Apple Picking in and around the GTA

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Treat the family to a day out celebrating fall and it’s local harvest of delicious Ontario apples! See below for a handy list of apple orchards in the GTA and Southern Ontario. If you know of a great spot that is not in our list please share it with our readers by adding a reply at the bottom of this page.

Types of Apples in Ontario

apple varieties in ontario pick your own

McIntosh: a deep red color with a green background.
Honeycrisp: sweet and crisp, the perfect apple for baking and snacking. Ready for picking mid to late September.
Red Delicious: deep red, elongated shaped and five bumps on bottom.
Empire: dark red, blush with a splash of yellow or green.
Idared: bright red with greenish-yellow patches.
Crispin (or Mutsu): greenish-yellow exterior with an orange blush.
Golden Delicious: yellow or greenish-yellow exterior, elongated shape, five bumps on bottom.
Spartan: dark red skin.
Cortland: bright red with yellow cheek.
Northern Spy: red-striped skin with green color. Northern Spy is the number 1 baking apple.

Apple Season typically runs from Late August to November, with peak season in September Check with your local farm for their picking season, and always call ahead to check hours as they can change.

Source: Foodland Ontario


Where to Pick Apples

Local Farms and Orchards

Albion Orchards & Country Market
14800 Innis Lake Road, Caledon, ON L7C 2Y8
905-584-0354
albionorchards.com

Andrews’ Scenic Acres
9365 10 Side Rd, Milton, ON L9T 2X9
905-878-5807
andrewsscenicacres.com

Applewood Farm Winery
12442 McCowan Rd, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L0G
905-642-4720
applewoodfarmwinery.com

Archibald Orchards
6275 Liberty St N, Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K6
905-263-2396
archibaldswinery.com

Avalon Orchards
3150 5th line, Innisfil, ON L9S 4P7
705-458-9902
avalonorchards.net

Barrie Hill Farms
2935 Barrie Hill Rd., Springwater, ON L9X 1S8
705-728-0571
barriehillfarms.com

Brooks Farms
122 Ashworth Rd, Mount Albert, ON L0G 1M0
905-473-3246
brooksfarms.com

Carl Laidlaw Orchards
9496 Heritage Rd, Brampton, ON L6X 0A1
905-456-2095
carllaidlaworchards.ca

Chudleigh’s Apple Farm
9528 Halton Regional Rd 25, Halton Hills, ON L9T 2X7
905-878-9547
chudleighs.com

Dixie Orchards
14309 Dixie Rd, Inglewood, ON L7C 2M8
905-838-5888
dixieorchards.com

Downey’s Strawberry & Apple Farm
13707 Heart Lake Rd, Caledon, ON
905-838-4777
downeysupickfarm.ca

Farmers Pantry
788030 Grey Road 13, South of Clarksburg ON N0H 1J0
519-599-3691
farmerspantry.com

Homestead Orchards
Georgina, ON
905-722-5325
homesteadorchards.com

JC Agri Orchards
3105 16th Sideroad, King City, ON L7B 1A3
905-833-3434
jcagriorchards.com

Nature’s Bounty Farm
651 Scugog Line 2, Port Perry, ON
905-985-2096
naturesbountyfarm.com

Organics Farm
7550 19th Ave, Markham, ON L6B 1A8
905-640-5206
organicsfarm.ca

Pine Farms Orchard
2700 16th Sideroad, King City, ON L7B 1A3
905-833-5459
pinefarmsorchard.com

Pingle’s Farm Market
1805 Taunton Rd, Hampton, ON L0B 1J0
905-725-6089
pinglesfarmmarket.com

T&K Orchards
496415 Grey Rd 2, Clarksburg ON N0H 1J0
647-627-8147
tkferriorchards.com

Watson Farms
2287 Durham Regional Hwy 2, Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K7
watsonfarms.ca

Willis Family Fruit Farm
6063 5 Line, Milton, ON L9T 2X8
willisfarm.com

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