The glory days of pick-your-own farms and orchards in the Hamilton area

The days of berries are behind us and the present of peach is fading, but as summer turns sour, the flavors of fall will take over.

The harvest in the Hamilton area is ripe for pick-your-own lovers, with plenty of vegetable and fruit options.

Particularly noteworthy – and a family favorite – the glory days of apple picking begin in September, with early season varieties ready in late August.

If you’re dizzy for the Galas or prefer to wait for the pumpkins, there are plenty of places to pick in the area:

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The first varieties of apples are now available for picking at The Apple Orchard in Flamborough.John Rennison

The apple orchard inc.

The first varieties of apples are now available for picking at this Flamborough farm. Find Ginger Gold, Paula Red and early pioneer McIntosh now, and many more varieties from early September. Pickers can also find pears, squash, pumpkins and more at this Route 6 orchard.

1668 highway. 6.Hamilton

647-500-4769

appleleverage.ca

Lindley's Farm reopens for pumpkin picking the last weekend in September.
Lindley’s Farm reopens for pumpkin picking the last weekend in September.Cathie Loose

Lindley’s Farm

The PYO summer season has come to an end at this popular Ancaster farm and market. They reopen for pumpkin picking the last weekend in September.

900 Fiddlers Green Road, Ancaster

905-648-4212

lindleyfarm.com

Luna Farms

Pick-your-own season begins at this Niagara Escarpment farm on September 2. They will be open every weekend (including Labor Day) for apple picking.

661 8th Road, Stoney Creek

416-617-9588

lunafarms.ca

Josling Farms

Many vegetables are available for fall harvest at this Carlisle farm. Check their crop ripening calendar and call ahead for late season PYO options such as tomatoes, peppers, cabbage and eggplant until the first frost in October.

512 Concession Road. 8 E., Carlisle

905-689-5523

joslingfarms.com

Brantview Apples and Cider is a one-stop apple store, starting in early September.  Find 22 U-pick varieties, hard cider in small quantities, a bakery and more.
Brantview Apples and Cider is a one-stop apple store, starting in early September. Find 22 U-pick varieties, hard cider in small quantities, a bakery and more.Barry Gray

Brantview apples and cider

This Brant County orchard is a one-stop apple store, starting in early September. Find 22 U-pick varieties, hard cider in small quantities, a bakery and more.

225 Howell Road, St George

519-448-1323

brantviewapples.ca

Carluke Orchards

Thirteen varieties of apples, pumpkins and squash are available for pickers starting in early September at this Ancaster farm. Check out their bakery and gourmet market for delicious finds.

2194 Shaver Road, Ancaster

905-648-2775

carlukeorchards.ca

Murphy’s Country Products

Call ahead before heading to Binbrook and find a wide variety of seasonal produce. Okra, cucumbers, beans, zucchini and more are available for yourself, or buy pre-picked corn, sunflowers or farm-fresh eggs at the market.

2040 Guyatt Road, Binbrook

905-692-5733

murphyscountryproduce.com

Puddicombe Estate Farms

Pick pears from the beginning of September. Apples and pumpkins follow at this Stoney Creek fruit farm and winery.

1468 Hamilton Regional Road 8 Stoney Creek

905-643-6882

puddicombefarms.com

Hanes Corn Maze

There are pumpkins galore in the maze and the patch. Book a ticket now for their maze of sunflowers. Later in the season, check out their famous pumpkin cannon and bring home some pumpkins.

1001 freeway. 5 W., Dundas

905-628-5280

thehanescornmaze.com

U-pick pumpkins at Merry Farms in Lynden.
U-pick pumpkins at Merry Farms in Lynden.John Rennison

happy farms

If it’s too early to talk about pumpkins, it’s way too early to start talking about Christmas trees. Pick your own of both varieties at this farm in Lynden.

1974 Concession 2 Rd. W., Lynden

519-647-2648

merryfarms.ca

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