Pick Your Own

Fresh from the Farm

Wellington County is dotted with farm stores and farm gate stalls inviting you to stop and fill your basket with in-season goods. It’s a great way to learn where your food comes from and makes for a unique, rural experience.

From berries to Christmas trees, we welcome you to harvest your own food or farm products. While our fresh berry season might be quite short, it is so delicious so you don't miss it! Here is the seasonal availability for some of the most popular Ontario Berries:

  • Strawberries: June and July
  • Raspberries: July until September
  • Blueberries: (high bush): July and August
  • Goosberries: July and August

You can find them at your local farmers' markets, farm gate or try your hand at U-Pick.

U-Pick

Here are some great locations to pick your own (PYO). Make sure you call ahead or watch the farms' social media feed for up to date information on the U-pick. Availability can change quickly, depending on the weather.

Butt's Berry and Flower Farm, Guelph/Eramosa

519.856.0270  |  View their Partner Profile
Strawberries, Raspberries, Gooseberries. Ready-picked blueberries available at farm gate.
This berry and flower farm has a lot to offer. Beside berries, they carry a variety of other items for sale at their farm gate stall, including asparagus, potatoes, beets, carrots, squash, pumpkins, tomatoes, beans, peas, flowers, honey, and jam, just to name a few. Please note it is cash sales only and no pets.

Elliot Tree Farm, Erin

519.216.0699  |  View their Partner Profile
Christmas Trees
This tree farm has created a holiday tradition for you and your family. Spend the day enjoying nature trails, visiting their 1850 Settler’s Cabin and Heritage Barn. Warm yourself with a hot cup of cider, or enjoy their food truck on weekends. Remember to dress warm and wear boots.

Full Circle Farm, Minto

519.338.2195   |  View their Partner Profile
Strawberries
Visit for pick your own strawberries or grab some ready picked strawberries and raspberries. Also offering in season (May-October or late fall) garden produce, vegetables, and preserves. CSA boxes available at the farm.

Ignatius Farm, Guelph/Eramosa

519.824.1250 x 24  |  View their Website
Strawberries
Ignatius Farm has evolved to become a model for organic agriculture and the mentoring of organic growers. You can enjoy their u-pick strawberries starting at the end of June. They also offer a community shared agriculture (CSA) programme, and community garden plots.

J and N Produce and Flowers, Guelph/Eramosa

519.823.1995  |  View their Partner Profile
Strawberries
Picked or pick your own. Their produce is grown and sold fresh on the farm! You can also find chicken, turkey, omega-3 eggs, pears, apples, peaches, flowers, and a variety of in-season veggies. They carry maple syrup, honey, summer sausage, jams, jellies and relishes. *Please note it is cash only.

Maderia Farms, Rockwood

519.856.1009  |  View their Partner Profile
Christmas Trees
Whether you want a pine, a fir or spruce, or maybe a simple wreath... whether you want to cut your own or buy a pre-cut tree... at Madeira Farms you won’t just be looking for a Christmas tree, you’ll be making a memory! Take a walk in the snow on a lovely picturesque farm. The cider will be hot, the Christmas music playing and “the perfect” Christmas tree will be waiting for YOU!!

Marcy's Berries, Puslinch

519.623.0219 or 519.249.6822  |  View their Partner Profile
Strawberries, Raspberries, Gooseberries
There is plenty to pick at Marcy's berry patches. The farm boasts a total of acres of berries plus sweet corn. You can pick-your-own or browse their farm gate stall for freshly picked produce.

Sure Choice Produce, Centre Wellington

519.846.2379  |  View their Partner Profile
Strawberries, Raspberries
U-Pick fresh strawberries and raspberries. Freshly picked fruit daily, eggs and frozen meat.

Thatcher Farms Butcher Shop, Bakery and Farm Market, Guelph/Eramosa

519.856.4073  |  View their Partner Profile
Strawberries
This diversified farm has added a strawberry patch in recent years. It's a great location for a country outing. Check out the many goods in their farm store, bakery and butcher shop, including meats, dairy products, baked goods, prepared frozen meals and more. Enjoy the extensive children's play area or visit on weekends for a delicious BBQ.

Wintersinger's Tree Farm, Erin

519.855.6163 |  View their Partner Profile
Christmas Trees
A family-owned and run Christmas tree farm that caters to families by providing a healthy and happy Christmas experience. The memory of family outings in the fresh air, enjoying a hayride together to choose the perfect Christmas tree, will last a lifetime. Afterwards, warm up in our snack bar with hot chocolate or hot apple cider, hot dog or apple pie at family-friendly prices.


Farm Gate:

Glenlee Gardens, Minto

519.338.2691  |  View their Partner Profile
Strawberries, Raspberries
A quaint market garden, berries and orchard. Visit in season for ready picked strawberries, raspberries and orchard fruit (cherries and apples). Call ahead for availability to avoid disappointment. Please note, no Sunday sales.


Recipes:

For inspiration and recipes, check out the Ontario Berry Grower's Association website.


Preserve your harvest:

For tips on freezing or preserving berries to enjoy them throughout the year, check out these recipes.

 

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