Looking for a fun adventure to take with your kids? What if we told you there was a way to get them outside, teach them the value of hard work and bring home some tasty treats?
Local u-pick farms are the answer!
Grab your bucket, sunscreen and bug repellent and check out these five fruit fields that you can frolic in this fall.
Pleasant View U Pick Berries
The family-run farm northeast of Crossfield has a very “pleasant view” of the Rocky Mountains and a person can see for miles on a clear day. Picking by appointment only.
The Pickings: Haskaps, raspberries, saskatoon berries
The Place: Site 2 Comp 6 Range Road 2, Crossfield
Contact Info: 403-946-5400
Sweet Life Saskatoons
This farm is perfect for warm summer days with clear air scented with ripe berries and freshly mowed grass. A beautiful setting for families to enjoy a simple activity together.
The Pickings: Saskatoons, honeyberries, sour cherries, raspberries
The Place: 281114 Symons Valley Road, Rocky View County
A regenerative and sustainable farm, with summertime u-pick and year-round farm store.
The Pickings: Saskatoons, raspberries, strawberries, sour cherries, rhubarb, cherry tomatoes, wheat berries
The Place: Site 9 Box 15 Range Road 2, Olds
Solstice Berry Farm
Located 30 minutes northwest of Calgary this 40-acre plot of land has ten acres set aside for you to pick fresh fruit. Also check out their pies, jams, jellies and syrup made from their premium fruit.
The Pickings: Saskatoon berries
The Place: 29250 Range Road 34, Crossfield
Contact Info: 403-946-4759
Eagle Creek Farms
You will find a collection of traditional grain crops alongside vegetables, fruit, flowers, animals and activities for families who want to get out of the city and reconnect with where food comes from.
The Pickings: Flowers, potatoes, carrots, beets, peas, beans and zucchinis
The Place: 34530 Range Road 14, Bowden
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