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

This month's notes: August 2014: Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries tomatoes, corn and most vegetables are being picked in most places; strawberries are finishing or done; Peaches are in and early apples will start in late July. Find a local blueberry festival and blueberry picking tips here. See how easy it is to make strawberry jam or strawberry-rhubarb jam! Make your own homemade strawberry 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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Manitoba, Canada U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

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Manitoba, Canada U-Pick Farms and Orchards

Remember: strawberries are normally in season in June, and are well finished by mid July! Note: I'm starting to sort this page into geographic areas, so if there are any logical groupings that make sense, just let me know!

Parkland

  • Barry’s Berries - Strawberries 
    Box 2226, Swan River MB, R0L 1Z0. Phone: 204-238-4892, Fax: 204-238-4892. Open: call for hours and availability. U-Pick Farm 
  • The Berry Bomb - raspberries, strawberries
    R.R. #3, Gilbert Plains, MB, R0L 0X0. Phone: 204-548-2152. Fax: 204-548-2152. Email us at: malowski@mts.net . Directions: 4 miles south of the Ashville Junction and 1 mile west . We are open July, August. Our hours are: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 8 pm, Saturday 8 am to 6 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm 2 acres of strawberries and 2 acres of raspberries, U Pick, We Pick, and Deliver.
  • Clearview Berry Farm - strawberries
    Gilbert Plains, MB. Phone: 204-548-2064.
    Directions: From Gilbert Plains 5 miles north on Hwy #274, 1.75 miles east. Watch for signs.
  • Cotton's U-Pick - Strawberries, Raspberries
    Kenville, MB. Phone: 204-734-2698. Email bcotton@svcn.mb.ca. Open: Please Call Ahead. 2.5 acres of Strawberries U-pick, u-pick by appointment and custom picked. Children Welcome.  Directions : 12.8 km south of Swan River on Hwy 83. 10.4 km west on PTH 487. Also Pin Cherries, Farmers Market.  (UPDATED: March 14, 2013, from their website)
  • Frank's Place - Raspberries, Saskatoons,  Strawberries
    Bowsman, MB. Phone: 204-238-4343.Email holland@svsd35.mb.ca. Directions: 6 miles (10 km) north of Swan River on Hwy #10. First right hand turn north of the Woody River.
  • M & S Berry Farm - No pesticides are used, raspberries (red), strawberries, porta-potties
    Boulton School Road, Inglis, MB R0J 0X0. Phone: 204-564-2383. Open: call for hours and availability; U - Pick Farm. Directions: 2 miles east of Inglis on hwy#366. Turn right on Boulton School Road. First farm on right. 12 foot steel rose at drivewayClick here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: July 18, 2012)
  • Scenic Ridge Berry Farm - Strawberries
    Ashville - Dauphin, MB. Phone: 204-638-9023. Directions: From Dauphin 9 miles west on #5/10, turn south go .5 miles. Follow signs.
  • Silver Creek Saskatoons - saskatoons, already-picked produce
    14-21-27w Rm Of Silver Creek, Russell, MB R0J 1W0. Phone: 204-773-3020. Email: blmcleod@wificountry.ca. Open: phone for picking times; starting middle of July into August. Directions: On Highway 45 East of Russell turn north at Silverton (Provincial Road # 478). Go 4km north then turn East. Go 2 1/2 km. Turn north into the yard. Click here for a map and directions. Fresh berries available in picking season; Frozen berries available all year. Payment: Cash, Cheque. (ADDED: May 15, 2009)

