strawberries, porta-potties are available
    3075 Highway 7, Reaboro, ON k9v 0h8. Phone: 705-324-3661. Email: Open: UPDATE for 2024, Their page is done, it is still there, but not working; There's nothing else current about them on the internet, so I assume they have closed. If you have any information to the contrary, please write me. See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 1. Start out going east on Kent Street w/Provincial Route 35B/Provincial Route 7B toward Lindsay Street South 2. Turn right (south) onto Lindsay Street South/Provincial Route 35B/Provincial Route 7B/CR-15. Go 3.1 kilometers 3. Turn left (east) onto Provincial Route 7/Trans Canada highway Provincial Route 7. Go 7.3 kilometers 4. 3075 Provincial Route 7 is on the left (north).Your destination is 0.1 kilometers past Post Road. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: Middle of June to July, Raspberries: Middle of July to End of July, Sweet Corn: Beginning of August to End of September. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Nelson's Berry Farm - strawberries
    3392 County Road #2, Keene, Otonabee County, ON K0L 2G0. Phone: 705-295-6172. Open: Monday to Friday from 8am to noon and 4pm to 8pm; and Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 2pm; Directions: 1/2 km East of 4 corners of Keene, Ontario . Strawberries are available starting mid-June. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Sweet Scent Farm - strawberries, raspberries, currants, pumpkins
    250 Thunder Bridge Rd, Kawartha Lakes, ON K9V 4R1. Phone: 705-324-7234. Email: Open: Monday to Friday from 8 am to 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm. (ADDED: February 09, 2010, found online)
  • Welcome Produce Market - Strawberries, Raspberries, pumpkins
    4754 Fourth Line RR1, Port Hope, ON L1A 3V5. Phone: 905-753-2302.  Open: 7 days a week, 8 am to 6 pm. Directions: North of Hwy 401 (500m) at exit 461 on Hwy 2, Port Hope. Near Peterborough.Also has prepicked apples and a bakery!

Northumberland (Brighton, Cobourg, Grafton, Port Hope, Roseneath, Trent Hills)

  • Burnham Family Farm Market - strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins
    RR 4 - County Road 2, between Cobourg and Port Hope, ON. Phone: 905-373-4578. Email: Burnham Family Farm Market invites you to Strawberry Day in June. Our own produce from berries to apples, on-site bakery, preserves & ice cream await while you browse in our friendly market. U-Pick available. Open: June- December. Strawberry Days 2014 is Saturday, June 28 to Sunday, June 29. Come on out to celebrate another year of fresh summer produce at our annual Strawberry Days festival! Hay rides, ice cream sundaes, burgers and fries, live music, face painting and many games await you at this year's festival. Hope to see you there.
  • Carruthers Country Fields - raspberries, strawberries, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, and prepicked produce, gift shop
    9883 Danforth Rd east, Cobourg, ON K9A 4J8. Phone: 905-372-3705. Alternate phone: 905-373-2879. Email: Directions: From Toronto take 401 east to Cobourg ,take exit 474 go south to first lights, turn left onto Densmore Road (it turns into Danforth Rd) follow east 7 km to 9883 Danforth Rd Watch for signs. We are open May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Our hours are: When asparagus starts in May we are open Monday to Sunday from 8am to 8pm until End of December. Payment: Cash, only. In season we have already picked asparagus, green beans, tomatoes, sweetcorn, squash, egg plant, peppers, cucumbers, lots of gourds, Indian corn and lots more. Give us a call for in season produce.
  • Charlen Organic Farm - ORGANIC beans, beets, peas, rhubarb
    52 Grandview Road, Brighton, ON K0K 1H0. Phone: 613-475-4017. Fax: 613-475-4017. Email:, Directions: turn north off cty road #2 @14929 3.5 km west of Brighton on cty road #2. Our hours are: Monday 8 am to 8 pm Friday 8 am to 8 pm Sunday by appointment only; typically, beans July 20 - end of September peas June 20 - end of July beets July 10 - end of October.
  • Cricklewood Farm - apples, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), prepicked produce, farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, school tours
    27 Grandview Road, Brighton, ON K0K 1H0. Phone: 613-475-4293. Email: Open: daily, late July to November 5, from 9:30 to 5:30, Saturday 9:30 to 7 pm; Last walk thru the maze is one hour before closing. Call ahead for maze twilight walk hours. Directions: From the 401 (Toronto), take the Big Apple exit (497) and drive south to Colborne. Turn left onto King Street (Hwy 2) and drive 10 km. From the 401 (Kingston) take the Brighton exit (509) and drive south to the first set of stoplights in Brighton. Turn right onto Main Street (Hwy 2) and drive 3 km. Cricklewood Farm is on the south side of the road. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October. Raspberries, summer: mid July to mid August; Apples available from mid August to mid October; Pumpkins available mid September to end of October; Corn maze is open July 29 to early November. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. We have over forty varieties of apples. Thirteen of these are available for pick your own. We also grow sweet corn, squash, tomatoes and sell cider, honey, home baked pies and cookies, candy and caramel apples.
  • Dunnett Orchards - Raspberries, apples, pumpkins
    Dundas Street, Brighton, ON. Phone: 613-475-0465. Open: daily, 8 am to 7 pm, July to November. Directions: Take Highway 401 (exit 509 Brighton) south to County Road 2. Turn east on Dundas St. for 1 km. Click here for a map and directions. Also prepicked tart cherries, plums, tomatoes, squash, honey, apple cider and maple syrup.
  • Mill Creek Farm - 2024 permanently closed
    44 County Road 11, Picton, ON K0K 2T0.  Open: UPDATE for 2024: They are permanently closed ANNOUNCEMENT: Thank you to those who have enjoyed our fresh peas. We are proud of the standards we achieved over 36 years. For many reasons the decision has been made to cease production. There is much we will miss. Thank you especially to the hundreds of people who worked diligently at Mill Creek Farm to help us put out the best product. We will miss you most and wish you all the best in future. The Vader Family: Neil, Barb, Gavin, Beth, and Nathan. They used to sell maple syrup, raspberries, strawberries, Farm B & B, Farmstand
  • Moore Orchards - Strawberries, Raspberries, Apples, Pumpkins
    RR#5 - 1497 Moore Orchard Road, Cobourg, ON K9A 4J8. Phone: 905-372-3911. Open: see their page. Directions: ~3 km east of Cobourg on hwy 2. Turn south on Moore Orchard Road. Near Peterborough. Also: Cider, Squash, Sweet corn, Pears. PYO apples when in season. (UPDATED: June 08, 2014, by JBS)
  • Ostrander Orchards - apples
    Picton, ON K0K 2T0. Phone: 613-476-4183. Open: call for crop availability, dates and hours. Open: daily dawn - dusk. Directions: 13 km from Picton on Cty. Rd. 8 in Waupoos.
  • Pieter's Appleyard - Apples, prepicked produce, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    13516 County Road 2, Colborne, ON K0K 1S0. Phone: 1 905-355-5725. Fax: 1 905-355-178. Email: Open: Daily from 10 am to 5 pm (September through October). Directions: Near Colborne and Brighton (Belleview); Take exit 497 from 401, south to County Road 2 and East for 2 kms. Farm is on North side at 13516 County Road 2. Click here for a map and directions. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Crops are usually available in September, October.Our farm is open daily in September and October for pick your own. Payment: Cash, only. We offer high quality fruit that you pick yourself or if you don't have time you can pick something from Our Country Store.
  • Van Dorps - raspberries (red), strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    3260 County Road 28, Port Hope, ON L1A 3V6. Phone: 905-885-0207. Email: Open: everyday 8am to 7pm. Directions: North of the 401 in Port Hope just past Dale Road on the west side on County Road 28 OR South of Peterborough along county road 28 still on the west side before Dale Road. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: Mid or late June to mid July Raspberries: follow right behind strawberries. Payment: Cash, only.

Peterborough (Braund Port, Downers Corners, Edmison Heights, Hunters Ridge, Nassau)

  • The Berry Patch - strawberries, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, U-pick and already picked
    1910 County Road 10, Cavan, ON L0A1C0. Phone: 705-944-5358. Email: Open: Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm Saturday to Sunday 8am to 6pm. Directions: North of Cavan on County Road 10 Across from North Cavan School. Click here for a map and directions. Already picked corn (sweet), pumpkins, Payment: Cash, only.
  • Buckhorn Berry Farm - Strawberries, Raspberries, Pumpkins, Pumpkin Festival
    RR#1, Lakefield, ON K0L 2H0. Phone: 705-657-8888. Fax: 705-657-9256. Email: Open: starting in mid June for Strawberries. PYO STRAWBERRY HOURS: 8 am to 8 p.m. weekdays. 8 am to 4 p.m. weekends. PYO RASPBERRY HOURS: 8 am to 12 p.m. & 4 pm to 8 p.m. weekdays; 8 am to 4 p.m. weekends. Directions: 20 minutes north of Peterborough, 2 miles south of Buckhorn, off County Road 23 at Deer bay Road. Near Peterborough. Also: Peas, Beans, Potatoes. PYO strawberries will be $3.95/lb (2024 price). Payment: cash, debit, and credit cards.  PYO harvest calendar: Late June: Strawberries, Peas. Mid-July: Red Raspberries, Beans. Late July: Purple Royalty Raspberries, Black Currants. August - September: Tomatoes. October: Pumpkins. Please note, we shut down in the afternoon for raspberry season. This allows daily picking and accommodates customers whose schedule permits only evening picking. Conditions can change at any time, so be sure to verify our Daily Crop Report. Just before you get in your vehicle, call the farm at 1-705-657-8888 or listen to 980 KRUZ at 6:50 am daily, starting in late June. Seasonal Employment: We begin hiring pickers in mid May to harvest our fruit crops. Pickers start in mid to late June and work 7 days a week, 6:30 am to 10:30-11 am, for approximately 4 weeks. Because we are located in a rural area, you must provide your own transportation. Mail or. Fax: your resume to the farm. Minimum age of 14 yrs. to apply. Buckhorn Berry Farm Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 12, 2024, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on June 02, 2009: "Loved it! "
  • Johnstons Farm Market - strawberries, raspberries, farmstand, Maple Syrup
    County Rd. 28, Bailieboro, ON K0L1B0. Phone: 705-939-1737. Open: mid-June to November, market open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. PYO open in June. Directions: On Hwy 28, second farm south of Bailieboro (15 minutes from Peterborough, 10 minutes north of Port Hope). We also have fresh picked beans, corn, eggs, maple syrup, onions, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, vegetables. In March/April come see our Maple Trees at Johnston's Sugar Bush. Watch how Maple Syrup is made! A Self-Guided tour to Sugar Shack. Call ahead for sap boiling times. (ADDED: June 10, 2014X)
  • McLean Berry Farm - strawberries, Maple Syrup, Peas
    2191 16th line of Smith, Lakefield, ON K0L 2H0. Phone: 705-657-2134. Email: Open: Pick Your Own Opens late June; Strawberries: June and July at 9 am P.Y.O. PYO strawberries will be $3.95/lb (2024 price). Payment: cash, debit, and credit cards. at all three locations. Always check their page for crop updates and PYO opening.
    PYO raspberries early July,
    PYO Pod and Sugar Snap late June,
    PYO beans – TBD,
    PYO black currants early to mid July,
    Pumpkins - October (UPDATED: June 12, 2024, JBS)

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