Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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

East Central Ontario U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2024, by county

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

Frontenac (Kingston, Inverary)

  • Fruition Berry Farm - beans, peas, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, and prepicked produce, picnic area, wagon rides
    3208 Hughes Road, Kingston, ON K7L4V3. Phone: 613-548-3378. Email: Directions: From 401 exit Hwy 15 (Kingston exit #623) Travel North on hwy 15 approximately 5km. Turn left onto Hughes Road. Travel 2km, berry farm is on the left. We are open June, July, September, October. Open: see the website for our hours. Corn maze and pumpkin patch September 1st until October 31st. Frontenac County. Payment: Interac and Cash.
  • Loughborough Heritage Orchard - Uses natural growing practices, apples, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, farm animals, school tours
    3371b Lakeside Road, Inverary, ON K0H1X0. Phone: 613-653-6673. Email: Open: Pick Your Own apples generally available the last week of August through to the middle of October. Directions: Take Division Street (Perth Road) north to Inverary, Ontario. Turn right at the lights on to Latimer Road. Turn left on Duff Road to Lakeside Road (dead end at the end of Duff). Turn right into the gray brick farm gate entrance. 3371B is the board and batten two story building on your right about one quarter of a mile in. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Cheque. (ADDED: October 18, 2015)
  • Meadowview Farm Leonard Homestead - strawberries, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    4057 Boyce Road, Verona, ON K0H 1V0. Phone: 613-484-5037. Email: Open: 7 days a week, from 7 am to 7 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 20 km north of 401 on road 38 boyce road Hartington. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We grow corn strawberries, raspberries potatoes pumpkins few others . Also sell hay small squares, 4x4 round There's next to nothing available about them online, just their facebook page with very little information; not even updated since March 2018; it's best to email them. (UPDATED: November 8, 2020 JBS) (UPDATED: March 20, 2016)
  • Waddell Apples - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, porta-potties are available, picnic area, school tours, group reservations
    1345 Washburn Road, Kingston, ON K0H 2N0. Phone: 613-546-1690. Email: Open: Seven days a week from 10 am to 5 pm, early early September to mid - October (while supplies last). Directions: Take highway 401 to #15 north (Exit 623). Drive 10 minutes north, just past Joyceville. Turn left at Washburn Road (Lower Brewers Locks). Waddell Apples is the first driveway on the left (if you get to the lockstation, you've gone too far!) GPS coordinates: (44.397977,-76.322823). Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. Click here for our Facebook page. Pick-your-own apples in our scenic orchard by the historic Rideau Canal or buy them ready-picked at our heritage 1830 log cabin store. Farm bakery offering apple pie, jelly, slices, sweet cider, local honey and more. Waddell Apples is a family-run farm business with pride in offering fresh quality products and friendly service. Schools and other groups are welcome. Picnic area provided. Orchard is maintained using IPM (Integrated Pest Management) and is Herbicide-free.

Hastings (Bancroft, Belleville, Madoc, Trenton)