Western

  • Alice Erling Orchard - saskatoons, porta-potties
    108071 Road 54n, Brandon, MB R7A 5Y1. Phone: 204-727-3601. Email: AliceErlingOrchard@gmail.com. Open: Every day (Monday through Sunday) from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, July 15 to July 30. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: One mile south of Brandon on Highway #10; Turn east onto Road 54N and travel 1.5 miles. Please watch for signs!. Click here for a map and directions. As conditions are constantly changing, please phone, e-mail or check our twitter feed/website before you come to avoid disappointment; Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AliceErling. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. (UPDATED: July 07, 2014) (UPDATED: July 11, 2013)  (ADDED: June 25, 2013)
  • Beautiful Lake Farm & Church Caffee - Strawberry, saskatoon and black currants
    P.O. Box 15, Shellmouth, MB, ROJ 1YO. Phone: 204-564-2626. Toll free: 1-866-498-2626. Fax: 204-564-2626. E-MAIL: mneuhof@mts.net  Strawberry, saskatoon and black currants – U-Pick. Fine dining and events in Austrian restaurant. 
    Directions: On farm site. SW 34-22-29. 3 km south of Lake of the Prairies on PTH #483. Margaret and Martin moved two empty churches to their farm and converted them into a very unique licensed fine dining establishment. Afternoon: Coffee and Cake (Kaffee und Kuchen) from 4:30 on: dining (by reservation only). Winner of the "Taste of Rural Manitoba" award. The U-Pick is open from mid-June to approximately end of September. Old world charm and hospitality at its best. 
  • Big Rock Saskatoons - saskatoons, and prepicked produce
    NW20 10 17W, Douglas, MB R7A 5Y5. Phone: 204-763-4776. Email: bigrockr@goinet.ca. Directions: 9 Miles East of Brandon on Veterans Way Road (Hwy #457) Turn South at Big Rock or 1 Mile West of Junction 340 (Douglas/Shilo) & Hwy #457. Watch for signage. Open: Phone ahead or email for picking times and pre-orders. Saskatoons: Picking times early to mid/end July - depending on season. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: July 03, 2012)
  • Country Land Farms - U-Pick / We Pick Berry Farm - Saskatoons, pincherries and wild black cherries
    PR #355, Minnedosa, Manitoba. Phone (204) 874-2338. Email:  bhudon@mts.net. Also homemade jam, jellies and syrup and homemade saskatoon pie. 10 minute drive west of Minnedosa on PR #355, through the Little Saskatchewan River Valley. Keep your eyes open...bald eagles, bears and deer have been seen on this road. Pick saskatoons and gather honey at our farm the last two weeks of July, morning or evening. If you miss picking fresh berries you can get fresh frozen berries the rest of the year.
  • Grand Valley Strawberries - Strawberries,
    Brandon, MB. Phone: 204-728-8453 or Toll Free 1-877-727-8453. Directions: 2 km east of Brandon on Hwy 457 (low road to Shilo).
  • Hicks Berry Farm - strawberries, asparagus, black currants and raspberries
    Box 232, Souris, MB R0K 2C0. Phone: 204-483-3203, Fax: 204-483-2168. U-Pick strawberries, asparagus, black currants and raspberries. 
  • Robinson's U-Pick Berry Farm - strawberries
    Box 870, Carberry, Manitoba, R0K 0H0. Phone: (204) 834-3297. We're located 6.4 kms west of Carberry on Hwy #1 and 1.4 kms north (NW10-11-15W). Picking starts around July 10th and goes until early August. Home-based business. Call for appointment.

