Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Calgary area of Alberta, Canada?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Calgary area of Alberta, Canada, sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name  (see "What does Organic mean?"). The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "pickit" and the one that ends with ".farms"; they do not update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly! I put dates to indicate when we last received an update from each farm, and I make updates daily (each farm as their info changes). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

And if you know of any I missed and want to add them or correct the information, please let me know!  

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What's in season in November 2017, and other timely information:

Notes for November 2017: Frosts and freezes are upon us in many areas, and one field may be unhurt while one a mile a way can be damaged, so keep that in mind as you read the following: Apples are in season now, as are figs,  and Fall raspberries are in season now. Tomatoes are going strong if frost hasn't happened in the field  Late Apples, like Fuji's should be plentiful now. You can see a complete list of apple varieties, their ripening dates and best uses here. And if you have a left over pumpkin, you can easily turn it into a Thanksgiving pie, pumpkin cheesecake, cookies, muffins and more, see this page!

And of course you can find Christmas tree farms, on our related website.

Children's Consignment Sales occur in both the Spring and Fall  See our companion website to find a local community or church kid's consignment sale!

Next year, don't miss an Easter Egg Hunt for your children: See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

We also have home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me! It is easy to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note, there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now.  They have all copied their information form here and usually do not ever update.  Since 2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see anything wrong, please write me!

Calgary area of Alberta, Canada U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map.

If you are looking for recipes, freezing, canning, jam directions and information about saskatoons see this page.

Calgary Area of Alberta

  • Kayben Farms - black currants, (ONLY black currants for PYO),  U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, inflatables/bounce house, jumping pillow, pedal kart track, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    316034 32 Street East, Okotoks, AB T1S 1A2. Phone: 403-938-2857. Fax: 403-938-2647. Email: judy@kayben.com. Open: Picking 7 days a week while black currants are in season (typically mid to late August). Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Calgary: Highway 2 south of Calgary and continue for 3 km past the Okotoks overpass. Turn right (west) onto 306 Avenue and travel 0.8 km. Turn left (south) onto 32 Street East and travel 1.2 km. Entrance is on left (east) side of road. From Okotoks: Highway 2A North out of Okotoks, past Extra Foods on the left. Turn right (east) onto 338 Avenue and travel 1.5 km east until 4-way STOP. Turn left (north) onto 32 Street East and travel 2.2 km. Click here for a map and directions. mid to late August. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. We have ONLY black currants available for U pick. Pre picked fruit in 4L pails is available during season. Call after August 2 to order your pre picked pails. Click here for our Facebook page.  Visit website for more information.(UPDATED: July 12, 2016) 
    Comments from a visitor on July 28, 2010: "I went to Kayben Farms on Saturday to pick strawberries. Their website said first come, first served, so I went early. The field opens at 10 and I was there at 8, the first and only car for about an hour. They don't actually mean first come, first served. They mean, open chaos starts at 10. Everyone was led from the parking lot into the garden centre, were told the berries were bad, then were sent with little 1L containers into the field without any supervision or instruction on how to pick strawberries. What resulted was nearly a riot. I'm not certain how they actually make money because of the number of berries that were squished or left behind by the mob. I will not be back to Kayben Farms because this was the worst u-pick experience that I could imagine. "
    Comments from a visitor on August 24, 2010: "To respond to the person who had such an unfortunate experience at our place on July 28: We are so very sorry that your experience was like this. The strawberry season was very difficult for us as well. We debated about opening at all, since more than 75% of our plants were lost due to weather. In the end, we opened due to overwhelming interest and not wanting to waste the fruit that was available. It was impossible to estimate how many people would come out and despite our best efforts to forewarn our customers of the reality of the situation, they came hoping to be the lucky ones who got fruit. We can't blame them for being disappointed. We have closed the strawberry fields for the season and will replant in 2011. On a good note: the black currant crop is plentiful and beautiful, with 20 acres available. We have also opened up the u-pick vegetable garden which has been enthusiastically received. Judy Kolk, owner/operator Kayben Farms "
  • Saskaberry Ranch - peas, raspberries (red), rhubarb, saskatoons, strawberries, Other fruit or veg, already-picked produce, restrooms, picnic area
    RR#2 Site 9 Box 15, Olds, AB T4H 1P3. Phone: 403-507-8994. Fax: 403-556-3745. Email: phil@saskaberryranch.com. Open: Mid July through the September long weekend; Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sunday. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 66 km North of Cochrane on Highway 22. Turn west on Range Road 324 and our entrance is just down the road on the right side. If you are coming from Olds, take Highway 27 for 26 kms to Highway 22, turn south and travel 2.4 kms south to Range Road 324. Click here for a map and directions. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Payment: Cash, Cheque. baby potatoes. 
  • Solstice Berry Farm - saskatoons, U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    RR2, Crossfield, AB T0M0S0. Phone: 403-946-4759. Email: info@solsticeberryfarm.com. Open: Generally August 1st to September long weekend, depending on the weather (check our website for up - to - date picking information); Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday 12:00 noon to 6 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Cremona go 8.5 km south on Highway 22 to Township Road 292 (Acme Road); 6.4 km east on Acme Road to Range Road 34; 1.0 km north on Range Road 34, entrance on left at sign. From Cochrane, north on Highway 22 to Township Road 292 (Acme Road) and follow same directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, credit and debit cards . Click here for our Facebook page 
  • Sweet Life Saskatoons - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, cherries, saskatoons, U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, picnic area (bring your own food)
    281110 Symons Valley Road, Crossfield, AB T0M 1L0Email: m_jtaylor@xplornet.com. Open: Every Day of the week, from 8 am to 7 pm; opening date could vary, but around July 10th this year since we had an early spring; See our Facebook page for up - to - date information;Our webpage is currently under construction; Hopefully it will be up and running soon. Directions: From Airdrie: Head west on Veteran's Boulevard (Highway #567) until you get to the intersection of #567 and Symons Valley Road (#772). It will be about 11 km to get there. The Golden Rod Community Hall is on the corner. Now turn right, and head north on Symons Valley Road for another 11 km. We are on the right hand side of the road, number 281110. You will see our sign at the top of the laneway. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We are hoping to have a small shop operating where you can purchase some saskatoon baking, such as "White Chocolate Saskatoon Scones", a piece of saskatoon pie, or muffins. There will also be frozen ice cream treats, water and coffee. In addition, there will be willow furniture on display that can be purchased and a few other small items. (UPDATED: June 15, 2016) (ADDED: February 29, 2016)
  • The Saskatoon Farm - Saskatoons, U-pick and already picked, Garden Center, Cafe, Giftshop
    Okotoks, AL. Phone: (403)-938-6245. ALternate phone: 800-463-2113. Open: Daily, from 9am to 5pm, every day including holidays; (We are closed Christmas, Boxing and New Year's Days); Our U-pick orchard is generally open about mid July, and depending on weather conditions, U-pick season can last till mid August; We encourage you to contact us closer to U-pick season for updates regarding U-pick dates. Directions: From Calgary, head south for 19 km on Hwy #2 beyond the city limits (Macleod Trail), or follow the new Deerfoot extention to where it turns into #2, continue 8 kms. past the Okotoks overpass; Turn left (east) at the old railway display on 338 Ave. (look for the Saskatoon Farm signs.) Travel straight east on 338 Ave. for 3 km (the road is dead-end and goes directly to our farm) . If coming from the south, take your 2nd right after crossing the Sheep River, just north of Aldersyde and the Aldersyde Petrocan. From Okotoks, going north on 2A, turn east at the top of the hill (large animal clinic or watch for our neon sign) and travel 8km straight east (passing over #2 highway). The road will lead you right to us, follow the signs.  At our farm we have easy access to our U-pick orchards with handicap parking facilities.
    (Berries are generally ready the last week of July - first week of August). NEW THIS YEAR $2.00 Grazing Fee for those entering the U-Pick field. (per person). Each summer people from all over southern Alberta visit the Saskatoon Farm to pick fresh saskatoons and to enjoy a day in the country! The saskatoons are usually ready for picking about mid July and we invite everyone to come and enjoy saskatoon pie in our Cafe and Gift Shop or in the old fashioned General Store in our western town, located at the U-pick orchard during U-pick season. As mentioned above, we offer U-pick facilities by supplying the pails for picking your berries. We charge $15.00 per 4 litre ice cream pail (averages 5 lbs.). For those who prefer to buy prepicked berries, we offer prepicked fruit in 4 litre pails for $20.00 per pail (based on availability). Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (UPDATED: September 7, 2017, JBS)  (ADDED: July 01, 2016, JBS)

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)


Local Honey Sources:


Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Calgary Area of Alberta

  • Forever Homestead - Chicken (free range), Duck, Pork, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% grass and/or grain fed, Organic Milk, Goat Milk, Unpasteurized Goat Milk, Unpasteurized organic goat milk, Eggs (organic, free range, vegetarian fed), sausage, Farm/ranch tours for visitors, School tours, Fresh eggs, farm animals, school tours, group reservations
    241231 Range Road 281, Chestermere, AB T1X 0M5. Phone: (587) 220-7686. Email: Carmen@ForeverHomestead.com. Open: Always Open for Contact; Please Contact Before Visiting. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: April 27, 2016)

Farm Venues for Weddings, Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Calgary

  • Kayben Farms - Birthday parties, Corporate events, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, dairy cows, sheep, goats, horses, chickens, other animals, Beautiful rural setting, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, Smoking allowed in designated areas, Vegetarian meals available, handicap accessible, meeting room available, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, jumping pillow, trike track, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    314064 32 Street East, Okotoks, AL T1S 1A2. Phone: 403-938-2857. Fax: 403-938-2647. Email: admin@kayben.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Venue updates: Click here for updates. Directions: From Calgary: Highway 2 south of Calgary and continue for 3 km past the Okotoks overpass. Turn right (west) onto 306 Avenue and travel 0.8 km. Turn left (south) onto 32 Street East and travel 1.2 km. Entrance is on left (east) side of road. From Okotoks: Highway 2A North out of Okotoks, past Extra Foods on the left. Turn right (east) onto 338 Avenue and travel 1.5 km east until 4-way STOP. Turn left (north) onto 32 Street East and travel 2 km. Entrance is on right (east) side of road. Click here for a map and directions. Harvest for Black Currants typically begins mid-August; Please visit our website weekly for updates on black currant picking schedule as well as u-pick schedule for vegetables;. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Annual Harvest Festival Saturday, August 23 from 10 am to 5 pm, featuring food, mead, competitions, entertainment and demonstrations - 2 great locations, including Chinook Honey Company. Visit our website for information and tickets. Pumpkin and Scarecrow Festivals every Saturday in October from 10 am to 5 pm including contests, wagon rides, food, pumpkin painting, and corn maze. Visit website for more information. Creating delightful experiences and lasting memories! Kayben Farms offers 12+ acres of nature and farm for your family to learn, discover and have fun in! Sunshine Adventure Park attractions include: Berry Bounce, giant wheelbarrow play structure, including climbing wall and 4 lane giant slide, pedal kart track, wheat wonderland, sandbox, swings, wheat wonderland, animal farm, corn maze, picnic area, JoJo's Cafe, Garden Centre and Gift Store, and much more!.

Horse Rides and More:


Farm Bed And Breakfasts


Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:


Resources For Farmers

Calgary area

  • Black Earth Humic LP - Humus, Regional delivery (see below for details), sale,
    601 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4C2. Phone: 403-228-2525. Email: paul.trieu@kayakcreative.ca. Open: Please contact our sales representative. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Click here for our Facebook page. Black Earth Humic LP originally took shape in 1998, focusing on development of products and markets for high-grade reserves of humus material. The raw material of all Black Earth products is humalite - a weathered type of sub-bituminous coal found only in Alberta and mined exclusively for Black Earth Humic LP. High in humic and fulvic acids yet low in ash and toxic metals, our humalite is superior to lignite and leonardite. By exploiting its chemical and physical properties, we develop innovative, highly effective products for a wide range of applications in the agricultural, environmental and industrial sectors.