Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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

Simcoe area of Ontario U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2024, by county

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

Dufferin (Amaranth, Honeywood, Maple Grove, Mono, Orangeville, Shelburne)

  • Birkbank Farms - Strawberries, Raspberries, vegetables
    6113 Wellington Cty Rd. 24, Orton, ON L0N 1N0. Phone: 519-855-6519. Fax: 519-855-6061. Email: Open: mid Apr - late Dec. Daily 9 am to 6 pm. PYO season 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Trafalgar Road north to Hillsburgh. Just 2km north. They have a market with a full range of fresh produce, bakery, homemade jams, crafts, gifts, asparagus, strawberries; some organic produce available. (UPDATED: January 31, 2013, jbs)
  • Jenala Farms - raspberries, strawberries, and prepicked produce
    475080 Dufferin County Road 11, Shelburne, ON L0N 1S5. Phone: 519-925-5464. Fax: 519-925-2346. Email: Directions: Straight south from Shelburne 6.5 km >From Orangeville watch for our blue tourism Ontario signs on highway 10 and 109 . We are open July, August. Our hours are: Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm; Saturday 8 am to 5 pm; Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Strawberries approximately June 28 - July 15 Raspberries approximately July 20 - August 5 Payment: Cash, only. Ready picked asparagus available at roadside mid-May to late June. Ready picked sweet corn and potatoes available August/September.

Muskoka (Bracebridge, Huntsville, Port Carling)

  • Brooklands Farm - Uses natural growing practices, strawberries, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm
    1375 Butter And Egg Rd, Bracebridge, ON P1L 1X4. Phone: (705) 764-1888. Email: Open: Late June to early July. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 1km north of Hwy 118W at Milford Bay in Muskoka. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. Always see our website for an update before coming out. We also produce Maple Syrup which is available late March onwards. We also grow potatoes and lettuces. We are a family farm and practice sustainable farming. We encourage eating locally and welcome children (for that matter adults) of all ages to learn and ask questions about farming and the importance of fresh produce. We grow about 5 different varieties that differ in maturity, flavour, taste and texture. Some are better for jam as they have a higher sugar content while others are large and fabulous looking and folks love them for eating and feasting their eyes on. During the berry season we have lots of berries available for pick-your-own die-hards and baskets of pre-picked berries for those of you who love berries but do not have the time, inclination or ability to pick! (UPDATED: September 07, 2021)
  • Muskoka Blueberries - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    1003 Manitoba Street, Bracebridge, ON P1L 1W9. Phone: 705-645-9862. Email: Open: Late July to early September; Please call phone number above for picking hours and updates. Directions: Drive north on Manitoba Street (main street of Bracebridge) until you are approximately 3 km from town. Watch for Muskoka Blueberries sign at 1003 Manitoba Street. Follow arrow signs from driveway to the patch. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Naturally grown. No pesticides.

Simcoe (Barrie, Bradford West, Innisfil, Midland, New Tecumseth, Orilli, Pentanguishene, Tay, Wasaga Beach)

