Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Powell River, Comox Valley, Sunshine Coast areas of British Columbia? 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. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "Eatwell", "pickit" and the ones that ends with ".farm"; they do not verify or update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China,
as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.
Since 2002, I make updates daily (each farm as
changes are reported, or I find it). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
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 2018 as fast as I can - if you find
anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
please let me know!
What's in season in December 2018, and
other timely information:
Notes for December 2018: Autumn is here! Apples, pears,
Fall raspberries, figs, winter squash ,
corn mazes and
are here. And there are still tomatoes, corn and other
vegetables in most areas. Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
See these pages to find a local
apple festival, and see our guide to
apple varieties (when they ripen, best uses), . Also picking tips, recipes, canning and freezing directions for
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. 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 or outdated, please
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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!
Powell River, Comox Valley, Sunshine Coast areas of British Columbia U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, 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 protected]. 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:
[email protected]. 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:
[email protected],net. Open:
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 protected]. 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:
[email protected]. 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)