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 "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operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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!

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   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 December 2018, and other timely information:

Notes for December 2018: Autumn is here! Apples, pears, Fall raspberries, figs, winter squash , corn mazes and pumpkin patches are here. And there are still tomatoes, corn and other vegetables in most areas. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local apple festival, and see our guide to apple varieties (when they ripen, best uses), . Also picking tips, recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, pumpkins, 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!

Health insurance: Open enrollment is almost here.  You may have heard  that health sharing plans, like Liberty and Medi-Share are less than half the cost of ObamaCare plans. We have a complete, simple comparison of the 6 major health sharing plans here.

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!

Powell River, Comox Valley, Sunshine Coast areas of 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.

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. 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: [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

  • 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)