Updated for 2021! 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 that offer one or both options. Be diligent and watch their websites and social media pages because picking seasons can be short.
Hamilton Area Pick Your Own Farms
Website | 251 Powerline Rd Brantford and 89 St. George Road, Paris. (519) 759-4383
Opening June 15 for strawberry picking. 8 am-7 pm, daily, weather permitting. Picking happens at their second location- 89 St George Rd, Paris. It is about 5 minutes from our main location. Enter “Brantwood Farms North” into your GPS. Cost: $3.50/litre, pre-paid prior to entering the patch. Container price not included. The minimum purchase is 1L per person over 23 months. Cash & cards accepted. Masks are required at check-in/ check-out and when 2m distance cannot be easily maintained.
G and C Produce
Website | 451 Book Rd. East, Ancaster, (905) 648-0259
Now picking strawberries! Pick in Liters, 3L, or 6 Qts containers. Litre containers are provided and they loan the 3L or 6 Qts for picking. They also sell already picked produce from the Table Open from 9 am to 4 pm Mon to Sun. Seven generations of farmers have made G and C Produce what it is today! Pick your own or buy already picked, some other fresh-picked seasonal produce items are available as well. Because G and C Produce is a smaller farm, we suggest you call ahead to confirm what is picking on the day you plan to visit.
Not Open Yet – Jerry’s Berries Pick your own Raspberries
Website | 15 Orkney Road, Hamilton, (519) 647-2815
Jerry’s are hoping to be open mid-July for picking. Social distancing measures include assigning designated picking areas. Watch the website or Facebook page for updates.
Josmar Acres Farm
Website | 568 Lynden Rd, RR#2 Lynden, (519) 647-2025
The strawberry patch is open as of Tuesday, June 15, 2021! Monday to Saturday (entrance 8 am-5 pm), Closed Sundays. Call 519-647-2025 for current patch conditions.
Lindley’s Farm & Market
Website | 900 Fiddler’s Green Road, Ancaster, (905) 648-4212 (Harvest Hotline)
Just off Highway 6 near the Alexander Graham Bell Parkway is Lindley’s Market. You=pick strawberries open from 8 am till 2 pm. Call the hotline for details and to know what’s left and to check on weather conditions.
Puddicome Farm & Estate Winery
Website | 1468 #8 Highway, Winona, Hamilton, ON, L8E 5K9 (905) 643-1015
PYO cherries are planned for July. Apples, pears, and pumpkins are offered into the Fall. The Country Store contains lots of goodies – it is limited to 5 customers at a time, masks required for everyone over 2 years old.
Tigchelaar Berry Farms
Website | 4161 Jordan Rd, Jordan, ON (905) 658-2265
A little further out, but just off the highway in Jordan Station, is Tigchelaar Berry Farms. Highly recommended to call before coming to make sure they are not sold out for the day. Hand sanitizer is available at the entrance to the field, and beware there is no wagon courier service this year, so be prepared for a walk to the fields.
Burlington, Milton, and Oakville Area Pick-Your-Own Farms
Andrews Farm Market & Winery (Andrew’s Scenic Acres)
Website | 9365 10th Sideroad, Halton Hills, (905) 878 5807
The berry fields have doubled in size this year! Strawberries are currently available to pick. No entry to picking fields after 4 pm on weekdays and 5 pm on weekends. Admission is $12 per person, plus $4.25 per pound for strawberries. Keep an eye on the website for other pick-your-own favourites such as blueberries, and currants to become available. Wagon rides will be limited to those with mobility issues so be prepared for a ½ km walk. COVID-19 protocols include limiting guests and creating a one-way system, and staff will be wearing gloves and/or masks where appropriate.
Website | 6202 Walkers Line, Burlington, (905) 335-2515
*Not offering pick-your-own for 2021. Right up Walkers Line, Hutchinson’s offers a variety of ready-picked fruits and veggies and fresh honey, too! Be sure to check their frequently updated website to see what’s picking on your visit day. Open 9-6 on weekdays and 9-5 on weekends.
Website | 7388 Guelph Line, Campbellville (905) 878-1870
PYO strawberries have arrived at Stonehaven Farms. Purchase your berry baskets prior to entering the field. Each basket allows admission for 2 people over 5. Kids under 5 are free. There is no additional admission fee. Our small basket holds approximately 2 pounds at $10.49 and our large basket holds approximately 4 pounds at $20.99. PYO strawberries 2021, are offered on a walk-in or first come first serve basis only.
Uncle Scott’s Farm
Facebook | 6583 Walkers Line, Burlington, (905) 319-3298
Another Farm on Walkers Line, Uncle Scott’s offers PYO strawberries and peas starting Tuesday, June 15th from 8 am-8 pm. Keep an eye on their Facebook page to get up-to-the-minute info on what’s picking and opening hours. They recommend you bring a mask in case social distancing is difficult. PYO Strawberry Prices: $6 litres, $11 2 litres, $20 4 litres. PYO peas $6 litre, $11 2 litres, $20 4 litres. MINIMUM 1 Litre PER PERSON
And finally, an update from Springridge Farm. While they haven’t offered PYO in a while, Springridge has always been a destination for fun on the farm. However, things at Springridge are very different at the moment and while the Fun Farmyard and Cafe are closed, you can still buy from their bakery, or look up their online market for curbside pick up of your favourite treats.
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!
Stay home and be creative! Lots of local shops offer curbside pick up and delivery for their Grab and Go Creative Kits!