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?  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. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "pickit" and the one that ends with ".farms"; they do not update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly! I put dates to indicate when we last received an update from each farm, and I make updates daily (each farm as their info changes). 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 them or correct the information, please let me know!  

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

Notes for January 2018: Frosts and freezes are upon us in many areas, and one field may be unhurt while one a mile a way can be damaged, so keep that in mind as you read the following: Apples are in season now, as are figs,  and Fall raspberries are in season now. Tomatoes are going strong if frost hasn't happened in the field  Late Apples, like Fuji's should be plentiful now. You can see a complete list of apple varieties, their ripening dates and best uses here. And if you have a left over pumpkin, you can easily turn it into a Thanksgiving pie, pumpkin cheesecake, cookies, muffins and more, see this page!

And of course you can find Christmas tree farms, on our related website.

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!

Next year, don't miss an Easter Egg Hunt for your children: See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

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. 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, please write me!

Powell River, Comox Valley, Sunshine Coast areas of British Columbia U-Pick Farms and Orchards, 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: [email protected]. 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.
  • Circle K Blueberry Ranch - Certified Organic, blueberries,
    4004 Livingstone Road, Royston, BC V0R-2V0. Phone: 250-871-8856. Email: [email protected]. 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: [email protected],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: [email protected]. 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: [email protected]. 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

Sunshine Coast

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

Local Honey Sources:

Comox Valley

  • Shamrock Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Honey (retail), Lavender honey, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the farm, restrooms, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    2276 Anderton Road, Comox, BC v9m 4b2. Phone: 250-339-1671. Email: [email protected]. Open: daily 10 am to 5 pm. Directions: Follow Ryan road towards CFB Comox.Turn left at Anderton road going towards the Powell River Ferry terminal. Take the next left to remain on Anderton road. Shamrock Farm is located on the right. Look for the pumpkin sign. Click here for a map and directions. Lavender from June to August; Pumpkins from October 1 to 31. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Haunted barn. goats milk soap. Click here for our Facebook page

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Comox Valley

Farm Venues for Weddings, Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Comox Valley

Horse Rides and More:

Comox Valley

  • Coastal Black Estate Winery - ,winery, tastings,  restrooms, petting zoo
    2186 Endall Road, Black Creek, BC V9J 1G8. Phone: 250-337-8325. Email: [email protected]. Open: See their website for for hours and availability. Directions: 2 km down Endall Road on the left until you see our sign. Please do not go by house numbers. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard .
    A visitor writes on October 28, 2013: "Thoroughly enjoyed it. Open spaces, crisp air, fun kids' activities, delicious wines and meads."

Farm Bed And Breakfasts

Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks: