Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Red Deer area of Alberta, Canada?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Red Deer 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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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!

Red Deer 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.

Red Deer area of Alberta

  • Billyco Junction Gardens - Uses natural growing practices, apples, beans, broad beans, carrots, cucumbers, honeyberries, onions, peas, pumpkins, raspberries, rhubarb, strawberries, saskatoons, potatoes
    40110 - Range Road 260 RR#4, Lacombe, Alberta T4L 2N4. Phone: 403 782-4263. Fax: 403 782-4202. Email: [email protected]. Open: Daily from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm; from May to October. Closed Tuesdays. Directions: We are 8 kilometers east of Lacombe, Alberta on Highway 12, and 4.4 kilometers South on Prentiss Road. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Mastercard, Visa, Interac.  
  • Bowden SunMaze - Follows organic practices, strawberries, vegetables, flowers,  corn maze, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, straw or hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, farm animals
    34530 Range Road 14, Bowden, AB T0M 0K0. Phone: 877 224 3939. Fax: 403 224 3993. Email: [email protected]. Open: Sunflower and Corn Maze open End of July to End of October; Sunflower Maze in Full Bloom throughout August; Pumpkin Festival runs weekends in October from 11am to 5pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We follow organic practices, but are not seeking certification. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Our Upick Strawberry, Vegetable & Flower Gardens are open during the summer for families to enjoy along side our legendary collection of Mazes. The most Unique maze is Alberta's only Sunflower Maze Grown from 100,000 Sunflowers. Visitors can also challenge our Corn Maze and growing collection of Tree & Patio Mazes. U-pick season kicks off in July with U-pick Strawberries & Flowers with Upick veggies & the Mazes opening in August. All our vegetables, berries, flowers & mazes are grown without the use of any synthetic fertilizers or herbicides & our farm is in transition to organic production. The Bowden SunMaze is located next to Eagle Creek Farms, a U-pick Flower & Vegetable Farm open for picking from Mid July to the first week in September.(UPDATED: September 7, 2017, JBS) 
  • Buckler's Farm - U-Pick Strawberries, Lettuce, Spinach, Swiss chard and gourmet lettuce mix, Dill
    North on Hwy 22 to township rd 283 right, Cochrane, Alberta. Phone: 403-932-5435. Directions: From Cochrane AB go north on hwy 22 about 20 KM to rrd 283. Turn right about 2 km. turn left. Big Sign "Bucklers Farm"; Immediately before the turn. Open: 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week. 2007 prices: Strawberries are $2.50 / lb or $12 a full ice cream pail. Strawberries in start in late July.
  • Coronado Saskatoon Farm -Saskatoon berries, Black currants 
    Box 26, Gibbons, Alberta T0A 1N0. Phone: 780-999-2304. Fax: 780-942-4146. Orchard is 9 years old; 4 acres with with northline, thiessen and smoky varieties. Open: July and August from 9 to 9 daily. Saskatoon Festival on August 9th, 2003 Located 7 km north of Gibbons on Hwy 28; 2 km east on Twp 570, .5 km south on Range Road 231. Quasi-updated from second hand reports. Sigh. Be sure to call before you go)
  • DNA Gardens - Saskatoon berries, Chokecherries 
    Box 544, Elnora, Alberta T0M 0Y0. Phone: 403-773-2489 Fax: 403-773-2400. Email: [email protected]   Nursery plants specializing in cold hardy fruit. Liners for nurseries and orchardists. Picked and cleaned saskatoon and chokecherry fruit.
  • Eagle Creek Farms - Uses natural growing practices, beans, beets, carrots, corn (sweet), flowers, herbs/spices, melons, peas, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties
    34532 Range Road #14, Bowden, AB T0M 0K0. Phone: 877 224 3939. Fax: 403 224 3994. Email: [email protected]. Open: Summer Hours: Monday to Saturday from 11 am to 6pm: Sunday from 11am to 5pm Fall. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. U-pick Open Mid July until Early September. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Eastside Farms -Saskatoon berries, Raspberries, Crabapples (free) 
    RR 1, Site 1, Box 27, Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1R1. Phone: 403-783-4686 or 350-8653 
    Established in 1996 with 3 types of Saskatoons - Northline, Smokey and Thiessen. Open from end of July to end of August from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm Monday to Sunday. 1 mile east of Ponoka on Hwy 53, 2 miles south on Hwy 815, one half mile east on Township Road
  • The Fresh Food Farm - beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, onions, peas, raspberries (red), rhubarb, strawberries, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, Bounce house, farm animals
    39309 Rr 11, Blackfalds, AB T0M 0J0. Phone: 403-350-7319. Email: [email protected]. Open: mid July to October; Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: See website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. See website for specific dates. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • High Country Berries - saskatoons, picnic area
    South West 6-036-04 West Of 5, Caroline, AB T4G 1T6. Phone: 403-722-2088. Email: [email protected]. Open: In Season - 8 am until 7 pm. Directions: From Spruceview 16.6 Km west, 4.4 Km south, 1.6 Km west, north into. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque.
  • The Jungle Farm - cucumbers, flowers, herbs/spices, onions, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, other vegetables, prepicked produce, farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    Rural Route # 3, Innisfail, AB T4G 1T8. Phone: 403-227-4231. Fax: 403-227-6020. Email: [email protected]. Open: Daily from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm.  Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Innisfail - 6km North on highway #2A; turn right on Township road 362 (watch for the blue highway directional sign), come 1km. The Jungle Farm is the second farm on the left side. From Red Deer - 14 km South on highway #2; turn right on Old Pole Road (watch for the blue highway directional sign), come 3 km. The Jungle Farm is on the right side. Click here for a map and directions. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August, September, October, November. Flower Spring Season May 8 till June 15 Strawberry Summer Season July till August Pumpkin Fall Season August through mid October. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards. Greenhouse Grand Opening May  10am to 5pm Strawberry Festival July ; Country Drive August; Fall Family Pumpkin Season Kickoff August ;Fall Pumpkin Festival October . Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: September 7, 2017, JBS)
  • Markerville Berry and Vegetable Farm - Strawberry, Raspberry, and Saskatoon berry
    36416 Rng Rd 15, Red Deer County, Alberta T4G 0M9. Phone: 403-728-2115. ALternate phone: 403-318-0694. Email: [email protected]. Open: U-Pick berries during the summer months July-early August; Find us: Tuesdays 4-7pm Innisfail Producers Market, Wednesdays 4-7pm at the Downtown Red Deer Farmers Market or Fridays at the Sylvan Lake Farmers Market. Come and say hello at the market, send us an email or come and experience our farm for yourself! Farm open weekends during berry season. Phone ahead for current hours of operation. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (ADDED: September 7, 2017, JBS)
  • Mountain View Berry Farm - cherries, raspberries (red), saskatoons, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    Between Olds And Didsbury, Olds, AB T4H 1T8. Email: [email protected]. Open: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm, August 1 to September 1. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Pearson's Berry Farm Ltd. - Saskatoon berries, Chokecherries
    RR 1, Bowden, Alberta T0M 0K0. Phone: 403-224-3011. Fax: 403-224-2096. Email: [email protected]  We are located in the Red Deer River Valley, in the beautiful parkland of Alberta. In 1969, we planted a few hundred Saskatoon bushes and became the first commercial native fruit grower in Canada specializing in Saskatoons and Chokecherries.  In 1988, we started producing our own low sugar jams, jellies, pie fillings and pies. We also offer tours, have a picnic area and R.V. parking, a gift and craft store. Group luncheons and Sunday brunch are also available.  Season is open May 1 to September 30. Take credit cards and can deliver. Located 28 km west of Bowden on Hwy 587.   
