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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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 March 2018, and
other timely information:
Notes for March 2018: The northern half of the U.S.
(and most of Canada, of course) are under snow. So, the crops to pick are pretty
much limited to Florida, Texas, southern California and a few other areas of the
Deep South. Citus, for one, is a crop that is usually available now; and
in those areas, soon also strawberries and blueberries.Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
We also have a website for both
Valentine's Day information, facts and fun and one for
day (including great recipes for corned beef, Irish stew, etc.)
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
Vancouver Island U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by
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.
Abby Lane Farm - Uses natural growing practices,
pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, prepicked produce, farm market,
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,
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)
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,
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,
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.
here for photos, map and recipes. (ADDED: May 04, 2017)
Stocking Creek Farm - blueberries,
fresh eggs, chicken
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,
- Bear Hill Raspberry Farm
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.
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
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:
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
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
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,
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
- 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
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
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 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,
- Windy Hill Farm - raspberries, tayberries
Road, Saanichton, BC, V8M 1S9. Phone: 250-652 2777. U-pick or picked. Phone for
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Farm Bed And Breakfasts
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,
- 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
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
Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks: