Photo: Courtesy of Orchalaw Farms
Orchalaw Farms, ON
Variety is the (pumpkin) spice of life at this seventh-generation Brampton farm. With over 20 apple varieties on offer, including squashes, Indian corn and pumpkins in all shapes and sizes, they’ll meet both your nutritional and seasonal décor needs. Allow their free weekend hayrides to do the apple-lugging for you, and their on-site playground equipped with swings and slides to keep the kids busy. You have little choice but to abandon your grocer for your fruit fix – their comprehensive online guide suggests they have a new apple variety in season each week.
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Photo: Courtesy of Boates Farm
Boates Farm, NS
Eco-friendly management is at the heart of this two-generation family-owned and operated farm. Pick from juicy apples and pears that bear the organic stamp of approval (they offer regular, too), and select from their fall favourites for sale like local vegetables and homemade jams. They’re the proud sole producers of organic apple cider vinegar in Atlantic Canada, which is great news for those looking to supercharge their metabolism.
Photo: Courtesy of Verger du Flanc Nord
Verger du Flanc Nord, QC
Verger du Flanc Nord is the Ferrari of orchards, with gourmet treats like apple pastries and cider on offer—best enjoyed on their terrace overlooking Mont-Saint-Hilaire. Once you’ve picked your favourite fruits, try out some of their apple-based recipes available on their website like apple chocolate chip muffins and sweet apple cake. For a true Quebec experience, pair those dishes with their homemade ciders, which were ranked among the best in the world at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in 2014.
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