  • Avalon Orchards - permanently closed
    3150 5th Line, Innisfil, ON L9S4P7. . Open: UPDATE for 2023, Google says they are permanently closed. 
  • Barrie Hill Farms - beans, blueberries, peas, raspberries, strawberries
    2935 Barrie Hill Road, RR#2, Barrie, ON L4M 4S4. Phone: (705) 728-0571. Fax: (705) 739-3549. Email: We are open June, July, August, September. Open: The fruit stand: Monday to Friday from 8 am-8 pm; Sat 8 am to 5 pm; Sunday from 8 am to 8 pm. Pick your own fields: 8 am to 4 pm Saturday, Sunday & Holidays (Last wagon to the field leaves at 4pm) 8 am to 8 pm on Monday to Friday (Last wagon to the field leaves at 8pm) Crop report line (705)728-0571 Barrie Hill Farms 6th Annual Blueberry Pancake Festival Saturday and Sunday near the end of July from 8 am to 3 pm both days .
  • Cardinal Berry Farm - blueberries, currants, raspberries
    136 Line 5 South,Oro Station, ON L0L 2E0. Phone: 705-487-3935. Open: daily 9 am to 8 pm; Phone ahead call for crop availability and hours. Directions: From Barrie, take Hwy. 11 north toward Orillia for 8 km. At Line 5 of Oro Twp., turn east and go 0.5 km.
  • Chapman's Berry Farm - currants, raspberries
    6414 Line 3 North, Midland, ON L4R 4K3. Phone: 705-835-5314. Open: Daily 8 am to 8 pm, Closed Sunday Call for conditions and call for crop availability, dates and hours. Directions: From Hwy 93 at Waverley go east 5 km on Vasey Rd. From Midland, take Old Fort Rd to Vasey Rd. Red currants.
  • Clarke's Vegetables - blueberries, raspberries, strawberries
    1571 Nursery Road, Minesing, ON L0L 1Y0. Phone: 705-728-4369. Open: June to September; Call ahead for hours. Directions: Located 4 km north of Springwater Park (Hwy. 26) on Nursery Rd.
  • Ego's Farm Market and Greenhouses - pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, peas, tomatoes
    596 Horseshoe Valley Rd., E., Coldwater, ON L0K 1E0. Phone: 705-326-9922. Open: daily from 9 am to 6 pm; strawberries 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: We are located in the heart of Oro-Medonte Township on Horseshoe Valley Road, fifteen minutes drive from Orillia, and about 20 minutes from Barrie. 8 km west of Hwy 12 and 18 km east of Hwy 400. We also have fresh picked beans, peas, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes. Farm market June to October, featuring farm fresh produce in season, such as fresh-picked sweet corn, strawberries, tomatoes, pumpkins and much more! We also welcome you to our farm to pick-your-own strawberries, raspberries, peas and tomatoes as well. Follow the Twitter feed on the Pick-Your-Own page for updates.
  • Fernwood Farms & Market - blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), strawberries, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    7865 highway 26, Stayner, ON L0M 1S0. Phone: 705-428-3171. Email: Open: Call for hours. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. - Rr#2. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
  • Foster's Farm - Strawberries, Raspberries
    RR#7, Midland, ON L4R 4K4. Phone: 705-526-8149. Fax: 705-526-8149. Directions: Near Midland. Also: Roadside market, Vegetables.
  • Foxmoor Farm - currants (red and black), gooseberries, and prepicked produce, gift shop
    128 Kendal Road, Vittoria, ON. Phone: 519 426-8188. Email: Directions: RR#1, 17 km south of Simcoe off highway #24. Look for the sign on the north side. We are open July, August. Open: daily during season 8 Am to 3 Pm. Payment: Cash, only. We also keep individually frozen currants on hand all winter ideally used for jams, jellies and baking. Available in 2 kg and 10 kg pails. Also available our own Black Currant Jam and Red Currant Jelly.
  • Gallacher's Orchard - 2022 permanently closed
    Nottawa, ON L0M 1P0. Open: UPDATE for 2019, The owner tells me they will be permanently closed at the end of the 2019 seasonPlums mid-Sept.; Apples Sept-Oct. Directions: 1 km south of Collingwood on Hwy 124, turn west at bridge in Nottawa to 7674 Nottawa Sideroad. apples, plums -
  • Giffen's Country Market - apples, raspberries, strawberries, Farmstand
    55 Station St., Glen Huron, ON L0M 1L0. Phone: 705-443-8199. Open: year round Monday to Friday from 7 am to 5 pm, Saturday to Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. We also have fresh picked apples, asparagus, corn, peas, preserves, raspberries, strawberries.
  • Kent Kreek Berries - blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, and prepicked produce, restrooms, picnic area
    3173 Hwy # 3 West, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4J9. Phone: 519-426-0924. Email: Open: June, July, August, September; Open all week from 9 am until 6 pm Strawberries: June 15-July 1, Raspberries June 25-July 15, Blueberries July 15-August 25. Directions: 6 km West of Simcoe Ontario on Highway 3 (see website for directions). Payment: Cash, only.
  • Lutick Blueberries - blueberries, lingonberries, aronia and sea buckthorn.
    1337 Ron Jones Road, Midland, ON L4R 4K3. Phone: 705-526-3042. Open: daily from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: From Hwy. 93 at Waverley, go north 2 km to McMann Siderd. Turn right and go to Ron Jones Rd. Turn right and go 0.5 km to farm.
  • Maple Ridge Farm - I haven't heard back as to what you can pick here. If you hear, please write me!
    Stirling, ON. Phone: 613-395-2791. Directions: From Belleville, take Highway 62 north 22 km to Moira Road. Turn east and follow the signs. Open: daily 8 am to 8 pm.
  • McArthur's Berry Farm - strawberries,
    441 Line 5 South, Oro-Medonte, ON. Phone: (705) 487-1754. Email: Open: during Strawberry Season from 8 am till dusk every day, weather and berries permitting. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: January 07, 2021)
  • Murphy's Farm Market - blueberries, pumpkins, raspberries (red), strawberries, restrooms
    5163 County Road 10, Alliston, ON L9R 1V2. Phone: 705-435-2141. Email: Open: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm; Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, May until October 31; Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during November and December. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: August 25, 2015)
  • Oak River Produce - Strawberries, Raspberries
    RR#1, La Salette, ON N0E 1H0. Phone: 519-582-0058. Email: Open: call or email. Directions: Near Simcoe.
  • R Family Farm - beans, blackberries, corn (sweet), peas, raspberries (red), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, farm market, porta-potties are available
    3560 3rd Line, Cookstown, ON L0L 1L0. Phone: (705) 812-2373. Email: Open: Please see our website or call for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: In Innisfil - On the 3rd Line, east of side road 5 (County Road 53), between highway 89 and Innisfil Beach Road. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: Mid June to Mid July, Raspberries: July, Sweet Corn: August to September, Blackberries: September. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. Containers available for purchase or you can bring your own. Please no smoking or pets.
  • Sovereign Farms - Strawberries, Raspberries
    130 Lutesville Road, Waterford, ON N0E 1Y0. Phone: 519-443-4061. Email: Open: call or email. Directions: Near Simcoe. Click here for a map.
  • The Blueberry Place - certified organic , blueberries, loganberries, walking trails,
    1337 Ron Jones Road, Tay, ON L4R 4K3. Phone: (705) 526-3042. Cellphone: 705-896-3972. Email: Open: Call or email, likely in July. Directions: Click here for a map and directions.  They grow many varieties of blueberries for an extended season and berries both large and small.
    (ADDED: June 15, 2024, JBS)
  • Thunder Beach Berry Farm - blueberries, cut flowers, raspberries, strawberries
    1369 Chemin du loup, Lafontaine, ON L9M2H7. Phone: 705 533-2345. Email: Open: Fields are open for picking daily from 7 AM to 1 PM; Our Fruit Stand is open daily at 7 AM Until Sold Out. Directions: see their website. From serious berry eaters to families looking for a fun day in nature, everyone will LOVE their time at our farm. Subject to availability, we may have a variety of Apples this year. Pre-cut flowers, Peonies and Gladiolas are available by mid summer. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
  • Valley Farm Market - beans, carrots, corn, meats, strawberries, tomatoes
    2457 County Rd 92, Elmvale, ON L0L 1P0. Phone: 705-322-2646. Email: Open: Summer: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm; Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm; Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm; Winter: Tuesday to Saturday from9 am to 6 pm. Directions: Coming from Barrie, turn left at the main street in Elmvale (Hwy 92). Located 7 km west of Elmvale on the left hand side, 6 km east of Wasaga Bea. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (ADDED: June 05, 2014X)
  • Visser Farms - strawberries
    4505 20th Sideroad, Gilford, ON L0L 1R0. Phone: 905-775-6956. Fax: 905-775-5073. Open: Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm; Closed Sundays; We are open June, July; Strawberries: mid June to mid July; Call the farm for exact dates. Directions: Take Hwy 11 to 13th line (between Hwy 88 and Hwy 89) Go east on the 13th line to the 20th sideroad. Go north on the 20th sideroad about one quarter mile to the farm. No pets or smoking on the farm premises. You may bring your own containers or purchase them at the farm. Contact the farm to arrange for pre-picked orders.
  • Wildflower Farm - flowers
    10195 Hwy 12 West, Coldwater, ON L0K 1E0. Phone: 866-476-9453. Email: Directions: From Toronto, drive north on Hwy 400. Just past the city of Barrie, you can either continue north on Hwy 400 to the Moonstone Rd. exit. There you turn right onto the Moonstone road (exit 136) and follow 3 km to where it ends at Hwy 12. At Hwy 12, make another right turn and drive 5 km to Wildflower Farm. Open: Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm EST.

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