Here you’ll find a list of road side fruit stands in and around Niagara! We are so lucky to have access to delicious, locally sourced fruit. Take a look and visit a stand this week!
Cherry Lane – 4260 Victoria Avenue, Vineland, Ontario
Canada’s largest supplier of sweet cherries and frozen peaches. There are one of the top producers of red sour pitted cherries in Ontario. Cherry Lane sells dried and frozen fruit all year round (fresh in season), in various sizes to best suit your needs. The fruit sold includes: Apricots, Black Sweet Cherries, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cranberries, Peaches, Raspberries, Red Sour Pitted Cherries, Rhubarb, and Strawberries. Not only can you purchase product from their farm store, you can also order online. Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 8-5pm and Saturday 9-5pm. www.cherrylane.net
DeVries Fruit Farm – 825 Canboro Road, Fenwick, Ontario
Visitors to the barn market can choose local fruits such as apples, peaches, pears, plums and tart cherries, when in season. The DeVries Fruit Farm also offers specialty items including apple cider, fruit jams and jellies. Open Mon-Sat, closed Sundays. Call for more info on hours (905) 892-8724.
Falk Family Farms – 1239 Lakeshore Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Call ahead, as hours may change depending on work activity 905-934-1319.
Falk Family Farms have grown from 25 acres to more than 350 acres. The main fruit crop found throughout the orchard is peaches; however they are also growers of plums, pears, grapes and some apples.
Fruit Shack Market and Bakery – 1267 Niagara Stone Road (Hwy 55), Virgil, Ontario
Situated on a 13 acre farm which has been in the family for over 55 years, the Fruit Shack Market and Bakery sells a combination of their own produce, fresh-baked goods, preserves and other local fruit in-season. They also offer hormone and drug free chicken, turkey, beef and pork products. Call (905) 468-9821 for hours of operation.
Hildreth Farms – 5529 Green Lane, Beamsville, Ontario
Hildreth Farms offers visitors the opportunity to experience what our beautiful Niagara farmland has to offer. From Pick Your Own strawberries and cherries, to a large farm market, the Hildreth’s have what you are looking for. During the growing season they handle all produce grown in Ontario, including, the best sweet corn ever! Their peaches, apricots, plums, nectarines and tomatoes are carefully picked and packed by their friendly staff. They also have fresh preserves available daily. This four generational farm has the main aim to provide the best quality of our province’s bounty, served with a smile!
Hours of operation: Pick your own – seasonal so please call ahead (905) 563-4423. Farm Market: mid June – mid October – Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm. Saturday, Sundays and Holidays 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Quiet Acres – 672 Lakeshore Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Maureen MacSween proudly says, “We only sell what we grow!” Quiet Acres is a 155 acre farm with a roadside stand on the scenic lakeshore drive between St. Catharines and Niagara-on-the-Lake. All summer long and into early fall patrons can purchase fresh in-season fruits and vegetables taken directly from their own land. Be sure to come early, as the daily picked fruits and vegetables may be sold out before the end of the day! Hours of Operation – mid-June for first pick of strawberries – October 1 Daily 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (or earlier)
Plekan’s Market – 4770 Lincoln Avenue, Beamsville, Ontario
On Niagara’s scenic Wine Route is the Plekan Market roadside stand. A selection of in-season fruits and vegetables ranging from Niagara’s popular peaches and cherries to fresh onions, tomatoes and beans are available throughout the summer. Plekans also sells local grape juice from Walter Estates and Beamsville’s Charlie Bee Honey. Visitors can also pick up cold beverages at this stopping point. Seasonal hours tend to be daily – morning till dusk.
Support local, Ontario farms! Enjoy!! Your Niagara Home.
*Photo credit – Niagara-on-the-Lake captured by @aeograham
*Other info provided by Niagaragreenbelt.com