Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Northwest Ontario (Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Algoma, Northern Ontario, etc.)? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Northwest Ontario (Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Algoma, Northern Ontario, 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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 Camping.com for tips, tricks, guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.

New! We just went live with our latest website, FunFactoryTours.com - 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!

Northwest Ontario (Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Algoma, Northern Ontario, etc.) U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2024, by county

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

Algoma (Sault St. Marie)

Cochrane

Kenora

Grand Sudbury (Greater Sudbury, Walden, Capreol)

  • D and M Gardens - raspberries
    2961 Main Street, Blezard Valley, ON P0M 1E0. Phone: 705-897-3381. Open: call for hours. Directions: From Sudbury, take Hwy 69 north to Val Caron. Turn left onto Regional Rd 15 and follow for 4.5 km to farm on the left hand side. We also have fresh picked beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, corn, cucumber, onions, raspberries, tomatoes. (aka, D&M Gardens)
  • Josephines Vegetables No herbicide since 1982 - beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, birthday parties, school tours
    3316 St. Laurent Street, Greater Sudbury, ON P0M 1L0. Phone: 705-897-6302. Fax: N/A. Email: josee@dinosaursudbury.com. Directions: once in greater Sudbury, take Paris to Notre dame to hwy 80 ( this is all the same street just different names) then turn left or west on Valley View Road for 6 km. at our sign Josephine's vegetables turn right. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August, September, October, November. Open: May 1 till September 8 th. 8 am till 8 pm, 7 days a week After September 8 th. please call to schedule an appointment phone. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: July 12, 2022, JBS) (UPDATED: September 02, 2018)
  • Ruby Berry Farm - rhubarb, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm
    745 Joanette Rd, Chelmsford, ON P0M 1L0. Phone: 705-855-9901. Email: ncharbonneau16@yahoo.ca. Open: 7 days per week, during picking season. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: check website for specific directions 745 Joanette Road Chelmsford, ON Off Highway 144 North just outside Chelmsford in the Greater City of Sudbury. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries late June - late July Fall Strawberries August - Fall. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page.

Manitoulin

  • Almost Heaven - strawberries
    39 Townline Road E, Tehkummah, ON P0P 2C0. Phone: 705-859-2604. Open: Call for hours and availability. Directions: Located on Manitoulin Island. From Sudbury, take Hwy 17 west to Espanola turn at Hwy 6. Follow Hwy 6 to Little Current, then continue on Hwy 6 to Tehkummah turn (Hwy 542). Follow Hwy 542 to Townline Road and look for Farmstead with red-roofed buildings. We also have fresh picked beans, beets, carrots, corn, cucumber, currants, flowers, onions, peas, squash, strawberries, tomatoes.

Rainy River

Sudbury (Outside of Greater Sudbury)

  • Emiry's Berry Patch - Strawberries
    Emiry Road, Massey, ON P0P1P0. Phone: 705-865-2184. Open: Monday to Saturday 8am to 7 pm Sunday noon to 4pm (weather permitting) Call for picking conditions.

Thunder BayBelluz Farms harvest calendar

  • Belluz Farms - Yellow & Green Beans, Cucumbers, Melons, Saskatoons, Gooseberries, Strawberries, Raspberries
    RR6 Candy Mountain Drive, Thunder Bay, ON P7C 5N5. Phone: (807) 475-5181. Alternate phone: (807) 627-9080. Email: info@belluzfarms.on.ca. Open: Before Coming to the Farm, Book Your Pick Your Own Time Online. Directions: Half mile west on Candy Mountain Dr, off hwy #130 (14km from airport). Helpful Links for Planning a Visit Weather Network Forecast, or Weather Radar or Map (detailed) to the Farm Saskatoons & Gooseberries: Available July-August, Fresh Picked to take home or Pick Your Own at the Farm. Strawberries & Raspberries: Available July-August, Fresh Picked to take home or Pick Your Own at the farm.
    2022 Prices: Pick Your Own Strawberries: $5.75/L ($23/4L basket)
    Pick Your Own Volume Pricing: Pick 16+L (4 x 4L baskets) for $5/L ($20/4L basket)

Timiskaming (Englehart, Kirkland Lake, Temiskaming Shores)

  • Aidie Creek Gardens - strawberries
    Aidie Creek Gardens Road, Englehart, ON P0J 1H0. Phone: 705-544-2474. Open: Strawberry picking hours are 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week including holidays, call for updates and conditions. Directions: 13 km north of Englehart. 2 km east of Hwy. 11 on Aidie Creek Gardens Road. For a map to Aidie Creek Gardens Click here. Strawberry picking at Aidie Creek Gardens is on a pick your own basis only.. We are open rain or shine. Bring your own containers if you have some. (you can pick in any type of container). We do have empty baskets for sale. Kids welcome. (UPDATED: July 12, 2022, JBS)(ADDED: June 10, 2014X)

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

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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

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