It doesn't get any fresher than visiting the farm itself, so why not take the kids to see where it comes from and plan a visit to a local farm to pick your own berries, fruits and vegetables?. There are a number of great GTA farms within daytrip distance from Toronto that open up their farm gates to invite the public in to pick their own produce. And in many cases enjoy other great activities that make the farm experience even that much more fun.
Note that most often you'll find pick your own berries with a more extensive selection of ready picked produce in each farm's market, but several farms throughout the area do offer picking of a select variety of other produce.
Here are 7 Pick Your Own Farm Recommendations we've heard about:
Select Fruits & Vegetables
Pick Your Own Summer-Fall – all sorts of varieties of vegetables! This farm doesn't offer the kids zones you will find at some of the other family friendly farms, but they have a larger variety of vegetables for your picking adventure, plus a fresh farmers market.
11858 Warden Ave., Gormley, Ontario,
Cherry Avenue Farms
Pick Your Own – fruit including cherries, apricots, plums, nectarines, peaches, pears; family-owned and operated since 1799.
4303 Cherry Avenue, Lincoln, Ontario, L0R2E0
Andrew's Scenic Acres
Pick your own summer-fall – berries, misc fruit & veg, plus pick your own flowers, farm market, BBQ and family fun activities.
9365 10th Sideroad, Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada, L9T 2X9
Pick Your Own Plus Farm Activities for the Kids
Cover image from Whittamore Farms, looks fun right?