Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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 - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what the typical prices are for each crop.

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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 January 2021, and other timely information:

Notes for January 2021: Crop growth is slowing down, except for Christmas tree farms and if you live in southern California, southern Texas, Florida or along the Gulf coast where citrus are ripe, and believe it or not, the blueberry and strawberry season in those areas is about to begin. See your state harvest calendar . This year, much of the country is still seeing mild weather, so lettuce, peas, broccoli, cabbage  and other greens are thriving.  And this is a good time to get a canner and  learn how to preserve foods for the winter, like canning some applesauce, apple butter or jam, which make great gifts. As do your own homemade specialty liqueurs! How about homemade cranberry sauce or a pumpkin pie made from a real pumpkin for the holidays? 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. A fun winter activity is to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!

Valentine's Day - February 14 - See this website for Valentines Day history, facts and Amazon's top picks for fast, easy, inexpensive gifts for the man, woman or children in your life!

Easter will be April 4, 2021 - if you want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

 

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 2021, 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 (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'll 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'll 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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