Pick-your-own fruit is a beloved family tradition for us, and it is officially apple picking season! Fruit picking is a great way for the whole family to spend time together and learn about food and the importance of nature.
Some farms and orchards also offer tons of fun activities like wagon rides, petting zoos, markets, cafés, corn mazes, and country stores where you can get some pies, ciders, and other sweet treats.
Apples can be picked between August and October, depending on the weather and variety of apple. Please check with each location to confirm times, availability, and cost.
1. Applewood Farm
Applewood Farm has been in the Passafiume family for almost fifty years. What began as one of the first pick-your-own strawberry and apple farms in Stouffville, today includes 32 acres of apples and 5 acres of strawberries.
Along with pick-your-own fruit, Applewood Farm also offers a corn maze in September, wagon rides, a market area, cute animals, and more.
The first day for apple picking at Applewood starts on Saturday September 3, 2022.
- Admission to the farm is $10.00 per person ages 3 and up.
- Pick-your-own apples:
- $15 per 10 lb bag
- $25 per 20 lb bag
12416 McCowan Road,
2. Organics Farm
At Organics Farm, you can pick your own apples and strawberries! Their fruits and vegetables are also Certified Organic. Organics Farm is the only Certified Organic farm in the GTA operating a wood-fired bakery.
Apple season at Organics Farm starts on Monday, August 22, 2022.
- Admission to the orchard is $15 per person 3 years old and up.
- Includes a 5 lb bag of pick your own apples (minimum purchase).
- Pick-your-own apples:
- $12 per 5lb bag
- $24 per 10lb bag
- $48 per half bushel (20 lb) bag
7550 19th Ave,
3. Chudleigh's Farm
Chudleigh’s Farm was first opened to the public in 1967. In the beginning, it was a place where families could pick their own apples and savour a few hours of country life. Since then, visiting the farm has become an annual ritual for generations of kids and kids at heart throughout the region around Milton, Ontario.
Chudleigh's has over 47,500 trees across 60 acres in the orchard. Along with apple picking, you can also enjoy farm animals, nature trails, fire pits, food events, the farm kitche, the silo bar, the market, and more.
Chudleigh's peak picking season is in September and October, and early apples are ready mid to late August. You'll need to purchase tickets online in advance.
- Admission tickets are
- $16 for adults
- $14 for children ages 4-13
- $14 for seniors ages 65+
9528 Regional Road 25,
Halton Hills, Ontario
4. Downey's Strawberry & Apple Farm
Downey’s Strawberry & Apple Farm is a family farm, owned and operated by Greg Downey which grows fruits and vegetables. Greg is a 7th generation farmer in the Region of Peel and 3rd generation Downey on Downey’s Strawberry & Apple Farm. In total, he farms 206 acres which also includes sweet corn, pumpkin, squash, soybeans, wheat and apples.
Apple season at Downey's starts on August 20, 2022.
- Admission to the farm is FREE!
- Apples are $1.45/lb with a minimum pick of $8 per person
13707 Heart Lake Road,
5. Albion Orchards
Albion Orchards was established in 1967 and is located in Caledon – just outside of Toronto, north of Brampton. Here, you can pick your own apples, pumpkins, and even Christmas trees! Make sure to visit their country store for fresh apple cider, frozen meat pies, squash, zucchini, and other seasonal vegetables, honey, maple syrup, unique gifts, and more.
Apple picking is on a first come, first served basis and starts on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at Albion Orchards.
- $20 per 10 lb (maximum 2 people to share a 10 lb bag)
- $40 per 20 lb (maximum 4 people to share a 20 lb bag)
14800 Innis Lake Road,