Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Red Deer area of Alberta, Canada? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Red Deer 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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! As inflation remains high, see this page for cost-saving measures for getting fruit and vegetables and home canning.
 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 for tips, tricks, guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.

New! We just went live with our latest website, - As they name implies, you can find a fun factory tour, including chocolate, automobiles, historical forts and sites, famous buildings, Active Federal facilities even fun geology: like fossils and volcanic areas

Note: Beware the copycat websites like the one that stole our name and uses .farm extension: they copied my work and do NOT even update the info! I make updates EVERY day. They use tech tricks to get higher rankings, but have many more inaccuracies and out-dated info. Obviously, I cannot check every farm every day, but I do check as many as I can every day, and respond to all requests.  They don't. Don't support the scammers!

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 December 2023, and other timely information:

Notes for December 2023: Summer is almost over and that means apples are here (see this new page for Apple Orchards in your area!), and except in northern areas, peaches and blueberries are finished. 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.

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

And don't forget CORN MAZES are open now - find a local maze 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. The worst is the one that stole our name but ends with .farm.  (Yes, I've got lawyers on it)  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 are a great way to save money on clothes, toys, books, etc, They occur in both the Spring and Fall See our companion website to find a local community or church kid's consignment sale!

Red Deer area of Alberta, Canada U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2023, 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.

Red Deer area of Alberta

  • Billyco Junction Gardens - Uses natural growing practices, apples, beans, broad beans, carrots, cucumbers, honeyberries, onions, peas, pumpkins, raspberries, rhubarb, strawberries, Saskatoons, potatoes
    40110 - Range Road 260 RR#4, Lacombe, Alberta T4L 2N4. Phone: 403 782-4263. Fax: 403 782-4202. Email: Open: Daily from 10 am to 7:30 pm; from May to October. Closed Tuesdays. Directions: We are 8 kilometers east of Lacombe, Alberta on Highway 12, and 4.4 kilometers South on Prentiss Road. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Cheque, MasterCard, Visa, Interact.
  • Bowden SunMaze - Follows organic practices, strawberries, vegetables, flowers, corn maze, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, straw or hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, farm animals
    34530 Range Road 14, Bowden, AB T0M 0K0. Phone: 877 224 3939. Fax: 403 224 3993. Email: Open: Sunflower and Corn Maze open End of July to End of October; Sunflower Maze in Full Bloom throughout August; Pumpkin Festival runs weekends in October from 11am to 5pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We follow organic practices, but are not seeking certification. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Our Upick Strawberry, Vegetable & Flower Gardens are open during the summer for families to enjoy along side our legendary collection of Mazes. The most Unique maze is Alberta's only Sunflower Maze Grown from 100,000 Sunflowers. Visitors can also challenge our Corn Maze and growing collection of Tree & Patio Mazes. U-pick season kicks off in July with U-pick Strawberries & Flowers with Upick veggies & the Mazes opening in August. All our vegetables, berries, flowers & mazes are grown without the use of any synthetic fertilizers or herbicides & our farm is in transition to organic production. The Bowden SunMaze is located next to Eagle Creek Farms, a U-pick Flower & Vegetable Farm open for picking from Mid July to the first week in September.
  • Buckler's Farm - U-Pick Strawberries, Lettuce, Spinach, Swiss chard and gourmet lettuce mix, Dill
    North on Hwy 22 to township rd 283 right, Cochrane, Alberta. Phone: 403-932-5435. Directions: From Cochrane AB go north on hwy 22 about 20 KM to rrd 283. Turn right about 2 km. turn left. Big Sign "Bucklers Farm"; Immediately before the turn. Open: 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week. 2007 prices: Strawberries are $2.50 / lb or $12 a full ice cream pail. Strawberries in start in late July.
  • Coronado Saskatoon Farm -Saskatoon berries, Black currants
    Box 26, Gibbons, Alberta T0A 1N0. Phone: 780-999-2304. Fax: 780-942-4146. Orchard is 9 years old; 4 acres with with northline, thiessen and smoky varieties. Open: July and August from 9 to 9 daily. Saskatoon Festival on August 9th, 2003 Located 7 km north of Gibbons on Hwy 28; 2 km east on Twp 570, .5 km south on Range Road 231. Quasi-updated from second hand reports. Sigh. Be sure to call before you go)
  • DNA Gardens - Saskatoon berries, Chokecherries
    Box 544, Elnora, Alberta T0M 0Y0. Phone: 403-773-2489 Fax: 403-773-2400. Email: Nursery plants specializing in cold hardy fruit. Liners for nurseries and orchardists. Picked and cleaned Saskatoon and chokecherry fruit.
  • Eagle Creek Farms - Uses natural growing practices, beans, beets, carrots, corn (sweet), flowers, herbs or spices, melons, peas, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties
    34532 Range Road #14, Bowden, AB T0M 0K0. Phone: 877 224 3939. Fax: 403 224 3994. Email: Open: Summer Hours: Monday to Saturday from 11 am to 6pm: Sunday from 11am to 5pm Fall. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. U-pick Open Mid July until Early September. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We grow a selection of Vegetables & Flowers in our Gardens for you to pick. There is no admission to enter the Upick Gardens, you are only charged for what you pick. We have everything you need to cut a bouquet of flowers or harvest fresh veggies from the gardens including clippers, forks and bags. . (UPDATED: May 15, 2023, JBS)
  • Eastside Farms -Saskatoon berries, Raspberries, Crabapples (free)
    RR 1, Site 1, Box 27, Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1R1. Phone: 403-783-4686 or 350-8653
    Established in 1996 with 3 types of Saskatoons - Northline, Smokey and Thiessen. Open from end of July to end of August from 8 am to 9 pm Monday to Sunday. 1 mile east of Ponoka on Hwy 53, 2 miles south on Hwy 815, one half mile east on Township Road
  • The Fresh Food Farm - UPDATE: July 24, 2019: A visitor tells me they are now permanently closed
    Blackfalds, AB T0M 0J0.
  • High Country Berries - Saskatoons, picnic area
    South West 6-036-04 West Of 5, Caroline, AB T4G 1T6. Phone: 403-722-2088. Email: Open: In Season - 8 am until 7 pm. Directions: From Spruceview 16.6 Km west, 4.4 Km south, 1.6 Km west, north into. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque.
  • The Jungle Farm - cucumbers, flowers, herbs or spices, onions, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, other vegetables, prepicked produce, farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    Rural Route # 3, Innisfail, AB T4G 1T8. Phone: 403-227-4231. Fax: 403-227-6020. Email: Open: Daily from 8 am - 6 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Innisfail - 6km North on highway #2A; turn right on Township road 362 (watch for the blue highway directional sign), come 1km. The Jungle Farm is the second farm on the left side. From Red Deer - 14 km South on highway #2; turn right on Old Pole Road (watch for the blue highway directional sign), come 3 km. The Jungle Farm is on the right side. Click here for a map and directions. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August, September, October, November. Flower Spring Season May 8 till June 15 Strawberry Summer Season July till August Pumpkin Fall Season August through mid October. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards. Greenhouse Grand Opening May 10am to 5pm Strawberry Festival July ; Country Drive August; Fall Family Pumpkin Season Kickoff August ;Fall Pumpkin Festival October . Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (UPDATED: September 12, 2018, JBS)
  • Markerville Berry and Vegetable Farm - Strawberry, Raspberry, and Saskatoon berry
    36416 Rng Rd 15, Red Deer County, Alberta T4G 0M9. Phone: 403-728-2115. Alternate phone: 403-318-0694. Email: Open: UPDATE for 2023; their website is gone, but Google says they are still in busines; U-Pick berries during the summer months July-early August; Find us: Tuesdays from 4 pm to 7 pm Innisfail Producers Market, Wednesdays from 4 pm to 7 pm at the Downtown Red Deer Farmers Market or Fridays at the Sylvan Lake Farmers Market. Come and say hello at the market, send us an email or come and experience our farm for yourself! Farm open weekends during berry season. Phone ahead for current hours of operation. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: May 18, 2023, JBS) (ADDED: September 7, 2017, JBS)
  • Mountain View Berry Farm - cherries, raspberries (red), Saskatoons, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    Between Olds And Didsbury, Olds, AB T4H 1T8. Email: Open: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm, August 1 to September 1. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Pearson's Berry Farm Ltd. - Saskatoon berries, Chokecherries
    RR 1, Bowden, Alberta T0M 0K0. Phone: 403-224-3011. Fax: 403-224-2096. Email: Open: Season is May 1 to September 30. We are located in the Red Deer River Valley, in the beautiful parkland of Alberta. In 1969, we planted a few hundred Saskatoon bushes and became the first commercial native fruit grower in Canada specializing in Saskatoons and Chokecherries. In 1988, we started producing our own low sugar jams, jellies, pie fillings and pies. We also offer tours, have a picnic area and R.V. parking, a gift and craft store. Group luncheons and Sunday brunch are also available. Take credit cards and can deliver. Located 28 km west of Bowden on Hwy 587.
  • Prairie Perfect Orchards - No pesticides are used, apples, cherries, Other fruit or veg, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    Rural Road 3, Innisfail, AB T4G 1T8. Phone: 403-227-1301. Email: Open: UPDATE for 2018, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were Wednesday to Monday, from 11 am to 5 pm; Closed on Tuesdays only. Directions: Take North Overpass through Innisfail and continue to Highway #54. At stop sign cross Highway #54 continue west on Little Red Deer Road - Twp Road 354 to Range Road 15. Watch for U-Pick Cherries and Prairie Perfect Orchards Sign on the right side. OR Take South Overpass at Innisfail west on Highway #54 to Little Red Deer Road - Twp Road #354 continue to Range Road 15. Watch for U-Pick Cherries and Prairie Perfect Orchards on the right side. Click here for a map and directions. Prairie Perfect Orchards officially open each year on June 15th; Honeyberries are available for picking mid to late June; Tart Cherries are available for picking first week of August; Apples are available for picking first of September. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Cheque. We invite you to stroll through our orchard and enjoy the fresh-off-the-tree fruit, experience the tastes, sights and sounds of country life. Pick fresh Saskatchewan Tart Cherries, Honeyberries, Apples or Rhubarb. Enjoy a guided tour of Prairie Perfect Orchards and it's beautiful landscaping or simply relax with a cup of tea, coffee or cool beverage, a homemade fruit tart and ice cream on our "Garden Patio" or eat your own picnic lunch under the shade trees.
  • Red Barn Berries Central Alberta u-Pick - No pesticides are used apples, cherries, currants (red), currants (black), other berries, raspberries (red), rhubarb, Saskatoons, strawberries, Other fruit or veg, Fresh eggs, restrooms, farm animals
    28413 Township Road 392, Red Deer County, AB T4E 1C8. Phone: 403-550-8909. Phone: 403) 304-0440. Email: Open: Typical season is from mid June through August; in season, Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: Head west on Highway 11A from Red Deer Turn north on Range Road 10 (At the Sylvan Star Cheese) Continue past the railroad tracks a mile to Township Road 392 Turn East on Township 392 and look for the red barn the second entrance on the south side. Strawberries season typically Mid/late June - Late August Saskatoons season Typically Mid/late July to Late August Raspberries season typically Mid/late June - Late August. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: We accept all forms of payment - e-transfer, debit, credit and cash.  (UPDATED: May 18, 2023, JBS) (UPDATED: June 08, 2020) (ADDED: September 27, 2019)
  • Red Lodge Upick - No pesticides are used, apples, cherries, raspberries (red), Saskatoons, strawberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    R.r#1 Site 7 Box 9, Bowden, AB T0M 0K0. Phone: 403-224-2425. Open: Early July until first killing frost - Phone for picking report. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Go 3 km west of Red Lodge Provincial Park (or 18 km west of Bowden, AB on highway 587) to range road 31, turn south and go 3 km to the end of the road, turn east and go just 1/3 of a km to the farm. (Just follow the signs - its easy!). Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Various game birds on site. We also raise & release Hungarian Partridges.
  • Saskatoon Berries 4-U - Uses natural growing practices, Saskatoons, U-pick and already picked
    3 26575 highway 11, Red Deer County, AB T4E1A5. Phone: (403) 318-2074. Email: Open: Typical Season Mid - July to Early August! Monday - Friday 1pm to 8pm; Saturday/Sunday 10am to 6pm Please Check our Facebook Page or call for Opening of Season, and Change of hours. Directions: Red Deer County. Highway 11 East (55 Street Red Deer). Across from Parkland Garden Centre. Click here for a map and directions. Typical Season Mid-July to Early August. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. We are a small, family run Saskatoon Berry U pick or we pick for you farm, located 3 minutes east of Red Deer. Be sure to pre-order for pick up to ensure product availability. (ADDED: June 08, 2018)
  • The Saskatoon Orchard - cherries, Saskatoons
    Ponoka, AB. Phone: 403-318-1330. Phone: 403-782-2665. Email: Open: Saskatoons and sour Evans Cherry U-Picking August from 9 am to 9 pm Monday to Saturday while quantities last. Directions: Located Gull Lake, AB. west of Lacombe on Highway 12. Turn north on hwy 792 for 16 km, Turn west on Twp Rd 42-2. The 50 acre orchard is located northwest of Lacombe, 16 km north on Hwy. 792, 3 km west, 1.5 south. Follow the signs. During the season (end of July and August) we are Pre-picked and frozen berries are also available. Gerry, Carol, Mac and Ninie invite you to come and enjoy a relaxing day in the County. Catch a view of beautiful Gull Lake. Picnic tables, washrooms and refreshments are available for your enjoyment. The Saskatoon Orchard was established in 1996. (UPDATED: May 15, 2023, JBS) 
  • Saskatoons @ - Saskatoons
    225036 Range Road #282, Rural SE Calgary (Indus) mail to: Box 22, Site 9, RR #5, Calgary, AB, AB T2P 2G6. Phone: 403-936-5309. Fax: 403-936-5409. Email: Directions: Deerfoot Trail S. until Exit #234, toward Brooks; Take Hwy 22x East (Marquis of Lorne Trail, (you will pass a blue-white-blue quonset on your right), but turn Left onto Range Road #282 (unpaved, take the first driveway to your right . We are open July, August. Our hours are: 8am to 8 pm daily, when in season. The 3 varieties of Saskatoons, Northline, Smokies and Honeywood are ready from the end of July to mid-August. Please e-mail for availability. We are just 4 miles from Calgary city limits.
  • Serviceberry Farms - Saskatoon berries, Strawberries
    Box 15, Site 23, RR 2, Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1K5. Phone: 403-934-2412 Fax: 403-934-9950 Web: Established 1987, 4 acres of strawberries, and 1 acre of Saskatoons. Neatest and cleanest fields in Alberta. We accept cash or cheque payments only. Open early July to mid August - call to confirm dates and times. Located east of Calgary; from intersection of Hwys #1 and 24, 1.6 km east and 5.6 km north.
  • The Cherry Farm - cherries,  High Bush Cranberry, Sea Buckthorn
    1506 Township Road 354, Red Deer County, AB T4G 0J3.  Phone: 403-352-9991. Email: Open: Friday, Saturday and Monday from 10 am to 8 pm, and Sunday from 2 pm to 6 pm. Picking is quick and easy. All the cherries are accessible, no ladders needed. Average pick time 7 min/ lb. and usually averaging under 10 minutes per pound. Sour cherries in August and September  Directions: Little Red Deer Road, approx 6 miles west of the Golf Course. Take Highway 2 to the Highway 54 exit. Go west toward Innisfail. Turn left at Little Red Deer Road. We are at the corner of Range Road 15 and Little Red Deer Road. Click here for a map and directions. 
    UPDATE for 2023: September 16, 2023, High Bush Cranberry and Sea Buckthorn season. If you are looking to pick before the season is over please call 403-352-9991. We are open by appointment only at this time. (ADDED: May 18, 2023, JBS)


Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
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