Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Vancouver Island? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Vancouver Island, 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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! As inflation remains high, see this page for cost-saving measures for getting fruit and vegetables and home canning.
 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 for tips, tricks, guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.

New! We just went live with our latest website, - As they name implies, you can find a fun factory tour, including chocolate, automobiles, historical forts and sites, famous buildings, Active Federal facilities even fun geology: like fossils and volcanic areas

Note: Beware the copycat websites like the one that stole our name and uses .farm extension: they copied my work and do NOT even update the info! I make updates EVERY day. They use tech tricks to get higher rankings, but have many more inaccuracies and out-dated info. Obviously, I cannot check every farm every day, but I do check as many as I can every day, and respond to all requests.  They don't. Don't support the scammers!

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 July 2024, and other timely information:

Notes for July 2024: Spring is here! Strawberry season is here.  It started in February in Florida, Texas, southern California and a few other areas of the Deep South; then March along the Gulf coast, April in the Deep South and west coast, May through much of the country, and June in northern areas. Blueberries are next, about a month later. Of course, cool weather crops, like Rhubarb, asparagus and greens should be available almost everywhere. Check your area's crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

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We also have home canning, 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.

NEW! Start your own tomato, pepper, squash and other vegetable plants from seed - It's easy and costs about 50 cents per plant.
Also see our Master list of tomato varieties,  with descriptions, details and links to ordering the seedss.

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!

Vancouver Island U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2024, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map.

This page has just Vancouver Island. For otther areas around Vancouver, see this list or go back to the main British Columbia page.

If you are looking for recipes, freezing, canning, jam directions and information about saskatoons see this page.



Cowichan Valley

  • Blueberry Lane Farm - blueberries
    3955 Rowe Road, Duncan, BC. Phone: 250 748-0246. Email: Open: Call for dates, hours and availability. (UPDATED: May 09, 2024, JBS) (ADDED: April 17, 2015, JBS)
  • Cowichan Bay Raspberries - raspberries, apples,
    1510 Robson Lane, Cowichan Bay, BC V0R 1N1. Phone: 250-743-2094. Phone: (778) 967-8300. Email: Open: daily starting in late June for Raspberries. Directions: Located just a short distance from Valleyview Centre towards Cowichan Bay along Cowichan Bay Rd. Click here for a map and directions. Later in July we will also have limited quantities of fresh picked Loganberries and Blackberries. We encourage you to pick your own Raspberries but also have ready picked available in any quantity. Come and enjoy an hour or two picking large juicy raspberries while relaxing in the fields of tall canes. Call to order or drop by any time between 8 am and 5 pm. Evening picking can be arranged by calling ahead of time. Payment: cash, Mastercard, VISA and Debit card accepted.
  • Cowichan Raspberries and Strawberries - Organic raspberries, strawberries
    Riverside Road, Cowichan Station, BC. Phone: 250-748-5670. Open: Call before you go; their website is years out of date, and there is no Facebook page publicly open to the public; last reports were U-Pick is available at $2.50 a pound, by appointment only. Please bring your own containers. Prepicked is $3.50 LB. or if you order over 50 lbs the berries drop down to $3.00/lb. Call to leave an order and we will get back to you. They also seem to be called "Haslam Haven Farm"(.UPDATED: June 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Fruit Forest Farm - apples, blueberries, cherries, cucumbers, elderberries, figs, flowers, table grapes (with seeds), kale, lemons, Asian pears, peaches, raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, tomatoes, walnuts, Fresh eggs, farm animals
    802 Aros Road, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L4. Phone: (250) 888-0843. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 3 pm, June 15 to October 15. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: We are Certified naturally grown for all crops. Payment: Cash, Cheque, PayPal. Click here for our Facebook page. Our small farm is focusing on fruit (heritage and traditional apples and berries), and chicken/ducks pastured under our orchard. U-picks are easy, as all picking can be done from the ground (we have dwarfed trees). Heritage and cider apple varieties including Bulmer's Norman, Belle de Boskoop, Bramley's Seedling, Yarlington Mill, Priam, Prima, Sabina, Liberty, Dabinette. (ADDED: November 10, 2020)

Nanaimo Area

  • Dudinks Gardens - asparagus, beets, blueberries, carrots, cucumbers, currants (red and black), eggplants, flowers, gooseberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), rhubarb, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    2219 Gomerich Road, Nanaimo, BC V9X 1R8. Phone: 250-740-0302. Fax: 250 740-0302. Email: Open: See website. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Heading south of Nanaimo to Victoria, turn West on Morden Road. See website for more detailed instructions and map. Click here for a map and directions. 2009 strawberries expected starting June 10; See website for updated information. Payment: Cash, only. Potatoes, Brussels sprouts, Swiss chard, cabbage, and cauliflower.(UPDATED: June 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Haslam Creek Berry Farm - Certified Organic, blueberries,
    2900 Rugby Road, Nanaimo, BC V9X 1T2. Phone: (250) 797-0623. Email: Open: Saturday and Sunday, from 8 am to 8 pm, August 1 to August 31. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Cheque. Please bring your own containers, keep 10 meters social distance.Cash or e--Transfer. (UPDATED: August 06, 2020)
  • Nanoose Edibles Farm - beans, beets, carrots, currants (red and black), flowers, peaches, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), summer squash, strawberries,
    1960 Stewart Road, Nanoose Bay, BC V9P 9E7. Phone: (250) 468-2332. Fax: 250-468-2324. Email: Open: Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Directions: From the Island Highway E, turn onto Northwest Bay Road. Turn onto Stewart Road and the farm is on the right side. There is our sign at the front and banners. Click here for a map and directions. Please check out Facebook site for what is in season. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Click here for our Facebook page. Our family u-pick season is very popular for people who want to come and pick their own produce. Pick fruits and veggies to freeze or provide an education to your children about where food comes from. Click here for photos, map and recipes. (ADDED: May 04, 2017)
  • Stocking Creek Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, fresh eggs, chicken
    10735 Edgelow Rd S., Ladysmith, BC V9G 1X6. Phone: 250-245-8615. Email: Open: Daily, Blueberries starting late July into September, 8 am to dusk daily. . Directions: Turn east at the traffic light 3.5km south of Coronation Mall in Ladysmith, or approx. 5km north of Chemainus. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in July, August, September. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. Chicken, Turkeys, Eggs (chicken), Plus already picked crabapples, pears, Rhubarb. Rhubarb in the Sprring, Crabapples and pears in the fall. Fresh and frozen free-range chicken all year. Fresh free-range, non-medicated turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas (pre-order is recommended). Poultry is air-chilled for best quality. Delivery can be arranged. (UPDATED: February 09, 2024, JBS)


Victoria Area

  • Andrew's Farm Stand - strawberries,
    7377 Tomlinson Road, Saanichton, BC V8M 1S8. Phone: 250-880-2000. Open: 7 am - 7 pm. Directions: Find us in Saanichton on Tomlinson Road (near White Road) - just look for the old truck. It's stocked daily with fresh from the field produce.
  • Arbor Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    305 Walton Place, Victoria, BC V9E 2A4. Phone: 250-704-0053. Open: Blueberries usually start in early July; from 9AM until 1PM.We understand that sometimes schedules get hectic so if our hours are not convenient for you, come by the house to pick up your orders in the afternoons or in the evenings. Directions: Between Brookleigh and Bear Hill, look for our signs at Walton Place and Oldfield Rd, turn left coming from Brookleigh Rd, turn right coming from Bear Hill Rd. We invite you and your family to visit our quiet and friendly Blueberry field tucked away at the top left of Walton Place. Our Blueberries are unsprayed, large, delicious and well cared for. Pre-Order our 10lb Blueberry boxes or U-Pick that perfect amount. Phone ahead for orders and stock up on fresh berries for Winter enjoyment. Some frozen may be available. We also have frozen chicken meat birds.Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (ADDED: June 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Bear Hill Raspberry Farm - 2024 Permanently closed, Blueberries
    5939 Bear Hill Road (Off Oldfield), Victoria, BC. Phone 250-721-0883. Phone: 250-652 1338. Email : Open: UPDATE for 2024, A visitor tells me they are permanently closed. blueberries in July and August. Directions: Travel north on Pat Bay Hwy, left onto Keating Cross Rd (Butchart Gardens turnoff) for 1 km, left onto Oldfield Rd for 1.5 km, left onto Bear Hill Rd for 1 km. Quality, unsprayed fruit & friendly service.
  • Blue Haven Farm/a> - blueberries, picnic area
    2046 Idiens Way, Comox, BC V9N 3Y9. Phone: 250-334-7964. Email: Open: July to September 8am to 4pm Daily. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: On the corner of Idiens way and Anderton road in Comox. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Blue Haven Farm is a u-pick, family run blueberry farm located in the Comox valley. We have pre-picked as well as frozen blueberries available daily from July till early September . We also have and ice-cream parlor that serves Island Farms Ice-Cream, fresh home baking, coffee and lots more. Come down to our friendly, family run farm and pick your own blueberries! We offer three varieties of blueberries that are in season from the beginning of July to early September. Our farm stand sells pre-picked and frozen blueberries, our very own blueberry ice cream and sundaes, and a great selection of Island Farms Ice Cream. We also make the best frozen yogurt in town with real fruit added in right in front of you. (UPDATED: June 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Blueberry Hill Farm - blueberries
    5927 Oldfield Road, Victoria, BC. Phone: 250-652 0461. U-pick, pick-up or orders (20lbs and over)- Unsprayed fruit.
  • Dan's Farm - Strawberries and Raspberries
    2030 Bear Hill Road, Saanichton, BC V8M 1X7. Phone: 250-652-9100. Fax : 250-652-9103. Email: Open: Call before you go; their website says "NOTE: U-Pick Strawberries available everyday. Call market for more info!, but I've had a report that they don't have PYO, last reported hours were Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm; closed on Monday. U-Pick: Strawberries and Raspberries. We carry fresh and frozen chicken, frozen beef and lamb. Coffee, sweet and savory baked goods, pies and ice cream. Our own free-range eggs. Enjoy a picnic and visit with our farm animals. We have plenty of vegetables, as well as apples and pears. We also have fresh breads and buns available from our bakery, and we also added some healthy grocery items in our market, along with some organic products. You can also purchase chicken and beef at our store. Come by anytime to visit our animals, it's always open. Click here to visit our new Facebook page! (UPDATED: June 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Guite's Farm - Permanently closed
    6621 Oldfield Rd, Saanichton, BC. Open: UPDATE for 2021, A visitor tells me they are permanently closed. I spoke to the farmer at Guite Farms and he said it's closed and he doesn't live there anymore.
    (UPDATED: June 03, 2021) (ADDED: June 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Le Coteau Farms - 2023 permanently closed
    304 Walton Place, Victoria area, BC. Open: closed. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. July 06, 2023; I just phoned Le Coteau farms and the phone number was the same as Dan's Farm. The person told me Le Coteau farm is closed. (Victoria, BC).
  • Marsh Farm - Strawberries, Red Raspberries, Marionberries, Blackberries, Fall Gold Raspberries
    7337 Wallace Drive, Saanichton, BC. Phone: (780) 619-1775. Open: March to November, Tuesday to Sunday. Also U-pick and picked vegetables; produced is picked daily. Enjoy an adventurous walk through the gardens. All grown using organic methods. NO SPRAYS. Note: they have no website, Facebook page, instagram, etc. (UPDATED: June 08, 2023)  (ADDED: June 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Ocean View estates - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, school tours
    7979 Central Saanich Road, Saanichton, BC V8M1T7. Phone: 250 588 3741. Email: Open: July to October 11am to 5 pm all days of the week. Directions: drive north from victoria on Patricia Bay highway , Turn left on mount newton cross and immediately turn right on Central saanich road to 7979 central Saanich. : our family farm is located on patricia bay highway . the entrance is on central saanich road from mount newton cross road. come on in going to or from ferry . Click here for a map and directions. strawberries ; 15th June to end July, Corn maze : September/October. Payment: Cash, only. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: July 05, 2018)
  • Pedersen Berry Farm - UPDATE: August 13, 2017: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
