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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Central-East British Columbia? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Central-East British Columbia, 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the website and make improvements!

What's in season in 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 specific 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 Apple festival, and other festivals. We have a guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, tomatoes, corn blueberries, peaches, etc.

See our comprehensive list of easy home canning, jam and jelly making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me! It is easy to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note, there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now. They have all copied their information from here and usually do not ever update. Since 2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see anything wrong or outdated, please write me!

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!

Central-East British Columbia 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.

Columbia-Shuswap

  • Belle Meadow Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, Other fruit or veg, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    152 Grindrod Westside Road, Grindrod, BC V0E1Y0. Phone: (604) 846-8073. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 8am to 8pm, June 15 to September 15 for fresh fruit; Available upon request for frozen fruit, preserves and sourdough bread. Directions: We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. (ADDED: October 23, 2020)
  • Tasty Acres - cherries, strawberries, raspberries, apples, grapes and flowers
    4360-30th Street Ne, Salmon Arm, BC V1E2A3. Phone: 250-833-4821. Email: [email protected]. Open: for cherries Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 12, and if we are home in the afternoon; strawberries by appoint,ment. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Highway 1 turn North at McDonalds onto 30th Street NE. Follow 30th stree for 3 kilometers. Tasty Acres is on the right hand side of the street. You will see the sign. For a map to our farm, Click here. Cherry season is from June 18 till mid July this year. CHERRY PICKING STARTS SATURDAY JUNE 18, 2016. We have a variety of cherries: bing, vans, sweetheart, lamberts etc. We have strawberries as well, but since the plants are new, that crop won't come in till sometime in July or later (call before you come).For strawberries we have Albion, which is a firm, very sweet, big strawberry.If you want to come and pick strawberries, please give us a call and we will set up a time for you to come and pick. Raspberries tpyically start in early July;  Grapes and apples are ready in July and August.  Payment: Cash, only. We have a U-pick section, which provides cherries, black berries, raspberries, strawberries, apples and grapes and flowers.Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: June 23, 2016)

Thompson-Nicola

  • Berry Sweet Garden - raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), raspberries (Autumn, black), strawberries, tomatoes,
    6112 Meadowland Cr. S., Kamloops, BC V2C 5J1. Phone: 250 371 7225. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday from 8am to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm, June 20 to October 31. Directions: Old Vernon Road, Downtown Barhartvale. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We are a natural farm.
  • Hoodoo Ranch - ORGANIC, cherries, apricots, peaches, plums, pears, apples and saskatoons
    9730 Highway # 8 P.O. Box 171, Spences Bridge, BC V0K 2L0. Phone: 250-819-5764. Email: [email protected]. Open: on weekends from June to October. Directions: Turn off the Trans Canada Highway # 1 onto Highway # 8 at Spences Bridge. Hoodoo Ranch is on the Nicola River five kilometers from the junction. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only. Notes: Hoodoo Ranch is a Certified Organic Producer certified by STOPA Farm #133. We-pick and U-pick services are offered and customers are invited to enjoy a swim and picnic afterwards at the ranch. We also have fresh picked tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash etc. Click here for our Facebook page  (UPDATED: July 06, 2018)
  • Miner's Rock Ranch - beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, peas, peppers, tomatoes,
    Etch, Monte Creek, BC AA1AA12. Phone: 250-573-2026. Email: [email protected]. Open: U - pick is open July - October, please call for availability. Directions: From Kamloops, we are 4Km past the Vernon turnoff on highway 1. Watch for signs on the right. From Pritchard, we are 10km past the Pritchard Store. Turn at Rocky Point. For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, Cheque.


Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)



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