Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Kootenay British Columbia?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Kootenay 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. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

New! 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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the website and make improvements!

What's in season in April 2020, and other timely information:

Notes for April 2020: Spring is here! Strawberry season started in February in Florida, Texas, southern California; then starts in March along the Gulf coast, April in the Deep South and west coast, May through much of the country, and June in northern areas. Blueberries are next, about a month later. Of course, cool weather crops, like Rhubarb, asparagus and greens should be available almost everywhere. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

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 strawberries, blueberries 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 make sure that they're open, given rapidly changing state requirements for businesses and people due to Coronavirus.

It's likely that many Easter Egg Hunts will be cancelled, but check on our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

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.

We also have easy 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.  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 write me!

Kootenay British Columbia 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.

Central Kootenay

East Kootenay

Kootenay Boundary

  • Blueberry Patch Country Market - strawberries, blueberries, raspberries
    2782-20th Street, Lister, BC. Phone: 250-428-4647. Email: sproules@kootenay.com.  Open: UPDATE May 2018 - It looks like they have stopped offering U-Pick - a note at the bottom of their home pages states "Our restaurant and u-pick are no longer open to the public." March to December - Tuesdays to Saturdays 9:30 am to 4:30pm, from the end of May through to Mid October."A Country Taste At A Friendly Place". We offer delicious u-pick or ready picked strawberries grown hydroponically. Stand up while you pick in our Strawberry Pavilion filled with 20,000 everbearing strawberry plants. Sweet, juicy and no pesticide sprays! This is a unique state-of-the art hydroponic greenhouse, a must to see. For larger picking call us for details on the crops. Also the best flavoured Blueberries -4 acres of u-pick fields- end of July to mid September. The sweetest and most delicious blueberries this side of heaven! A great family experience and fun for everyone! Fill up your pails then come in and enjoy a refreshing cold Blueberry Smoothie or a piece of our homemade Blueberry Pie. These blueberries are pesticide-free, easy to freeze with tremendous nutritional value and flavor! Raspberries: Harvest Date: Mid July to August. And fabulous large sweet cherries are ready picked harvested end of July to mid August. We have a very exciting Country Market serving lite lunches, special dessert & refreshments, also loaded with gourmet food & unique gift items. Hosts:Michael & Bibiane Sproule welcome you to visit! Directions: South of Creston, on Hwy.21, follow our signs -we're 1km east of the airport.  (UPDATED: May 09, 2018, JBS)
  • Deane Farms - corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes,
    1275 Carson Road, Grand Forks, BC V0H1HO. Phone: (250) 442-3400 . Fax: 250-442-3400. Email: deanefarms@telus.net. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September. Open: April 15th to June 15th, closed June 16th to July 14th, then open from July 15th to October 12th; on Monday to Saturday from 9 to 5 and Sunday 10 to 4. Payment: Cash, Cheque.


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