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Pick Your Own

Get the most out of those crisp fall days by heading out to a pick-your-own apple farm. Some sell other produce and offer hay rides, petting zoos and other child-friendly activities.

Atlantic region
Boates Vinegar & U-Pick
, Kinsman Corner, Woodville, N.S.; 902/678-7671.
Daniel's U-Pick, Martock, N.S.; 902/798-5432.
Dempsey Corner Orchards, Aylesford, N.S.; 902/847-1855.
Elderkin's Farm Market & U-Pick, Greenwich, N.S.; 902/542-7198.
Gates U-Pick, Port Williams, N.S.; 902/ 542-9340.
Foote Family Farm, Woodville, N.S.; 902/ 678-4371.
Bostwick's Pick Your Own, Kingston, N.B.; 506/763-2943.
Charlotte's Family Orchard, Gagetown, N.B.; 506/488-2630.
River View Orchards, Keswick Ridge, N.B.; 506/363-4282.
Uris Williams & Sons, Ste-Antoine, N.B.; 506/525-2376.

Ontario
Brantview Apples & Cider, St. George; 905/833-5459.
Cannamore Orchard, Crysler; 613/448-3633.
Chudleigh's, Milton; 905/878-2725.
Pine Farms Orchard, King City; 905/833-5459.
Wagner Orchards, Maidstone; 519/723-4807.

Quebec
Abbaye Cistercienne, Rougemont; 450/469-2880.
A la Croisee des Pommes Inc., Ste-Joseph du Lac; 450/623-8621.
Cueillette 640 Enr., Ste-Joseph du Lac; 450/623-8635.
Ferme Hillspring, Franklin Centre; 450/827-2565.
Ferme au Pic Enr., Dunham; 450/295-2306.
Ferme R. Giguere, Ste-Famille; 418/829-2647.
Verger Trois Pommes, Rougemont; 450/469-0858.

Prairies
Treasure Valley Markets, Cadillac, Sask.; 306/785-4602.
Pearl Creek Farm, Melville, Sask.; 306/ 728-5572.
The Berry Farm, Sherwood Park, Alta.; 780/657-2275.
Pork Palace Orchard, Brosseau, Alta.; 780/657-2275.
Sprout Farms Fruit Tree Nursery, Bon Accord, Alta.; 800/676-0353.

British Columbia
The Apple Barn Pumpkin Farm Ltd., Abbotsford; 604/853-3108.
Chilliwack Corn Maze & Greendale Apple Farm; Chilliwack; 604/819-6203.
Willow View Farms, Abbotsford; 604/854-8710.

Sources
KEY:
‘Carrol': 1, ‘Cortland': 2, ‘Cox's Orange Pippin': 3, ‘Donald': 4, ‘Duchess of Oldenburg': 5, ‘Empire': 6, ‘Freedom': 7, ‘Golden Delicious': 8, ‘Golden Russet': 9, ‘Goodland': 10, ‘Greensleeves': 11, ‘Harcourt': 12, ‘Liberty': 13, ‘Lodi': 14, ‘Norkent': 15, ‘Novamac': 16, ‘Paulared': 17, ‘Snow' (a.k.a. ‘Fameuse'): 18, ‘Spartan': 19, ‘Sunnybrook': 20, ‘Wealthy': 21, ‘Westland': 22, ‘Wolf River': 23, ‘Yellow Transparent': 24.

Au Jardin de Jean-Pierre: 2, 6, 13, 14, 17, 19, 21.

B. Dinter Nursery Ltd.: 3, 9, 13, 19, 24.

Boughen Nurseries Valley River Ltd.: 10, 15.

Corn Hill Nursery Ltd.
: 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24.

Dutch Growers Garden Centre: 10, 15.

Le Coteau Farms & Garden Centre: 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 19, 24. 

Galetta Nurseries
: 2, 6, 8, 9, 14, 17-19, 21, 23, 24.

Golden Acre Garden Sentre: 10, 12, 15.

Little Tree Nursery: 10, 12, 15, 22.

Pleasant Valley Nurseries Ltd.
: 3, 9, 13, 14, 21, 24. 

Richbar Nursery Ltd.
: 10, 14, 20, 22.

Richmond Nursery Ltd.: 2, 6, 13, 19, 23, 24.

Scott's Nursery Ltd.: 2, 13, 14, 16, 21, 24. 

Siloam Orchards: 3, 7, 9, 13, 19, 21, 23, 24.

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