Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Powell River, Comox Valley, Sunshine Coast areas of British Columbia? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Powell River, Comox Valley, Sunshine Coast areas of 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 August 2020, and other timely information:

Notes for August 2020: Summer is almost here! Strawberry season is finished in all but the far northern ands cooler areas. Blueberries, blackberries are in season in most areas, also tomatoes, peaches and most vegetables . Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

Now, more than ever, going to a farm, being outside, away from crowds, getting fresh, local produce, makes more sense than ever before! It's a fun, safe and educational to pick some fresh berries, fruit and veggies and more, then come back here to learn how to freeze, can, make jam, salsa and much more! Of course, check with the farm before you go, both to check on crop availability and hours.  We also have a state-by-state guide to Farm COVID-19 requirements here.

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, using similar sounding names.  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!

Canners, both waterbath canners and pressure canners, are getting hard to find as people are doing more home canning than ever before. You can still get them online (see links at left) but prices are going up as the less expensive models are selling out.  Food dehydration is becoming a popular and inexpensive alternative; see this page about drying your own fruits and vegetables and where to get a food dryer.

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!

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, or a Cherry or cherry blossom festival or a Blueberry festival. Some may still be held in 2020.

Powell River, Comox Valley, Sunshine Coast areas of British Columbia U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, 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.

Comox Valley

  • Ash Berry Farm - raspberries, rhubarb, strawberries, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    3210 Royston Road, Courtenay, BC V9N 9R3. Phone: 250-336-8872. click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in June, July. Open: Our gates open at 8 am subject to berry availability; Please call ahead as we do run out of berries with high demand. Season is usually June 15 pm to July 15, please call ahead. Payment: Cash, only. This year we are growing pickling cucumbers and rhubarb.
  • Blue Haven Farm - blueberries, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    2046 Idiens Way, Comox, BC v9m 3y9. Phone: 250 334 7964. Email: jenikadickens127@hotmail.com. Open: Visit our website for current hours of operation. Directions: our farm is located on on the corner of Anderton road and Idiens way in Comox. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Come down to our friendly, family run farm and pick your own blueberries! We offer three varieties of blueberries that are in season from late June to August. 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. Enjoy a relaxing time picking blueberries or bring the kids down to teach them about where their food comes from. Then finish off your trip to the farm with our famous blueberry ice cream!
  • Circle K Blueberry Ranch - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries,
    4004 Livingstone Road, Royston, BC V0R-2V0. Phone: 250-871-8856. Email: derek_tgc@hotmail.com. Open: Call for Hours. Directions: Hwy 19A to Royston Stoplight - up Royston Road turn right after the Railway tracks onto Livingstone Road continue to the last property on the right - this is Circle K Organic Blueberry Ranch. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: July/August. We are certified organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, only. Certified Organic Blueberry Ranch IOPA certified. Click here for our Facebook page. Four varieties of some of the best tasting berries around.
  • McClintocks Farm - blueberries, raspberries (red), farm market
    3419 Dove Creek Road, Courtenay, BC V9J 1P3. Phone: 250 334 4562. Email: mcclin@island,net. Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 8am to 1pm; closed on Wednesday and Sunday . Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: from Courtenay go out on Headquarters road and turn left onto Dove Creek Road just past the Fair grounds. Go over the one lane bridge and then stay right at the next junction. We approximately .6km on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Raspberries available July 9 to August 15 Blueberries available July 15th to the end of August. Payment: Cash, cheque, Interac. We no longer have vegetables. We now have Water Buffalo Cheese for sale from our water buffalo dairy. Beef -  hamburger and sides  available mid August.  
  • McGinnis Berry Crops Limited - No pesticides are used, blackberries, raspberries (Spring, red), U-pick and already picked
    3583 Dove Creek Road, Courtenay, BC V9J 1P3. Phone: 250-338-1678. Email: mcginnis@berrycrops.net. Open: daily 8am to 4pm except when raining heavily; Call first or visit our website for daily updates; Open until season ends. Directions: Headquarters Road just past the exhibition grounds turn toward the mountains on to Dove Creek Road. Go over the one lane bridge until you come to Piercy Road. Follow the Tsolum River (don't turn up Piercy Road) on Dove Creek Road for one km. We are the third raspberry farm on Dove Creek Road going away from Courtenay and are the only one on the right hand side of the road. Watch for the sign indicating McGinnis Berry Crops Limited. Click here for a map and directions. July 13 pm to early August. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Cheque.
  • Windhover Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, pumpkins, raspberries (Autumn, black), strawberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals
    3499 Dove Creek Road, Courtenay, BC V9J 1P3. Phone: 250-338-7750. Email: burch@island.net. Open: June to October; Opening dates are dependent on berry ripening; Please check website for dates and hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only.

Powell River

  • Ed's Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries
    11106 Morton Road Powell River, BC. Phone: 604 487-4235. Open: starts at the end of July, daily from dawn until dusk; Please call for updates. Directions: Turn off of Hwy 101 on Lang Bay Road towards the ocean. Next right turn is Morton Road, we are the first driveway on the right. Drive up the long driveway until you see the blueberry field! In 2018 U-pick berries are $1.50 per pound. No herbicides or pesticides used! Field is weeded by hand and mulch is used.  (ADDED: May 09, 2018, JBS)

Sunshine Coast


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

 


 


The Presto Pressure
canners are out
of stock, but Tfal's
are available!


Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book