Central Plains

  • City Side Saskatoons - saskatoons
    169 Cottonwwood Drive, Portage la Prairie, MB R0H 1N1. Phone: 1 204 857-7464Directions: Turn south at New Holland dealership then left on Cottonwood dr.to 169 Cottonwood or follow signs from Hillside Cemetery,or from Yellowquil school. We are open July. Our hours are: Call ahead. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Connery's Berry Farm - saskatoons, strawberries, and prepicked produce, picnic area
    Box 158, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3B2. Phone: (204) 428-3924. Toll free phone: 1-866-299-9512. Fax: (204)428-3245. Email: connerysberries@mts.net. Directions:: From Winnipeg: Hwy #1 west to Hwy #13. Turn south for 3 km, then west on Hwy #331 for 16 km OR From Portage la Prairie: south 3 km on Hwy #240 and 4 km east on Hwy #331.. Open: Daily from 7 am to 9 pm during the season. Please call to confirm picking before you come.  Please note: pre-picked berries cannot be ordered by email. Pre-pick orders must be phoned in and confirmed with the berry shack. Payment: Cash, only.
  • D & B Berries - strawberries
    MacGregor, MB. Phone: 204-685-2122.  Directions: On Hwy #1, 3 miles west of PR Road 350 (MacGregor) to Rd. 60 W. Then turn north 4.5 miles to yard 69084, west side of road. OR From Jct of Hwy #1 and 34 go 5 miles east on Hwy #1 to Rd. 60 W. Then turn north 4.5 miles to yard 69084, west side of road. OR From Gladstone 12 miles south on Hwy 34 to Rd. 70 N (Pine Creek Road). Then go 5 miles east to Rd. 60 W. Turn south .5 miles to yard 69084, on west side of road. 1 acres of strawberries U-pick, u-pick by appointment and custom picked.  Children Welcome. Please Call Ahead.
  • Foxvalley Farm - Strawberries
    Box 11, Foxwarren, MB,  R0J 0R0. Phone: 204-847-2026, Strawberries and purebred Maine-Anjou cattle. Directions: Farm gate sales, U-Pick.  
  • Klassen Berry Farm - strawberries, raspberries, saskatoons
    Box 1375, Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0. Phone: 204-476-3746. E-MAIL: klassenr@escape.ca  U-Pick fresh straw-berries, raspberries & saskatoons. Pick & cut spruce Christmas trees. Directions: At the farm/home – 2 km west of Neepawa. Our aim is to market top quality products in an atmosphere and surroundings that the whole family can enjoy. A family operated enterprise located 2 km west of Neepawa on PTH #16 adjacent to Stoney Creek. Also Christmas trees. July is berry season. Call ahead to arrange a tour.
  • Makarchuk's Strawberry Farm - strawberries - PYO and prepicked
    Hwy 331, Portage la Prairie, MB. Phone: 204-267-2377. Directions: From Winnipeg, Hwy #1 west to Hwy #13, 2.5 km south to Oakville, 12 km west on Hwy 331.
    Strawberries Pre-Picked by order. Picnic Area.
  • Mayfair Farm - Strawberries  Raspberries, U-pick & pre-pick
    Royal Road, Portage la Prairie Island Park, MB. Phone: 204-857-4581. Directions: Take Saskatchewan Ave. to City Hall, then south down Royal Road, cross the bridge and follow berry signs. Open: Monday 7:00 am to 9:00 pm, Tuesday - 7:00 am to 9:00 pm, Wed - 7:00 am to 9:00 pm, Thur - 7:00 am to 9:00 pm, Friday - 7:00 am to 9:00 pm, Sat TBA, Sun - TBA. Also prepicked fresh Vegetables.
  • Oakland Saskatoon Patch - Saskatoons
    Hwy 240, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 3A1. Phone: 204-239-1023. Fax: 204-239-1023 
    E-MAIL: ycuthbe@escape.ca  Saskatoons: fresh in season and frozen the rest of the year. U-pick or pre-pick and frozen year-round. Directions: 12 km north of Portage on Hwy 240, 2 km west. Big and juicy, easy to pick saskatoons (smokey, martin, thiessen varieties). Season starts as strawberry season ending. 
  • Patten Acres Inc. - strawberries
    Box 605 Portage la Prairie, Manitoba R1N 3B9. Phone: 204-857-4321. Fax: 204-239-0492. Wholesale nursery U-Pick and Pre-Pick strawberries. Directions: We sell directly from our farm. We are located 8 km east of Portage on the Trans Canada Hwy. We are growers of Swedish Aspen trees (excellent for shelter belts). Visit us in July for juicy, sweet strawberries. (UPDATED: October 15, 2008)
  • Riverbend Orchards - apples, sour cherries, cranberries, gooseberries, plums, raspberries, saskatoons, restrooms, gift shop, group tours
    100 Old Bridge Road, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba R1N 3X3. Phone: 204-870-1140. Email: riverbend@mts.net. Open: 8 am to 8 pm - July 1 to August 15 - Monday through Saturday (closed Sunday). Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Check . APPROXIMATE RIPENING TIMES FOR FRUIT CROPS: Haskap - mid to late June, Saskatoon Berry - early to mid July, Gooseberry - mid to late July, Sour Cherry - late July, Raspberry - late July to early August, Apple - mid September, Plum - mid to late September, Highbush Cranberry - late September. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: January 08, 2014)
  • Willow View Farm - strawberries, saskatoons and raspberries
    Ne 20-14-13w, Arden, Manitoba R0J 0B0. Phone: 204-368-2250. Alternate Phone (204) 368-2496.  Open 8:00 am to 9:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday, Sunday open 1:00 - 9:00 p.m. during July. Directions: 3 km east on Hwy 16 from Jct Hwy 352 and 1.5 km south. AU-pick or pre-pick, available in season. Frozen berries available during off season. Located 3 kms. east on PTH #16 from Junction PR #352 and 1.5 kms. south. Children welcome. Please phone ahead. Dennis, Norma and Megan Gagnon.

