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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Red Deer area of Alberta, Canada? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Red Deer area of Alberta, Canada,
sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name
(see "What does Organic mean?").
The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for
a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this
page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined;
click on it and it will open their website. If you find anything outdated or
inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
New! Pricing information - We now have a pricing guide to help you know what
the typical prices are for each crop. Let me know when you see price changes! In 2022, you can save money by picking your own and canning your own, but brace
yourself for steep price increases, which are affecting EVERYTHING! For quality, taste, nutrition and value, you still can't beat most PYO farms. If need need
large quantities for canning, ask if they have "seconds"
If you are having a hard time
finding canning lids, I've used these, and they're a great price & ship in 2 days.
New! Road tripping and camping is a great way to have a fun, safe and inexpensive
family trip. The national and state parks and monuments are open, and campgrounds usually cost between $10 and $40 per night. September to November is the best
camping weather. See our new website Road Tripping and Camping.com for tips, tricks,
guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.
Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook
page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or
Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally
overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with
the farm directly before you go!
And if you know of any farms I missed and want to
add a farm, please let me know!
I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find
anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
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What's in season in December 2022, and
other timely information:
Notes for December 2022: Fall is here and that means apples are in full force but they will be gone fast (see this new page for Apple Orchards in your area!).
Yes, apple prices are up, like they are for everything else. Some crops continue until
frost, like raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes. Check your area's
crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
seasonal updates. Click here for U.S. Apple Crop facts.
See these pages to find a local
and other festivals.
We have a guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for
See our comprehensive list of
home canning, jam and jelly
making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access
recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search.
If you have any questions or suggestions,
feel free to write me! It is easy to
make your own ice cream,
even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note,
there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now. They have all
copied their information from here and usually do not ever update. Since
2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see
anything wrong or outdated, please
Children's Consignment Sales
occur in both the Spring and Fall
See our companion website to find a local
community or church kid's consignment sale!
Red Deer area of Alberta, Canada U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2022, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
If you are looking for recipes, freezing, canning, jam
directions and information about
saskatoons see this page.
Red Deer area of Alberta
Billyco Junction Gardens - Uses natural growing practices, apples, beans, broad beans, carrots,
cucumbers, honeyberries, onions, peas, pumpkins, raspberries, rhubarb, strawberries,
40110 - Range Road 260 RR#4, Lacombe, Alberta T4L 2N4. Phone: 403 782-4263.
Fax: 403 782-4202. Email:
[email protected]. 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,
Bowden SunMaze - Follows organic practices,
strawberries, vegetables, flowers,
corn maze, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival,
straw or hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, restrooms,
picnic area, face painting, farm animals
34530 Range Road 14, Bowden, AB
T0M 0K0. Phone: 877 224 3939. Fax: 403 224 3993. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Sunflower and Corn Maze open End of July to End
of October; Sunflower Maze in Full Bloom throughout August; Pumpkin Festival
runs weekends in October from 11am to 5pm.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We follow organic practices, but
are not seeking certification. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards,
Click here for our Facebook page. Our Upick Strawberry, Vegetable &
Flower Gardens are open during the summer for families to enjoy along side
our legendary collection of Mazes. The most Unique maze is Alberta's only
Sunflower Maze Grown from 100,000 Sunflowers. Visitors can also challenge
our Corn Maze and growing collection of Tree & Patio Mazes. U-pick season
kicks off in July with U-pick Strawberries & Flowers with Upick veggies &
the Mazes opening in August. All our vegetables, berries, flowers & mazes
are grown without the use of any synthetic fertilizers or herbicides & our
farm is in transition to organic production. The Bowden SunMaze is located next to
Eagle Creek Farms, a U-pick Flower & Vegetable Farm open for picking from
Mid July to the first week in September.
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.
Quasi-updated from second hand reports. Sigh. Be sure to call before you go)
- Saskatoon berries, Chokecherries
Box 544, Elnora, Alberta T0M 0Y0. Phone: 403-773-2489 Fax: 403-773-2400.
[email protected] Nursery plants specializing in cold hardy fruit.
Liners for nurseries and orchardists. Picked and cleaned saskatoon and
Eagle Creek Farms - Uses natural growing practices, beans, beets, carrots, corn (sweet), flowers,
herbs or 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:
[email protected]. 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.
- Eastside Farms -Saskatoon berries, Raspberries, Crabapples
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 - UPDATE: July 24, 2019: A visitor tells me
they are now permanently closed
Blackfalds, AB T0M 0J0.
- High Country Berries - saskatoons, picnic area
South West 6-036-04 West Of 5, Caroline, AB T4G 1T6. Phone: 403-722-2088.
[email protected]. 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.
The Jungle Farm - cucumbers, flowers, herbs or 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)
Route # 3, Innisfail, AB T4G 1T8. Phone: 403-227-4231. Fax: 403-227-6020.
Open: Daily from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. 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. Flower Spring Season
May 8 till June 15 Strawberry Summer Season July till August Pumpkin Fall
Season August through mid October. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards.
Greenhouse Grand Opening May 10am to 5pm Strawberry Festival July
; Country Drive August; Fall Family Pumpkin Season Kickoff
August ;Fall Pumpkin Festival October .
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
(UPDATED: September 12, 2018, JBS)
and Vegetable Farm - Strawberry, Raspberry, and
36416 Rng Rd 15, Red Deer County, Alberta T4G 0M9. Phone:
403-728-2115. Alternate phone: 403-318-0694. Email:
[email protected]. Open: U-Pick berries during the
summer months July-early August; Find us: Tuesdays 4-7pm Innisfail Producers
Market, Wednesdays 4-7pm at the Downtown Red Deer Farmers Market or Fridays
at the Sylvan Lake Farmers Market. Come and say hello at the market, send us
an email or come and experience our farm for yourself! Farm open weekends
during berry season. Phone ahead for current hours of operation. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
(ADDED: September 7, 2017, JBS)
Mountain View Berry Farm - cherries, raspberries (red),
saskatoons, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
Between Olds And Didsbury, Olds, AB T4H 1T8. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to
7pm, August 1 to September 1. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
- Pearson's Berry Farm Ltd. - Saskatoon berries, Chokecherries
RR 1, Bowden, Alberta T0M 0K0. Phone: 403-224-3011. Fax: 403-224-2096.
[email protected] 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
Innisfail, AB T4G 1T8. Phone: 403-227-1301. Email:
[email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2018, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information,
are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If
please write me, their last reported hours were 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.
Red Barn Berries Central Alberta u-Pick -
No pesticides are used apples, cherries, currants
(red), currants (black), other berries, raspberries (red), rhubarb,
saskatoons, strawberries, Other fruit or veg, Fresh eggs, restrooms, farm
28413 Township Road 392, Red Deer County, AB T4E 1C8. Phone:
(403) 304-0440. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Typical season is from mid June through
August; in season, Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday,
from 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: Head west on Highway 11A from Red Deer Turn
north on Range Road 10 (At the Sylvan Star Cheese) Continue past the
railroad tracks a mile to Township Road 392 Turn East on Township 392 and
look for the red barn the second entrance on the south side. Strawberries
season typically Mid/late June - Late August Saskatoons season Typically
Mid/late July to Late August Raspberries season typically Mid/late June -
Late August. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: We accept all
forms of payment - e-transfer, debit, credit and cash. (UPDATED: June 08,
2020) (ADDED: September 27, 2019)
Red Lodge Upick -
No pesticides are used, apples, cherries, raspberries (red), saskatoons,
strawberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
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.
Saskatoon Berries 4-U -
Uses natural growing practices, saskatoons, U-pick and already picked
26575 highway 11, Red Deer County, AB T4E1A5. Phone: (403) 318-2074. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Typical Season Mid - July to Early
August! Monday - Friday 1pm to 8pm; Saturday/Sunday 10am to 6pm Please Check
our Facebook Page or call for Opening of Season, and Change of hours.
Directions: Red Deer County. Highway 11 East (55 Street Red Deer). Across
from Parkland Garden Centre.
Click here for a map and directions. Typical Season Mid-July to Early
August. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.
Payment: Cash, only. We are a small, family run Saskatoon Berry U pick or we
pick for you farm, located 3 minutes east of Red Deer. Be sure to pre-order
for pick up to ensure product availability. (ADDED: June 08, 2018)
- The Saskatoon Orchard - Saskatoon berries
R.R. # 3, Lacombe,
Alberta T0C 1S0. Phone: 403-782-2665 or 782-4778 Fax: 403-782-2665. Email:
[email protected] 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: [email protected]. 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:
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.
Sweet Acres Orchards -
Uses natural growing practices, apples, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and
already picked, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available,
1506 Township Road 354, Red Deer County, AB T4G 0J3. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: Friday to Sunday from 11 am until 5
pm OR call to book a picking time. Directions: Take Highway 2 to the Highway
54 exit. Go west toward Innisfail. Turn left at Little Red Deer Road. We are
at the corner of Range Road 15 and Little Red Deer Road.
Click here for a map and directions. Honeyberries from late June to
August Sour cherries in August and September Apples in September. We use
natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash,
Free - no payments needed for anything.
Click here for our Facebook page. U-pick honeyberries/haskaps U-pick
sour cherries. (UPDATED: July 06, 2018, JBS) (ADDED: July 05, 2015)