Late July through to September is peach season in Ontario. You can buy local fresh peaches from farmers’ markets and even your local grocer. But a lot more fun, and educational, is to head out to a local peach growing farm and pick your own.
Introducing to children how things grow is increasingly important in our modern world where kids can so easily feel disconnected. It makes a great day trip, the whole family will enjoy. Planning these types of outings each year with your kids is a simple way to create strong memories – not to mention you’ll get to take home some delicious juicy peaches!
Niagara region is where you will find many of Ontario’s Peach farms – with at least 15 varieties of peaches some of the more popular types are Fantasia, Harrow Beauty, Garnet Beauty and Red Havens.
Read on for some PYO peach farms to visit in southern Ontario.
Note: Check your location before heading out as some farms have reported being picked out until the next varieties ripen.
Located along the beautiful Niagara Parkway, peach picking season begins in mid-August. See website for Covid restrictions in 2021.
A small family farm offering Pick Your own apples, cherries, pears, peaches, plums, rhubarb, and pumpkins. Visit them in August for PYO naturally grown peaches.
Two Century Farm
This farm offers pick-your-own peaches, typically ready in mid-August. Weather can affect them a lot, so check back in early August for updates on when peaches will be ready.
Pardos Berry Farm
Offering pick your own peaches from August 7th to September 5th.
Great Lakes Farms
Offering freshly grown Ontario peaches! Typically late July to late August – varieties include Harrow Fair, Harrow Dawn, and Red Haven are just some of the varieties we grow. Don’t miss their Peach Fest in August where you can enjoy picking with the family, and take home a peach crisp, peach pie, or enjoy some alongside some ice cream for the ultimate summer treat!
Cherry Avenue Farms
Located in the Niagara Peninsula, Cherry Avenue Farms has over 126 acres of orchards with more than 18,000 trees and vines with dozens of different fruits to pick. Picking schedules are weather dependant, so please call ahead and listen to their voicemail message at 905-562-5481. Starting in mid-August, prime peach season begins, and peaches will be in full swing until mid-September!
Pick your own peaches available by appointment only this year. The farm expects to have a limited amount of Harrow Fair peaches in mid to late August. Please check their website in the second week of August for updates.
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