Winnipeg area

  • Blue Sky Farm (former Strawberry Ostrich Farm) - Strawberries
    Sanford, MB. Phone: 204-736-2941. Directions: Also, Vegetables, Range Fed Chicken, Bison Meat, Jams and Preserves
    From Oak Bluff south on #3 Hwy; 8 km, turn right by the strawberry sign, proceed 300 meters.
  • Boonstra Berry & Birthday Farm - strawberries, raspberries
    Box 214, Stonewall, MB, ROC 2ZO. Phone: 204-467-8480, Fax: 204-467-9557  
    12 acres strawberries, school tours, corn maze, tower of terror, hay rides, petting zoo, playground. Directions: Two miles east of Stonewall on Hwy #67. 
  • Break-A-Way Farms - Pre-picked Saskatoon berries (apparently no PYO)
    91 Douglas Park Road, Winnipeg, MB, R3J 1Z3. Phone: 204-428-3801. Email: dhelms@escape.ca. Saskatoon berries fresh in July & frozen year-round. Directions: Available on the farm in Portage la Prairie/Oakville area in July & from commercial storage year-round in Winnipeg. Taking orders for frozen product for bakery & restaurant needs, as well as for other processing requirements year-round. Product is not sprayed with chemicals, is professionally washed & packaged, frozen & stored. 
  • Cormier's Berry Patch - Strawberries
    La Salle, MB R0G 1B0. Phone: 204-688-0858. Email cormiersbp@cormiersberrypatch.com. Directions: 1 mile east of LaSalle on PR #247. Farm is on north side of road, look for the sign! Note: La Salle is located 7 minutes south of Winnipeg on Hwy #330. We are located 1 mile east of La Salle on PR#247. There are plenty of signs to help keep you on the right track! From Winnipeg: Take the South Perimeter to the Hwy #330 turn off towards La Salle. Travel about 7 mins south on Hwy #330. Turn left after crossing the bridge onto PR#247. Our farm is located 2 km east of La Salle on the gravel road. From St. Norbert: Take Pembina Hwy south past St. Norbert to PR#247 and turn west. Travel over the floodway until the first stop sign. Turn left and then right. We are on the north side of PR#247. (UPDATED: March 14, 2013, from their website)
  • Deer Meadow Farms - cucumbers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    67 127 Deacon Rd, Winnipeg, MB R2C2Z2. Phone: 204-222-1824. Email: deermeadowfarms@ymail.com. Open: August through October 31. Directions: Take highway 59 North from Winnipeg, turn east on Garven Rd, after 2 miles, turn north on Deacon Road and follow the signs. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: January 04, 2010)
  • Grenkow's U-Pick - strawberries
    48114 Brady Rd NW2-9-2E RM of Macdonald, Winnipeg, MB R0G 1B0Email: info@grenkowsupick.com. Directions: From Winnipeg head south on Waverley Street and follow yellow signs. Click here for a map and directions. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in July, August, September. Open: Check web site for hours of operation. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Strawberries: End of June to third week of July. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: March 03, 2009) (UPDATED: July 09, 2013)
  • Jeffries Berry Patch / Patten Acres - raspberries (red), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, porta-potties
    29090 Trans-Canada Highway 1, Portage La Prairie, MB R1N3B9. Phone: 888-857-7648. Email: info@jeffriesberrypatch.ca. Open: Monday to Saturday 8am to 8pm Closed Sunday. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: 6 KM east of Portage la Prairie on the south side of the #1 HWY. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (ADDED: June 12, 2014)
  • Grunthal Berries & Vegetables - strawberries, U-pick and already picked, refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    South Of Grunthal, Junction Of Roads 27n And 26e, Grunthal , MB R0A 0R0. Phone: 204-371-1899. Email: cmedmunds@shaw.ca. Open: July and August Monday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Please call before you come to verify in season items. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: April 20, 2010)
  • LaSalle Valley Berry Farm - Strawberries
    St. Norbert/LaSalle, MB. Phone: 204-261-4155. Always call farm ahead Directions: 5 km south of St.Norbert on Hwy #75. 5.5 km west on Hwy #247. 1 km N on Brady Rd. OR 4km East of LaSalle on Hwy #247. 1 km N at Brady Road.  (UPDATED: March 14, 2013, JBS)
  • Leishman Farms - saskatoons
    Box 68, Stephenfield, MB, R0G 2R0. Phone: 204-828-3358, Fax: 204-822-4561. U-Pick saskatoons and ostriches. (Blake: seems like a natural combination! :-)  Directions: One mile north of junction #245 & #240 south. Two acres of saskatoons and six laying ostrich hens from top producing parents. Located next to Stephenfield Park. 
  • Marg's Strawberry Patch - Certified Organic, apples, beans, beets, carrots, cucumbers, herbs/spices, peas, raspberries (red), rhubarb, winter squash, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area
    Number 702 Highway 207, Lorette, MB R0A 0Y0. Phone: 204 878-4353. Email: info@margsorganicsplus.ca. Open: Call ahead for Hours of Operation. Directions: From Fermor and highway 59 at the Mint, follow Fermor east to highway 207 (traffic lights) Turn right (south) for 6.5 km. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberry Honey unpasteurized available end of August. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Children welcome. (UPDATED: June 22, 2012) (UPDATED: June 01, 2013)
  • MillsHof Saskatoon Berry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, saskatoons, U-pick and already picked
    Stockton, Glenboro, MB R0K 0X0. Phone: 204 724 7862. Email: saskatoons@mills.hbni.net. Open: Phone for picking times; Starting mid - July into August. Directions: 8 km west of Glenboro on highway 2. 5 km north on Blaine's Bend municipal road. At the dead end, turn left and after 1 km, you have arrived. Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Fresh berries available during picking season. Frozen berries available year round. (ADDED: February 01, 2014)
  • Pic-N-Pay Lockport Berries - cherries, raspberries, saskatoons
    7941 Henderson Hwy north, Lockport, MB R1A 2A8. Phone: 204-757-9153. Email us at: mylesfit@autobahn.mb.ca. For a map, click here. We are open July, August. Our hours are: phone before coming.
  • Poco-Razz U-Pick Farm - apples, beans, beets, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, horseradish, melons, onions, peas, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    130 Greenview Road, Winnipeg, MB R2N 4C6. Phone: 204-255-4717. Fax: 204-257-2081. Email: shapiro@pocorazzfarm.ca. Open: July 1 to September 15, call to make an appointment. Directions: From the intersection of the Perimeter Highway and Saint Mary's Road go south (away from Winnipeg) 2.5 miles or 1.5 kilometers. Go across the Floodway Bridge and continue on Saint Mary's Road another .5 mile or .3 kilometer. Turn left on Greenview Road and immediately turn into our service road, which will take you to the garden. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Basil, Dill, Honeydew, Lettuce, Parsley, Parsnips, Potatoes, Radishes, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Turnips, Watermelon, Zucchini. (ADDED: August 14, 2013)
  • Scott Creek Berry Farm - Raspberries, Strawberries
    Starbuck, MB. Phone: 204-735-2335. Email drice99@mts.net. Directions: Take PTH 2, 20 km west to Starbuck, drive into Starbuck, then 2 miles west and then .5 miles north.  Pony Cart Rides, Alpaca Petting. Please bring a 4L container or purchase an empty pail for $1.00 or empty basket for $.50.
  • Tully Assiniboine Trail Berry Farm - strawberry, raspberries, seasonal vegetables, pumpkins and gourds
    Box 73A, Marquette, MB,  R0H 0V0. Gary Tully, Phone: 204-353-2453 , Fax: 204-353-2288. Directions: River Lot 161, Hwy. #26, north of Elie. Open daily, 7:00 am – 9:00 pm. U-Pick/We-Pick. Berries and vegetables in season. Straw is also available.
  • Wiebe’s Berries - raspberries, 1/2 acre tomatoes
    Box 254, St. Norbert, MB, R3V 1L6. Phone: 204-261-7811. U-Pick 2 acres raspberries, 1/2 acre tomatoes. 

Pembina Valley

  • Berry Hill Farm - Raspberries, Strawberries
    Altona, MB. Phone: 204-324-8083. Email: waldot@mts.net. Directions
    From MacDonald's on Hwy #30 at Altona 2 miles (3.2 km) east and 1/2 mile (.8 km) north. Follow signs.
  • Mountain Strawberries - Strawberries, Raspberries
    Notre Dame de Lourdes, MB. Phone: 204-248-2351. Directions
    33 km south of Notre Dame on Hwy 244 then 5 km east on Hwy 245 then 2 km south. From Roseisle: 9.5 km west on Hwy 245 then 2 km south.
  • Peters Vegetables - Apples, corn (sweet), pumpkins, Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Living Christmas trees (to plant later),
    MB R0G 1R0. Phone: 204-829-3801. Email: llew@mts.net. Directions: 2 1/4 miles west of Plum Coulee. 8 3/4 miles east of the junction of highways 14 and 3 or a 20 minute drive west of the junction of highways 75 and 14 And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in August, September, October. Open: Monday to Saturday 8am to 8pm Corn starts at the end of July, Pumpkins start the last week of September. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Prairie Rose Garden - Raspberries, Strawberries
    Haywood, MB. Phone: 204-379-2518. Directions: From #2 Hwy at Haywood turn north on "old 338 Rd." for 1 mile, turn east for 1/2 mile.
    Also vegetables. Supervised children welcome. Bedding plants available
  • Saskatoon Acres - Saskatoons and raspberries. 
    R.R.#2, Carman, MB, R0G 0J0. Phone: ?. Directions: On farm site (U-Pick) and stores. They may have closed down; the phone number, ending in 3121, is no longer correct . (UPDATED: July 30, 2013)
  • Willow Rock Farms - Strawberries
    Manitou, MB. Phone: 204-242-2006. Directions: From junction of PTH 3 and Pr 244, north 1 mile (1.6 km) to Mile 17N then east 4.25 miles (6.8 km) OR from Jct of PTH 3 and PR 240 north 4 miles (6.4 km) to Mile 17N, west 3.75 miles. 2 acres of Strawberries U-pick by appointment and custom pick.

Eastern

  • Deerwood Berry Farm - strawberries,
    Rd 30 N (Deerwood Rd), Steinbach, MB R5G 1P2. Phone: 204-346-4535. Email: jklassen8@hotmail.com. Directions: 5 Miles South Of Steinbach On Highway 12 To Rd 30 N (Deerwood Rd) 1 and three quarter mile west s. s. Crops are usually available in July. Open: daily at 7 am. Possibly starting 1st week in July. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: June 24, 2008)
  • Chanlena Farms - strawberries
    Hwy #206, Landmark, MB. Phone: 204-355-4030. Directions: 12.5 km east of Winnipeg Perimeter on Hwy #1; 10.3 km south on Hwy #206; 6.4 km east on PR 210 then .8 km south. Watch for signs.
  • Friendensfeld Honey & Berry Farm - Strawberries, raspberries
    Hershfeld Road., Steinbach, MB. Phone: 204-326-4062. Alternate phone: 866-845-5756. Alternate phone: 204-346-3777. Directions: From Steinbach 3 miles south on #12 Hwy, 2 miles east on #303. 1.25 miles south on Hershfeld Road. Right side or west side. Also Honey sales.
  • Penner Pumpkins and The Scarecrow Forest. - beans, beets, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, herbs/spices, onions, peas, peppers, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    Highway 311 East, 2 3/4 Mile, On North Side., Steinbach, MB R5G 1L9. Phone: 204-371-5556. Email: shirley@pennerpumpkins.com. Open: July through August Wednesday to Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm Friday 10 am to 9 pm. Directions: Winnipeg (From #1 & Perimeter Hwy) East on #1 for 20 miles South on #12 for 11 miles East on #311 for 2 ¾ miles (towards Giroux) Penner Pumpkins is on the North Side Steinbach North on #12 Turn East onto #311 for 2 ¾ miles (towards Giroux) Penner Pumpkins is on the North Side GPS Coordinates: 49.574391 -96.622151. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We also sell gourds, Indian Corn, potatoes, corn stalk arrangements, jellies, pickles, jams, relishes, and handmade cards. See our website for special packages that includes birthdays, school field trips, youth groups, and corporate parties. Reservations are required. (UPDATED: August 14, 2013) (UPDATED: September 14, 2009)
  • Sebright Farm & Market Garden - Raspberries, Strawberries, Saskatoons
    Hwy #44, Beausejour, MB. Phone: ???. Directions: 2 miles west of Beausejour on Hwy #44 OR 25 minutes from Winnipeg's North Perimeter. Take Hwy #59 North, then east on Hwy #44. Signs posted.  Pre-picked Saskatoons are also available.  Raspberries are U-pick Only.  I have not found a phone num,ber for this farm.  The one reported on other websites (which ends in 4472) belongs to an unrelated and extremely irate woman, so don't call that one!) (UPDATED: July 11, 2013)
  • Vanden Berg Vegetables - Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Corn, Cucumber, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Parsnips, Peas, Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Radish, Rutabaga, Swiss Chard, Squash, Tomatoes, Zucchini, Beans, Watermelons, Asparagus
    Hwy #14 & Park Street, Winkler, Manitoba R6W 4C1. Phone: 204-325-9004 or phone: 204-325-9003. Winkler Store 999 @ corner of Hwy #14 & Park Street.  2 3/4 miles N from junction PTH 3 & 14 (Box 2343)
  • Wendy's Strawberry U-Pick - Strawberries
    Intersection of Hwy #3 and and Hwy #14, Winkler, MB. Phone: 204-325-9017. Directions: 4.5 miles north of Junctions of #3 and #14 OR 16.5 miles south of Carman on Hwy #3. Strawberries U-pick and custom pick. Children welcome. Open: Please phone ahead for times, dates and availability.  (UPDATED: March 14, 2013, from their website)
  • Whiteshell Strawberry Farm - Strawberries
    Hwy #15, Elma, MB. Phone: 204-348-7660. Email wsf@mts.net. Directions: 2 minutes north of Elma on Hwy #11 from Hwy #15. OR 45 min from Transcona, east on Hwy #15, OR 15 min north from Hwy #1 at Hadashville OR 5 min south on Hwy #11 from Hwy #44 east of Whitemouth. Always call before visiting the farm. If you do not have your own containers to pick, you can use our 4L ice cream pails. But bring your own containers for transporting them.

Interlake

  • Andersen Berries - strawberries, raspberries
    NE 31 21 4E box 68, Arnes, MB, R0C 0C0. Phone: 204-378-5429. Directions: 16 miles north of Gimli on hwy #8 Finns road or 126N then 1/4m west . Open July; Daily 8am to 8pm.
  • Interlake Meadows Farm - Uses natural growing practices, raspberries (red), strawberries, farm market, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties
    17136 Camp Morton Road, Camp Morton, MB R0C 0M0Email: interlakemeadowsfarm@gmail.com. Open: See website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Heading on highway 8, go west 1 1/4 miles on Camp Morton Road (Rd 116). We are on the north side. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: July to September. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Click here for our Facebook page. Goose available in the fall. Free Range Chicken and Eggs, Certified Grass Fed Beef. All products are synthetic free and GMO free. (UPDATED: June 05, 2014) (ADDED: May 11, 2014)

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Pick-your-own farms in Manitoba, Canada 

This page provides a detailed list of Manitoba, Canada's pick- your- own (PYO, U-pick, upickem, pick-it-yourself) farms.  I'm always looking for suggestions of more farms and events to add and feedback about any you have visited, so if you encounter any, just click on the preceding link, as appropriate!  And if you have a farm and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!

And if you want simple illustrated, instructions on making and canning many common items, like how to make jam, applesauce, apple butter, spaghetti sauce, salsa, fruit pies, freezing vegetables, putting up peaches, green beans, etc., just click here.

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

Eastern

  • Penner Pumpkins and The Scarecrow Forest. - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    Highway 311 East, 2 3/4 Mile, On North Side., Steinbach, MB R5G 1L9. Phone: 204-371-5556. Email: shirley@pennerpumpkins.com. Open: July through August Wednesday to Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm Friday 10 am to 9 pm. Directions: Winnipeg (From #1 & Perimeter Hwy) East on #1 for 20 miles South on #12 for 11 miles East on #311 for 2 ¾ miles (towards Giroux) Penner Pumpkins is on the North Side Steinbach North on #12 Turn East onto #311 for 2 ¾ miles (towards Giroux) Penner Pumpkins is on the North Side GPS Coordinates: 49.574391 -96.622151. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We also sell gourds, Indian Corn, potatoes, corn stalk arrangements, jellies, pickles, jams, relishes, and handmade cards. (UPDATED: August 14, 2013) (UPDATED: September 14, 2009)

East Interlake

Winnipeg Area

  • Deer Meadow Farms - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, beans, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, herbs/spices, pumpkins, winter squash, Other fruit or veg, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    67 127 Deacon Rd, Winnipeg, MB R2C2Z2. Phone: 204-222-1824. Email: deermeadowfarms@ymail.com. Open: August through October 31. Directions: Take highway 59 North from Winnipeg, turn east on Garven Rd, after 2 miles, turn north on Deacon Road and follow the signs. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. zucchini, spaghetti squash, popcorn,. (ADDED: January 04, 2010)
  • Jeffries Berry Patch / Patten Acres - Roadside stand, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, raspberries (red), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, porta-potties
    29090 Trans-Canada Highway 1, Portage La Prairie, MB R1N3B9. Phone: 888-857-7648. Email: info@jeffriesberrypatch.ca. Open: Monday to Saturday 8am to 8pm or sellout Sunday 10am to 5pm. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: 6 KM east of Portage la Prairie on the south side of the #1 HWY. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (ADDED: June 12, 2014)
  • Marg's Organics Plus Ltd. - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, all produce is certified organically grown, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, beets, cherries, cucumbers, herbs/spices, raspberries (Autumn, red), rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    702 Dawson Rd (Hwy 207), Lorette, MB R0A 0Y0. Phone: 204 878-4353. Email: info@margsorganicsplus.ca. Open: Yes we're open; Winter hours: open Wednesday thru Friday 1pm to 6pm and Saturday 1pm to 4pm Starting June 12 Thursday, Wednesday thru Friday 10am to 6pm Saturday 9am to 11am and 1pm to 4pm Call the farm for more hours or to request a day/time e;g; Sunday; we are usually flexible; For certified organic produce, order ahead if you can for fresh picked. Directions: From the Mint, Winnipeg, follow Fermor East to highway 207 (traffic light) turn right or s on highway 207 and follow for 6.5 km marker #702. Sign: "Marg's Strawberry Patch". Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. honey. (ADDED: June 02, 2013) (UPDATED: July 17, 2011)(UPDATED: June 01, 2013) (UPDATED: June 02, 2013)
  • Schwabe Pumpkins - Garden stand on a residence (which is NOT on a farm), Roadside stand, Farm market, not located on the farm, Uncovered outdoor market, corn (sweet), pumpkins, winter squash, tomatoes,
    2728 Henderson Hwy, East St. Paul, MB R1A 4H9. Phone: 204-799-6762. Email: m.schwabe@qkstream.com. Open: Saturdays and Sundays 10:00am to 6:00pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Haybales, corn stalks, and gourds. (ADDED: September 05, 2011)

Local Honey Sources:

 Winnipeg Area

  • MSP Honey - Certified Organic, Honey (retail), Honey (wholesale), Clover honey, Comb honey, Whipped honey, Pollen, Other honey products, Beekeeping supplies, Tours, Honey from hives on the farm, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, school tours
    702 Dawson Road (hwy 207), Lorette, MB R0A 0Y0. Phone: 204 878-4353. Email: info@margsorganicsplus.ca. Open: By appointment, flexible dates. Directions: From Royal Canadian Mint, Wpg, MB follow Fermor East to highway 207 (traffic light) Turn S towards the town of Lorette, MB on highway 207 for 6.5 km. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Grow certified organic fruit and vegetables; open to the public. Strawberry honey on request (not flavoured, where the bees were). (UPDATED: July 17, 2011)(UPDATED: June 01, 2013)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Interlake

  • Interlake Meadows Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Chicken (free range), Beef, USDA Natural, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% Grass fed (includes finishing), snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Eggs (free range), sausage, Snack bar, Restrooms, Farm/ranch tours for visitors, children welcome, No pets please, farm market, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties
    17136 Camp Morton Road, Camp Morton, MB R0C 0M0Email: interlakemeadowsfarm@gmail.com. Open: See website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Heading on highway 8, go west 1 1/4 miles on Camp Morton Road (Rd 116). We are on the north side. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: July to September. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Click here for our Facebook page. Goose available in the fall. Free Range Chicken and Eggs, Certified Grass Fed Beef. All products are synthetic free and GMO free. All products are GMO free and synthetic free. (UPDATED: June 05, 2014) (ADDED: May 11, 2014)

Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Eastern

  • Penner Pumpkins and The Scarecrow Forest. - Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Corporate events, Daycare and preschool groups, Catering available, Tables and chairs are Provided , Linens and table silverware are provided, Wine, Champagne, & Beer Only, B&B nearby, Hotel nearby, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Pumpkin patch, sheep, goats, horses, chickens, pigs, other animals, Beautiful rural setting, golf nearby, swimming pool nearby, Internet (Wireless), Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Bride and groom dressing areas available, children welcome, No pets please, Smoking allowed in designated areas, Vegetarian meals available, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    Highway 311 East, 2 3/4 Mile, On North Side., Steinbach, MB R5G 1L9. Phone: 204-371-5556. Email: shirley@pennerpumpkins.com. Open: Please check website for information. Directions: Winnipeg (From #1 & Perimeter Hwy) East on #1 for 20 miles South on #12 for 11 miles East on #311 for 2 ¾ miles (towards Giroux) Penner Pumpkins is on the North Side Steinbach North on #12 Turn East onto #311 for 2 ¾ miles (towards Giroux) Penner Pumpkins is on the North Side GPS Coordinates: 49.574391 -96.622151. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We also sell gourds, Indian Corn, potatoes, corn stalk arrangements, jellies, pickles, jams, relishes, and handmade cards. (UPDATED: August 14, 2013)

Community food festivals:

Pembina Valley

  • Morden Corn & Apple Festival - apples, corn (sweet), produce for sale, produce for sale, parking provide free, gift shop, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, parade, musical entertainment, carnival rides, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, petting zoo, farm animals, events at your location (call for info), Tents or other provisions are made for bad weather, FREE admission,
    200 - 379 Stephen Street, Morden, MB R6M 1V1. Phone: 204-823-2676. Fax: 204-822-1625. Email: info@cornandapple.com. Open: The Morden Corn and Apple Festival is held annually on the 4th weekend of August; (August 24, 25, 26, 2012). Directions: Morden, Manitoba is located in south central Manitoba, 75 miles south west of Winnipeg via PTH #3 or PTH #75; or 12 miles north of the U.S. border. Our exact geographical location is Longitude: 98 degrees 6' West Latitude: 49 degrees 11' North. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Click here for our Facebook page. It's Fun and It's Free: Free admission, free parking, free hot buttered corn-on-the-cob, free apple cider, free live stage entertainment on 2 stages, free children's events, free historical bus tours, free shuttle bus service. We are famous for the largest Parade in Manitoba. Wonder Shows midway brings out the kid in all (it's not free but it sure is fun. Also enjoy old tyme dancing, a vintage car/Harley Davidson Show 'n Shine, Tractor Pull, Mud Racing, Crafts, vendors, Farmers Market and much more. All features and events can be found on our web site. (UPDATED: October 07, 2011)

Wholesale Foods

Western

  • MillsHof Saskatoon Berry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, Regional delivery (see below for details), saskatoons, U-pick and already picked
    Stockton, Glenboro, MB R0K 0X0. Phone: 204 724 7862. Email: saskatoons@mills.hbni.net. Open: Phone for picking times; Starting mid - July into August. Directions: 8 km west of Glenboro on highway 2. 5 km north on Blaine's Bend municipal road. At the dead end, turn left and after 1 km, you have arrived. Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Fresh berries available during picking season. Frozen berries available year round. Pre-picked saskatoons. Cleaned and frozen saskatoons available year round. (ADDED: February 01, 2014)

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