Find a local pick your own farm here!

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steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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

Vancouver Island U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map.

This page has just Vancouver Island.  For otther areas around Vancouver, see this list or go back to the main British Columbia page.

If you are looking for recipes, freezing, canning, jam directions and information about saskatoons see this page.

 

Alberni-Clayoquot

Capital

Cowichan Valley

  • Abby Lane Farm - Uses natural growing practices, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, prepicked produce, farm market, school tours
    7233 Mays Road, Duncan, BC V9L 6A7. Phone: 250-709-5405. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Farm located on Mays Road north of Duncan turn right off Trans Canada Highway. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: Seasonal everyday 10am till Dusk mid September until October 31st. U-Pick Pumpkins and Farm Gate Market Open 10am till Dusk everyday starting mid September to October 31st;. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. Horse drawn wagon ride/farm tour on the hour during open season. By request horse team and wagon available for events or parties at farm starting summer 2009. School programs and tours also welcome. There are loads of photos of the farm on this page. (UPDATED: May 6, 2017, JBS) 
  • Blueberry Lane Farm - blueberries
    3955 Rowe Road, Duncan, BC. Phone: 250 748-0246. Email: [email protected]. Open: Call for dates, hours and availability.  (ADDED: April 17, 2015, JBS)
  • Cowichan Raspberries and Strawberries - Organic raspberries, strawberries
    Riverside Road, Cowichan Station, BC. Phone: 250-748-5670. Open: U-Pick is available at $2.50 a pound, by appointment only. Please bring your own containers. Prepicked is  $3.50 LB. or if you order over 50 lbs the berries drop down to $3.00/lb. Call to leave an order and we will get back to you. (UPDATED: May 6, 2017, JBS) 

Nanaimo Area

  • Dudinks Gardens - asparagus, beets, blueberries, carrots, cucumbers, currants (red and black), eggplant, flowers, gooseberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), rhubarb, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    2219 Gomerich Road, Nanaimo, BC V9X 1R8. Phone: 250-740-0302. Fax: 250 740-0302. Email: [email protected]. Open: See website. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Heading south of Nanaimo to Victoria, turn West on Morden Road. See website for more detailed instructions and map. Click here for a map and directions. 2009 strawberries expected starting June 10; See website for updated information. Payment: Cash, only. Potatoes, Brussels sprouts, Swiss chard, cabbage, and cauliflower. (UPDATED: May 6, 2017, JBS)
  • Nanoose Edibles Farm - beans, beets, carrots, currants (red and black), flowers, peaches, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), summer squash, strawberries,
    1960 Stewart Road, Nanoose Bay, BC V9P 9E7. Phone: (250) 468-2332. Fax: 250-468-2324. Email: [email protected]. Open: Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Directions: From the Island Highway E, turn onto Northwest Bay Road. Turn onto Stewart Road and the farm is on the right side. There is our sign at the front and banners. Click here for a map and directions. Please check out Facebook site for what is in season. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Click here for our Facebook page. Our family u-pick season is very popular for people who want to come and pick their own produce. Pick fruits and veggies to freeze or provide an education to your children about where food comes from. Click here for photos, map and recipes. (ADDED: May 04, 2017)
  • Stocking Creek Farm - blueberries, fresh eggs, chicken
    10735 Edgelow Rd S., Ladysmith, BC V9G 1X6. Phone: 250-245-8615. Email: [email protected]. Open: Daily, Blueberries starting late July into September. Directions: Turn east at the traffic light 3.5km south of Coronation Mall in Ladysmith, or approx. 5km north of Chemainus. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in July, August, September. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: May 6, 2017, JBS) (UPDATED: April 18, 2015, JBS)

Strathcona

Victoria Area

  • Bear Hill Raspberry Farm - Blueberries
    5939 Bear Hill Road (Off Oldfield), Victoria, BC. Phone 250-652 1338.  Email : [email protected]. Open: blueberries in July and August. Directions: Travel north on Pat Bay Hwy, left onto Keating Cross Rd (Butchart Gardens turnoff) for 1 km, left onto Oldfield Rd for 1.5 km, left onto Bear Hill Rd for 1 km. Quality, unsprayed fruit & friendly service. Anyone know more about them? (UPDATED: May 6, 2017, JBS)
  • Blue Haven Farm - blueberries, picnic area
    2046 Idiens Way, Comox, BC V9N 3Y9. Phone: 250-334-7964. Email: [email protected]. Open: July to September 8am to 4pm Daily. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: On the corner of Idiens way and Anderton road in Comox. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Blue Haven Farm is a u-pick, family run blueberry farm located in the Comox valley. We have pre-picked as well as frozen blueberries available daily from July till early September . We also have and ice-cream parlor that serves Island Farms Ice-Cream, fresh home baking, coffee and lots more. Come down to our friendly, family run farm and pick your own blueberries! We offer three varieties of blueberries that are in season from the beginning of July to early September. 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. (UPDATED: May 6, 2017, JBS) 
  • Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    5927 Oldfield Road, Victoria, BC. Phone: 250-652 0461. U-pick, pick-up or orders (20lbs and over)- Unsprayed fruit.
  • Dan's Farm - Strawberries and Raspberries
    2030 Bear Hill Road, Saanichton, BC V8M 1X7. Phone: 250-652-9100. Fax : 250-652-9103. Email: [email protected]. Open: Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm; closed on Monday.  U-Pick: Strawberries and Raspberries. We carry fresh and frozen chicken, frozen beef and lamb. Coffee, sweet and savory baked goods, pies and ice cream. Our own free-range eggs. Enjoy a picnic and visit with our farm animals. We have plenty of vegetables, as well as apples and pears. We also have fresh breads and buns available from our bakery, and we also added some healthy grocery items in our market, along with some organic products. You can also purchase chicken and beef at our store. Come by anytime to visit our animals, it's always open. Click here to visit our new Facebook page!  (UPDATED: May 6, 2017, JBS) 
  • Kenmar Farm - Strawberries, Raspberries, Apples, Vegetables|
    Brian & Daphne Hughes, 11293 Chalet Road, Sidney, BC.  Phone: 250-655-3093. Year round weekly box program - Vegetables and Fruit. Strawberries, Raspberries, Apples, Vegetables, Eggs, Chicken, Pork and Lamb, Winter greenhouse salad greens. Orders taken, U-Pick (bring your own containers.)
  • Le Coteau Farms - Strawberries (U-pick and picked)
    304 Walton Place, Victoria area, BC. Phone: 250-652-9100. Email: [email protected].  Directions: off Oldfield Road. They may be closed - both their website and Facebook page are gone. Click here for a link to our Facebook page
  • Ocean View estates - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    7979 Central Saanich Road, Saanichton, BC V8M1T7. Phone: 250 588 3741. Email: [email protected]. Open: 7 am to 5 pm All days of the week. Directions: drive north from victoria on Patricia Bay highway , Turn left on mount newton cross and immediately turn right on Central saanich road to 7979 central Saanich. August 15th to September 31st. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Pedersen Berry Farm - UPDATE: August 13, 2017: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
    6330 Central Sanich Road, Victoria, British Columbia. (UPDATED: July 30, 2013, JBS)
  • Phil's Farm - Raspberries & Blueberries - Picked and U-Pick
    6080 Oldfield Rd, Saanich, BC. Phone: 250-652-2264. Fax: 250-652-2264. Berries and pasture-fed poultry, all in a sustainable farm environment. Chickens - All-natural pasture-fed poultry, no antibiotics, hormones or animal byproducts. . Raspberries start late June, Blueberries mid-July. (UPDATED: May 6, 2017, JBS)    (ADDED: July 30, 2013X)
  • The Pumpkin Patch Farm Stand
    The Mar Family, 7120 Veyaness Road, Saanichton, BC. Phone: 250-652-8449.  Fruit and vegetables in season. U-pick pumpkins in October.
  • Rosemeade Farms - strawberries, raspberries (red & black), cascades, sour cherries, rhubarb, plums, apples, beans,
    1939 Meadowbank Road, Saanichton, BC, V8M 1X9. Phone: 250-652-1862. Open: Note, in 2017, their website is down, so they may have closed - call first - 8:30 am, Closed Sundays. U-pick and picked strawberries and raspberries, also rhubarb, kale and Ontario super sweet corn. U-Pick and We-Pick. On grounds parking. Bring your own containers. Also holly, cedar boughs. Facilities for small weddings.
  • Saanichton Christmas Tree and Ostrich Farm - Christmas trees
    8231 East Saanich Road, Victoria area, BC. Phone: 250-652-3345. Choose and cut your own tree from many varieties. Free hot apple cider, hand saw supplied. Gift shop open in December.
  • Skylark Farms - blueberries
    6435 Oldfield Road, Saanichton, BC V8M 1X8. Phone: 250-652-8357. Email: [email protected]. Open: Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open?  If so, please write me, their last reported hours were ; 7 days a week during the picking season, from 8am until 3pm or until sold out. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Sparton Acres - blueberries, Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut
    402 Sparton Road, Victoria, BC V9E 2H4. Phone: 250-213-8788. Fax: 250-386-8180. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Between the corners of Prospect Lake and West Saanich and Old West Saanich and Oldfield. We are open July, August, December. Our hours are: Call 1st for availability and crop status We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only. Saanich County.
  • Stewart's Berry Patch - blueberries
    6283 Oldfield Road, Saanichton, BC V8M 1X7. Phone: (250) 652-6768. Open: 8:00 am to Noon; call for days of operation. Directions: And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in July, August. Payment: Cash, only. As a seasonal operation, it's cash and carry at our farm. The closest bank machine is located in the Peninsula Co-op on Keating Cross Road. Our farm specializes in blueberries. We feature six varieties of blueberries available in early July to mid-August. There are no sprays on our berries as lady bugs are used for pest control. Both U-Pick and ready-picked berries are available. Please call ahead to ensure that we are open, especially when it's wet and rainy. The answering machine is updated daily.  (UPDATED: May 6, 2017, JBS)
  • Theos Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    6410 Old West Saanich Road, Saanichton, BC V8M 1W8. Phone: 604-992-7501. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday 11:30 to 4pm Saturday and Sunday noon to 4pm these times are subject to changes so we suggest that customers call before coming over. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: May 6, 2017, JBS)  (UPDATED: November 24, 2016, JBS) (ADDED: April 16, 2015)
  • Vantreight Farms - flowers, pumpkins, prepicked produce, farm market, school tours
    8277 Central Saanich Road, Saanichton, BC V8M 1T7. Phone: 250-652-7777. Email: [email protected]. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in August, September, October. Open: See our website for current hours. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Windy Hill Farm - raspberries, tayberries
    7170 Maber Road, Saanichton, BC, V8M 1S9. Phone: 250-652 2777.  U-pick or picked. Phone for orders.

 


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:

Cowichan Valley

  • Stocking Creek Farm - Turkey, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, Eggs (free range, vegetarian fed), Brown eggs, handicap accessible, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Fresh eggs, farm market
    10735 Edgelow Road South, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1X6. Phone: 250-245-8615. Fax: 250-924-7283. Email: [email protected]. Open: Daily from 8 am to 9 pm. Directions: Turn east off the TransCanada Highway at the "Peerless Road" traffic light 4km south of Coronation Mall in Ladysmith, BC. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.

Victoria Area

  • Phil's Farm - Chickens, No hormones used, No antibiotics used,
    6080 Oldfield Rd, Saanich, BC. Phone: 250-652-2264. Fax: 250-652-2264. Berries and pasture-fed poultry, all in a sustainable farm environment. Chickens - All-natural pasture-fed poultry, no antibiotics, hormones or animal byproducts. . Raspberries start late June, Blueberries mid-July.  Phil´s Farm is the home of real chicken taste.  Pasture fed chickens raised with all the fresh air, sunshine and fresh pasture daily that Mother Nature has to offer. From Day One my birds receive an all natural diet with NO hormones, NO antibiotics, NO animal by-products
    and NO cruelty.

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

Cowichan Valley

  • Maple Grove Guest House - Lighting, Heating, Cooking Facilities, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Business outings, Corporate events, PR or Marketing events, Conferences, Filming or photo shoots, Kitchen facilities available, You may bring your own food, Tables and chairs are Provided, Bring your own linens and table silverware, BYO alcohol, Servers Must Be Licensed for alcohol, Bed & Breakfast onsite, B&B nearby, Hotel nearby, goats, horses, chickens, other animals, Horse riding at the farm, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Hiking trails, Fishing onsite, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, skiing nearby, golf nearby, swimming pool nearby, tennis nearby, fitness/health club nearby, CD Player, Internet (Wireless), Microphone, Phone available, Podium, TV available, DVD Player, Projection Screen provided, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Bride and groom dressing areas available, children welcome, No pets please, Vegetarian meals available, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    3800 Gibbins Rd, Duncan, BC V9L 6E8. Phone: 250-701-9116. Email: [email protected]. Open: Call for hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Visa/MasterCard.

Horse Rides and More:

Cowichan Valley

  • Maple Grove - Overnight stables, Dude ranches / Guest ranches, Horse ranches, Dude ranches / Guest ranches, Western riding equipment & instruction, English riding equipment & instruction, Dressage lessons, Fresh farm breakfasts, Lunches offered, snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Bed and breakfast, Tent camping, horses not allowed at the campsite, Trailer / Caravan hookup, sewer, etc, Wedding facilities, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Hiking trails, Fishing nearby,
    3800 Gibbins Rd, Duncan , BC V9L 6E8. Phone: 250-701-9116. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Sunday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Directions: From Victoria: Follow Hw #1 to Trunk Road Turn Left at Trunk, follow till Gibbins, Turn left at Gibbins. : Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Our two bedroom luxurious guest house is the perfect place for a family getaway. We also have reception facilities for 200 guests and offer wedding packages, pony parties and special events.

Capital

  • Woodwynn Farms - children welcome, Pets welcome, No smoking allowed, other, other, restrooms
    7789 West Saanich Road, Victoria, BC V8M2C5. Phone: (250) 544-1175. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8:45 am to 4:30 pm; All year round. Directions: Drive north on the Pat Bay Highway from Downtown Victoria. Turn left on Mount Newton Cross Road. Turn left on West Saanich Road. We are the first large farm on the left side of the road. See you soon!. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Click here for our Facebook page. We are a therapeutic community for the homeless situated on a 193-acre organic farm. One of our main sources of income is our high-quality hay, sold predominantly to local horse farmers. Please call us for an order or come visit our farm to see for yourself!.

Cowichan Valley

  • Maple Grove Guest House - Overnight stables, Horse trails (guided), Horse ranches, Dude ranches / Guest ranches, Horse ranches, Western riding equipment & instruction, English riding equipment & instruction, Dressage lessons, Fresh farm breakfasts, Lunches offered, Farm dinners, Bed and breakfast, Tent camping, horses allowed, Tent camping, horses not allowed at the campsite, Trailer / Caravan hookup, sewer, etc, Wedding facilities, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Hiking trails, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, skiing nearby, horse riding, golf nearby, swimming pool nearby, tennis nearby, fitness/health club nearby, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, School tours, children welcome, No pets please, Vegetarian meals available, meeting room available, beginners riding lessons, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    3800 Gibbins Rd, Duncan, BC V9L 6E8. Phone: 250-701-9116. Email: [email protected]. Open: Call for hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Visa/MasterCard.

Farm Bed And Breakfasts

Cowichan Valley

  • Maple Grove Guest House - 2 total rooms, Price range from $150. to $225., Large beds, Large rooms, Microwave in rooms, Small fridge in rooms, Small fridge in rooms, Small fridge in rooms, Small fridge in rooms, Fresh farm breakfasts, Lunches offered, Farm dinners, Fresh eggs, Wedding facilities, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Hiking trails, Fishing onsite, Swimming pool onsite, horse riding at the farm, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, skiing nearby, golf nearby, swimming pool nearby, tennis nearby, fitness/health club nearby, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, Vegetarian meals available, PYO fruit, Help feed the animals, goats, horses, chickens, other animals, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    3800 Gibbins Rd, Duncan, BC V9L 6E8. Phone: 250-701-9116. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Visa/MasterCard.

Victoria Area

  • Theos Blueberries - 3 total rooms, Price range from $110.00 to $110.00, Large beds, Large rooms, TV in rooms, Small fridge in rooms, Wireless internet available (no fee), Coffee/tea maker in rooms, Fresh farm breakfasts, Beautiful rural setting, horse riding, golf nearby, tennis nearby, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, No smoking allowed,
    6410 Old West Saanich Road, Saanichton, BC V8M 1W8. Phone: 604-992-7501. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Yoga available at a drop in fee of $10 for all registered guests. Blueberry Jams also available for sale. Photos: Click here for photos of the rooms and farmhouse. (ADDED: April 16, 2015)

Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks: