Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Powell River, Comox Valley, Sunshine Coast areas of British Columbia? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Powell River, Comox Valley, Sunshine Coast 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. If you find anything outdated or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
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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.
Powell River, Comox Valley, Sunshine Coast areas of 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.
Ash Berry Farm - raspberries, rhubarb, strawberries, restrooms,
picnic area, farm animals
3210 Royston Road, Courtenay, BC V9N 9R3. Phone: 250-336-8872.
click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in
June, July. Open: Our gates open at 8 am subject to berry availability;
Please call ahead as we do run out of berries with high demand. Season is
usually June 15 pm to July 15, please call ahead. Payment: Cash, only. This
year we are growing pickling cucumbers and rhubarb.
Blue Haven Farm - blueberries, snacks and refreshment stand,
restrooms, picnic area
2046 Idiens Way, Comox, BC v9m 3y9. Phone: 250 334
email@example.com. Open: Visit our website for current hours
of operation. Directions: our farm is located on on the corner of Anderton
road and Idiens way in Comox.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Come down to our friendly, family run farm and pick your own blueberries! We
offer three varieties of blueberries that are in season from late June to
August. Our farm stand sells pre picked and frozen blueberries, our very own
blueberry ice cream and sundaes, and a great selection of Island Farms Ice
Cream. We also make the best frozen yogurt in town with real fruit added in
right in front of you. Enjoy a relaxing time picking blueberries or bring
the kids down to teach them about where their food comes from. Then finish
off your trip to the farm with our famous blueberry ice cream!
Circle K Blueberry Ranch - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries,
4004 Livingstone Road,
Royston, BC V0R-2V0. Phone: 250-871-8856. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Call for Hours. Directions: Hwy 19A to
Royston Stoplight - up Royston Road turn right after the Railway tracks onto
Livingstone Road continue to the last property on the right - this is Circle
K Organic Blueberry Ranch. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: July/August. We are
certified organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, only. Certified Organic
Blueberry Ranch IOPA certified.
Click here for our Facebook page. Four varieties of some of the best
tasting berries around.
McClintocks Farm - blueberries, raspberries (red), farm market
3419 Dove Creek Road, Courtenay, BC V9J 1P3. Phone: 250 334 4562. Email:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 8am to 1pm; closed on
Wednesday and Sunday .
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: from Courtenay go out on
Headquarters road and turn left onto Dove Creek Road just past the Fair
grounds. Go over the one lane bridge and then stay right at the next
junction. We approximately .6km on the left.
Click here for a map and directions. Raspberries available July 9 to
August 15 Blueberries available July 15th to the end of August. Payment: Cash, cheque, Interac. We no longer have vegetables. We now have Water
Buffalo Cheese for sale from our water buffalo dairy. Beef - hamburger and sides
available mid August.
McGinnis Berry Crops Limited - No pesticides are used, blackberries, raspberries (Spring, red),
U-pick and already picked
3583 Dove Creek Road, Courtenay, BC V9J 1P3.
Phone: 250-338-1678. Email:
email@example.com. Open: daily 8am to 4pm except when raining
heavily; Call first or visit our website for daily updates; Open until
season ends. Directions: Headquarters Road just past the exhibition grounds
turn toward the mountains on to Dove Creek Road. Go over the one lane bridge
until you come to Piercy Road. Follow the Tsolum River (don't turn up Piercy
Road) on Dove Creek Road for one km. We are the third raspberry farm on Dove
Creek Road going away from Courtenay and are the only one on the right hand
side of the road. Watch for the sign indicating McGinnis Berry Crops
Click here for a map and directions. July 13 pm to early August. We do
not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Cheque.
Windhover Farm -
No pesticides are used, blueberries, pumpkins, raspberries
(Autumn, black), strawberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals
3499 Dove Creek Road,
Courtenay, BC V9J 1P3. Phone: 250-338-7750. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: June to October; Opening dates are
dependent on berry ripening; Please check website for dates and hours.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on
the crops. Payment: Cash, only.
Ed's Blueberries -
No pesticides are used, blueberries
Morton Road Powell River, BC. Phone: 604 487-4235. Open: starts
at the end of July, daily from dawn until dusk; Please call for
updates. Directions: Turn off of Hwy 101 on Lang Bay Road
towards the ocean. Next right turn is Morton Road, we are the
first driveway on the right. Drive up the long driveway until
you see the blueberry field! In 2018 U-pick berries are $1.50
per pound. No herbicides or pesticides used! Field is weeded by
hand and mulch is used. (ADDED: May 09, 2018, JBS)