  • Prairie Perfect Orchards - No pesticides are used, apples, cherries, Other fruit or veg, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    R.r. 3, Innisfail, AB T4G 1T8. Phone: 403-227-1301. Email: [email protected]. Open: Wednesday to Monday, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm; Closed on Tuesdays only. Directions: Take North Overpass through Innisfail and continue to Highway #54. At stop sign cross Highway #54 continue west on Little Red Deer Road - Twp Road 354 to Range Road 15. Watch for U-Pick Cherries and Prairie Perfect Orchards Sign on the right side. OR Take South Overpass at Innisfail west on Highway #54 to Little Red Deer Road - Twp Road #354 continue to Range Road 15. Watch for U-Pick Cherries and Prairie Perfect Orchards on the right side. Click here for a map and directions. Prairie Perfect Orchards officially open each year on June 15th; Honeyberries are available for picking mid to late June; Tart Cherries are available for picking first week of August; Apples are available for picking first of September. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Cheque. We invite you to stroll through our orchard and enjoy the fresh-off-the-tree fruit, experience the tastes, sights and sounds of country life. Pick fresh Saskatchewan Tart Cherries, Honeyberries, Apples or Rhubarb. Enjoy a guided tour of Prairie Perfect Orchards and it's beautiful landscaping or simply relax with a cup of tea, coffee or cool beverage, a homemade fruit tart and ice cream on our "Garden Patio" or eat your own picnic lunch under the shade trees.
  • Red Lodge Upick - No pesticides are used, apples, cherries, raspberries (red), saskatoons, strawberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    R.r#1 Site 7 Box 9, Bowden, AB T0M 0K0. Phone: 403-224-2425. Open: Early July until first killing frost - Phone for picking report. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Go 3 km west of Red Lodge Provincial Park (or 18 km west of Bowden, AB on highway 587) to range road 31, turn south and go 3 km to the end of the road, turn east and go just 1/3 of a km to the farm. (Just follow the signs - its easy!). Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Various game birds on site. We also raise & release Hungarian Partridges.
  • The Saskatoon Orchard -Saskatoon berries 
    R.R. # 3, Lacombe, Alberta T0C 1S0. Phone: 403-782-2665 or 782-4778 Fax: 403-782-2665. Email: [email protected]  The Saskatoon Orchard was established in 1996. The 50 acre orchard is located northwest of Lacombe, 16 km north on Hwy. 792, 3 km west, 1.5 south. Follow the signs. During the season (end of July and August) we are open 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Pre-picked and frozen berries are also available. Gerry, Carol, Mac and Ninie invite you to come and enjoy a relaxing day in the County. Catch a view of beautiful Gull Lake. Picnic tables, washrooms and refreshments are available for your enjoyment. 
  • Saskatoons @ Prairieberry.ca - saskatoons
    225036 Range Road #282, Rural SE Calgary (Indus) mail to: Box 22, Site 9, RR #5, Calgary, AB, AB T2P 2G6. Phone: 403-936-5309. Fax: 403-936-5409. Email us at: [email protected]. Directions: Deerfoot Trail S. until Exit #234, toward Brooks; Take Hwy 22x East (Marquis of Lorne Trail, (you will pass a blue-white-blue quonset on your right), but turn Left onto Range Road #282 (unpaved, take the first driveway to your right . We are open July, August. Our hours are: 8am to 8 pm daily, when in season. The 3 varieties of saskatoons, Northline, Smokies and Honeywood are ready from the end of July to mid-August. Please e-mail for availability. We are just 4 miles from Calgary city limits.
  • Serviceberry Farms - Saskatoon berries, Strawberries 
    Box 15, Site 23, RR 2, Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1K5. Phone: 403-934-2412 Fax: 403-934-9950 Web: www.serviceberryfarms.com  Established 1987, 4 acres of strawberries, and 1 acre of saskatoons. Neatest and cleanest fields in Alberta. We accept cash or cheque payments only. Open early July to mid August - call to confirm dates and times. Located east of Calgary; from intersection of Hwys #1 and 24, 1.6 km east and 5.6 km north.
  • Sweet Acres Orchards - Uses natural growing practices, apples, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    1506 Township Road 354, Red Deer County, AB T4G 0J3. Phone: 403-227-1301. Email: [email protected]. Open: Friday to Sunday from 11 am until 5 pm OR call to book a picking time. Directions: Take Highway 2 to the Highway 54 exit. Go west toward Innisfail. Turn left at Little Red Deer Road. We are at the corner of Range Road 15 and Little Red Deer Road. Click here for a map and directions. Honeyberries from late June to August Sour cherries in August and September Apples in September. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Free - no payments needed for anything. Click here for our Facebook page. U-pick honeyberries/haskaps U-pick sour cherries. (ADDED: July 05, 2015)

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