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 "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as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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 October 2018, and
other timely information:
Notes for October 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
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Vancouver Island U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, 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.
Abby Lane Farm -
UPDATE for 2018, their website says "Abby
Lane Farm is CLOSED October 2017. We no longer have a pumpkin patch or
7233 Mays Road, Duncan, BC V9L 6A7.
- Blueberry Lane Farm - blueberries
3955 Rowe Road,
Duncan, BC. Phone: 250 748-0246. Email:
[email protected]. 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,
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,
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: June 28, 2018, JBS)
- Haslam Creek Berry Farm -
Certified Organic, blueberries,
2900 Rugby Road, Nanaimo,
BC v9x 1t2. Phone: 2507970623. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Call for current hours. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all
crops! Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: July 11, 2018)
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. 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)
- 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
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: June 28,
- 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: 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:
[email protected]. 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
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:
[email protected]. 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
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
Organics Northbrook Farm - blueberries
1438 Mt Newton X Rd
Saanichton, BC V8M 1S1. Phone: 250-652-9035. Email:
[email protected]. 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.
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:
[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.
- 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:
[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: 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 protected]. 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:
[email protected]. 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,
- Windy Hill Farm - raspberries, tayberries
Road, Saanichton, BC, V8M 1S9. Phone: 250-652 2777. U-pick or picked. Phone for
Local Honey Finder:
Meats, Milk and Eggs:
Farm Venues for Weddings, Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:
Horse Rides and More:
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: