Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Central-East British Columbia?  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. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "Eatwell", "pickit" and the ones that ends with ".farm"; they do not verify or update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly. Since 2002, I make updates daily (each farm as changes are reported, or I find it). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

And if you know of any I missed and want to add a farm, please let me know!   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!

What's in season in June 2018, and other timely information:

Notes for June 2018: Summer is here and that means Strawberry season is finishing and blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and peaches are starting. Tomatoes, corn and other vegetables should be starting, too. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, Peach festival or a Blueberry festival. We have a guide to peach varieties here. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for strawberries, blueberries, peaches, tomatoes, corn 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 form 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 2018, 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

  • 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: 250-458-2441. 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 
  • 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)