U-Pick Berry Farms Near Calgary

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One of my favourite memories from childhood will always be filling up ice cream pails with fresh strawberries alongside my brother and my dad at the U-Pick field near our house. Since houses now cover that field, I’ve done a little digging to find some of the best U-Pick locations near Calgary so I can recreate those memories with my own kids. As it turns out, there are a lot of great options for getting your fill of fresh produce, whether you’re looking for berries, veggies, or even flowers.

Check out our list (in order of closest to town to furthest away) and prepare to get pickin’!

U-Pick Berry Farms Near Calgary

Note: Before heading out to any U-Pick location, check their website or call ahead of time to make sure that the type of produce you’re looking for is in season and ready for picking. You may also want to check on their availability as many fruits and veggies are sold on a first-come, first served basis. All U-Pick farms recommend that you come wearing long sleeves (to protect you from scratches, the sun, and bugs), a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and a bottle of water to keep you hydrated during your pick! For hygiene reasons, pets are asked to be kept at home. Although the time it takes to fill a bucket varies by person and what you’re picking, in general, 30-60 minutes should be enough time to fill a 4L bucket with yummy berries!

Prairie Berry

(39 km from Calgary) – 225036 RR 282, Rocky View No. 44, AB

Monday to Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm

Bring your own 4L ice cream pail (or purchase one from Prairie Berry), and get ready to pick three varieties of chemical-free, organic saskatoon berries. Because these berries are totally organic, you can even eat them straight out of the bucket! This is the closest U-Pick farm to Calgary, so you can be there and back with your buckets full in no time! prairieberry.ca

Kayben Farms

(42 km from Calgary) – 316034 32 Street East, Okotoks, AB

U-Pick Days – Monday to Sunday, while supplies last

Pre-purchase your pail, and get your fill of black currants at Kayben Farms. They recommend that you bring a cooler and ice pack along for transporting the berries home to keep them as fresh as possible. When you’re done picking, be sure to check out the many great farm attractions like the giant berry bounces, the nature playground, the 4 lane slide, the farm animal display and duck pond, the splash zone, and more. Kayben Farms is the perfect place to spend an entire sunny day, and it’s only 20 minutes from Calgary. (Note: black currants only available) kayben.com/black-currants

The Saskatoon Farm (Okotoks)

(48 km from Calgary) – 80181 338 Avenue East #20, Foothills No. 31

Monday to Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm

Our family loves the Saskatoon Farm. There’s so much to see and do that it’s easy to spend the better part of the afternoon wandering around looking at the beautiful trees, shrubs, flowers and plants, taking in incredible views, checking out the unique home décor items for sale, visiting pigs, bunnies, cats, dogs, roosters and hens, eating ice cream and other tasty treats, and, of course, picking our favourite berries at the U-Pick. You’ll find Saskatoons, black currants and sour cherries for $15/pail and there’s a $2/person grazing fee. saskatoonfarm.com

Sweet Life Saskatoons

(48 km from Calgary) – 281047 Symons Valley Road NW, Madden, AB

Monday to Sunday, 9 am – 6 pm

When you arrive at Sweet Life Saskatoons, check in at the small brown shop at the end of the driveway to get your picking buckets and then get ready to go! Once you return with your bucket full, the berries will be transferred to a bag for you to take home. There are picnic tables and a play area where you can take a break and have a snack (maybe try a handful of berries or two!) before heading back home. Saskatoons are available for $15/4L pail, or priced accordingly for partial pails. sweetlifesaskatoons.com

Pleasant View U Pick Berries

(63 km from Calgary) – Rocky View No. 44, AB

Monday to Saturday, 8 am – 1 pm and 5 pm – 8 pm. Sundays & Holidays, 8 am – 12 pm. In-season picking is provided by appointment only.

Because there is no sales staff at Pleasant View U Pick Berries, appointments need to be made ahead of time to make sure that someone is ready to greet you upon your arrival to the field. Bring your own containers and prepare to fill your buckets. Your container will be weighed before you fill it up with yummy berries, and then weighed again afterwards to determine the price of your haul. As haskaps and raspberries are delicate fruits, it’s recommended to choose your container accordingly. This is a family farm, so there are no concessions or washrooms available. Haskaps, raspberries, saskatoons, rhubarb and other berries are available for $3.50/lb. pleasantviewupickberries.com

Solstice Berry Farm

(67 km from Calgary) – 29250 Range Road 43, Crossfield, AB

Monday to Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, 12 pm – 6 pm

Solstice Berry Farm provides everything you need to pick delicious saskatoon berries. You’ll be provided with a bucket for picking, lined with a plastic bag to contain all of your berries. At the end of your pick, pull out the bag, have your berries weighed, and you’ll be ready to enjoy the fruits of your labour! Drinks and frozen snacks are available for purchase, and picnic lunches are encouraged! Saskatoons are only available for $3.20/lb. solsticeberryfarm.com

Eagle Creek Farms

(113 km from Calgary) – 34530 Range Road 14, Bowden, AB

Eagle Creek Farms is a little bit longer of a drive from Calgary, but with their awesome selection of U-Pick crops, it’s well worth the trip. Whether you’re looking for beautiful flowers or something tasty to eat, there’s plenty of synthetic herbicide and fertilizer-free produce to pick at Eagle Creek Farms. Eagle Creek is also famous for their sunflower maze, which is the only sunflower maze in Canada and boasts over 100,000 flowers! They also have two tree mazes, a corn maze and four patio mazes. Strawberries, potatoes, carrots, beets, onions, beans, cucumbers, chard, kale, zucchini, pumpkins and flowers are all available. eaglecreekfarms.ca

The Jungle Farm

(126 km from Calgary) – 28120 Township Road 362, Red Deer County, AB

Monday to Sunday, 8 am – 6 pm

While the U-Pick fields at The Jungle Farm are open 7 days a week, the general store and greenhouses are only open Monday-Saturday from 10 am – 6 pm, so plan your visit accordingly if you’d like to spend some time shopping on the farm after your picking is all done! The renovated 1940’s barn is filled with yummy treats, produce and gorgeous giftware, while the greenhouse has hanging baskets, bulbs, bedding plants, and everything else you need to fill your yard with beautiful blooms! Strawberries, raspberries and saskatoons are all available. Strawberries: $3.35/lb on weekdays, $25 per 5-pound basket on weekends and holidays. Raspberries: $3.85/lb. Saskatoons $3.35/lb. thejunglefarm.com



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