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:
Saturday 7:30a.m.–7p.m.
Sunday 7:30a.m.–6p.m.
Monday 8a.m.–7p.m.
Tuesday 8a.m.–7p.m.
Wednesday 8a.m.–7p.m.
Thursday 8a.m.–7p.m.
Friday 8a.m.–7p.m.

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:
Saturday 10a.m.–7p.m.
Sunday 10a.m.–7p.m.
Monday 11a.m.–6p.m.
Tuesday 11a.m.–6p.m.
Wednesday 11a.m.–6p.m.
Thursday 11a.m.–6p.m.
Friday 10a.m.–7p.m

*Unless we are experiencing severe weather or unforeseen difficulties.

Silmaril Farm

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

Silmaril Farm lets your pick your own apples! They produce ten 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.

Call ahead for hours of operation and variety availability:

McIntosh Apples: Mid September
Honey Crisp Apples: Mid September
Empire Apples: Late September
Red Delicious: October
Golden Delicious Apples: October

Mutsu/Crispin Apples: Late October
Ida Red Apples: Late October
Freshly Pressed Cider: Sep. to Dec.
Pink Lady: Late October
Fuji: Late September

Hours of Operation:
Saturday 10a.m.–4p.m.
Sunday 10a.m.–4p.m.
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed

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.

Pick Your Own
Hours of operation:
7 Days a week
8:30am – 4:30pm
Sold out of sour cherries. PYO pears start mid-August

Sweet Cherries (JULY)
Pick Your Own (PYO) sweet cherries are a highlight of many families. We are happy to have you and your family out to harvest your own fruit and experience how delicious local Ontario fruit can be, especially when you pick it yourself

Pick Your Own (PYO) Ontario farm fresh pear varieties are available to round
out your Ontario summer fruit collection.
Bartlett Early – Mid September
Bosc Late September
Flemish Beauties Early – Mid September

Pick Your Own (PYO) Ontario apples is a fall season staple and we are happy
to have you and your family join us in the harvest.

Ambrosia Late September
Cortland Late October
Empire Late October
Fuji Late October
Gala Late October
Golden Delicious Late October
Granny Smith Late October

Honey Crisp Late October
Ida Red Late October
McIntosh Late October
Mutsu Late October
Red Delicious Late October
Spy Late October

Pumpkins (OCTOBER)
Choosing the perfect Halloween pumpkin or fall décor is always more satisfying
when you get to Pick Your Own (PYO) at a local farm and make a day of it.

Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm,
Saturday 9am – 5pm,
Sunday 9am – 5pm

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:
Saturday 9a.m.–5p.m.
Sunday Closed
Monday 9a.m.–6p.m.
Tuesday 9a.m.–6p.m.
Wednesday 9a.m.–6p.m.
Thursday 9a.m.–6p.m.
Friday 9a.m.–6p.m.

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