Where in Alberta, Canada to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

This month's notes: November 2014: Apples are still available!  Frosts and freezes have begun, so don't wait . Corn mazes and hayrides are still going in most places through the first week of November. Make your own homemade ice cream including low fat, low sugar and other flavors))  Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy canning and freezing directions!

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Alberta, Canada U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

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Alberta, Canada U-Pick Farms and Orchards

Southeast

  • Barnes Berry Farm -Saskatoon berries 
    Box 55, Granum, Alberta T0L 1A0. Phone: 403-687-2253. Fax: 403-687-2253. Email: tobarnes@telusplanet.net  Phone for directions and availability.
  • Bercley Berry Farms - Saskatoon berries, Rhubarb, Currants, Raspberries, Sour cherries, Fresh and dried flowers. 
    Box 990, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0. Phone: 403-545-2976. Alternate phone: 403-502-0478. Email: bercley-farms@ta.monarch.net    4.5 acres now producing saskatoons; 2 acres  planted black  currants. Located at the intersection of Highway # 3 and SR 879, 5 km west of Bow Island.  
  • Broxburn Vegetables & Cafe - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, raspberries (Autumn, black), strawberries,
    3 Miles East Of Lethbridge On # 3 & 3/4 Mile South On Broxburn Road, Lethbridge, AL T1J 4p4. Phone: 403-327-0909. Fax: 403-327-4328. Email: info@broxburn-vegetables.com. Open: The U - Pick opens when the berries are ready in July till killing frost which is most of the time October; We are open Monday till Saturday from 8 am till 5 pm; Berries must be paid for at the Farm store If you request to pick in the evening we can accommodate most of the time; We live on the farm and payment must then be made at the house. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: from Lethbridge 3 miles East on Highway # 3 and 3/4 miles South on Broxburn Road. From Coaldale 3 miles west on Highway # 3 and 3/4 miles South on Broxburn Road. Look for blue road signs. Click here for a map and directions. We host different events; Lethbridge Tractor Rally; The last weekend in June Friday evening and Saturday; This is a one cylinder vintage tractor rally through the City of Lethbridge from 6 to 9 pm on Friday night; On Saturday on farm demonstrations and pulls; Strawberry Festival; The Saturday before the September long weekend; All café foods with Strawberries and lots of U-Pick; This is normally during peak berry season; We grow delicious fall berries; Pig and Pumpkin Fun; The second or third Saturday in September This is a fundraiser by the Lethbridge Lions club; A family event; Please check the website for information. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 23, 2014) (UPDATED: July 16, 2011, by a visitor) (ADDED: July 16, 2010)
  • Garden Of Van Ee-den - beans, beets, carrots, cucumbers, onions, peas, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    Range 16 Road 2 , Rosemary, AB T0J 2W0. Phone: 403-378-4420. Fax: 403-378-4432. Email: info@vaneedenupick.com. Directions:: 1 mile north and 2 miles west of Rosemary, Alberta on Secondary Highway 550, turn south onto RR16-2. See printable map on website. Click here for a map and directions. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October. Open: Check website for days and hours of operation as they change with the fruit and vegetable availability. June-bearing Strawberries typically July 5th through August 1st. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Pesticide free strawberries and vegetables. (UPDATED: June 05, 2014, from their website)  (UPDATED: August 02, 2008)
  • Heathers 2 Hectars - Saskatoon berries 
    P.O. Box 198, Raymond, Alberta T0K 2S0. Phone: 403-752-4848. Established saskatoons in 1998; 2001 is first year of product, all natural. Expect 6,000 lbs of berries. Open last week of July. Will deliver up to a 35 km distance. Directions: Two km north of Raymond near Moto-2 Track. Click here for a map.
  • Narrowgate Farm - currants (red and black), saskatoons
    RR8-12-17, Lethbridge, AB t1j4p. Phone: 403 634 8182. Alternate Phone: 403 329 9292. Email: vgunn@platinum.ca. Directions: 8km south of Lethbridge on Highway 4, follow the signs! . We are open July, August. Our hours are: 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm July 15 to August 10 - Saskatoons August 15-August 30- Currants, Choke Cherries Payment: Cash. We have a private airstrip available. (UPDATED: July 08, 2011) 
  • Robinpick Berry Farm & Lethbridge Cornmaze - corn (sweet), currants (red and black), pumpkins, saskatoons, strawberries, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, tractor-pulled hay rides, petting zoo
    North of Park Lake Park County of Lethbridge, Shaugnessy, AB TOK 2. Phone: (403)381-3775. Email: theo@lethbridgecornmaze.com. Directions: From Lethbridge North on hwy#25 ,follow signs to Park Lake & signs to the Lethbridge Cornmaze. Or look for a map on our website. We are open August, September, October. Our hours are: In August Monday to Saturday 10 am to 9 pm September & Oct, Monday to Thursday, 6pm to 9pm, Friday, Saturday and holidays 10am to 10pm. The Cornmaze is open from August 5 to October 15, Mondays to Saturdays. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Down on the Farm Festival every 3rd Saturday in September. (UPDATED: October 26, 2009) 
  • U Pick Magrath - Strawberries, Sweet Peas, Carrots, Potatoes, Cucumbers, Pumpkins, Corn, Chokecherries, Saskatoon Berries, Tomatoes, restrooms, picnic area
    Range Road 221, off Highway 5 between Magrath and Lethbridge, Magrath, AB T0K 1J0 . Phone: 403-758-6376. Email: sherylinl@yahoo.com. Open: June, sometimes July, open every day, by appointment call 403 758 6376. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: July 27, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on July 27, 2010: "Easy access, flexible hours, good produce; Generous portions, safe for kids, it is fenced and laid out well with good visibility across the fields"

Southwest Region

  • Honey "Bearie" Heaven Orchard - Uses natural growing practices, gooseberries, raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), honeyberry (haskap), Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food), group reservations
    Pincher Creek, AL T0K 1W0. Email: hnyberyhvn@xplornet.ca. Open: By appointment only, Saturday to Wednesday, from 8 am to 6 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Directions will be forwarded once an appointment has been scheduled. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. Located in the pristine mountain area of southwestern Alberta, we offer the new super fruit honeyberry (haskap) for U-pick. Our orchard is second to none, the most panoramic orchard in Alberta. All u-pick by appointment only. Please visit our website for more information and contact information. (ADDED: June 29, 2014)

Calgary area

  • Kayben Farms - beans, carrots, cucumbers, currants (red and black), onions, peas, other vegetables, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, jumping pillow, trike track, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    314064 32 Street East, Okotoks, AL T1S 1A2. Phone: 403-938-2857. Fax: 403-938-2647. Email: admin@kayben.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Calgary: Highway 2 south of Calgary and continue for 3 km past the Okotoks overpass. Turn right (west) onto 306 Avenue and travel 0.8 km. Turn left (south) onto 32 Street East and travel 1.2 km. Entrance is on left (east) side of road. From Okotoks: Highway 2A North out of Okotoks, past Extra Foods on the left. Turn right (east) onto 338 Avenue and travel 1.5 km east until 4-way STOP. Turn left (north) onto 32 Street East and travel 2 km. Entrance is on right (east) side of road. Click here for a map and directions. Harvest for Black Currants typically begins mid-August; Please visit our website weekly for updates on black currant picking schedule as well as u-pick schedule for vegetables. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Annual Harvest Festival Saturday, August 23 from 10 am to 5 pm, featuring food, mead, competitions, entertainment and demonstrations - 2 great locations, including Chinook Honey Company. Visit our website for information and tickets. Pumpkin and Scarecrow Festivals every Saturday in October from 10 am to 5 pm including contests, wagon rides, food, pumpkin painting, and corn maze. Visit website for more information. (UPDATED: July 04, 2014) (ADDED: August 25, 2009)
    Comments from a visitor on July 28, 2010: "I went to Kayben Farms on Saturday to pick strawberries. Their website said first come, first served, so I went early. The field opens at 10 and I was there at 8, the first and only car for about an hour. They don't actually mean first come, first served. They mean, open chaos starts at 10. Everyone was led from the parking lot into the garden centre, were told the berries were bad, then were sent with little 1L containers into the field without any supervision or instruction on how to pick strawberries. What resulted was nearly a riot. I'm not certain how they actually make money because of the number of berries that were squished or left behind by the mob. I will not be back to Kayben Farms because this was the worst u-pick experience that I could imagine. "
    Comments from a visitor on August 24, 2010: "To respond to the person who had such an unfortunate experience at our place on July 28: We are so very sorry that your experience was like this. The strawberry season was very difficult for us as well. We debated about opening at all, since more than 75% of our plants were lost due to weather. In the end, we opened due to overwhelming interest and not wanting to waste the fruit that was available. It was impossible to estimate how many people would come out and despite our best efforts to forewarn our customers of the reality of the situation, they came hoping to be the lucky ones who got fruit. We can’t blame them for being disappointed. We have closed the strawberry fields for the season and will replant in 2011. On a good note: the black currant crop is plentiful and beautiful, with 20 acres available. We have also opened up the u-pick vegetable garden which has been enthusiastically received. Judy Kolk, owner/operator Kayben Farms "
  • Saskaberry Ramch - peas, raspberries (red), rhubarb, saskatoons, strawberries, Other fruit or veg, already-picked produce, restrooms, picnic area
    RR#2 Site 9 Box 15, Olds, AB T4H 1P3. Phone: 403-507-8994. Fax: 403-556-3745. Email: phil@saskaberryranch.com. Open: Mid July through the September long weekend; Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sunday. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 66 km North of Cochrane on Highway 22. Turn west on Range Road 324 and our entrance is just down the road on the right side. If you are coming from Olds, take Highway 27 for 26 kms to Highway 22, turn south and travel 2.4 kms south to Range Road 324. Click here for a map and directions. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Payment: Cash, Cheque. baby potatoes.  (UPDATED: June 05, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: March 19, 2009)
  • Solstice Berry Farm - saskatoons, U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    RR2, Crossfield, AB T0M0S0. Phone: 403-946-4759. Email: info@solsticeberryfarm.com. Open: Generally August 1st to September long weekend, depending on the weather (check our website for up - to - date picking information); Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday 12:00 noon to 6 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Cremona go 8.5 km south on Highway 22 to Township Road 292 (Acme Road); 6.4 km east on Acme Road to Range Road 34; 1.0 km north on Range Road 34, entrance on left at sign. From Cochrane, north on Highway 22 to Township Road 292 (Acme Road) and follow same directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, credit and debit cards . Click here for our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: June 05, 2014, from their website)  (UPDATED: July 05, 2011) (ADDED: June 29, 2009)

Edmonton area

  • A5 Berry Farm - saskatoon berries
    54053 Range Road 215, Ardrossan, Alberta T8E 2B7. Phone: 780-998-2782. Fax: 780 992 9820. Email: salton1@albertacom.com. Three acres of saskatoon berries. (UPDATED: July 29, 2009)
  • The Berry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, currants (red and black), other berries, plums, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), raspberries (black), raspberries (Autumn, black), rhubarb, saskatoons,
    52002 Range Road 232, Sherwood Park, AB T8B1B3. Phone: 780-918-3221. Email: theberryfarm@xplornet.com. Open: Saturday Sunday 8:30 to Dark, May 24th to September 1st. Directions: Look for a big white metal gate. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. on weekends. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Cash or Cheque only. All fruit and berries are $4 per lb. by weight. Also known as The Berry Farm (at Christie's Corner).  (UPDATED: June 05, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: August 10, 2013) (UPDATED: August 19, 2012) (UPDATED: March 31, 2011)
  • The Bevilaqua - Uses natural growing practices, apples, cherries, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (black),
    51165 Rr 250, Edmonton, AB T9G 0B3. Phone: 780 955 3051. Email: ldyment@telus.net. Open: Monday to Sunday, from 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: : Follow the signs on 127 street sw Edmonton until you get to 41 Avenue sw, our farm is on the left side of the road (east side) just past 41 Avenue at the top of the small hill, you will see signs in the driveway -  Corner Of 127 Street And 41 Avenue, South of Ellerslie Road . Click here for a map and directions. Saskatoon berries; July 15 to August 15 Evans cherries; July 31 to August 31 Apples: September to October Honey; year round. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Saskatoons are juicy and ready now! NO chemicals of any kind have been used Varieties: Northline, Smokey, Theissen and Martin $ 10;00 for 4 Litre Ice cream pail. Payment: Cash, only.  (UPDATED: July 29, 2013) (ADDED: July 26, 2013)
  • Berry Ridge - currants (red and black), saskatoons
    Box 2, Site 10 RR4, Edmonton, AB T5E 5S7. Phone: 780-916-0244. Email: wade@berryridgeorchard.com. Directions: Please phone for directions . We are open July, August. Our hours are: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm We sell chokecherries and fresh cut flowers. We also sell fruit packed for commercial use by processors.  (UPDATED: June 05, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: June 27, 2011)
  • Creekside Saskatoon Berry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, raspberries (Autumn, red), saskatoons, U-pick and already picked, farm market
    53418 Range Road 231, Sherwood Park, AL T8A4V4. Phone: (780)243-2652. Email: creeksidesaskatoonberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: See our Facebook page for updated season and hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: We are five minutes North of Yellow Head Trail (Highway 16) on Cloverbar Road. Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: January 30, 2014)
  • Cruthers Berry Farm - Saskatoon berries, Raspberries, Chokecherries, Pin cherries, Sour cherries 
    Box 3366, Vermilion, Alberta T9X 2B3. Phone: 780-853-4223 
    Established in 1994; have about 5 acres of berries. Open daily in July. Directions: 1 km west of Lakeland College main entrance. We are on the north side of the road. Watch for our sign. 
  • Dunvegan Gardens (Edmonton) - raspberries (red), saskatoons, Black Currants, gift shop, restrooms
    215 Street And 23 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T7Y 1A9. Phone: (780) 470-0527. Fax: (780) 470-0565. Email: info@dunvegangardens.ca. Open: Spring/Summer; Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 8 pm; Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm; Sunday, from 12 noon to 5 pm; Fall/Winter: Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm.  Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Please visit our website for a map to our farm & garden centre. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available starting in July. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Black Currants. Bedding Plants, Trees & Shrubs in season.  (UPDATED: June 05, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: August 06, 2010)
  • Dunvegan Gardens (Fort McMurray) - strawberries
    128 Garden Lane, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 5N4. Phone: Phone: 780-791-0212. Open: call for hours and availability. Directions: Drive south east on Buylea Ave. Road changes to Draper Road. Continue 4 km to our sign. Turn left on Garden Lane and follow to the end. We grow Fruit: Junebearing Strawberries, Raspberries, Saskatoon Berries, Pumpkin, Vegetables: Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Corn, Cucumbers, Peas, Peppers, Rutabagas, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Turnips, Winter Squash Zucchini. Specialties: Bedding Plants, Perennials, Shrubs, Trees. Produce may be available as u-pick only, pre-pick only, or some are both u-pick and pre-picked. Farm Store, Refreshments. U-Pick, no appointment necessary. Pre-picked custom orders, Farm Gate Sales. (UPDATED: July 16, 2014)  (UPDATED: June 05, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: March 8, 2013, from their website)(ADDED: from their website, July 17, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on September 28, 2010: "We love visiting this farm. It's beautiful and usually the strawberries are so plentiful to doesn't take long to fill a bucket. The staff is very laid back and makes you feel at home. We make it an annual visit and spend the day or weekend doing all kinds of things out there, and our freezer is always full of yummy produce by the end. They have tons of different vegetables to buy in their shop, as well as a few different options for U pick. The farm is set on a river with a campground and playground, it's great for day use or camping overnight. They also have some historical buildings and other activities to keep one busy."
  • Happy Acres U-Pick - Uses natural growing practices, apples, beans, beets, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants (red and black), eggplant, flowers, herbs/spices, peas, raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), rhubarb, saskatoons, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    1-52225 Rr 273, Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3R6. Phone: 780-968-0099. Email: happyacresdebbie@hotmail.com. Open: Wednesday to Sunday 10 am to 9 pm Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Directions: 5km South of Spruce Grove on the Golden Spike Road ( Intersection by Zender Ford). Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards. Click here for our Facebook page.  (ADDED: May 11, 2011)(UPDATED: March 08, 2013)
  • Horse Hill Berry Farm - raspberries (red), porta-potties, picnic area
    3203-211 Avenue NE, Edmonton, AB T5Y6P1. Phone: 780-278-3645. Email: horsehillberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: daily in August from 10 am to 5pm and by appointment. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Click here for our Facebook page.  (ADDED: July 14, 2010)(UPDATED: August 01, 2012)(UPDATED: July 15, 2013)
  • Joe & Audrey’s Berry Farm - Saskatoon berries, Black currants, Gooseberries, High-bush cranberry, Wild black cherries (chokecherries), Raspberries, Pin cherries, Sour cherries 
    52430 RR 265, Spruce Grove, Alberta T7X 3H2. Phone: 780-962-5824 Fax: 780-962-5824. Saskatoons started in 1985 - 1993; all mature and 16 acres in full production. 11 kms west from CFRN station in Edmonton on Hwy 16A to Range Road 265 or Spruce Valley Road. Turn left (south) and go 1.5 km. 
  • Lizzees Berry Farms Inc. -Saskatoon berries 
    South Wizard Lake Road, Almar, Alberta T0C 0V0. Phone: 780-985-3909 Fax: 780-985-3909 (phone first). Email: lizzees@telusplanet.net  Established in 1997 - 5 acres growing smoky, Northline and Theissen saskatoon berries. Directions: 13.6 km west of Hwy 2 Millet overpass on Secondary Hwy 616. 1.6 km north on Sec Hwy 795, 3 km west on South Wizard Lake Road. Click here for a map.
  • Monty’s Berry Patch - Saskatoon berries, Raspberries, Rhubarb 
    RR # 5, Wetaskiwin, Alberta T9A 1X2. Phone: 780-352-7564 Fax: 780-352-8682. Email: embob@telusplanet.net   Established in 1995; have about 1,000 trees. Open noon to 8:30 pm. Directions: Exit Hwy 2 at Correctionline Overpass (6 km north of Wetaskiwin overpass or 6 km south of Millet overpass). Go west on overpass and take first north (RR 255). We are 1 km on east side of road.
  • New Sarepta Gardens - Uses natural growing practices, raspberries (Autumn, red), saskatoons,
    Hwy 21, New Sarepta, AB T0B 3MO. Phone: 780-297-3812. Email: wf.munsey@gmail.com. Open: Everyday in saskatoon season;;; from sunup to sundown. Directions: N.e. Corner Of The Hamlet Of New Sarepta. Right on the edge of the village., , We're just off highway 21, in the Hamlet of New Sarepta. Take the Anthony Henday to highway 14. Turn south onto highway 21. Continue on to the exit for New Sarepta. Turn left and follow the signs into the hamlet (3 km.). You will cross the railway tracks before you have to turn right down Schlender Avenue If you cross the tracks again, you've gone 150m too far. We're at the end of Schlender Avenue. Click here for a map and directions. Saskatoons are usually ready for picking around the 20th of July; Raspberries about two weeks later. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 27, 2012)
  • Pork Palace Orchard / enSanté Winery - Saskatoons , Wild black cherries (chokecherries), Raspberries, Seabuckthorn, Apples and crabapples 
    Range Road 115, Brosseau, Alberta T0B 0P0, Phone: 780-657-2275, Fax: 780-657-2410. Email: vicliz@telusplanet.net  Farm is certified organic by OCIA Interational. Sampling of over 50 varieties of apples established in 1997. Major planting in 2001 to 2002; over 800 apple, pear and plum trees. Open summer months by appointment - 7 days a week. 5 miles north of North Saskatchewan River on Hwy 36 to Twnship Road 564; turn right (east) to Range Rd 115. We are on the corner. Or south on Hwy 36 from St. Brides to Range Road 115, turn left (south) for 3 miles to Township Rd 564. The Chrapkos have an 8-acre orchard (6.5 acres in apples and 1.5 acres in mixed fruits), operating primarily as a U-Pick operation. Under cultivation are rhubarb, pears, strawberries cherries, plums,
  • Pipestone Berry Farm - beans, beets, carrots, cucumbers, currants (red and black), onions, other berries, peas, raspberries, rhubarb, saskatoons, tomatoes, other vegetables, and prepicked produce
    19 Klm west of Millet, Alberta T0C1Z0. Phone: 780-387-5466. Fax: 780-387-7486. Email: russw@incentre.net. Directions: Mid way between Wizzard Lake & Pigeon Lake on Hwy 795. Watch for signs. Open: Daily Mid June thru August from 9 am to 6 pm Rhubarb May-June . Saskatoons Early July -Mid Aug. Raspberries Late July--End August Vegetables Mid-June end Aug Payment: Cash, only. We have a 10 acre park like berry farm established in 2000 with over 3000 producing Northline, Thiessen and Martin Saskatoon trees as well as raspberries, rhubarb, honeyberry, black & red currant and a well cared for vegetable garden. A small on site kiosk provides refreshments, our own jams, jellies, preserves, vegetables and frozen (U Bake) pies and recipes. A full service restaurant is located one block away. Handicap access to berries is provided with golf carts and all areas are seeded to lawn. Ample on site parking and picnic tables are available for groups or individuals. Over 40 birdhouses provide nesting for swallows who provide us with a virtual mosquito free picking area. Wear hats for picking and long sleeves for picking raspberries. For further info contact Tonia or Russ by phone, fax or e mail. (UPDATED: June 30, 2008)
  • Prairie Gardens And Greenhouses - peas, pumpkins, strawberries, Other fruit or veg, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, haunted corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, corn cannon, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo
    56311 Lily Lake Road 25 km north of Edmonton, Alberta, Bon Accord, AB T0A 0. Phone: 780-921-2272. Email us at: info@prairiegardens.org. Directions: From Edmonton, Alberta: 25 km North of Edmonton on Hwy 28 (97St.) to Bon Accord. 1 km past Bon Accord on Hwy 28, then turn left onto Lily Lake Road. 2km North on Lily Lake Road. We are open April through October. Open: 7 days a Week, 10-6. Strawberry picking days are Wednesday and Saturday, weather permitting. Festival Hours 11-5. Garden Centre Hours May - June 9-9. U-Pick Strawberries are ready July 15 - August 10. We are a host farm of the Country Soul Stroll, the third weekend of July. Come to our Fairy Berry Festival on the August Long Weekend. Haunted Pumpkin Festival - October 1 - October 30. Open for scheduled tours weekdays, and 11-5 on weekends in Oct. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. We are an award winning farm - Alberta Farm Direct Marketer of the Year, Alberta Greenhouse Grower of the Year, and Growing Alberta Leadership Award for Community Spirit, The Fairy Berry Festival celebrates the sweetest 'fairy' strawberries of the season in Alberta with fairytales, fairies, and pirates! We also have new potatoes during strawberry season. (UPDATED: July 06, 2009)
  • Roy's Raspberries - raspberries, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    26421 Highway 16A, Acheson, AB T7X 5. Phone: (780)962-3959. Directions: 6km West of Edmonton corporate limits on Highway 16A, located on the south side of the highway. We are open July, August, September. Our hours are: 8 am to 8 pm daily We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. Pre-picked raspberries are available on a pre-ordered basis. Farm gate sales are not always available, so phone ahead to ensure that we can have them ready for you
  • The Saskatoon Farm -Saskatoon berries 
    RR # 1, DeWinton, Alberta T0L 0X0. Phone: 403-938-6245 or 1-800-463-2113 Fax: 403-938-6245. Email: saskfarm@telusplanet.net  52 acres of U-Pick saskatoons. Open year round with seasonal hours (9-5). Accept credit cards. We have a cafe on-site that offers freshly baked saskatoon pie and coffee as well as lunch items. 19 km south of Calgary on Hwy # 2; east on 338 avenue (see train display); straight east 3 km. 
  • Saskatoon Valley Orchards - Saskatoon berries 
    Box 19, Site 502, RR 5, Stony Plain, Alberta T7Z 1X5. Phone: 780-963-8311. Fax: 780-963-8311. Email: pktmogan@msn.com Established in 1996; 11,000 Saskatoon trees for you to pick - Smoky, Northline, Thiesson and Honeywood. Open July and August from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm; no appointment necessary. 6 km S of Stony Plain to Hw 627; 13 km W on 627 to RR 22, 1 km south. Watch for signs.
  • Sprout U Pick Apple Farm - apples, pears, plums,
    56307 Lily Lake Rd, Bon Accord, AB T0A 0K0. Phone: 780-921-3460. Email: sproutfarms@albertacom.com. Open: Picking weekends only 10am to 5pm August 15th to October 15th. Directions: 30 miles north of Edmonton on Highway 28 to Bon Accord. 1 kilometer east of Bon Accord on highway 28 then 2 kilometers north on Lily Lake Road. 56307 Lily Lake Road. Click here for a map and directions. Apples are available August 15th to October 15th; Availability will very with each season; Plums available early to mid September; Pears mid to late September. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Cider press is available to make juice from the apples that you pick. There is no extra charge for this and we have containers you may purchase to take your wonderful juice home. (ADDED: September 19, 2009)  (UPDATED: March 14, 2013, JBS)
  • Staniforth Summerberry Farm -Raspberries 
    RR # 3, Eckville, Alberta T0M 0X0. Phone: 403-746-3681 Fax: 403-746-3661. Email: mngstaniforth@gmail.com. Directions: 30 minutes west of Red Deer, or 1.5 hours south of Edmonton or 1.5 hours north of Calgary or 15 minutes SW of Sylvan Lake Located south of Sylvan Lake on Sec. Hwy 781; turn west on TWP380 and go west approximately 10 km; turn north 1/4 km on gravel to spruce tree line, long driveway. Follow around to south field. We also have jams and pickles and honey available during the berry season location. Raspberries planted in the spring of 2002. Saskatoons and black currants planted in May 2003. Over 2 acres planted.  (UPDATED: May 28, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: March 11, 2011)
  • Steven's Strawberries - Strawberries
    Highway 13 and Highway 2, AB T9A0V7. Phone: 780-352-2924. Open: Monday through Saturday from 09:00 to 19:00 during the season, rom early July through late September; Call first. Directions: located on Highway 13, 1 km west of Highway 2 in central Alberta. We're 30 minutes south of Edmonton, and 50 minutes north of Red Deer; click here for a map. They grow both Day Neutral and June Bearing varieties (that means a long harvesting season). All our plants and berries are spray-free and we don't use any pesticides. Payment: accept Visa, Mastercard, and debit cards..
    Comments from a visitor on July 04, 2009: "It's fine - but the strawberries are stellar! I'm sure there must be restrooms. ." (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: July 04, 2009)
  • T&D's Saskatoons - Uses natural growing practices, saskatoons, porta-potties
    55027 Range Road 252, Sturgeon County, AL T8T 0S2. Phone: 780 939 7161. Email: tdssaskatoons@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 8 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: 6 kilometers North of Saint Albert on Highway 2, 1.6 kilometers East on Highway 37, 1.7 kilometers North on Range Road 252. We are the first property North of the Saint Albert Greenhouses. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. The 2014 Harvest will begin July 18, and will go approximately two to three weeks, (weather and berries permitting). Pesticide, herbicide and chemical free since being established in 1994. Approximately 1000 Thiessen Saskatoon trees on 10 hand groomed rows. Great for pies, jams, jellies, wine and fresh eating. Friendly family service. Easy picking. Call or email us if you have any questions or need directions from another location. We hope to see you here soon!. (UPDATED: July 15, 2014) (UPDATED: July 11, 2013)(UPDATED: August 05, 2010) (aka, T and F D Saskatoons, T&D's Saskatoons)

Northwest

  • Cross Creek Orchards - Saskatoons 
    P.O. Box 78, Nampa, Alberta T0H 2R0. Phone: 780-925-2447 Fax: 780-925-2487. Email: crosscreekorchards@yahoo.com 
  • McLaughlin’s Berries & Trees - Saskatoons 
    P.O. Box box 6596, Peace River, Alberta T8S 1S4. Phone: 780-618-7748 or 780-332-1294. Email: dmclaugh@telusplanet.net  One acre of saskatoons berries. Phone for directions to farm and picking times
  • Peace Cherry Ranch - cherries
    Ne 12-82-25-w5, Berwyn, AB T0H0E0. Phone: 780-338-2170. Email: peacecherry@hotmail.com. Open: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 7 pm; During the week call for times. Directions: 1 mile west of Berwyn and 2 1/4 miles south on range road 250. Click here for a map and directions. August 4th till Early September. Payment: Cash, only. We have Tart Cherries ready for u-pick. Also you can phone ahead for info on pre picked cherries. (ADDED: August 12, 2012)
  • Prairie Echo U-Pick - saskatoons
    8km from Peavine corner, High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0. Phone: 780-523-1907. Email us at: turcotte.l@hfcrd.ab.ca . We are open July, August. Our hours are: Monday to Saturday 9am to 7pm. We will be selling trees during season as well as the berries.
  • Summer's Gold - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, beans, beets, carrots, cucumbers, onions, raspberries (red), saskatoons, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms
    71309 Range Road 260, Crooked Creek, AB T0H 0Y0. Phone: 780-957-2911. Fax: 780-957-2910. Email: info@summersgold.ca. Open: In 2011 we are open July 4, to October 15; Monday to Friday 8:00am to 8:00pm and Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm; Closed on Sundays. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: February 26, 2011)

Camrose-Drumheller area

  • The Crossing Farms - Certified Organic, saskatoons, U-pick and already picked, picnic area
    Rr. 144 Twp. 403, Galahad, AB T0C1R0. Phone: 780-583-2281. Email: blum101@telus.net. Open: July 15 to August 7; Please call ahead. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Along The Battle River; From Galahad drive south to TWP410 and turn west (or right). Proceed to RGE RD144 turning south (or left) and go 4.8 kilometers to the river valley bottom. Click here for a map and directions. 8 Acres of saskatoon berries ready to pick from July 15 to August 7. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Cheque. Certified with QMI for the past 3 years and natural since 1995. Have certified organic canola, oats, peas, and forage alfalfa/hay. Offer agritourism and fully included recreational vehicle experiences at the Battle River Crossing Resort. Seven acres of 20 year old established trees; We are open the 3rd week of July; Hiking trails and beautiful scenery; Call for more information.(ADDED: July 06, 2008)(UPDATED: July 15, 2010)
  • Poplar Hollows Berry Farm - apples, raspberries (Autumn, red), rhubarb, saskatoons, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked
    Nw 12 39 R8 W4th, Hughenden, AB T0B 2E0. Phone: 780-856-2121. Fax: 780-856-2426. Email: dcac77@wildroseinternet.ca. Open: Monday to Sunday 7 am to 9 pm. Directions: Between Highways 12 and 13 just one and a quarter mile east of Secondary highway 884, 18 miles south of Hughenden and Amisk. Click here for a map and directions. Rhubarb: June - July Saskatoons: July 19 to August 15 Apples: August. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Jams and jellies available and pies made by order. (ADDED: July 31, 2009)
  • River Hill Gardens U-pick - Uses natural growing practices, apples, raspberries (Autumn, red), saskatoons,
    46228 Range Road 213, Camrose, AL T4V 1X2. Phone: 780-672-3605. Email: lynnettep67@gmail.com. Open: Sunday to Saturday, from 10 am to 8, July 29 to September 15. Directions: We are located 16 kilometers south west of Camrose. At the junctions of highway 13 and highway 21 come south on highway 21 for three miles until you come to township road 462A. Turn right on township road 462A for 1 mile until you come to range road 213. We are located 1/3 mile south on the west side of the road. Watch for signs as you come close to the township road. These will show you where to come. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. I also sell gladiolas when in bloom. I also have frozen fruit buys which you can purchase on our acreage. Please bring an ice cream pail to pick in. Also bring bug spray and appropriate clothes and shoes. (UPDATED: March 21, 2014) (UPDATED: June 29, 2012) (ADDED: June 26, 2011)

Red Deer area

  • Billyco Junction Gardens - Uses natural growing practices, apples, beans, broad beans, carrots, cucumbers, onions, peas, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, potatoes
    40110 - Range Road 260 RR#4, Lacombe, Alberta T4L 2N4. Phone: 403 782-4263. Fax: 403 782-4202. Email: info@billycojunction.com. Open: Daily from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm; from May to October. Closed Tuesdays. Directions: We are 8 kilometers east of Lacombe, Alberta on Highway 12, and 4.4 kilometers South on Prentiss Road. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Mastercard, Visa, Interac. (ADDED: July 28, 2009)  (UPDATED: April 15, 2011)
  • Buckler's Farm - U-Pick Strawberries, Lettuce, Spinach, Swiss chard and gourmet lettuce mix, Dill
    North on Hwy 22 to township rd 283 right, Cochrane, Alberta. Phone: 403-932-5435. Directions: From Cochrane AB go north on hwy 22 about 20 KM to rrd 283. Turn right about 2 km. turn left. Big Sign "Bucklers Farm"; Immediately before the turn. Open: 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week. 2007 prices: Strawberries are $2.50 / lb or $12 a full ice cream pail. Strawberries in start in late July.
  • Coronado Saskatoon Farm -Saskatoon berries, Black currants 
    Box 26, Gibbons, Alberta T0A 1N0. Phone: 780-999-2304. Fax: 780-942-4146. Orchard is 9 years old; 4 acres with with northline, thiessen and smoky varieties. Open: July and August from 9 to 9 daily. Saskatoon Festival on August 9th, 2003 Located 7 km north of Gibbons on Hwy 28; 2 km east on Twp 570, .5 km south on Range Road 231. (Updated: August 1, 2010) Quasi-updated from second hand reports. Sigh. Be sure to call before you go)
  • DNA Gardens - Saskatoon berries, Chokecherries 
    Box 544, Elnora, Alberta T0M 0Y0. Phone: 403-773-2489 Fax: 403-773-2400. Email: arden@dnagardens.com   Nursery plants specializing in cold hardy fruit. Liners for nurseries and orchardists. Picked and cleaned saskatoon and chokecherry fruit.
  • Eagle Creek Farms - Uses natural growing practices, beans, beets, carrots, corn (sweet), flowers, herbs/spices, melons, peas, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties
    34532 Range Road #14, Bowden, AB T0M 0K0. Phone: 877 224 3939. Fax: 403 224 3994. Email: fresh@eaglecreekfarms.ca. Open: Summer Hours: Monday to Saturday from 11 am to 6pm: Sunday from 11am to 5pm Fall. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. U-pick Open Mid July until Early September. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: August 10, 2010)
  • Eastside Farms -Saskatoon berries, Raspberries, Crabapples (free) 
    RR 1, Site 1, Box 27, Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1R1. Phone: 403-783-4686 or 350-8653 
    Established in 1996 with 3 types of Saskatoons - Northline, Smokey and Thiessen. Open from end of July to end of August from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm Monday to Sunday. 1 mile east of Ponoka on Hwy 53, 2 miles south on Hwy 815, one half mile east on Township Road
  • The Fresh Food Farm - beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, onions, peas, raspberries (red), rhubarb, strawberries, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, Bounce house, farm animals
    39309 Rr 11, Blackfalds, AB T0M 0J0. Phone: 403-350-7319. Email: TheFreshFoodFarm@hotmail.com. Open: mid July to October; Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: See website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. See website for specific dates. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: April 14, 2012)
  • High Country Berries - saskatoons, picnic area
    South West 6-036-04 West Of 5, Caroline, AB T4G 1T6. Phone: 403-722-2088. Email: dcamps@telusplanet.net. Open: In Season - 8 am until 7 pm. Directions: From Spruceview 16.6 Km west, 4.4 Km south, 1.6 Km west, north into. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque. (ADDED: October 29, 2010)
  • The Jungle Farm - cucumbers, flowers, herbs/spices, onions, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, other vegetables, prepicked produce, farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    Rural Route # 3, Innisfail, AB T4G 1T8. Phone: 403-227-4231. Fax: 403-227-6020. Email: info@thejunglefarm.com. Directions: From Innisfail - 6km North on highway #2A; turn right on Township road 362 (watch for the blue highway directional sign), come 1km. The Jungle Farm is the second farm on the left side. From Red Deer - 14 km South on highway #2; turn right on Old Pole Road (watch for the blue highway directional sign), come 3 km. The Jungle Farm is on the right side. Click here for a map and directions. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August, September, October, November. Open: Spring Flower Hours - Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm Summer Strawberry Hours - Monday to Saturday 8am to 8pm Fall Pumpkin Hours Saturday, Sunday and Holiday Monday 11am to 5pm Open weekdays for private bookings. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Flower Spring Season May 8 till June 15 Strawberry Summer Season July till August Pumpkin Fall Season August 22 till October 13, 2009. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards. Greenhouse Grand Opening May 8, 2009 10am to 5pm Strawberry Festival July 25, 2009 Country Drive August 1, 2009 Fall Family Pumpkin Season Kickoff August 22, 2009 Fall Pumpkin Festival October 3,2009. (ADDED: March 11, 2009)
  • Mountain View Berry Farm - cherries, raspberries (red), saskatoons, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    Between Olds And Didsbury, Olds, AB T4H 1T8. Email: info@mountainviewberryfarm.com. Open: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm, August 1 to September 1. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: October 07, 2011)
  • Pearson’s Berry Farm Ltd. - Saskatoon berries, Chokecherries
    RR 1, Bowden, Alberta T0M 0K0. Phone: 403-224-3011. Fax: 403-224-2096. Email: pberry@incentre.net  We are located in the Red Deer River Valley, in the beautiful parkland of Alberta. In 1969, we planted a few hundred Saskatoon bushes and became the first commercial native fruit grower in Canada specializing in Saskatoons and Chokecherries.  In 1988, we started producing our own low sugar jams, jellies, pie fillings and pies. We also offer tours, have a picnic area and R.V. parking, a gift and craft store. Group luncheons and Sunday brunch are also available.  Season is open May 1 to September 30. Take credit cards and can deliver. Located 28 km west of Bowden on Hwy 587.   
  • Prairie Perfect Orchards - No pesticides are used, apples, cherries, Other fruit or veg, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    R.r. 3, Innisfail, AB T4G 1T8. Phone: 403-227-1301. Email: prairieorchards@gmail.com. Open: Wednesday to Monday, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm; Closed on Tuesdays only. Directions: Take North Overpass through Innisfail and continue to Highway #54. At stop sign cross Highway #54 continue west on Little Red Deer Road - Twp Road 354 to Range Road 15. Watch for U-Pick Cherries and Prairie Perfect Orchards Sign on the right side. OR Take South Overpass at Innisfail west on Highway #54 to Little Red Deer Road - Twp Road #354 continue to Range Road 15. Watch for U-Pick Cherries and Prairie Perfect Orchards on the right side. Click here for a map and directions. Prairie Perfect Orchards officially open each year on June 15th; Honeyberries are available for picking mid to late June; Tart Cherries are available for picking first week of August; Apples are available for picking first of September. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Cheque. We invite you to stroll through our orchard and enjoy the fresh-off-the-tree fruit, experience the tastes, sights and sounds of country life. Pick fresh Saskatchewan Tart Cherries, Honeyberries, Apples or Rhubarb. Enjoy a guided tour of Prairie Perfect Orchards and it's beautiful landscaping or simply relax with a cup of tea, coffee or cool beverage, a homemade fruit tart and ice cream on our "Garden Patio" or eat your own picnic lunch under the shade trees. (ADDED: August 16, 2010)
  • Red Lodge Upick - No pesticides are used, apples, cherries, raspberries (red), saskatoons, strawberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    R.r#1 Site 7 Box 9, Bowden, AB T0M 0K0. Phone: 403-224-2425. Open: Early July until first killing frost - Phone for picking report. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Go 3 km west of Red Lodge Provincial Park (or 18 km west of Bowden, AB on highway 587) to range road 31, turn south and go 3 km to the end of the road, turn east and go just 1/3 of a km to the farm. (Just follow the signs – its easy!). Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Various game birds on site. We also raise & release Hungarian Partridges. (ADDED: February 26, 2011)
  • The Saskatoon Orchard -Saskatoon berries 
    R.R. # 3, Lacombe, Alberta T0C 1S0. Phone: 403-782-2665 or 782-4778 Fax: 403-782-2665. Email: gwedlund@telusplanet.net  The Saskatoon Orchard was established in 1996. The 50 acre orchard is located northwest of Lacombe, 16 km north on Hwy. 792, 3 km west, 1.5 south. Follow the signs. During the season (end of July and August) we are open 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Pre-picked and frozen berries are also available. Gerry, Carol, Mac and Ninie invite you to come and enjoy a relaxing day in the County. Catch a view of beautiful Gull Lake. Picnic tables, washrooms and refreshments are available for your enjoyment. 
  • Saskatoons @ Prairieberry.ca - saskatoons
    225036 Range Road #282, Rural SE Calgary (Indus) mail to: Box 22, Site 9, RR #5, Calgary, AB, AB T2P 2G6. Phone: 403-936-5309. Fax: 403-936-5409. Email us at: saskatoons@prairieberry.ca. Directions: Deerfoot Trail S. until Exit #234, toward Brooks; Take Hwy 22x East (Marquis of Lorne Trail, (you will pass a blue-white-blue quonset on your right), but turn Left onto Range Road #282 (unpaved, take the first driveway to your right . We are open July, August. Our hours are: 8am to 8 pm daily, when in season. The 3 varieties of saskatoons, Northline, Smokies and Honeywood are ready from the end of July to mid-August. Please e-mail for availability. We are just 4 miles from Calgary city limits.
  • Serviceberry Farms - Saskatoon berries, Strawberries 
    Box 15, Site 23, RR 2, Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1K5. Phone: 403-934-2412 Fax: 403-934-9950 Web: www.serviceberryfarms.com  Established 1987, 4 acres of strawberries, and 1 acre of saskatoons. Neatest and cleanest fields in Alberta. We accept cash or cheque payments only. Open early July to mid August - call to confirm dates and times. Located east of Calgary; from intersection of Hwys #1 and 24, 1.6 km east and 5.6 km north.

Northeast

  • H’ Evans Berries -Saskatoon berries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Rhubarb
    Box 365, Cold Lake, Alberta T9M 1P1. Phone: 780-826-1675. Email: hevansberries@worldpost.ca5. Open: by appointment , please call or email for an appointment; typically July, August and September. Established in 1995 with 4 acres of strawberries and some Saskatoons and raspberries. (Also called Hevans Berries) (UPDATED: July 27, 2010)
 

Pick-your-own farms in Alberta, Canada 

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Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Red Deer area

Edmonton area

  • Alberta Beach Farmers Market - Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), Indoor market, Uncovered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, beans, beets, blueberries, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, herbs/spices, onions, other berries, peas, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), rhubarb, saskatoons, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Fresh eggs, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    Agliplex 4811 47 Avenue, Alberta Beach, AB T0E 0Ao. Phone: (780) 924-8301. Email: sheilaranger@live.com. Open: Sunday 12 pm to 3 pm regular season May 10 to September 27 Please call Sheila for information and table rentals (780) 924 pm to 8301. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Open Sundays 12:00pm to 3:00pm Christmas Farmers Markets November 22 November 29 December 6. Payment: Cash, only. All three of our Christmas markets will feature a outdoor bonfire with straw bale sitting area, free hot chocolate and cookies. An indoor concession area with hot food and sitting area. Each market has a special free event, sponsored by the Alberta Beach Agricultural Society. November 22 Scrapbook a card. November 29 Sleigh rides. December 6 Visit with Santa and have your picture taken. We are actively looking for outdoor vendors for these events. organic wine, flavored vinegar, naturally raised hormone free angus beef, free range chicken, bison, salsa, dip mixes, catnip toys, organic coffee, sewing, soy/beeswax candles, original art, woodworking, soap, jewelry, greenhouse plants, decorations and too many unique items to list. More than 50 friendly vendors to choose from!. (ADDED: September 29, 2009)

Northwest

Calgary area

  • Kayben Farms - Uncovered outdoor market, Preserves, jams, jellies, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, birthday parties, school tours
    314064 32 Street East, Okotoks, AB T1S 1A2. Phone: 403-938-2857. Fax: 403-938-2647. Email: stephanie@kayben.com. Open: Saturdays at the Millarville Market; 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for updates. Directions: From Calgary: Take Highway 2 or 2A, south towards Okotoks, take Highway 2 for 3 Km past the Okotoks overpass. Turn right(West) onto 306 Avenue Turn left onto 32 Street East. Go 2 km south on 32 Street Sales Centre is on the left. Directions from Okotoks: Go north out of Okotoks, on Highway 2A. Turn right (east) on to 338 Avenue Go 1.5 Km east on 338 Avenue Turn left on to 32 Street East. Go 2 Km north on 32 Street Sales Centre is on right. GPS: Latitude N 50 45.9169 Longitude W 113 56.8455. Click here for a map and directions. Okotoks Pumpkin and Scarecrow Festival! September 26, October 3, and October 10, 10:00am to 5:00pm; Activities and pumpkin patch at Kayben Farms on all three Saturdays and Scarecrow contest judging through the town from September 26 to October 2; See our website for full deatils and lists of activities and contests. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Kayben's Sunshine Adventure Park is now open! Come out and explore on our 5 acre family fun park. Attractions include, giant wheelbarrow play structure, berry bounce, corn maze, 4 lane slide, climbing wall, obstacle course, ground games, bean bag toss, ladder golf, picnic area, lil Jo Jo's cafe and much more. Open Saturadys 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Available weekdays fro birthday parties and private bookings. More information at our website. We sell our blackcurrant products at the Millarville Farmer's market, but to buy fruit you must visit our farm. (ADDED: August 25, 2009)

Southeast

  • Broxburn Vegetables & Cafe - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Indoor market, beans, broad beans, broccoli, cucumbers, eggplant, onions, pumpkins, raspberries (Autumn, red), winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    3 Miles East Of Lethbridge On # 3 & 3/4 Mile South On Broxburn Road, Lethbridge, AL T1J 4p4. Phone: 1-403-327-0909. Fax: 1-403-327-4328. Email: info@broxburn-vegetables.com. Open: The farm store opens in May till October; Before and after that we sell the produce from our greenhouse in the café. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: from Lethbridge 3 miles East on Highway # 3 and 3/4 miles South on Broxburn Road. From Coaldale 3 miles west on Highway # 3 and 3/4 miles South on Broxburn Road. Look for blue road signs. Click here for a map and directions. We host different events; Lethbridge Tractor Rally; The last weekend in June Friday evening and Saturday; This is a one cylinder vintage tractor rally through the City of Lethbridge from 6 to 9 pm on Friday night; On Saturday on farm demonstrations and pulls; Strawberry Festival; The Saturday before the September long weekend; All café foods with Strawberries and lots of U-Pick; This is normally during peak berry season; We grow delicious fall berries; Pig and Pumpkin Fun; The second or third Saturday in September This is a fundraiser by the Lethbridge Lions club; A family event; Please check the website for information. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. All our produce is locally grown, most of it by ourselves, some from nearby farmers. We are not a grocery store or produce brokers. We only sell if we personally know the farmer and his or her farming practices. (UPDATED: May 23, 2014) (ADDED: July 16, 2010)
  • Hazy Hollow Acres - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, Fresh local eggs, Fresh eggs
    Rr 213 Barhill Road 8.5 km North from Hwy 519, Picture Butte, AB T0K1V0. Phone: 403-732-0009. Email: teresa@hazytravel.com. Open: We are open daily from Monday to Saturday. Directions: From Picture Butte, drive 0.5 miles west, then turn North on RR 213 and drive 8.5 km North. We are on the West side of the road. Look for a red barn, and an old wagon by the road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Our Eggs are available all year round. In September 2013 we should have our first Duck Eggs. Pastured Pork Pastured Pork Bacon. We sell Strawberries, Beans, Yellow Beans, Lima Beans, Peas, carrots, Swiss Chard, Lovage Herb, Melons, Cucumbers, etc. (ADDED: June 19, 2013)

Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Calgary

  • Kayben Farms - Birthday parties, Corporate events, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, dairy cows, sheep, goats, horses, chickens, other animals, Beautiful rural setting, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, Smoking allowed in designated areas, Vegetarian meals available, handicap accessible, meeting room available, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, jumping pillow, trike track, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    314064 32 Street East, Okotoks, AL T1S 1A2. Phone: 403-938-2857. Fax: 403-938-2647. Email: admin@kayben.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Venue updates: Click here for updates. Directions: From Calgary: Highway 2 south of Calgary and continue for 3 km past the Okotoks overpass. Turn right (west) onto 306 Avenue and travel 0.8 km. Turn left (south) onto 32 Street East and travel 1.2 km. Entrance is on left (east) side of road. From Okotoks: Highway 2A North out of Okotoks, past Extra Foods on the left. Turn right (east) onto 338 Avenue and travel 1.5 km east until 4-way STOP. Turn left (north) onto 32 Street East and travel 2 km. Entrance is on right (east) side of road. Click here for a map and directions. Harvest for Black Currants typically begins mid-August; Please visit our website weekly for updates on black currant picking schedule as well as u-pick schedule for vegetables;. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Annual Harvest Festival Saturday, August 23 from 10 am to 5 pm, featuring food, mead, competitions, entertainment and demonstrations - 2 great locations, including Chinook Honey Company. Visit our website for information and tickets. Pumpkin and Scarecrow Festivals every Saturday in October from 10 am to 5 pm including contests, wagon rides, food, pumpkin painting, and corn maze. Visit website for more information. Creating delightful experiences and lasting memories! Kayben Farms offers 12+ acres of nature and farm for your family to learn, discover and have fun in! Sunshine Adventure Park attractions include: Berry Bounce, giant wheelbarrow play structure, including climbing wall and 4 lane giant slide, pedal kart track, wheat wonderland, sandbox, swings, wheat wonderland, animal farm, corn maze, picnic area, JoJo's Cafe, Garden Centre and Gift Store, and much more!. (ADDED: July 04, 2014)

Northwest

  • EC Bar Ranch Adventures - Birthday parties, Other Private Parties, You may bring your own food, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring your own linens and table silverware, Hotel nearby, Motel nearby, Cattle ranch, Corn maze, steers/cattle, horses, Horse riding at the farm, Beautiful rural setting, Hiking trails, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, skiing nearby, golf nearby, swimming pool nearby, tennis nearby, fitness/health club nearby, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, children welcome, Pets welcome, Smoking allowed in designated areas, porta-potties, picnic area, pony rides, birthday parties, school tours
    73507 Range Road 163, High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0. Phone: 780-523-0242. Email: info@ecbarranch.ca. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Depart High Prairie on Highway #2 and travel East three miles to Range Road #163, turn south then follow the gravel road four miles to #73507 and voila, EC Bar Ranch!. Click here for a map and directions. Corn maze is open from August 6th through October 30th;. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Click here for our Facebook page. EC Bar Ranch also features a Toboggan Hill for winter use which includes lighting on the hill, heated shelter and a roasting fire. (ADDED: August 18, 2011)

