Last updated: July 15, 2020
Looking to escape the city and spend some time on a local farm? Greenbelt farms offer a wide range of tastes and experiences. You can also find a delicious assortment of vegetables, eggs and locally raised meats.
Our in-house farmer, Robin Turner, recommends checking out these eight Greenbelt farms this summer.
Orleans Fruit Farm
Welcome to the Orleans Fruit Farm, where you can pick your own strawberries and raspberries from 8 am to 5 pm any day of the week. Browse the farm stand for a variety of pre-picked strawberries, lettuce, onions, asparagus and more — open 11 am to 5 pm — while quantifies last. Orleans Fruit Farm asks that you give them a call at 613-830-1303 before you visit, as stock tends to run out quickly.
Check out the farm stand at various farmers’ markets in Ottawa. What’s in season? Strawberries, green onions, Swiss chard and more!
The Kiwan Farm Stand is open 10 am to 6 pm every day of the week for your convenience. You can skip the line by ordering online ahead of time. All online orders will be available for pickup the following day between 3 pm and 6 pm at Kiwan Farm Stand.
Pick your own strawberries at Shouldice Farm, with three farm locations to serve you! Pick-your-own is open 7 days a week 8 am to 8 pm during strawberry season (mid-June to mid-July, weather permitting). Please note that product availability and business hours may be inconsistent, as strawberries are in short supply, due to high demand and weather restrictions.
Veggie Trail Farms
Here, you’ll find raspberries, basil, beans, kale, garlic, sweet bell peppers, herbs, radishes, potatoes, summer squash and tomatoes. The farm stand is open 10 am to 6 pm every day, except Wednesdays. Want to skip the line? Browse online, and email your order to email@example.com. Order pickups available 11 am to 6 pm during hours of operation. Please note that the B&B is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Maple Hill Urban Farm
The farm stand at Maple Hill Urban Farm is open to the public — featuring an abundance of farm-grown fruits and veggies, and chicken and duck eggs from the local winged residents! Goat yoga has been put on hold in 2020, due to COVID-19 restrictions, but you can look forward to the corn maze come September/October. Preparations have already begun!
Foster Family Farm
Stock up on fresh beans, cauliflower, onions, spinach and raspberries. Don’t forget to browse the recipe list. Pick-your-own is now open!
The Log Farm
The Log Farm is open on Sundays and Wednesdays, from 9:30 am to 3 pm. Three time slots are available each day: 9:30 to 11:00, 11:00 to 1:00 and 1:30 to 3:00. You need to purchase tickets online for each session at https://thelogfarm.com.
Pinewood Orchards offers a variety of farm-fresh fruits and veggies, including apples, onions and radishes. Visit the produce stand Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 6 pm.
Note: Hours, products and activities may change. To find out more, contact the farm directly. You can find sources of more fresh local produce on the NCC’s farm map.