Berry and Vegetable U-Pick Farms Near Calgary

The u-pick farms around Calgary offer a lot more than just berry-picking. In addition to being able to bring home berries, fruit, or vegetables by the bucket-full, visiting local u-pick farms offer an afternoon out of the house and in fresh air, a chance to forage your own food, an educational and physical activity for great for kids, and scenic drives through Calgary’s surrounding foothills and prairies.

Some u-pick farms can only accommodate by appointment and ask that you call ahead. Other good things to remember before you start your pick are to bring plenty of water and sun protection, that bathrooms may not be available on-site, and some farms may require you to bring your own bucket and gloves.

 

Purple Ridge Farms

 

The picking at Purple Ridge is by appointment only so as to accommodate for space, and when you arrive you are guaranteed a quaint and quiet country experience. Wander the fields, enjoy the rural escape, and hunt for the Saskatoons and raspberries. Vegetables available are dependent on weather but updates can be found on their Facebook page.

Address: Purple Ridge Farms, 107 Farries Dr., Airdrie

Directions: ~ 30 minutes from downtown Calgary

Prairie Berry YYC

Choose from three different Saskatoon varieties at the Prairie Berry farm, a family-run Saskatoon Berry Farm and U-pick since 2004. The pesticide-free berries can be eaten straight from the bucket. They also have a farm market onsite with a range of local products and crafts, coming in from all around Alberta.

Address: Prairie Berry YYC, 225036 RR 282, Rocky View County; (403) 819-4664

Directions: ~ 30 minutes from downtown Calgary

 

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Saskatoon Farm

 

You can plan an entire day around the events, picking, and shopping opportunities at the Saskatoon Farm. The u-pick season begins at the end of July and offers a selection of Saskatoons, sour cherries, and black currants. The Farm also boasts event spaces, a restaurant, garden centre, bakery, and farmers’ market.

Address: Saskatoon Farm, #20 80181 338 Ave East, Foothills County

Directions: ~ 35 minutes from downtown Calgary

Solstice Berry Farm

The Saskatoon berry-picking at Solstice begins during the last week of July! Keep watch of their social media and website for the latest upates. Their Crossfield farm is in a scenic mix of prairies and foothills where you can grab great family photos as you stock up on Saskatoons. Also head to their website for fun Saskatoon berry recipes.

Address: Solstice Berry Farm, 29250 Range Rd 34, Crossfield

Directions: ~ 55 minutes from downtown Calgary

Pleasant View U-pick Berries

From now until fall you can book U-pick with Pleasant View for raspberries, rhubarb, and Saskatoons. The Crossfield farm offers u-pick by appointment only, but by calling ahead, you’ll get real-time updates on crops and fruit availability!

Address: Pleasant View U-pick Berries, RR#1 Crossfield

Directions: ~ 50 minutes from downtown Calgary

Poplar Bluff Organics

There is a lot of farm fun to explore with Poplar Bluff Organics, and they are hosting a number of summer events to help get you out into the country for a day. They lost their strawberry crop for 2021 to extreme heat, but welcome you to visit the farm for their other events like their Free Farm Days, Ugly Veggie sale days, and picnic or dinner events.

Address: Poplar Bluff Organics, #253028, Township Rd 230, Wheatland County

Directions: ~ 50 minutes from downtown Calgary

Sweet Life Saskatoons

The Saskatoon berry-picking at Sweet Life will open as soon as possible for the 2021 season and will update their website as soon as they open. This is expected to be in late July, when you can come and pick the berries, picnic afterwards, and visit their shop for preserves and baked to goods: consider it dessert for the picnic!

Address: Sweet Life Saskatoons, 281114 Symons Valley Rd NW, Rocky View County

Directions: ~ 45 minutes from downtown Calgary

Saskaberry Ranch

The Saskaberry Ranch opened July 14th for U-pick season and have plenty of fruit to pick from, as well as farm-fresh chicken, beef, lamb, and eggs. For a u-pick experience, grab a bucket and pick through fields of strawberries, Saskatoons, and rhubarb.

Address: The Saskaberry Ranch, Township Rd 324, Mountain View County

Directions: ~ 1hour 20 minutes from downtown Calgary

Eagle Creek Farms

You’ll have several activity options when you come to Eagle Creek Farms in addition to an afternoon of berry- or vegetable picking.

In Augus, Eagle Creek offers flowers, potatoes, carrots, beets, beans, cucumbers, chard, peas, and pumpkins (3rd week). They’ll offer many of these same vegetables in September, plus zucchini. Check their Facebook page before heading out for daily updates.

Address: Eagle Creek Farms: 34530 Range Rd 14, Bowden

Directions: ~ 1 hr 10 minutes from downtown Calgary

 

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The Jungle Farm

The Jungle Farm offers strawberry u-pick in July and August, as well as pumpkin-picking in September and October. But beyond picking, you can also shop the garden centre, or the general store situated in a restored 1940s barn.

Address: The Jungle Farm, 28120, Township Rd 362, Red Deer County

Directions: ~ 1 hr 15 minutes from downtown Calgary

 

Red Lodge U-Pick

 

This scenic farm sits along the Red Deer River and provides a family-friendly outing in a beautiful area. Right now you can head to Red Lodge to pick Haskaps and soon raspberries which are in season for mid and late July. In August you can head there for sour cherries.

Address: Red Lodge U-pick,Township Rd 342 & Range Road 31, Red Deer County

Directions: ~ 1 hr 20 minutes from downtown Calgary

High Country Berries

If you’re in search of a variety of berries to take home by the bucket-full, High Country Berries can offer u-pick and packs of berries for sale. Choose from different varieties of Saskatoons, Haskaps, and Raspberries. Ask about their fruit syrups, preserves, and more.

Address: High Country Berries, RR50, Clearwater County

Directions: ~ 1 hr 35 minutes from downtown Calgary

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    1. Carly Reimold

      Hi there.
      This is Carly from Prairie Berry YYC.
      Firstly, thanks so much for adding us here. Could you please update the listing! We are in full swing and have incredibly plump berries. They’re better than they’ve been in years and we have been one of the only Sask berry upick’s in the area with such a great crop.
      I’d hugely appreciate it. Thanks.

      July 27, 2021 at 11:01 AM

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