Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Vancouver Island? Farms are open and safe! 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. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

New! 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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the website and make improvements!

What's in season in October 2020, and other timely information:

Notes for October 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 seasonal updates.

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 easy 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 write me!

Canners, both 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.

Vancouver Island U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, 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.




Cowichan Valley

  • Abby Lane Farm - UPDATE for 2018, their website says "Abby Lane Farm is CLOSED October 2017. We no longer have a pumpkin patch or farmgate stand."
    7233 Mays Road, Duncan, BC V9L 6A7.
  • Blueberry Lane Farm - blueberries
    3955 Rowe Road, Duncan, BC. Phone: 250 748-0246. Email: Open: Call for dates, hours and availability.  (UPDATED: May 09, 2018, JBS) (ADDED: April 17, 2015, JBS)
  • Cowichan Bay Raspberries - raspberries
    1510 Robson Lane, Cowichan Bay, BC. Phone: 250-743-2094. Open: daily starting in late June for Raspberries. Directions: Located just a short distance from Valleyview Centre towards Cowichan Bay along Cowichan Bay Rd.  Later in July we will also have limited quantities of fresh picked Loganberries and Blackberries. We encourage you to pick your own Raspberries but also have ready picked available in any quantity. Come and enjoy an hour or two picking large juicy raspberries while relaxing in the fields of tall canes. Call to order or drop by any time between 8 am and 5 pm. Evening picking can be arranged by calling ahead of time. Payment: cash, Mastercard, VISA and Debit card accepted.
  • Cowichan Raspberries and Strawberries - Organic raspberries, strawberries
    Riverside Road, Cowichan Station, BC. Phone: 250-748-5670. Open: Call before you go; their website is years out of date, and there is no Facebook page publicly open to tyhe public; last reports were 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. They also seem to be called "Haslam Haven Farm"(.UPDATED: June 28, 2018, 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: 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: June 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Haslam Creek Berry Farm - Certified Organic, blueberries,
    2900 Rugby Road, Nanaimo, BC V9X 1T2. Phone: (250) 797-0623. Email: Open: Saturday and Sunday, from 8 am to 8 pm, August 1 to August 31. Directions: Click here for a map and directions.  We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Cheque.Please bring your own containers, keep 10 meters social distance.Cash or e--Transfer. (UPDATED: August 06, 2020)
  • 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: 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: 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. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in July, August, September. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: May 09, 2018, JBS)


