Find a local pick your own farm here!

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steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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

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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!

Okanagan areas of 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.

Central Okanagan

  • Bobby's Cool farm - UPDATE: July 23, 2016: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
    2436 Orlin Road, West Kelowna, BC v4t1n2. .
  • Cherries U Pick - New owners, now closed to U-pick
    Lake Country, BC v4v 2c3. 
  • Jays Berry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    12125 Pow Rd, Lake Country, BC V4V 1G2. Phone: 250 766 1117. Email: [email protected]. Open: 9am to 5pm daily from July 15th to mid - September. Directions: Take Oceola Road from Highway 97 in Winfield to the top of the hill. As you descend towards Okanagan Lake, look for the Jays Berry Farm sign and turn left on Pow Road. Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Kempf Orchards - Uses integrated pest management practices, cherries, U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    1409 Teasdale Road, Kelowna , BC V1P 1C8. Phone: 250-765-1797. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm; Sunday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Click here for our Facebook page. We offer apricots and peaches already picked as they are ready.
  • Lakeside Orchards - cherries, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area, weddings and wedding parties
    4750 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 4H6. Phone: 778-477-1786. Email: [email protected]. Open: From July 12 to August 15, Monday to Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm. Directions: From Highway 97. Turn south on Pandosy Road, which becomes Lakeshore Road. Travel approximately 10 kilometers. Cherry stand is on the west (lake) side of the road on the corner of Lakeshore and Crighton. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Old fashioned fruit stand with beautiful orchards to walk through, take photos and pick lots and lots of delicious cherries - Lamberts, Vans, Sweethearts, Staccatos. We provide buckets and ladders. Accompany your cherry bounty with our own cherry cookbook, For Love of Okanagan Cherries. Enjoy cherry recipes from Cherry Tarts to Grilled Spareribs with Cherry Cola Glaze to Chocolate Dipped Cherries. We also sell Cherry Bark Woodchips for your smoker or fireplace.  
    UPDATE: July 22, 2013: A visitor tells me they are now permanently closed, but the visitor provided only very vague information, so I have not removed this farm.  Call before you go!
  • Little Church Organics - Certified Organic, cherries, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, school tours
    3609 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC V1W4M8. Phone: (250) 862-3276. Email: [email protected]. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Heading south on highway 97, turn LEFT onto Gordon Drive, following it past Lanfranco Road. It is located between Lanfranco Road and Casorso Road. Look for the produce sign with the little green church on top!. Click here for a map and directions. Greens and Lettuce: June to October Beets: June to October Carrots: June to October Cherries: Late July, early August to September Cucumber: June to September Garlic: Late July to September Herbs: June to October Onions (various): June to October Peppers: July to October Strawberries: July to September Swiss Chard: May to October Tomatoes: July to October. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Little Church Organics is a six acre farm which was established in 2010. The farm is located in Kelowna BC on the rich fertile soils near the beautiful and historical Mission Creek, and has ties to Father Pandosy who is known as the founding father of Kelowna. In 2010 the commitment was made to grow all crops on the farm following sustainable, organic agricultural practices. As a result you will find tasty, healthy food that is grown in a manner which contributes to a healthy environment and community.
  • Mike and Lizzy's Cherry U-Pick - cherries,
    4801 Lakeshore Place, Kelowna, BC V1W 4H6. Phone: 250-863-4431. Open: Sunday through Monday from 8 AM to 2 PM starting June 29, 2016. Directions: In Kelowna, turn south off Highway 97 onto Pandosy Street. Continue south on Pandosy as it becomes Lakeshore Road. Continue on Lakeshore Road to the intersection of Lakeshore and Chute Lake Roads. Turn right then immediately left into our parking lot. Click here for a map and directions. July 3,2015 to approximately July 30,2015. Payment: Cash, only. We are a friendly family run farm with 6 varieties of lush, mature cherry trees and a beautiful view of Okanagan Lake. Children are welcome but no pets,please.We provide buckets,stools or ladders and bags for your fruit, with boxes available for purchase or bring your own containers. (UPDATED: June 06, 2016)  
  • Okanagan Gourmet Garlic Farm - Uses natural growing practices, garlic,
    2690 Granville Road, Kelowna, BC V1V2G5. Phone: 250-808-7034. Email: [email protected]. Open: July 20 to August 30 Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 9 am to 1 pm Thursday, Friday 9 am to 1pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Glenmore Road/Cross/Longhill/Granville. Click here for a map and directions. Garlic scapes: June 15 to June 30 Garlic: July 28 to August 30. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Garlic.

North Okanagan

  • Bellmann Specialty Produce - raspberries (red), restrooms
    4990 North Grandview Flats, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B5. Phone: 250-308-8254. Email: [email protected]. Open: May to November daily from 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. You pick raspberries July 10 to August 10. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Bright Angel Farm - cherries, raspberries (red), porta-potties are available, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals
    6896 Herry Road, Vernon, BC V1B 3T4. Phone: 250-558-5552. Email: [email protected]. Open: Every day, when fruit is in season, from 8 am to noon, afternoons and evenings by appointment. Directions: North end of Vernon, off of Pleasant Valley Road. Click here for a map and directions. Raspberries starting June 30th; Cherries starting July 4th. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Davison Orchards - tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins, farm market
    3111 Davison Road, Vernon, NA, V1H 1A2. Phone: (250) 549-3266. Email: [email protected]. Open: Daily from May 1 to October 31; Spring Hours: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. They also have prepicked apples, peaches and squash.  
    A visitor writes: "I love going there during the spring, summer and fall. Everything is of the highest quality and competitively priced."
  • Geier's Fruit and Berry Farm - Cherries, Strawberries, plums
    3820 - 40th Street SE, Salmon Arm, BC. Phone: 250-832-2807. Email: [email protected]. Open: mid-June through late September; typically, strawberries: Last week in June to mid-July; cherries: approximately July 15th to mid August; plums (various types) end of August to early October; Please call closer to harvest for exact picking times and starting dates; Call ahead for availability. Tours are available by appointment. Directions: Geiers is located just 4 km south of TransCda Hwy, near the Industrial Park. Pick your own ripe fruit and vegetables.  
  • Hanna Orchards Farm Marketu-pick flowers
    3181 11th Ave NE, Salmon Arm, B.C. Phone: 250 832-4574. Email: [email protected] Farm market offering fruit, vegetables, hard ice-cream cones, fruit smoothies, giftware, self-guided orchard tours, open garden. Over 40 varieties of modern and heritage apple varieties. Open Mid Aug. through late Oct. 8 am to 6 pm Mon. to Saturday, and 1-5 pm Sunday.
  • Ogilvie Orchard - Uses integrated pest management practices, QuinceOther fruit or veg,
    3441 Logan Road, Westbank, BC V4T 1N6. Phone: 250-768-8930. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday by telephone request - call before you come; We will have quince ready in about October; Bing cherries should be ready near end of June, beginning of July; sour/pie cherries in July; and, prune plums and peaches in September. Directions: Two blocks north of Zeller's on the Old Okanagan Highway. Turn left onto Quince Road for one block. Turn right onto Logan Road for a half a block and you are there. Click here for a map and directions. Quince: September 30 to October 31. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, only. Our peaches are a late variety.  (UPDATED: April 18, 2015, JBS, email)
  • Paynter's Fruit Market - apricots, cherries, pears, peaches, Honey from hives on the farm, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    3687 Paynter Road, Westbank , BC V4T 1R1. Phone: 250-768-7313. Fax: 850-768-7313. Email: [email protected]. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in July, August, September. Open: July and August - 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week Sept and October - 9am to 6pm 7 days a week. Paynter's is open late June - early November; Pick your own cherries start early July, Pick your own peaches mid August Also many in season veggies and local products along with 26 flavors of Hard Ice Cream. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard.
  • Peter's Orchard - cherries, apricots, peaches, U-pick and already picked, restrooms
    6244 Rimer Road, Vernon, BC V1B 3T7. Phone: 250-306-9600. Email: [email protected]. Open: July 1st to August 30th, 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm; we will be open July 1st for pick your own cherries and later in August peaches and apricots. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque. We grow mainly cherries of the export quality, with several varieties, Large in size and firm. We have parking for tour buses, friendly staff, and a beautiful clean and tidy orchard with that good kinda feeling.    
  • Rigo-en Orchards - tomatoes, peppers
    A 25 acre family farm located within 4 kilometers of Vernon, adjacent to Okanagan Lake. U-pick.  Open August through October. 6831 Bella Vista Road, Vernon, BC. 250-545-1610.