  • Brambleberry Farm U-Pick - blueberries, currants, gooseberries, raspberries, strawberries
    9 Mitchell Rd, Quinte West, Wooler, ON K0K 3M0. Phone: 613-398-8350. Open: June - Sept for u-pick season; see our website or call for crop availability, dates and hours. Directions: From 401, take Wooler Rd. (exit 522) north to the Town of Wooler. Drive 5 km north east on Cty Rd 5. Farm is on south side. Strawberries; 2 acres of Sapphire, St. Pierre, Wendy, Sable, Mira, Kent, Annapolis. Raspberries; 5 acres of red varieties. Currants; 1/3 acre red and black currants. Blueberries; 8.5 acres of highbush ...Bluecrop and Blueray. Gooseberries. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
  • Campbell's Orchards and Country Market - apples, beans, peas, pumpkins, raspberries (red), strawberries, tomatoes,
    Rr#1 Carrying Place 1633 Rednersville Road/County Road 3, Carrying Place, ON K0K 1L0. Phone: 613-962-3751. Fax: 613-962-3751. Email: Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: West: We are located 2 hrs from Toronto. Turn off the 401 at the Wooler Road Exit. Follow the Wooler Road to #33 south. Turn left at County Road 3, (Rednersville Road ) We are #1633 on the south side. East: We are located 1 hr from Kingston.Turn off the 401 at #62 south (North Front Street ). Drive south to Dundas (#2 Hwy) and turn right. At Bay Bridge Avenue, turn Left, and go over the bridge to County road 3, turn right, it is 8 km to our store. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Pick your own schedule: June - Strawberries & Peas, July - Beans, Tart Cherries, Black Currants, August - Cucumbers Tomatoes, Beans and Flowers (for drying), September - Apples (Macintosh, Empire, Royal Gala), Tomatoes & Cucumbers (till frost), October - Delicious, Spys & Russets (depending on year). Campbell's Orchards, is your local Apple Orchard & Farm Market. Our Pick-Your-Own offerings include apples, pumpkins, berries, tomatoes and various field vegetables. Campbell's Farm Market sells fresh grown produce, grown on site, as well the finest in local meats, dairy, preserves and spreads. And while you are filling your shopping baskets, enjoy some family fun in our country play zone and corn maze.
  • Kellys' Berry Farm - Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries
    201 Robinson Road, Maynooth, ON K0L 2S0. Phone: 613-338-2535. Open: Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm; Closed Sunday; Farmed wild blueberries late July - mid-August. Directions: From Bancroft follow hwy #62 north for 17 km to Graphite Road Turn east, go 8 km to Robinson Road Turn north, go 1 km to first farm on left. Near Peterborough. Picking your own blueberriesSave money and enjoy the satisfaction of harvesting these wonderful berries yourself. Plan to come picking several times each season and allow at least several hours per visit so that you can harvest enough berries to enjoy year round. Picking blueberries is a great way to enjoy a day in the country especially if you bring a friend. Baskets fill within a few feet of row. Visit our farm to escape the noise and rush of traffic. Enjoy the peaceful beauty and catch glimpses of some of our wild creatures. Dress for the weather and bring your lunch to enjoy in our shaded sitting area. Pre-picked berries are available for sale from the farm beginning in late July and throughout the month of August as weather conditions and labour availability permit. (UPDATED: June 05, 2014, from their Facebook page)
  • Kupecz Family Farm - apples, chicken, gooseberries, lamb, raspberries
    312 Wellmans Rd, RR3, Stirling, ON K0K 3E0. Phone: 613-395-4491. Open: call for crop availability, dates and hours. Directions: Take Stirling-Marmora Rd. (#14) to Wellmans Rd. Then west 1 km to #312. Assortment of pre-picked vegetables.
  • Little Family Farm - UPDATE for 2018: They are permanently closed
    Bannon Side Road, Campbellford, ON.
  • McCaw Farms / West Moira Orchards - corn, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, beef,
    970 Harrington Road, Frankford, ON K0K 2C0. Phone: 613-962-8228. Email: Open: daily June to October from 9:30 am to 6 pm. Directions from our Store to our Farm. Our Farm is located on Harrington Road in Frankford, approximately 15 minutes West of Belleville. From West Moira Street, take Wallbridge-Loyalist Road North to Vermilyea Road. Turn left on Vermilyea Road. Turn left onto Harrington Road and follow it to McCaw Farms.
  • Murray Township Farms Ltd. - strawberries, pumpkins
    Wooler Road, Trenton, ON. Phone: 613-392-8068. Open: daily 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Wooler Road, South of Hwy 401 at exit 522. (UPDATED: June 05, 2014, by JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on June 30, 2010: "You can P.Y.O organic strawberries in June and Pumpkins in the fall. Also have a farm stand where you can purchase pre-picked ontario produce and home made canned goods"

Lennox and Addington (Greater Napanee, Odessa)

  • BerryBlue Farm - permanently closed
    8430 highway 33, Greater Napanee, ON K7R 3K7. Open: UPDATE: May 29, 2017: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
  • Paulridge Berry Farm - asparagus, peas, raspberries, strawberries, and prepicked produce, wagon rides
    2114 Palace Road, Napanee, ON K7R3K9. Phone: 613-354-9127. Email: Directions: From 401 exit #531 Camden East Road (Napanee) Go North for approximately 5km to Bicknell's Corner. Turn left onto Palace Road. Travel approx. 4km - berry farm is on the right. We are open May, June, July, August. Our hours are: Monday to Friday 8am until 8pm. Saturday 8 am to 4 pm. Asparagus in May. Strawberries beginning in June through July. Raspberries July - August. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Piercy's Farm Market - beans, peas, peppers, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, prepicked produce
    9715a County Rd 2, Napanee, ON k7r3l1. Phone: 613-396-3596. Directions: We are on county rd2(old highway2) just east of deseronto from the 401 take exit 570, go south to deseronto, turn left watch for the signs. Open: summer hours Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 8 pm, Sunday, 10:30 am to 5 pm. Payment: Cash, only. cash/interac U-Pick Paste Tomatoes All produce Pre-picked Plus Pickling Cucumbers, Sweet Corn, Squash, onions, Ontario fresh fruit, Apples, peaches, grapes Halloween candle light pumpkin display.

Prince Edward (Picton)

  • Campbell Orchards - strawberries, apples, corn maze, wagon rides, corn maze, farm market
    1633 County Road 3, Carrying Place, ON K0K 1L0. Phone: 613-962-3751. Email: Open: see their website; year round, but hours vary by season. Campbell Orchards Facebook page. We have 25 different varieties of Pears and Apples to try! Visit us year round! Campbell's Orchards has 25 different Apple and Pear varieties to choose from. Such as: Paula Red, Zestar!, Ginger Gold, MacIntosh, Liberty, Empire, Cortland, Royal Gala, Snow Sweet, Ambrosia, Spy, Honey Crisp and lots more!! Come in to discover Kawartha Dairy Ice Cream (in the summer time), Maple Dale Cheese, Fresh Curds, Local Honey, Maple Syrup, Our Jams and Preserves, Fresh Baking, frozen fruits and vegetables and sparkling cider. We specialize in very unique and personalized gift baskets that are made to order or many are ready to go. In the Fall we have a corn maze and wagon rides. Payment, cash, cheque, debit cards and credit cards. Dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash and not in the store. (ADDED: April 5, 2021 JBS)
  • Creasy's Apple Dabble Farm - apples, beets, cabbage, corn, cucumber, onions, pears, peppers, plums, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes
    3091 Cty Rd 8, Picton, ON K0K 2N0. Phone: 613-476-5142. Open: daily 9 am to 5 pm; September to November; call for crop availability. Directions: Farm is located in the village of Waupoos on Cty. Rd. 8, 15 km east of Picton. We offer a variety of Apples, Pears, and Plums. Also available are Seasonal Vegetables such as Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Cabbage, Onions, Squash and Pumpkins
  • Fields on West Lake - apples, currants, pears
    15786 Loyalist Parkway, Bloomfield, ON K0K-1G0. . Phone: 613-399-5000. Open: see our website or call for crop availability, dates and hours, we are open daily year round. Directions: See our website. We are a farm, an event facility and a place to stay - Fields Farm House Inn. We are a successful family-owned farm based business onsite for over 33 years (and looking forward to many years yet to come). Now heading into our 12th season in agri-tourism, we specialize in delivering exactly, what you envision - a destination wedding perhaps? We are totally focused on delivering first class, exceptionally well executed private functions, on a working-farm, in and around our historically significant, landmark farm buildings. Ranging from weddings (for our best available dates and rates for 2014 and 2015 click here - or on the wedding button to the right), parties, conferences, memorials, concerts, private dinners in our Inn for up to 16 people, or simply being a place to unwind ... we are here to serve you with the best our farm has to offer.
  • Lakeshore Farms - pumpkins, strawberries
    475 Main St., Wellington, ON K0K 3L0. . Phone: 613-399-1733. Open: April - December daily from 8 am to 6 pm, call for crop availability. Directions: From Hwy. 401, go south on Wooler Rd. to Hwy. 33. Turn right (west) and proceed to the town of Wellington. Follow signs to the farm. U-pick strawberries, and already harvested Sweet Corn, Potatoes, tomatoes and pumpkins available. (UPDATED: April 5, 2021 JBS)
  • Laundry Farms - beans, beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumber, eggplants, flowers, honey, maple syrup, peas, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries, squash, strawberries, tomatoes
    530 County Rd 1, Picton, ON. Phone: 613-476-1066. Email: Open: daily, Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm; Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: Call for directions. (UPDATED: April 5, 2021 JBS)
  • Orchard Coast Farms / Hughes Orchards - Apples, blueberries, eggplant (aubergine), peppers, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes
    2983 County Road 8, Picton, ON K0K 2T0. Phone: 613-476-6458. Fax: 613 476 0284. Email: Open: 10 am to 6 p.m. daily, mid-June to late October. Directions: From Picton, take County Road 8 east to Waupoos. Special events. Tours.

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