Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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

Windsor, Chatham, Southwest Ontario U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2024, by county

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

Chatham-Kent (Bothwell, Chatham-Kent, Dresden, Glencoe)

  • Boley Farms - pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes
    6607 Riverview Line, Chatham, ON N7M 5T1. Phone: 519-351-6786. Open: UPDATE for 2020, Their website is gone; There's nothing else about them on the internet, so I assume they have closed. If you have any information to the contrary, please write me. Directions: Follow Hwy. 401 to exit 81, Bloomfield Rd. approx. midway between London and Windsor. Go left/north 6 km to Riverview, then left/west 6 km to #6604 on left. We also have fresh picked cucumber, currants, gooseberries, pumpkins, raspberries, squash, strawberries, tomatoes. (ADDED: June 10, 2014X)
  • Great Lakes Lavender - No pesticides are used, lavender, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked
    9560 Pioneer Line, Chatham, ON N7M 5J1. Phone: 519-397-2172. Email: Open: Visit our website for hours of operation. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Great Lakes Lavender Festival (including Pick-Your-Own): first weekend in July. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Pardo's Berrie Farm - beans, blackberries, blueberries, peas, peaches, peppers, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), strawberries, farm market
    7951 Talbot Trail, Blenheim, ON N0P 1A0. Phone: 519-676-2008. Fax: 519-676-4419. Email: Open: Monday to Thursday from 8am to 8pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday 8am to 6pm. Directions: 4 KM West of Cedar Springs on Talbot Trail. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: June 15 to July 15 Raspberries: July 10 to August 10 Blueberries: July 15 to September 10 Blackberries August 15 to September 20 Peaches August 05 to September 5. Payment: Cash, Cheque.
  • Parks Blueberries - Raspberries, Fall Raspberries, Blueberries
    14815 Longwoods Road, Bothwell, ON N0P 1C0. Phone: 866-901-5373. Phone: 519-692-3210. Email: Email: Open: Blueberries from July 28 to September 1 (approx), Hours 10 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week. Directions: 401 - West to Ridgetown, Thamesville exit #109. North to Thamesville. East 7km on #2 to Parks. Near Chatham, London, Sarnia, & Windsor.
  • Sno-Berries c/o Brad Snobelen Farms - raspberries, strawberries, and prepicked produce
    12272 McKays Line, East of McKays Corners, Kent Bridge, ON N0P 1V0. Phone: 519-674-0504. Email: Open: June, July, Monday to Friday, 8 am to 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to 5 pm. Strawberries : June 15 -June 30 Raspberries : July 1 - July 25.  Directions: From 401, take the Ridgetown exit north towards Thamesville .At Mckays Line, turn left, about 2 k, farm on left hand side . We are in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, from McKays Corners, east on Mckays Line 3 K . Payment: Cash, only.

Essex (Essex, Kingsville, Lakeshore, Lasalle, Leamington, Windsor)

  • Arrow Farms - strawberries
    951 9th Concession, Maidstone, ON N0R 1K0. Phone: 519-727-6418. Open: Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 4 pm. Directions: From Windsor, take County Road #42 east to the 9th Concession of Maidstone Twp. (1.5 km east of Manning Rd). Turn south and continue for 3 km. The farm is located on the right. We also have fresh picked beans, beets, cabbage, corn, cucumber, eggplants, onions, peppers, strawberries, tomatoes.
  • Byrne Produce - Farmstand
    2281 Front Rd, Amherstburg, ON N9V3R3. Phone: 519 978-3448. Open: 10 am to 7 pm. Directions: Take Todd Lane east to Malden Rd. Turn left (south) onto Malden Rd. Follow Malden Rd (approx 8 km) and turn left onto Front Rd. 2281 Front Rd is on the left. We also have fresh picked baked goods, beets, carrots, corn, cucumber, eggplants, fruits, garlic, honey, maple syrup, melons, onions, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, vegetables, zucchini. ADDED: June 10, 2014, JBS) )
  • Clarkson's Roadstand - strawberries, porta-potties are available
    492 County Road 34 W, Essex, ON N8M 2X5. Phone: 519-839-5553. Email: Open: Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm and Saturday and Sunday 8am to 7pm. Directions: Please click on Google maps to locate us. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Come out and enjoy the big sweet June berries the best in the county.
  • Eh Oh Farm - Cut your Own Flower and Herb
    1665 Division St N, Kingsville, ON N9Y 2H1. Phone: (519) 816-0750. Email: Open: Tuesday thru Saturday 9-12:30. Growing many different flowers and herbs... This year's flowers: sunflowers (7var), zinnia (3 var), amaranth (2var), cosmos, bachelor's buttons, mignonette, basil (2var), coreopsis (2var), dill, chamomile, dahlias, calendula, toadflax, anise hyssop, hyssop, summer savory, white sage, parsley, cilantro, okra, gomphrena, scabiosa, and more!. Eh Oh Farm Facebook page. (ADDED: August 21, 2021)
  • Kennette Orchard - apples, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, restrooms
    913 Lakeshore Road 107, Lakeshore, ON N8M2X7. Phone: 519-727-3064. Fax: 519-727-3064. Email: Open: 7 days a week from 9 am to 5 pm, September 1 until October 31. Directions: Located 1 road west of the Puce road 1 mile south of Country Road 42 Our road is now called Lakeshore Road 107, formerly called 6th Concession. Payment: Cash, only. We also sell pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, gourds and pears. Kennette Orchard has lots of butternut squash, ornamental gourds and a large selection of pumpkins to go along with our just picked apples.
  • Klassen Blueberries - UPDATE for 2018 Closed permanently.
    954 County Road 50 East, Harrow, ON N0R 1G0. Phone: 519-738-4089. Open: Closed permanently.
  • Meleg's Lakeview Orchard - apples, blackberries, cherries, peaches, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, Other fruit or veg, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, restrooms
    158 Arner Townline, Kingsville, ON N9Y 2E6. Phone: 519 733-4857. Email: Open: Monday to Sunday from 8 am to 6. 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. Other fruits: plums, peaches, pears, nectarine, melons, honeydew, watermelons, pumpkins Vegetables: bean, potatoes, pickles, onions, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet corn Other products: paprika spice, apple cider vinegar, jams, local honey. (UPDATED: June 21, 2019, JBS)
  • Rainbow Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, flowers, Fresh eggs
    1715 Mersea Road E, Leamington, ON N8H 3V4. Phone: (647) 861-1044. Email: Open: CALL FOR HOURS. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. Flowers & summer flowers, sunflowers. (ADDED: October 04, 2021)
  • Raymont's Berries - strawberries, farmstand
    445E County Road 14, Cottam, ON N0R 1N0. Phone: :519 839-5422. Email: Open: Farm market open daily from 9 am to 6 pm and pick your own when is season. Directions: Located on County road 14, east of Cottam, 7 km from County road 27.
  • Scherer Orchards - UPDATE: June 08, 2017: A visitor tells me they are now permanently closed
    1705 Road 4 East (Essex Road 18), Kingsville, ON N9Y 2E5. . Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
  • Thiessen Orchards - apples, pumpkins, U-pick and already picked, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area, face painting, Bounce house, school tours
    400 Talbot Road East, Leamington, ON N8H3V6. Phone: 519-326-5282. Fax: 519-326-2089. Email: Open: Sunday to Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, September 6 to October 29, including Thanksgiving Monday. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From the East (e.g. Toronto/London): Take 401 West to highway 77. Turn left onto highway 77 and follow for approximately 12 miles (there will be a left turn just before Staples to stay on Highway 77). Turn left onto County Road 33 and continue straight until you reach a STOP sign. Turn left onto County Road 34 (Talbot Road East) towards Wheatley for 1 mile. We are on the right hand side of the road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We offer Pick Your Own Apples, hay rides in the orchard, and a pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkins. All ages can burn some energy in the haymow (an old horse barn filled with straw containing 3 slides) or can challenge the 3 acre corn maze. Dig deep down in the sandbox and fly high on the huge swing sets. Face painting for all ages is provided by Sunshine the clown. The Kountry Kitchen serves up a delicious menu. Sausage on a Bun, Jumbo Hot Dogs, Fresh Apple Cider(warm or cold), homemade apple pie, caramel apples, apple fritters/muffins too name a few. Enjoy all of these wonderful items in our picnic area
  • Wagner Orchards and Estate Winery - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, peaches, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, farm animals, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1222 Lakeshore Road 103, Maidstone, ON N0R1K0. Phone: 519-723-4807. Email: Open: Peaches August and September Daily 10 am to 6 pm Apples September and October Daily 10 am to 6pm. Directions: Take County Road #42 2 miles east of Manning Road, turn south on Lakeshore Road 103, continue down Lakeshore 103 4 kms over the 401; we are the first farm on your left - #1222. NOTE GPS address is 1222 Concession 8 W, Lakeshore Ontario. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. We have an on farm estate winery with grape and fruit wine. In the fall we run tractor drawn hay rides through the orchard. We have an on farm bakery with fresh pies, strudels and other baked goods. We have all natural farm raised beef and Mennonite Summer Sausage. Our farm also features an event room for special events. At Wagner Orchards and Estate Winery, we grow our products and raise our animals in an environmentally-friendly atmosphere. Without the use of hormones, chemicals or antibiotics and a continually reduced use of pesticides, our food is grown in the healthiest way possible.

