Find a local pick your own farm here!

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steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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

For information about safely viewing the solar eclipse and where to get the approved glasses, see this page.  Or here to learn about the scam counterfeit solar eclipse glasses.

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!

Central-East British Columbia 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.

Columbia-Shuswap

  • Tasty Acres - cherries, strawberries, raspberries, apples, grapes and flowers
    4360-30th Street Ne, Salmon Arm, BC V1E2A3. Phone: 250-833-4821. Email: [email protected]. Open: for cherries Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 12, and if we are home in the afternoon; strawberries by appoint,ment. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Highway 1 turn North at McDonalds onto 30th Street NE. Follow 30th stree for 3 kilometers. Tasty Acres is on the right hand side of the street. You'll see the sign. For a map to our farm, click here. Cherry season is from June 18 till mid July this year. CHERRY PICKING STARTS SATURDAY JUNE 18, 2016. We have a variety of cherries: bing, vans, sweetheart, lamberts etc. We have strawberries as well, but since the plants are new, that crop won't come in till sometime in July or later (call before you come).For strawberries we have Albion, which is a firm, very sweet, big strawberry.If you want to come and pick strawberries, please give us a call and we'll set up a time for you to come and pick. Raspberries tpyically start in early July;  Grapes and apples are ready in July and August.  Payment: Cash, only. We have a U-pick section, which provides cherries, black berries, raspberries, strawberries, apples and grapes and flowers.Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: June 23, 2016)

Thompson-Nicola

  • Berry Sweet Garden - raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), raspberries (Autumn, black), strawberries, tomatoes,
    6112 Meadowland Cr. S., Kamloops, BC V2C 5J1. Phone: 250 371 7225. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday from 8am to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm, June 20 to October 31. Directions: Old Vernon Road, Downtown Barhartvale. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We are a natural farm.
  • Hoodoo Ranch - ORGANIC, cherries, apricots, peaches, plums, pears, apples and saskatoons
    9730 Highway # 8 P.O. Box 171, Spences Bridge, BC V0K 2L0. Phone: 250-458-2441. Email: [email protected]. Open: on weekends from June to October. Directions: Turn off the Trans Canada Highway # 1 onto Highway # 8 at Spences Bridge. Hoodoo Ranch is on the Nicola River five kilometers from the junction. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only. Notes: Hoodoo Ranch is a Certified Organic Producer certified by STOPA Farm #133. We-pick and U-pick services are offered and customers are invited to enjoy a swim and picnic afterwards at the ranch. We also have fresh picked tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash etc. Click here for our Facebook page 
  • Miner's Rock Ranch - beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, peas, peppers, tomatoes,
    Etch, Monte Creek, BC AA1AA12. Phone: 250-573-2026. Email: [email protected]. Open: U - pick is open July - October, please call for availability. Directions: From Kamloops, we are 4Km past the Vernon turnoff on highway 1. Watch for signs on the right. From Pritchard, we are 10km past the Pritchard Store. Turn at Rocky Point. For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, Cheque.
  • Woodward Tree Nursery - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided, winter hay rides,
    5505 Westsyde Road, Kamloops , BC V2B8N5. Phone: 250-579-8739. Fax: 250-579-8739. Email: [email protected]. Open: December 1st to 24 10:00am to 4:00 pm. Directions: 16kms north of city center, on the west side of the North Thompson River. Click here for a map and directions. hay rides weekends only. Payment: Cash, Cheque.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut varieties: Colorado Blue Spruce, White Fir (Concolor Fir), Douglas Fir, Norway Spruce, Scotch Pine.

 


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:


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


Horse Rides and More:


Farm Bed And Breakfasts


Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks: