Purchasing farm fresh fruit and vegetables is easy in August. Picking your own asparagus, peaches, plums, apricots and apples are a great way to enjoy the outdoors and gather some fresh goods for your home. Whether you’re a jammer, baker or amateur winemaker, farm fresh venues are all around Hamilton!
Lindley’s Farm & Market
Pick all sorts of fruit, berries and vegetables at Lindley’s. Visit this local producer for a hands-on experience picking a wide variety of stock. Visit http://www.lindleyfarm.com for their local harvest schedule and find ingredients you love. Find out when your favourite seasonal fruit is ripe and get over to Lindley’s and pick your very own! This marvelous location can be found at 900 Fiddler’s Green Road, Ancaster, ON, approximately two kilometres south of Highway 403.
The Puddicombe Farms annual Apple Harvest will run September through October with all sorts of family fun going on! Hop aboard “Lil Pudd” and train track around Puddicombe, or enjoy a traditional wagon ride through the vineyard and orchards at Hamilton harvest hot bed. Visit http://www.puddicombefarms.com for more on event times and events.
Parents will love Frootogo Orchards minutes outside Hamilton, in Waterdown! This farm fun venue has a massive PLAYLAND geared towards kids 0 -12! Opens August 1st, weather pending, from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily through October 31! When the kids tucker out, grab a meal or a preserve-to-go from the Frootogo bakery and store! This all in one farm has something for everyone in the family. Come for the corn maze or pumpkins, the baked goods or the famous soups! Visit http://www.frootogo.ca for more on this wonderful harvest destination!
The Apple Orchard
The venue not to be overlooked by apple lovers is The Apple Orchard at 1668 ON-6, Hamilton. This apple and pear orchard just outside Freelton will be open daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. when in season, except Tuesdays. Visit the Apple Orchard for more on variety and scheduling by visiting: https://www.theappleorchard.ca/
The surrounding area of Hamilton is loaded with fantastic venues offering farm fresh goods and produce. Whether you’re planning a day excursion for the kids or just wanting quality ingredients for your next cake, Hamilton pick your own and farm varieties are out there!