One of our favourite parts of summer is all the delicious seasonal fruit. But sometimes we get bored of going to the grocery store and sifting through piles and piles, trying to find the best in the batch. That’s why we love going right to the source at one of the many pick-your-own fruit farms in Ontario. Fresh, local produce, right at your fingertips ‚ÄĒ what could be better?

Here are 10 of the best places to pick your own fruit near Toronto.

ANDREW’S FARM MARKET & WINERY

So this spot’s a definite go-to for berry picking near the city. At Andrew’s, you can harvest your own strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, flowers, pumpkins and apples, depending on the season. Plus, you can go home with your own bouquet of fresh-picked sunflowers and colourful flowers!

Where: 9365 10 Side Rd, Milton, Ontario

DOWNEY’S FARM

 

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This popular farm is only about a 45 minute drive from the downtown core, which makes it the perfect spot to spend a sunny afternoon! You can stop by to stock up on all your favourite fruits, including raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and apples. However, you’ll want to check the website beforehand to see which fruits are available for picking.

Where: 13707 Heart Lake Rd, Caledon, Ontario

WILMOT ORCHARDS

 

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¬†This incredible orchard is the place to hit for fresh-picked blueberries. They offer three container sizes that you can frolic the fields and fill to the brim. And they’ve got three different pick-your-own patches to choose from. Between the patches there are nine different types of blueberries available. Did you know that blueberries came in more than one type? We sure didn’t! Wilmot Orchards says its 2022 picking season will run from late July through August.

Where: 3337 Concession Rd 3, Newcastle, Ontario

STONEHAVEN FARMS

¬†This adorable farm just outside of the GTA has strawberries, raspberries, and pumpkins you can pick, but you can find out exactly what’s available on their website. This destination is totally worth the visit, both in the summer and fall!

Where: 7388 Guelph Line, Campbellville, Ontario

ORGANICS FARM

¬†You don’t have to go far out of the city for this delicious spot. Head to Organics Farm for, well, all the best certified-organic picks. They have berries ripe for picking in the summer, and apples later on in the season. Plus, they’ve got loads of freshly picked veggies and wood-fired baked goods at their on-site market. Yum!

Where: 7550 19th Ave, Markham, Ontario

SWEET RIDGE FARMS

 

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You don’t even have to leave the city to visit this pick-your-own place! Sweet Ridge Farms specialized in fresh corn, in season from mid-July to Thanksgiving. They’ve also got delicious tomatoes available right off the vine. We know it’s not fruit, but here’s what we’re thinking: stop by here to stock up, then throw together a super fresh cob salad with all your delicious finds. Sounds pretty great, huh?

Where: 8327 Steeles Ave, Toronto, Ontario

CHERRY AVENUE FARMS

 

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 So this delicious spot is known for its cherry picking, but there are many other incredible fruits you can choose from, including apricots and blue plums. Sign us up, please!

Where: 4303 Cherry Ave, Vineland, Ontario

PARDO’S BERRIE FARM

 Blueberries, strawberries, and peaches are all available at this delicious spot, depending on the time of the season that you visit. Plus, you can score some green beans, yellow beans, and peas too. What a harvest!

Where: 7951 Talbot Trail, Blenheim, Ontario

APPLEWOOD FARM WINERY

With a corn maze, adorable animals, and a market full of local products, there is a whole lot more to do here than pick frui. Strawberry season may have just ended, but Applewood will reopen in September for its apple-picking season and pumpkins later in the fall.

Where: 12415 McCowan Rd, Stouffville, Ontario

LINDLEY’S FARM & MARKET

 This adorable spot in the Hamilton area has strawberries, blueberries, currants, gooseberries, and pumpkins for you to pick throughout the summer and fall. Grab a basket and collect your harvest, or head to the on-site market to stock up on delicious local produce and fresh bakery items.

Where: 900 Fiddlers Green Rd, Ancaster

Happy picking, everyone!