Southeast

  • Broxburn Vegetables & Cafe - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Business outings, Corporate events, Filming or photo shoots, Other Private Parties, Kitchen facilities available, Restaurant onsite, Tables and chairs are Provided , Linens and table silverware are provided, Motel nearby, Vegetables, or bush fruit, golf nearby, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, No pets please, Vegetarian meals available, handicap accessible,
    3 Miles East Of Lethbridge On # 3 & 3/4 Mile South On Broxburn Road, Lethbridge, AL T1J 4p4. Phone: 1-403-327-0909. Fax: 1-403-327-4328. Email: info@broxburn-vegetables.com. Open: Café is open all year for lunch; We are always closed on Sundays and January, February and March we are closed on Monday as well; We open at 10 am for coffee, lunch is served at 11 am till 3 pm; We close at 4 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Venue updates: Click here for updates. Directions: from Lethbridge 3 miles East on Highway # 3 and 3/4 miles South on Broxburn Road. From Coaldale 3 miles west on Highway # 3 and 3/4 miles South on Broxburn Road. Look for blue road signs. Click here for a map and directions. We host different events; Lethbridge Tractor Rally; The last weekend in June Friday evening and Saturday; This is a one cylinder vintage tractor rally through the City of Lethbridge from 6 to 9 pm on Friday night; On Saturday on farm demonstrations and pulls; Strawberry Festival; The Saturday before the September long weekend; All café foods with Strawberries and lots of U-Pick; This is normally during peak berry season; We grow delicious fall berries; Pig and Pumpkin Fun; The second or third Saturday in September This is a fundraiser by the Lethbridge Lions club; A family event; Please check the website for information. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. The Vegetables greenhouse are not open to the public, but we sell our vegetables in the farm store. Only the strawberries and raspberries are U-Pick when in season. Garden Center is open from March till September. Café open year around. Produce store open when in season. (UPDATED: May 23, 2014) (ADDED: July 16, 2010)

Horse Rides and More:

Edmonton area

  • Gone Green Farms - Hotel / Motel nearby, Beautiful rural setting, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, golf nearby, fitness/health club nearby, School tours, children welcome, No pets please, horse-drawn hayrides, Horse-drawn sleigh rides (weather permitting), Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, farm market, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    Rr# 2, Westerose, AB t0c2v0. Phone: 780-312-6073. Email: gonegreenfarms@hotmail.com. Open: by appointment. Directions: see our website. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque. we have naturally raised, healthy meats for sale. contact us for availability. (ADDED: September 05, 2010)

Northwest

  • EC Bar Ranch Adventures - Horses rented (guided trails), Cattle ranch, Hiking trails, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, skiing nearby, golf nearby, swimming pool nearby, tennis nearby, fitness/health club nearby, School tours, children welcome, Pets welcome, horse-drawn hayrides, Horse-drawn sleigh rides (weather permitting), horse trailers, porta-potties, picnic area, pony rides, birthday parties, school tours
    73507, Range Road 163, High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0. Phone: 780-523-0242. Email: info@ecbarranch.ca. Open: By appointment only. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Depart High Prairie on Highway #2 and travel East three miles to Range Road #163, turn south then follow the gravel road four miles to #73507 and voila, EC Bar Ranch!. Click here for a map and directions. Corn maze is open from August 6th through October 30th;. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Click here for our Facebook page. EC Bar Ranch also features a Toboggan Hill for winter use which includes lighting on the hill, heated shelter and a roasting fire. (ADDED: August 18, 2011)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Edmonton area

  • Gone Green Farms - Chicken (free range), Turkey, Pork, USDA Natural, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% grass and/or grain fed, sausage, Bacon (pork), Eggs (free range), Farm/ranch tours for visitors, School tours, children welcome, No pets please, horse-drawn hayrides, Horse-drawn sleigh rides (weather permitting), Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, farm market, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    Rr# 2, Westerose, AB t0c2v0. Phone: 780-312-6073. Email: gonegreenfarms@hotmail.com. Open: by appointment. Directions: see our website. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque. (ADDED: September 05, 2010)
  • Meadow Creek Farms - Chicken (free range), Beef, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% grass and/or grain fed, Bacon (pork),
    Rr 1, Waskatenau , AB T0A 3P0. Phone: 780-650-2047. Email: mandy@meadowcreekfarms.ca . Open: I sell in bulk by the 1/4 beef 1/2 or whole, pork by the 1/2 or whole and chicken by the whole I do deliveries in the spring and fall. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Click here for our Facebook page. Hi there I sell, beef, pork and chicken currently and as well as some vegetables in the summer. (ADDED: March 22, 2011)

Southeast

  • Hazy Hollow Acres - Chicken (free range), Duck, Pork, USDA Natural, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% grass and/or grain fed, Eggs (free range, vegetarian fed), Brown eggs, Specialty eggs (see below), sausage, Bacon (pork), Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Fresh eggs
    Rr 213 Barhill Road 8.5 km North from Hwy 519, Picture Butte, AB T0K1V0. Phone: 403-732-0009. Email: teresa@hazytravel.com. Open: We are open daily from Monday to Saturday. Directions: From Picture Butte, drive 0.5 miles west, then turn North on RR 213 and drive 8.5 km North. We are on the West side of the road. Look for a red barn, and an old wagon by the road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Our Eggs are available all year round. In September 2013 we should have our first Duck Eggs. Pastured Pork Pastured Pork Bacon. We are a small family farm, and try to grow and raise as much as possible ourselves. We try to eat healthy and as "organically" as possible and raise all our products withour added chemicals, pesticides, commercial fertilizers etc. Our animals are outside on the pasture and in the sunshine almost year round for the best-tasting and healthiest meat possible. Try our eggs, and pork: you won't believe the difference. (ADDED: June 19, 2013)

Local Honey Sources:

Edmonton area


Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Edmonton area


Resources For Farmers

Calgary area

  • Black Earth Humic LP - Humus, Regional delivery (see below for details), sale,
    601 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4C2. Phone: 403-228-2525. Email: paul.trieu@kayakcreative.ca. Open: Please contact our sales representative. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Click here for our Facebook page. Black Earth Humic LP originally took shape in 1998, focusing on development of products and markets for high-grade reserves of humus material. The raw material of all Black Earth products is humalite – a weathered type of sub-bituminous coal found only in Alberta and mined exclusively for Black Earth Humic LP. High in humic and fulvic acids yet low in ash and toxic metals, our humalite is superior to lignite and leonardite. By exploiting its chemical and physical properties, we develop innovative, highly effective products for a wide range of applications in the agricultural, environmental and industrial sectors. (ADDED: July 13, 2012)

Alberta Regions / Areas Map

 

Alberta areas and regions mapThere seems to be no commonly agreed-upon way to organize or subdivide Alberta, so I've roughly adopted the Indian regions map, as it appears to group areas by population centers as well as geography.

 

Yellow = Edmonton area

Light Orange / Tan = Camrose-Drumheller area

Light blue = Red Deer area

Gray = Calgary area

Blue-purple = Southeast Alberta, including Medicine Hat and Lethbridge

Blue = Northwest Alberta, including Grand Prairie and Athabasca

Green = Northeast Alberta, including Fort McMurray

Orange = Southwest Alberta, including Banff, Jasper and Rocky Mountain House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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