Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Calgary area of Alberta, Canada? Farms are open and safe! 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. If you find anything outdated or
inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what
the typical prices are for each crop.
Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook
page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or
Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally
overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with
the farm directly before you go!
And if you know of any farms I missed and want to
add a farm, please let me know!
I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find
anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
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What's in season in August 2020, and
other timely information:
Notes for August 2020: Summer is almost here! Strawberry season is finished in all but the far northern ands cooler areas. Blueberries, blackberries
are in season in most areas, also tomatoes, peaches and most vegetables . Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
Now, more than ever, going to a farm, being outside, away from crowds, getting fresh, local produce, makes more sense than ever before! It's a fun, safe
and educational to pick some fresh berries, fruit and veggies and more, then come back here to learn how to freeze, can, make jam, salsa and much more!
Of course, check with the farm before you go, both to check on crop availability and hours. We also have a
state-by-state guide to Farm COVID-19 requirements here.
See our comprehensive list of
home canning, jam and jelly
making, 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, using similar sounding names. They have all
copied their information from 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 or outdated, please
waterbath canners and
pressure canners, are getting hard to find as
people are doing more home canning than ever before. You can still get them online (see links at left) but prices are going up as the less expensive models are
selling out. Food dehydration is becoming a popular and inexpensive alternative; see this page about drying
your own fruits and vegetables and where to get a food dryer.
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!
See these pages to find a local
Strawberry Festival, or a
Cherry or cherry blossom festival
or a Blueberry festival. Some may still be held in 2020.
Calgary area of Alberta, Canada U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, 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:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: June 26, 2018)
Saskaberry Ranch - peas, raspberries (red), rhubarb, saskatoons,
strawberries, Other fruit or veg, already-picked produce, restrooms, picnic
RR#2 Site 9 Box 15, Olds, AB T4H 1P3. Phone: 403-507-8994. Fax:
email@example.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:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, credit and
debit cards .
Click here for our Facebook page.
Sweet Life Saskatoons - saskatoons, Honey from hives on the farm,
restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food)
281110, Madden, AB T4B 4N2.
Phone: (403) 312-5759. Email:
email@example.com. Open: See our web page or facebook page for up -
to - date information, but generally our u - pick starts at the end of July
until mid - August; We will be open 7 days at week, from 9 am to 6 pm.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Gps
Coordinates Are: 51°22'44.7″N 114°12'37.8″W. The 911 number at the top of
the lane is 281110. From Airdrie, travel west on Highway 567 (Veteran's
Boulevard) to the #772 Symon's Valley Road, (approximately 11 kilometres).
You will see the Golden Rod Hall on the corner. Turn right (north), and stay
on the pavement for close to another 11 kilometres. You will see our road
sign for Sweet Life Saskatoons at the top of our lane.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard.
Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: July 03, 2019) (ADDED: February 29, 2016)
The Saskatoon Farm
- Saskatoons, U-pick and already picked,
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,