Find farm-fresh food and products near you
Not only will you love the fresh goodness of farm-to-table, but you’ll also feel good for supporting your local farmers and gardeners.
Treat your palate to a new favourite variety fresh from the orchard. Get creative and use apples in your salads, baked goods, pancakes and sauces because there’s no shortage of delicious apple recipes to try. Thiessen Apple Orchards accepts online orders that are picked up roadside.
When: September 7 to October 29, 2023
Location: 400 Talbot Road, Leamington
Makkinks Flower Farm is a small family farm dispensing happiness with over 35 varieties of brilliant blooms like peonies, sunflowers, dahlias and hydrangeas. The farm offers tours, workshops and cut-your-own. You can also pick up pre-cut bouquets at the barn, order online or catch the Makkinks at the Tillsonburg Farmers Market Saturday mornings.
When: July to September, 2023
Location: 164604 Kellett Road, Tillsonburg
Head to this Lambton Shores estate winery and fruit farm for a variety of pick-your-own apples this fall, as well as pesticide-free pumpkins, squash, gourds and other fruits and vegetables. Fill your autumn basket and enjoy tasty small-batch cider as a bonus.
Location: 8169 Kennedy Line, Thedford
Pick your own herbs and flowers while connecting with nature on a picturesque 38-hectare farm. Choose from over 40,000 organically grown plants that can inspire endless homemade botanical, culinary and wellness creations and projects. Build your own bouquet, attend a workshop, take a tour, join a morning meditation or just wander and unwind. Visit the farm store for natural teas, self-care products, essential oils distilled from the plants grown at Lochland and more.
When: Closed for public in 2023 (More details to follow)
Location: 2500 25 Side Road, Milton
There’s something for everyone in the family at this massive country farm, with walking trails, wagon-rides, a playground, an animal corral, a winery and of course, harvest your own seasonals, like berries, flowers, pumpkins and apples. Try the guilt-free frozen yogurt made with farm ingredients. You can also order wine, baked goods, dairy, jams and more online to pick up curbside.
When: Picking season runs from May to October, 2023
Location: 9365 10 Side Road, Milton
This family farm in Caledon grows strawberries, apples and raspberries, as well as delicious seasonals like sweet corn and honey squash. They’ve added a second location in Breslau just east of Kitchener that specializes in just apples. So now you have even more options for your apple-picking adventure. The Caledon location is across the road from Downey’s Farm Market & Winery where online shopping and porch pick up is available.
When: Apple picking begins August 25
Location: 13707 Heart Lake Road, Caledon
Cathy McKay and Marvin Stevenson have been welcoming the public to their 40-hectare property for over 30 years. It’s located between Port Perry, Uxbridge and Brooklin. Seasonally, there is a large selection of apples, gourds and pumpkins. A great deal of energy is invested in harvesting only premium apples with unique flavour and appearance. Pick-your-own and pre-selected fruits are available for purchase on the farm. Keep an eye out for birds, a flock of sheep and one friendly llama that call the farm home.
When: Opens September 5, 2023
Location: 651 Scugog Line 2, Port Perry
Just a stone’s throw north of Toronto, Circling Hawk Farm specializes in creating unique variations of honey, such as Amber Buckwheat or Wildflower Chunk. Order products online and arrange for curbside pick up.
When: Open daily
Location: 13433 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill
There’s nothing more uplifting than a bouquet of beautiful fresh-cut flowers. Situated on a farm in King City, Country Cut Flowers is a picturesque place where you will find brilliant pick-your-own flower fields sure to unleash the budding floral arranger in you. Get your ticket for cut-your-own-flowers in advance and don’t forget to bring your own scissors. If you are unable to get tickets, purchase a bouquet of flowers online for delivery in the Newmarket and Aurora area.
When: Open until frost in late September.
Location: 970 Miller’s Sideroad, Newmarket
Barrie Hills Farm is a family farm that has been around for over 40 years. Under the dedicated Farmer Morris Gervais, the farm produces quality farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, such as apples, squash, raspberries, sweet corn, tomatoes and pumpkins. Pick your own or order products online and use curbside pick up or the drive-thru option. Be sure to try new recipes that incorporate the seasonal foods you buy.
When: May-October 31, 2023
Location: 2935 Barrie Hill Road, Springwater
Cricklewood Farm is a fun-filled place for families to unwind and have fun. The corn maze is a popular attraction. Naturally, a farm known for its intricate maze has an abundance of delicious corn. Fresh sweet corn is available at the farm’s market, along with baked goods, local jams, honey and cheese. The farm boasts 60 varieties of apples. Cricklewood is one of eight orchards in Ontario that farms an experimental plot to try out new variations of apples.
Location: 14953 County 2 Road, Brighton
This beloved market was founded in 1848, and is still going strong, delivering fresh, seasonal produce, meats, dairy products, breads and other baked goods, honey, maple syrup and fresh-cut flowers from local farms, bakeries and gardens.
When: Open year-round on Fridays and Saturdays with outdoor stalls May to October.
Location: 79 Icomm Drive, Brantford
Located near the historic Rideau Canal just east of Kingston, the family-run orchard offers a courtesy 9 am opening for seniors and those at higher risk for COVID-19, with a 10 am start for all other visitors to enjoy an on-farm outing. You can also shop online with in-store pick-up for fresh apples, preserves, cider, baked goods, honey and maple products.
When: Open August 1 for 2023 season
Location: 1345 Washburn Road, Kingston
Best known as the venue where Ontario’s Most Terrifying Halloween attraction takes place, Eastern Ontario’s largest pick-your-own apple orchard is also a great place for a family outing. Pick-your-own is available for apples and pumpkins. Pre-picked pumpkins and apples can be purchased in the farm store. While in the store, be sure to try the famous homemade fudge before it sells out.
When: Apple picking, mid-August to late September 2023; pumpkin picking, September to mid/late October 2023
Location: 1480 County Road 32, Crysler
This unique attraction combines organic gardening and nature trails with educational programs and local businesses including a craft brewery. Take a tour of the garden, go on a hike and enjoy healthy and delicious food. Pick up freshly harvested produce at the Food Hub Store (pre-order online also available).
Location: 1012 Garden Gate Drive, Algonquin Highlands
Gees Bees Honey Company is an urban farm located in the south end of Ottawa. Visit the retail honey shop, stroll through gorgeous pollinator gardens or book a private bee experience.
At almost 250 hectares, there’s plenty of space for social distancing at Leisure Farms, a family-owned business since 1981. When in season, pick fresh strawberries, raspberries, corn and various types of pumpkins, including sugar pumpkins. Pre-picked vegetables are available daily. Pre-order veggies and make arrangements to pick them up at the farm or North Bay Farmers’ Market.
When: Year-round, weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and weekends 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: 744 Quesnel Road, Sturgeon Falls
In the village of Huron Shores in Algoma, farmers Ron and Jayne Baxter work together to grow farm-fresh products for their family and yours. Their large maple bush is the source for maple-based products like pure maple syrup, butter, sugar and granola. They also offer fresh free-range eggs. Products can be purchased online, and delivery options are available.
When: Year-round, Monday to Saturday
Location: 50 Eley Road, Iron Bridge
Last updated: October 31, 2023