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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Calgary area of Alberta, Canada? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Calgary area of Alberta, Canada, 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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 - We now have a pricing guide to help you know what the typical prices are for each crop. Let me know when you see price changes! In 2022, you can save money by picking your own and canning your own, but brace yourself for steep price increases, which are affecting EVERYTHING! For quality, taste, nutrition and value, you still can't beat most PYO farms. If need need large quantities for canning, ask if they have "seconds"
 If you are having a hard time finding canning lids, I've used these, and they're a great price & ship in 2 days.

New! Road tripping and camping is a great way to have a fun, safe and inexpensive family trip. The national and state parks and monuments are open, and campgrounds usually cost between $10 and $40 per night. September to November is the best camping weather.  See our new website Road Tripping and Camping.com for tips, tricks, guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.

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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 November 2022, and other timely information:

Notes for November 2022: Fall is here and that means apples are in full force but they will be gone fast (see this new page for Apple Orchards in your area!).  Yes, apple prices are up, like they are for everything else. Some crops continue until frost, like raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes. Check your area's specific crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates. Click here for U.S. Apple Crop facts.

See these pages to find a local Apple festival, and other festivals. We have a guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, tomatoes, corn blueberries, peaches, 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 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!

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!

Calgary area of Alberta, Canada U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2022, 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.

Calgary Area of Alberta

  • Kayben Farms - no longer open to the public
    Okotoks, AB T1S 1A2.  UPDATE for 2021, The owner tells me they no longer have Pick-Your-Own,
  • Saskaberry Ranch - peas, raspberries (red), rhubarb, saskatoons, strawberries, Other fruit or veg, already-picked produce, restrooms, picnic area
    RR#2 Site 9 Box 15, Olds, AB T4H 1P3. Phone: 403-507-8994. Fax: 403-556-3745. Email: [email protected]h.com. Open: Mid July through the September long weekend; Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm; Closed Sunday. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 66 km North of Cochrane on Highway 22. Turn west on Range Road 324 and our entrance is just down the road on the right side. If you are coming from Olds, take Highway 27 for 26 kms to Highway 22, turn south and travel 2.4 kms south to Range Road 324. Click here for a map and directions. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Payment: Cash, Cheque. baby potatoes. 
  • Solstice Berry Farm - saskatoons, U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    RR2, Crossfield, AB T0M0S0. Phone: 403-946-4759. Email: [email protected]. Open: Generally August 1st to September long weekend, depending on the weather (check our website for up - to - date picking information); Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday 12:00 noon to 6 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Cremona go 8.5 km south on Highway 22 to Township Road 292 (Acme Road); 6.4 km east on Acme Road to Range Road 34; 1.0 km north on Range Road 34, entrance on left at sign. From Cochrane, north on Highway 22 to Township Road 292 (Acme Road) and follow same directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, credit and debit cards . Click here for our Facebook page.   
  • Sweet Life Saskatoons - saskatoons, Honey from hives on the farm, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    281110, Madden, AB T4B 4N2. Phone: (403) 312-5759. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our web page or facebook page for up - to - date information, but generally our u - pick starts at the end of July until mid - August; We will be open 7 days at week, from 9 am to 6 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Gps Coordinates Are: 51 degrees 22'44.7″N 114 degrees 12'37.8″W. The 911 number at the top of the lane is 281110. From Airdrie, travel west on Highway 567 (Veteran's Boulevard) to the #772 Symon's Valley Road, (approximately 11 kilometres). You will see the Golden Rod Hall on the corner. Turn right (north), and stay on the pavement for close to another 11 kilometres. You will see our road sign for Sweet Life Saskatoons at the top of our lane. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: July 03, 2019) (ADDED: February 29, 2016)
  • The Saskatoon Farm - Saskatoons, U-pick and already picked, Garden Center, Cafe, Giftshop
    Okotoks, AL. Phone: (403)-938-6245. Alternate phone: 800-463-2113. Open: Daily, from 9am to 5pm, every day including holidays; (We are closed Christmas, Boxing and New Year's Days); Our U-pick orchard is generally open about mid July, and depending on weather conditions, U-pick season can last till mid August; We encourage you to contact us closer to U-pick season for updates regarding U-pick dates. Directions: From Calgary, head south for 19 km on Hwy #2 beyond the city limits (Macleod Trail), or follow the new Deerfoot extention to where it turns into #2, continue 8 kms. past the Okotoks overpass; Turn left (east) at the old railway display on 338 Ave. (look for the Saskatoon Farm signs.) Travel straight east on 338 Ave. for 3 km (the road is dead-end and goes directly to our farm) . If coming from the south, take your 2nd right after crossing the Sheep River, just north of Aldersyde and the Aldersyde Petrocan. From Okotoks, going north on 2A, turn east at the top of the hill (large animal clinic or watch for our neon sign) and travel 8km straight east (passing over #2 highway). The road will lead you right to us, follow the signs.  At our farm we have easy access to our U-pick orchards with handicap parking facilities.
    (Berries are generally ready the last week of July - first week of August). NEW THIS YEAR $2.00 Grazing Fee for those entering the U-Pick field. (per person). Each summer people from all over southern Alberta visit the Saskatoon Farm to pick fresh saskatoons and to enjoy a day in the country! The saskatoons are usually ready for picking about mid July and we invite everyone to come and enjoy saskatoon pie in our Cafe and Gift Shop or in the old fashioned General Store in our western town, located at the U-pick orchard during U-pick season. As mentioned above, we offer U-pick facilities by supplying the pails for picking your berries. We charge $15.00 per 4 litre ice cream pail (averages 5 lbs.). For those who prefer to buy prepicked berries, we offer prepicked fruit in 4 litre pails for $20.00 per pail (based on availability). Click here for a link to our Facebook page.   (ADDED: July 01, 2016, JBS)

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

 


 


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