Where To Go For Fruit Picking In Niagara

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It’s that time of the year when fresh peaches and apples (in season and upcoming) are beyond delicious in Ontario’s tender fruit region…To get in on the bounty, here is a list of PICK YOUR OWN farms in and around Niagara, where you can bond with family and friends while picking ripe and delicious fruits:

Cherry Avenue Farms

Location: 4303 Cherry Avenue, Beamsville
Contact: 905-562-5481

Pick your own blue plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots or pears depending upon what is in season at Cherry Avenue Farms. They are dedicated to providing excellent fruit and service to all of their customers. The orchards are wheelchair accessible.
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday: 8am to 7pm. Sundays/Holidays: 8am to 6pm.

Parkway Orchards

Location: 15000 Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Contact: 905-262-5097

There’s nothing like a beautiful drive along the Niagara Parkway on a sunny weekend to brighten your day. Parkway Orchards is one of Niagara’s favourite locations to stop by for a visit and pick up some fresh fruits from their farm. Call ahead to see what is in season and available.
Hours of Operation:
Open from 11am to 6pm on weekends unless we are experiencing severe weather or unforeseen difficulties.

Mathias Farms

Location: 1909 Effingham Street, Ridgeville
Contact: 905-892-6166

Mathias Farms specializes in the growing of cherries, blackberries, and raspberries. They offer pick your own fruit, or you can grab ready-to-go fruit from the fruit stand located on the property.
Call ahead to see what is in season and available.
PYO Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 4:00pm – Dusk
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00am – Dusk
*weather and crop permitting. Raspberry picking conditions can vary daily. Call the farm ahead of time prior to visiting for the most up to date picking conditions. 

Silmaril Farm

Location: 144 Russ Rd., Grimsby
Contact: 905-945-7963

Silmaril Farm lets your pick your own apples! They produce 7 varieties of apples which begin to ripen in September. MacIntosh, Honey Crisp, Empire, Red and Golden Delicious, Mutsu (Crispin) and Ida Red apples are available for your family to pick and enjoy for months to come.
Hours of Operation:
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm (PLEASE CALL AHEAD 905-945-7963)

Puddicombe Estate and Farm

Location: 1468 #8 Highway, Winona, ON
Contact:  905-643-1015 or 905-643-6882

Puddicombe Estate Farms & Winery harvests its own fruits to provide fresh produce and a wide variety of value added products such as hand-baked pies, jams, jellies, cookies, tarts, strudels, cider, fudge and wines. Puddicombe Estate allows you to pick: Sweet & Sour Cherries, Blueberries, Apples, Pears and Pumpkins.
Safety: Masks are mandatory and COVID-19 protocols in place
PYO Hours of operation:
Wednesday – Sunday 9:00am – 4:30pm
Currently Picking: Pears
During the season and while supplies last
Picking Schedule:
Mac’s & Empires – Start – Middle of September
Ambrosia & Honey Crisp – Start – End of September
Cortland, Spy, Fuji, Red & Yellow Delicious – Start – Beginning of October
Granny Smith – Start – Middle of October
Basket sizes available: 10 pound bag

Bry-Anne Farms

Location: 471 Foss Road- R.R #5,Fenwick, Ontario
Contact: 905-892-8999

Bry-Anne Farms is a great Pick-Your-Own farms which also features an on-site farm gate market selling strawberries, berries, tomatoes, pumpkins, sweet corn and a sundry of other fruits and vegetables in-season. For hours of operation for Pick-Your-Own, please call Bry-Anne Farms ahead of time. During the whole month of October, Bry-Anne Farms turns into the Great Pumpkin Patch. It’s a great fall destination and has fun for everyone. During this time you can get pumpkins, get a snack, visit the Pumpkin Discovery Center, take a hayride, get lost in the straw or hay maze or explore the barn.
Hours of Operation: We always recommend calling us at 905-892-8999 to check picking conditions and times of operation before you head out the farm. 9am-6pm (Closed Sundays)

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