    6330 Central Sanich Road, Victoria, BC . (UPDATED: July 30, 2013, JBS)
  • Phil's Farm - Raspberries & Blueberries - Picked and U-Pick
    6080 Oldfield Rd, Saanich, BC. Phone: 250-652-2264. Fax: 250-652-2264. Berries and pasture-fed poultry, all in a sustainable farm environment. Chickens - All-natural pasture-fed poultry, no antibiotics, hormones or animal byproducts. . Raspberries start late June, Blueberries mid-July. (ADDED: July 30, 2013X)
  • Rosemeade Farms - strawberries, raspberries (red & black), cascades, sour cherries, rhubarb, plums, apples, beans,
    1939 Meadowbank Road, Saanichton, BC V8M 1X9. Phone: 250-652-1862. Open: call first - 8:30 am, Closed Sundays. U-pick and picked strawberries and raspberries, also rhubarb, kale and Ontario super sweet corn. U-Pick and We-Pick. On grounds parking. Bring your own containers. Also holly, cedar boughs. Facilities for small weddings.
  • Saanich Organics Northbrook Farm - blueberries
    1438 Mt Newton X Rd, Saanichton, BC V8M 1S1. Phone: 250-652-9035. Email: Open: daily, except Mondays, From early July to mid-September. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Organic self-serve U-Pick blueberries. For bulk blueberries, call or email after June 1. From spring until late fall every Tuesday and Sunday our farm stand also includes a wide variety of organic vegetables. (ADDED: June 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Saanichton Christmas Tree and Ostrich Farm - Christmas trees
    8231 East Saanich Road, Victoria area, BC. Phone: 250-652-3345. Choose and cut your own tree from many varieties. Free hot apple cider, hand saw supplied. Gift shop open in December.
  • Silverside Farm - blueberries
    3810 Cobble Hill Road, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L5. Phone: 250-743-9149. Open: July and August: Monday to Saturday, 11am to 5:30pm; closed on Sunday. If you love your berries and want to make an excursion out of getting them we can help make that happen. During the summer we also offer you-pick for $2.50/pound. Bring your buckets ; and maybe a picnic basket too! We're happy to have you make an afternoon of it and enjoy the great outdoors with the family. Don't hesitate to bring along lunch! We have many places where you can spread out your blanket and enjoy a great time of picking berries and eating lunch out on the farm. We've even got you covered for dessert ; you can drop by our store that's open during the summer and enjoy our famous frozen yogurt or some ice cream. The farm produces thousands of pounds of fresh sweet blueberries each year, that are hand picked ready for you or you can choose to come and pick your own while enjoying the farm fresh air. Our store is open seasonally and offers our famous frozen yogurt and ice cream for treats as well as our homemade jams, jellies and syrups. (ADDED: June 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Skylark Farms - blueberries
    6435 Oldfield Road, Saanichton, BC V8M 1X8. Phone: 250-652-8357. Email: Open: Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were ; 7 days a week during the picking season, from 8am until 3pm or until sold out. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
  • South Island Saskatoons - saskatoons
    1245 Fisher Road, Cobble Hill, BC  V0R 1L4. Phone: 250-743-7475. Open: 9 am to 5 pm, seven days a week; U-pick should start July 1st. They also have Frozen berries, Pies, preserves available year round. Baking (scones, tarts and single serve pies available during Farmers Market season (2nd week of June to end of October). They have fresh or frozen berries, pre picked or U-pick (check our website for picking conditions). Frozen Saskatoons, pies, preserves and recipes available year-round. (ADDED: June 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Sparton Acres - blueberries,
    402 Sparton Road, Victoria, BC V9E 2H4. Phone: 250-213-8788. Fax: 250-386-8180. Email: Directions: Between the corners of Prospect Lake and West Saanich and Old West Saanich and Oldfield. We are open July, August, December. Our hours are: Call 1st for availability and crop status We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only. Saanich County.
  • Stewart's Berry Patch - blueberries
    6283 Oldfield Road, Saanichton, BC V8M 1X7. Phone: (250) 652-6768. Open: 8 am to Noon; call for days of operation. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in July, August. Payment: Cash, only. As a seasonal operation, it's cash and carry at our farm. The closest bank machine is located in the Peninsula Co-op on Keating Cross Road. Our farm specializes in blueberries. We feature six varieties of blueberries available in early July to mid-August. There are no sprays on our berries as lady bugs are used for pest control. Both U-Pick and ready-picked berries are available. Please call ahead to ensure that we are open, especially when it's wet and rainy. The answering machine is updated daily. (UPDATED: June 13, 2024, JBS)
  • Theos Blueberries - No pesticides are used blueberries,
    6410 Old West Saanich Road, Saanichton, BC V8M 1W8. Phone: 604-992-7501. Email: Open: the berries typically start in July, Monday to Friday 11:30 to 4pm Saturday and Sunday noon to 4pm these times are subject to changes so we suggest that customers call before coming over. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Our farm grows the best blueberries around. They are free from sprays and pesticides. We also sell Frozen Blueberries. (UPDATED: June 28, 2018, JBS) (ADDED: April 16, 2015)
  • Vantreight Farms - flowers, pumpkins, prepicked produce, farm market, school tours
    8277 Central Saanich Road, Saanichton, BC V8M 1T7. Phone: 250-652-7777. Email: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in August, September, October. Open: See our website for current hours. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Windy Hill Farm - raspberries, tayberries
    7170 Maber Road, Saanichton, BC V8M 1S9. Phone: 250-652 2777. U-pick or picked. Phone for orders.

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