Lambton (Algonac, Petrolia, Plympton-Wyoming, Sarnia, Warwick)

  • Around the Bend Berry Farm - blueberries, strawberries,
    8591 Goosemarsh Line, Grand Bend, ON N0M 1T0. Phone: 519 243 3009. Open: Sunday to Sunday from 8 to 8 while berries are in season. Directions: One kilometre south of the Pinery Provincial Park Entrance on Highway 21. Left on Jenna Road. Right on Goosemarsh Line. 8591 Goosemarsh Line. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 07, 2015)
  • Hornblower Homestead And Orchard - sweet cherries, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    7567 Ridge Road, Thedford, ON N0M 2N0. Phone: 519-296-4403. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday, 7 am to 8 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in June, July, August. Payment: Cash, Check. Besides our CSA we also offer pick your own sweet cherries during the month of July. If you are interested in this service please stay tuned to for first picking date posted mid- June.
  • Meleg's Lakeview Orchard and Cider Mill - apples, blueberries, strawberries, cherries, raspberries, currants, gooseberries, blackberries pears, plums
    166 Arner Townline, Kingsville, ON N9Y 2E6. Phone: 519-733-4857. Email: Open: Open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, closed on Saturdays, Their season starts with haskaps followed by strawberries, cherries, raspberries, blueberries, currants, gooseberries, blackberries pears, plums & apples. Both red and black currants! The berry season is short so enjoy whole you can! They also have ready picked homegrown fruits and local veggies! Note: In 2022, Arner bridge is closed so there is 5 min detour. Directions if you are coming from Kingsville. Or from Windsor Costco. (ADDED: July 15, 2022, JBS)
  • Mr. D's Produce - strawberries and raspberries, Farmers Market
    1000 Dolson, Harrow, ON N0R 1G0. Phone: 226-757-0067. Email: Open: see their page. Pick your own strawberries and raspberries when in season. Fresh produce grown on our farm available at Amherstburg Farmers' Market every Saturday from 8:30am to 1:30pm. DM on Facebook for availability. They have pick your own raspberries and strawberries, including an exceptionally late strawberry variety in early July.
    (ADDED: July 15, 2022, JBS)
  • The Red Barn Fruit Farm - black sweet cherries, red tart (sour) cherries, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill fresh apple cider made on the premises, U-pick and already picked, farm market, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    8651 Arkona Road, Arkona, ON N0M 1B0. Phone: 519-828-3695. Fax: 519-828-3280. Email: Open: 8 am to 8 pm 7 days a week From July 1 pm to October 31. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From north London: west on Highway 22/Fanshawe Park Road. Right onto Highway 81. Left onto Townsend Line/County road 12 From south London: west onto Highway 401. Merge onto 402. Take Exit Kerwood Road Second stop turn left onto Townsend Line. From Sarnia: East on 402. Exit Watford/Arkona. Left onto Highway 79. Right onto Highway 22. Left onto Arkona Road. Right onto Townsend Line. Click here for a map and directions. U-PICK sweet cherries available early July U-PICK Apricots and plums available end of July Ready picked peaches available August Ready picked apples, pumpkins and squash available September/October. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Click here for our Facebook page. Formerly Marsh Farm. (UPDATED: July 15, 2022, JBS)
  • Twin Pines Orchards and Cider House and Estate Winery - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, Cider mill fresh apple cider made on the premises, gift shop, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area you may bring your own food, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    8169 Kennedy Line Rural Route 4, Thedford, ON N0M 1B0. Phone: 519-296-5558. Email: Open: Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm: June 1 to December 31 Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm: January1 to June 1. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Wine and Cider tastings Saturday 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm all weekends throughout the year. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We also have fresh picked apples, cider, grapes, pears, peppers, plums, pumpkins, raspberries, squash, strawberries, tomatoes. (ADDED: August 24, 2015)
  • VanderBent Fruit Farm - sweet cherries, sour cherries, blueberries
    8656 Townsend Line, Arkona, ON N0M 1B0. Phone: 519-828-3779. Open: Pick your own sweet and sour cherries available in early July, usually only 2 weeks. VanderBent Fruit Farm does not grow any other fruits or vegetables.
    Family run cherry orchard . (ADDED: July 15, 2022, JBS)
  • Zekveld's Garden Market - Strawberries, Raspberries,
    4622 London line, Wyoming, ON N0N 1T0. Phone: 519-845-3482. Fax: 519-845-1079. Email: Open: call or see their website for hours and availability. Directions: one quarter mile east of Reeces Corners. Take #21 south Wyoming off 402. Near Sarnia. Also: Peppers, Apples.

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