Victoria Area

  • Arbor Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    305 Walton Place, Victoria, BC V9E 2A4. Phone: 250-704-0053. Open: Blueberries usually start in early July; from 9AM until 1PM.We understand that sometimes schedules get hectic so if our hours are not convenient for you, come by the house to pick up your orders in the afternoons or in the evenings. Directions: Between Brookleigh and Bear Hill, look for our signs at Walton Place and Oldfield Rd, turn left coming from Brookleigh Rd, turn right coming from Bear Hill Rd. We invite you and your family to visit our quiet and friendly Blueberry field tucked away at the top left of Walton Place. Our Blueberries are unsprayed, large, delicious and well cared for.  Pre-Order our 10lb Blueberry boxes or U-Pick that perfect amount. Phone ahead for orders and stock up on fresh berries for Winter enjoyment. Some frozen may be available. We also have frozen chicken meat birds.Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (ADDED: June 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Bear Hill Raspberry Farm - Blueberries
    5939 Bear Hill Road (Off Oldfield), Victoria, BC. Phone 250-652 1338.  Email : 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: 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: June 28, 2018, 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: Open: Call before you go; their website says  "NOTE: U-Pick Strawberries available everyday. Call market for more info!, but I've had a report that they don't havbe PYO, last reported hours were 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: June 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Guite's Farm - strawberries
    6621 Oldfield Rd, Saanichton, BC. Phone: 250-208-5130. Email: Open: For Strawberry U-PICK please call or check our Facebook page for picking times; starting in April when the asparagus is ready for harvest, stand is 7 days a week from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. At the start of the season we run on an honor system and then open up as a larger road side stand when we begin picking strawberries. You can also find the Guite's at the Sidney Thursday Night Market (5pm-8pm) and at the Saanich Fair Grounds at the Saturday Market. Please come out and enjoy our family friendly farm. We have 3 small children and we believe in how important it is to feed them nutritious, local, fresh picked produce. We grow super sweet June and Everbearing strawberries, Red Russian garlic, asparagus, prune and peach plums, vine ripened melons, corn, carrots, beets, peas, beans and more!  We also make yummy homemade jam. Open for the season in April with asparagus!  (ADDED: June 28, 2018, JBS)
  • 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
  • Marsh Farm - Strawberries, Red Raspberries, Marionberries, Blackberries, Fall Gold Raspberries
    7337 Wallace Drive, Saanichton, BC. Phone: 778-678-4558. Open: March to November, Tuesday to Sunday. Also U-pick and picked vegetables; produced is picked daily. Enjoy an adventurous walk through the gardens. All grown using organic methods. NO SPRAYS.   (ADDED: June 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Ocean View estates - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, school tours
    7979 Central Saanich Road, Saanichton, BC V8M1T7. Phone: 250 588 3741. Email: Open: July to October 11am 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. : our family farm is located on patricia bay highway . the entrance is on central saanich road from mount newton cross road. come on in going to or from ferry . Click here for a map and directions. strawberries ; 15th June to end july Corn maze : September/October.  Payment: Cash, only. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: July 05, 2018)
  • 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.
  • Saanich Organics Northbrook Farm - blueberries
    1438 Mt Newton X Rd Saanichton, BC V8M 1S1. Phone: 250-652-9035. Email: Open:. daily, except Mondays, From early July to mid-September. Payment: Cash, only. Organic self-serve U-Pick blueberries. For bulk blueberries, call or email after June 1. From spring until late fall every Tuesday and Sunday our farm stand also includes a wide variety of organic vegetables.  (ADDED: June 28, 2018, JBS)
  • 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.
  • Silverside Farm - blueberries
    3810 Cobble Hill Road, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L5. Phone: 250-743-9149. Open: July and August: Monday to Saturday, 11am to 5:30pm; closed on Sunday. If you love your berries and want to make an excursion out of getting them we can help make that happen. During the summer we also offer you-pick for $2.50/pound. Bring your buckets ;  and maybe a picnic basket too! We're happy to have you make an afternoon of it and enjoy the great outdoors with the family. Don't hesitate to bring along lunch! We have many places where you can spread out your blanket and enjoy a great time of picking berries and eating lunch out on the farm. We've even got you covered for dessert ;  you can drop by our store that's open during the summer and enjoy our famous frozen yogurt or some ice cream. The farm produces thousands of pounds of fresh sweet blueberries each year, that are hand picked ready for you or you can choose to come and pick your own while enjoying the farm fresh air. Our store is open seasonally and offers our famous frozen yogurt and ice cream for treats as well as our homemade jams, jellies and syrups.  (ADDED: June 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Skylark Farms - blueberries
    6435 Oldfield Road, Saanichton, BC V8M 1X8. Phone: 250-652-8357. Email: 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.
  • South Island Saskatoons - saskatoons
    1245 Fisher Road, Cobble Hill, British Columbia V0R 1L4. Phone: 250-743-7475. Open: 9 am to 5 pm, seven days a week; U-pick should start July 1st. They also have Frozen berries, Pies, preserves available year round. Baking (scones, tarts and single serve pies available during Farmers Market season (2nd week of June to end of October). They have fresh or frozen berries, pre picked or U-pick (check our website for picking conditions). Frozen Saskatoons, pies, preserves and recipes available year-round.  (ADDED: June 28, 2018, JBS)
  • 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: 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: Note: their website says they are closed in 2018; presumably to return in 2019 with the following hours, 8:00 am to Noon; call for days of operation. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. 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: June 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Theos Blueberries - No pesticides are used blueberries,
    6410 Old West Saanich Road, Saanichton, BC V8M 1W8. Phone: 604-992-7501. Email: Open: the berries typically start in July, 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. Our farm grows the best blueberries around. They are free from sprays and pesticides. We also sell Frozen Blueberries.  (UPDATED: June 28, 2018, 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: Click here for a map and directions. 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 Finder:

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

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

Cowichan Valley

Horse Rides and More:

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: 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: Directions: Email us. . 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:



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