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. If you find anything outdated or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!
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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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!
What's in season in April 2019, and
other timely information:
Notes for April 2019: Not much growing outside at this
time of year, unless 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 start. See your state harvest calendar
. And this is a good time to learn how to preserve foods ahead of the season,
like making applesauce or jam. 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.
It is also a great time of year and easy 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
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children in your life!
Easter will be April 21, 2019
- 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 2019, 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.
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)
- 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,
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
Hoodoo Ranch -
ORGANIC, cherries, apricots, peaches,
plums, pears, apples and saskatoons
9730 Highway # 8 P.O. Box 171, Spences Bridge, BC V0K 2L0. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: UPDATE: July 06, 2018: The owner tells me
they are closed until next season (2019), when their hours should be: 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:
[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.