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Interested in fruit wines? Ontario is a great producer, especially of apple wine.

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Apple Picking in Ontario

 

By Aalia Persaud for Readersdigest.ca


There's certainly no shortage of orchards to visit in Ontario. The province is loaded with U-Pick apple orchards open from August to October.


 

Apple Ciders and Wines

Applewood Farm Winery
Archibald Estate Winery
Brus’ Orchards and Winery
Puddicombe Estate Farms & Winery
Sunnybrooke Farm Estate Winery
Twin Pines Orchards and Cider House
Wagner Estate Winery

 

Pick Your Own Apples

Albion Orchards 
Where: 14800 Innis Lake Road, Caledon
Directions: Click here
When: Weekends from mid Aug. to Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Contact: 905-584-0354
Cortland, Crispin/Matsa, Empire, Idared, Gala, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, McIntosh, Northern Spy, Red Delicious, Golden Russet, Spartan.

 

Apple Land Station 
Where: 329 Richmond St., RR 2, Thorndale
Directions: Click here
When: Open Aug 31 for apple season.
Contact: 519-268-7794 
 

Avalon Orchards 
Where: 3150 5th line, Innisfil
Directions: Click here
When: End of Aug. to mid Oct.
Contact: 866-458-9902
Redfree, Nova McIntosh, Red Nova Spy. Varies from year to year. Call for during harvest season for varieties available.

Birtch Farm and Estate Winery 
Where: RR 7, Woodstock
Directions: In rural Southwestern Ontario, north of Woodstock near the town of Innerkip on the 15th Line.
When: Aug. 1 to Oct. 31. Mon. to Fri.: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat.: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug 1 to 31. Sun.: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 1 to Oct. 31. Sun.: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact: 519-469-3040
Cortland, Empire, Golden Delicious, Honeycrisp, Idared, Jersey Mac, Jona Mac, McIntosh, Mutsu, Northern Spy, Paula Red, Red Delicious, Royal Gala, Snow, Tolman Sweet.

 

Brooks Farms
Where: 122 Ashworth Road, Mount Albert
When: Mid June to end of Aug. Mid Sept. to mid Oct.
McIntosh, Idared, Golden Delicious, Gala and more.

Campbell’s Orchards
Where: RR 1 Carrying Place, 1633 Rednersville Rd (County Road 3)
Directions: 10 mins from Belleville, 20 mins from Trenton and Picton.
Contact: 613-962-3751

Cannamore Orchard
Where: 1480 County Road 32, Crysler
Directions: Click here 
When: Mid Aug. to Oct.
Contact: 613-448-3633
Cortland, Honeycrisp, Lobo, Empire, Ginger Gold, McIntosh, Paula Red, Spartan, Melba, Transparent Yellow.

Chudleigh's 
Where: 9528 HWY 25, Halton Hills
When: Mid Aug. to late Oct.
Cost: Ages 4 and up: $7. Family of 4: $25. Pick your own: sold by weight.
Contact: 905-878-2725
Tydemans, Jersey Mac, Ginger Gold, Sunrise, Wealthy, McIntosh Spartan, Gala, Cortland, Silken, Empire, Honeycrisp, Red Delicious, Northern Spy, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Russet, Creston, Mutsu, Fuji.

 

Dekok Family Berry Farm
Where: 1070 March Rd, Kanata
When: End of Aug. to early Oct.
Contact: 613-592-3779
Follows an Environmental Farm Plan.

 

Orchalaw Farms
Where: 9726 Heritage Road, RR 2, Norval
Directions: Off HWY 7.
Contact: 905-456-1879


Pingle’s Farm Market
Where: 1805 Taunton Road East, Hampton
Directions: HWY 401 E, just past Oshawa. Exit 425, exit Courtice Road N (left) to the end. We’re on the corner.
When: Sept. to Oct. Mon. to Sun.: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Contact: 905-725-6089

Smiths’ Apples and Farm Market
Where: 470 The River Road, RR 3, Port Elgin
Contact: 519-832-2971
McIntosh, Royal Gala, Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Northern Spy. Other varieties are also available for purchase.

Waddell Apples 
Where: 2645 Washburn Road, Kingston
When: Opens Labour Day weekend for apple season.
Contact: 613-546-1690
Melba, Red Astrachan, Paula Red, Redcort, Lobo, McIntosh, Cortland, Spartan, Macoun, Empire, Priscilla, Golden Russet.

 

Other Apple Activities...

Birtch Farm and Estate Winery 
Where: RR 7, Woodstock
Directions: In rural Southwestern Ontario, north of Woodstock near the town of Innerkip on the 15th Line.
When: Sept. 19 to 20. 
Contact: 519-469-3040
Apple Festival: Sept. 19 to 20.

 

The Blue Mountains Apple Harvest Festival

Where: Village at Blue Mountain, Thornbury and Clarksburg
Directions: Click here 

When: Oct. 9-12

Apple Harvest Festival. Featuring carriage rides, scavenger hunts, live music and activities for the whole family, not to mention the apple pie baking content, apple picking and taste of the harvest trail.

 

St. George Apple Harvest Festival

Where: Village of St. George
Directions: Click here 

When: Sept. 19-20

Contact: stgeorgeapplefest@bellnet.ca
Apple Harvest Festival. Featuring live entertainment and activities for the whole family, not to mention all the great eating. Feast on homemade apple pies, apple cheese cake, apple butter and dumplings… and apples!

 

2009 Ruthven Apple Festival

Where: Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens, Ruthven
When: Sept. 26-27

Contact: 519-326-3287
Apple Festival. Selected as one of the Top 100 Festivals in Ontario by Festival and Events Ontario. Celebrating it’s 30th anniversary, this festival features a parade, live music, ride and games for kids, crafts and food.

 

Apple Harvest Craft Show

Where: Meaford Arena and Curling Club, 130 Collingwood St. W.
When: Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $5 adults, $1 children under 12 years.

Craft Show. Featuring over 200 exhibits in needlework, leather, woodwork, stained glass, pottery and various art medias, plus much more.

 

35th Brighton Applefest

Where: Town of Brighton
Directions: Located in the County of Northumberland, Brighton is located on Highway 2 along the scenic shores of Lake Ontario, 1.5 hours east of Toronto.

When: Sept. 24-27

Contact: applefest@reach.net
Apple Festival. Featuring a parade, live entertainment, barbecues and activities for the whole family.

 

More Apple Facts and Fun 

Find more orchards in Ontario.
The Government of Ontario recommends these apple recipes.
Get your own applescopes from the Ontario Apple Growers.
Learn about organic apple production.

   

Looking other apple-icious festivals? Find out what's going on in the rest of Canada.

 

 

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