Apple picking in the Ottawa area

It’s almost the season for apple picking in the Ottawa area, here is a list of where to go for this great family outing.

It’s almost the season for apple picking in the Ottawa area, here is a list of where to go for this great family outing.

A list of pick-your-own apple orchards near Ottawa

Log Cabin Orchard

  • Where: 6121 Cabin Rd., Osgoode K0A 2W0
  • Directions: Exit Hwy. 416 at Roger Stevens Drive and follow Regional Road 6. 20 minutes from west-end Ottawa
  • Hours: Open daily from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Cost: Parking and all activities free. 1/8 bushel is $8. Fresh apple pies and apple crisp (which can be ordered in advance) are $10.
  • Information: logcabinorchard.ca, 613-826-5081
  • Extras: Petting zoo, wagon ride, Churros and photobooth
It’s almost the season for apple picking in the Ottawa area, here is a list of where to go for this great family outing.

Mountain Apple Orchards

  • Where: 10175 Clark Rd., Mountain K0E 1S0
  • Directions: Exit Hwy. 416 at Hwy. 43. Turn right on Hwy. 22 and left on Bennet Road (which changes into Clark Road). Less than an hour from Ottawa.
  • Hours: Open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Cost: A 10 lb. basket is $16; 20 lbs. is  $27. Cider donuts are $1.  All activities and parking are free.
  • Information: mountainorchards.ca, 613-989-5601

Cannamore Orchard

  • Where: 1480 County Road 32, Crysler, ON K0A 1R0
  • Directions: From the 417 East, take exit 88 and go through Embrun. Turn right on Ste Marie Street and drive nine kilometers. 1 hour from west-end Ottawa.
  • Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cost: Apples are $2.75 per kilo. Parking is free. An unlimited activity pass is $13 or $44 for a family of 4.
  • Information: CannamoreOrchard.com, 613-448-3633
It’s almost the season for apple picking in the Ottawa area, here is a list of where to go for this great family outing.
Log Cabin Orchard

Pinewood Orchards

  • Where: 101 Herzburg Rd., Kanata K2K 2Y3
  • Directions: Exit the Queensway at March Road and head north. Turn left at Herzburg Road. 10 minutes from downtown
  • Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $1.25 per pound (cash only)
  • Information: pinewoodorchards.com

Orléans Fruit Farm

  • Where: 1399 St. Joseph Blvd. K1C 7K9
  • Directions: Head east on the Queensway towards Orléans.  Exit at Montreal Road. Turn right on St-Joseph Blvd. Twenty minutes from the west-end.
  • Hours: Saturdays and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $1.25 per pound (same price for the past 4 years)
  • Contact: orleansfruitfarm.ca, 613-830-1303

Fun Recipes

Apfelringe

Pumpkin festival and apple picking filled our busy weekend. Now we have carved pumkpins, apple pie and a new apfelringe recipe for next weekend. Never dull!
  • 1/2 kg Flour
  • 1/2 litre milk
  • 1 pack of baking powder (roughly 14 g)
  • 4 packs of Vanilla sugar (roughly 4 x 8 g of vanilla)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 1/2 kg apple, cut into slices
  1. Mix all ingredients together well. Coat apple slices and deep fry until golden brown, only a few minutes.
  2. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Serve hot.

Apple Cinnamon Loaf

It’s almost the season for apple picking in the Ottawa area, here is a list of where to go for this great family outing.
  • 1/3 c brown sugar (not packed
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 c white sugar
  • 1/2 c butter softened
  • 2eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2c all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 2 apples, peeled
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  2. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl and set aside. Beat white sugar and butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until incorporated; add vanilla extract.
  3. Combine the flour and baking powder together in another bowl; stir into creamed butter mixture. Mix milk into batter until smooth.
  4. Pour half the batter into prepared pan. Next, add half the apples and half the brown sugar-cinnamon mixture. Lightly pat apples into the batter.
  5. Pour the remaining batter over apple layer; top with remaining apples and add more brown sugar-cinnamon mixture. Lightly pat apples into batter; swirl brown sugar mixture through apples using a finger or spoon.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in center of the loaf comes out clean, 30-40 minutes. This recipe took 65 minutes in my oven.

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It’s almost the season for apple picking in the Ottawa area, here is a list of where to go for this great family outing.