There’s nothing better than fresh, local produce, and it doesn’t get any fresher than picking your own right at the farm! Read on for local pick your own farms. Whether you like to pick yourself, or just buy your produce at the peak of freshness, we’ve compiled a list of local pick your own farms who offer one or both options.
Uncle Scott’s Farm: Burlington’s own PYO farm, located on Walkers Line, just south of Derry Road, is currently offering PYO strawberries and raspberries. Check their Facebook page before you head out if the weather looks iffy, Uncle Scott will let you know if they’re changing hours to accommodate the weather, and you’ll be kept up to date on what is being picked that day.
Hutchinson Farm: Right up Walkers Line, Huchinson’s offers PYO raspberries, black currants, and some strawberries while they last. You can also get freshly picked beets, peas, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, and fresh honey. Be sure to check their frequently updated website to see what’s picking. Can’t make it to the farm? See them at the Burlington Mall Farmers Market, too!
Puddicombe Estate Farms: Located in Winona/Hamilton, Puddicombe is a new favourite for our family. We discovered it last year and picked our own apples. They offer PYO cherries – right now, blueberries, apples, pears, and pumpkins. They offer these fruits fresh picked, in addition to peaches, strawberries, and raspberries. Plus, they have a petting zoo and a train that tours the farm. A great day out. Did I mention their wine and cider? Delish.
Andrew’s Scenic Acres: This Halton Hills farm is dedicated 100% to pick your own crops starting the first weekend in May with rhubarb and asparagus. Strawberries started ripening in June, and we’re moving into raspberries, cherries, currants, gooseberries, blueberries, sweet corn, elderberries, gourds, Indian corn, and pumpkins. Plus, cut your own flowers! They boast a picnic area, large playground, farm animal corral and free hayrides, too.
Stonehaven Farms: Located straight up Guelph Line in Campbellville, Stonehaven offers PYO strawberries currently, but as with all of the farms on our list, call in advance to see what the status is. They suggest you follow them on Facebook for picking information and open/close updates.
Springridge Farm: While they don’t offer PYO anymore, they are a local favourite for a family day of fun. Fresh picked produce only takes 1 minute to get from their fields to the market or bakery – my favourite location! There is plenty for little ones to do, and we’ve spent numerous full days at the farm. I recommend the strawberry muffins and the orange cranberry sauce 🙂
Have you been to another local farm that we should know about? Please share in the comments and connect us to a great local spot to support!