Okanagan-Similkameen

  • CC Orchards - blackberries, cherries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area, weddings and wedding parties
    2119 Naramata Road, Naramata, BC V0H 1N0. Phone: 250 486-5113. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 1 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 7 am to 1 pm, July 1 to September 30. Directions: From Penticton, drive to Naramata along Naramata Road. As soon as you see the "Welcome to Naramata" town sign, look left. We are at 2119 Naramata Road. Click here for a map and directions. Cherries: July 1 to August 15, Blackberries: August and September. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Covert Farms - beans, blackberries, blueberries, cucumbers, eggplant (aubergine), flowers, grapes, nectarines, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables
    38614 107th Street, Oliver, BC V0H1T0. Phone: 250-498-2731. Fax: 250 498 6363. Email: [email protected]. We are open July, August, September, October. Our hours are: Monday to Sunday 7 am to 5 pm visit the website for maps and more info. Experience the Winery & Farm, take a guided tour with a farmer. Explore our vineyards and fields in our vintage 1952 Mercury Truck. Your tour ends with a private wine tasting accompanied by small bites from our kitchen. (max 10 people per tour). In season, we encourage our wine customers to try pick-your-own. The friendly staff at Secrest Organics at Covert Farms can assist with your selections and guide you along the way. They grow more than 40 different crops, so you can try something new. Freshly harvested produce is also available in their farm store, steps from our Wine Lounge. Many crops are available from late spring until first frost.
  • Dickinson Family Farm - cherries, and prepicked produce, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    17208 Bentley Road, Summerland, BC V0H 1Z3. Phone: 250-494-8732. Fax: 250-494-8732. Email: [email protected]. Open: Daily from July 15th until October 31st from 8 am to 5 pm; Cherries: July 15th - August 10th. Directions: Map quest page on our web site. North end of Summerland. Coming from the south - turn right at Jones Flat road and left on Bentley. Coming from the north, Turn right on Bentley road. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in July, August. Payment: Cash, only. Fruit stand with all fruits in season. We grow cherries and pears and bring all our other fresh fruit in from a neighbouring orchard in Summerland. Make a day out of it and learn about harvesting healthy fruit while you stay in our RV Camping facility. Small campsite in middle of orchard. Provide pre-booked educational orchard tours. Have the world's tallest tripod orchard ladder - in Guinness book of records. Antique equipment on site. 
  • Gatzke's Farm Market - Pick your own fruit in season
    Hwy 97, Oyama BC. Phone: 250-548-3444.Take Gatzkes Tour of the Peach Jungle, 57 varieties of tree fruits grown on the 10 acres of orchard. Farm breakfasts from 6:am, lunch on the Patio Cafe, washrooms. Special Bus lanes for buses to load and unload. 
  • Hillside Orchards - apples, apricots, beans, beets, carrots, cherries, corn (sweet), eggplant, grapes, herbs/spices, melons, nectarines, onions, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, walnuts,
    310 Avenue (road 18) RR#1 S36 C4, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0. Phone: 250-485-7180. Email: [email protected]. Open: 7 days a week from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; closed on rainy days. Directions: Is located in the heart of the South Okanagan, between Oliver & Osoyoos B.C. On 310 Avenue With views of desert rolling hills & vineyards. Click here for a map and directions. As each variety of fruits and vegetables come into season, every trip you make here will reward you with different delights; Every month we have something new for you to pick ! Cherries: June To July, Apricots: Early July, Nectarines :Mid July to September, Peaches: Mid July to September, Plums: Early August, Pears: Late August, Apples: Late August to October; All our ground crops such as Beans, Corn, Beets, Pickling Cukes, Tomatoes, Melons, Peppers and other vegetables are ready from July to our first frost in October. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Hillside Orchards is a fourth generation family owned & operated farm consisting of 25 acres of fruits & vegetables , a unique farm market containing fresh picked produce , jams , syrups & honey's. Big or small, young or old...with a friend or with your family.. Hillside Orchards has something truly special to offer you...Because the rich sunshine and our divine climate allow us to grow a variety of premium quality fruits & vegetables. Hope To see you soon !!.
  • Roscoe Orchard - apples, apricots, cherries, nectarines, pears, peaches, plums,
    603 Boundary Road, Keremeos, BC V0X1NO. Phone: (250) 499-5916. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Sunday 10 am to 7 pm July 1 to October 1; Please call/ email for Fall Hours. Directions: Right turn off Highway 3A at Boundary Road. turn off Boundary Road at the first road to the right. Just before Ochard Drive, Watch for the signs. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Family owned and operated. Family, groups, and tour groups welcome. No Public washrooms. Sorry No Debit etc, Cash only please. (UPDATED: May 12, 2017)
  • Sutherland Farm Blueberries - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    4645 North Naramata Road, Naramata, BC V0H 1N0. Phone: 250-496-5767. Email: [email protected]. Open: Check with us in early July and we will know how the crop is shaping up and whether or not we will be doing any u-pic this year; Please call ahead to reserve picking time. Directions: As you approach Naramata you will pass a fire hall and power station on your left. Shortly afterwards you will see a directional sign to Chute Lake. This will put you onto North Naramata Road. You will go past Clarke Road on your left and we are the next driveway on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Harvest times from mid July to early August. Payment: Cash, only. Spend a few hours in an idyllic setting with a beautiful view of Okanagan Lake and the surrounding valley, picking our delicious unsprayed blueberries. We will provide picking buckets but you will need to bring containers to transport your berries home. 
  • Steven's U-Pick Cherries - cherries, and prepicked produce
    Hwy #97 Across Deadmans lake, Osoyoos, BC V0H1T0. Phone: 250-498-1013. Directions: Hwy #97, Between Oliver & Osoyoos B.C across Deadmans Lake Open: 7 Days a week, 8 am to 5 pm; We start picking our first cherries the May long weekend and continue picking till August. Payment: Cash, only. We are the largest U-pick cherry Orchard in the Sunny Okanogan !! We Have Over 6 varieties of cherries that last from May till August. So come out and have some fun!

 


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


Local Honey Sources:

North Okanagan


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:


Wholesale Foods

Central Okanagan

  • Jays Berry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Local sales at our farm, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    12125 Pow Rd, Lake Country, BC V4V 1G2. Phone: 250 766 1117. Email: [email protected]. Open: 9am to 5pm daily from July 15th to mid - September. Directions: Take Oceola Road from Highway 97 in Winfield to the top of the hill. As you descend towards Okanagan Lake, look for the Jays Berry Farm sign and turn left on Pow Road. Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Ask if you'd like see more blueberry related products and crafts.

North Okanagan

  • Bellmann Specialty Produce - Local sales at our farm, Regional delivery (see below for details), National delivery, some produce is certified organically grown, all produce is sustainably grown, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, restrooms
    4990 North Grandview Flats, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B5. Phone: 250-308-8254. Email: [email protected]. Open: May to November daily from 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. You pick raspberries July 10 to August 10. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Hanna and Hanna Farm Market and Garden Center - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), all produce is sustainably grown, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, cherries, winter squash, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, restrooms, school tours
    3181 11th Avenue North East, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 2S8. Phone: 250 832-4574. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00 pm, during Daylight savings Time; Standard Time hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Saturday; We are closed from Christmas Eve until mid March. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are located in Salmon Arm just beside McDonalds Restaurant. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.