Pick Your Own Produce Farms

Pick Your Own Produce Farms

Pick your own produce farms are fun “field trips” for the kids! It is a great learning experience for children to know where the food on their table came from. Ottawa area farms are found throughout the National Capital Region and make a great day-trip for the family. Check out our lists of What to Bring, Tips For Picking Produce, our list of local farms close to Ottawa, and other resources.

What to bring

  • a cooler with lunch and snacks
  • disposable wipes
  • liquids to drink
  • containers for picking and transporting
  • wide brimmed hats
  • sunscreen
  • Wear old clothes and worn athletic shoes (so you don’t have to worry about stains)

Tips for picking produce

  • Find out beforehand how to identify and pick ripe fruit
  • Find out what produce is available beforehand
  • Get directions, hours, and ask if kids are welcome
  • Find out how you will be charged beforehand (weight, volume or count)
  • Follow the local rules and regulations posted by owners
  • Walk in rows and don’t step on plants!
  • Put trash in the proper receptacles
  • Stay clear of farm equipment and tractors
  • Please leave pets at home

Pick Your Own Produce Farms

WEST OTTAWA

Acorn Creek Garden Farm
928 Oak Creek Road
Carp
www.acorncreek.com

Dekok Family Berry Farm
1070 March Road
613.592.3779
www.dekokberryfarm.com

Richmond Nursery Strawberry Farm
5740 Richmond Road
Nepean
www.richmondnursery.com

Shouldice Berry Farm and Market
3451 Richmond Road
2110 Merivale Road
2901 Woodroofe Avenue
www.shouldicefarm.com

SOUTHEAST OTTAWA

Hector Dignard Blueberry Farm
1436 Chemin Sainte Marie
Embrun
www.bleuethectordignard.com

EAST OTTAWA

Orleans Fruit Farm
1399 St. Joseph Blvd.
Orleans
613.830.1303
www.ontarioberries.com/eobga/orleans.htm

Proulx Sugar Bush & Berry Farm
1865 O’Toole Road
Cumberland
613.833.2417
www.proulxberryfarmcom

For more resources about picking your own fruits and vegetables, follow this link to www.pickyourown.org, a great website full of information about locating farms in your area, schedule for fruits and vegetables, canning and preserving information and lots more.

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