You could go to the grocery store and buy a box of GMO, so-so strawberries… OR you could put in some work and then sink your teeth into the best-tasting fruit and veggies you’ve ever had in your life. This season, grab a bucket, fire up that road trip playlist and take a little trip to one of Alberta’s incredibly wholesome fruit fields for a day of picking, choosing, snacking and memory-making. Here are 7 U-pick farms near Calgary that you should definitely check out this summer!

PLEASANT VIEW U-PICK BERRIES

 

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Whether it’s haskaps, raspberries, saskatoons, or rhubarbs that you’re after, you’ll find it at Pleasant View. These guys are a family-run operation though, so if you do choose to check this one out, make sure to call ahead, as they have no sales staff!

When: Monday, August 2nd
Where: RR#1 Crossfield, AB
Distance from Calgary: 57.9 km
Facebook: Pleasant View U-Pick Berries

THE JUNGLE FARM 

 

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The Jungle Farm is best known for its big, juicy, strawberries but they also have pumpkins in the fall. This year, grab a bucket, head to Red Deer and spend an incredible day in the sun at one of the province’s favourites – you won’t regret it!

When: Open now
Where: 28120 Township Rd 362, Red Deer, AB
Distance from Calgary: 126 km
Instagram: @ThejungleFarmReddeer

THE SASKATOON FARM

 

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This just-out-of-town favourite is a go-to for weddings, cooking classes, meals, and berries (obviously). Starting July 30th, enjoy picking your very own Saskatoons, then on August 15th, fill your bucket with sour cherries – or just feel free to graze!

When: Saturday, July 30th
Where: 80181 338 Ave E #20, Foothills County, AB
Distance from Calgary: 47.6 km
Instagram: @saskatoonfarm

SASKABERRY RANCH

 

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Who doesn’t like themselves a Saskatoon berry or two? This year get deep into the u-pick game and head home with some delicious goodies, just make sure you check their website before heading out as last year they did get hit by the birds pretty hard. We stan a farm that’ll give us a heads up!

When: Now open
Where: R.R. #2  Site 9  Box 15 Olds, Alberta
Distance from Calgary: 103 km

Instagram: Saskaberry Ranch

SOLSTICE BERRY FARM

 

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They’re back, folks! Solstice kicked things off in ’94 and they’ve been killing the Saskatoon berry game ever since. Here you’ll be met with friendly service and you’ll find saskatoon berries of the highest quality. It’s definitely worth checking out this summer!

When: Now open
Where: 29250 Range Rd 34, Crossfield
Distance from Calgary: 63.8 km
Instagram: @Solsticeberryfarm

RED LODGE U-PICK

 

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If you’re down for a bit more of a roadie, head to Red Lodge. This family-run farm is nestled along the Little Red Deer River west of Bowden, and they’ve got plenty of fruits ready for the taking! We’re talkin’ raspberries, cherries, haskap– you name it!

When: Now open
Where: Township Rd 342 & Range Road 31, Red Deer County
Distance from Calgary: 128 km

EAGLE CREEK FARMS

 

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If fresh vegetables are what you’re after, Eagle Creek is the place! This year, starting in August, fill a bucket of carrots, cucumbers, peas, and flowers! Then later this summer, check out their sunflower fields or get lost in one of their 3 mazes.

When: Mid-August
Where: 34530 Range Road #14 Red Deer County
Distance from Calgary: 113 km
Instagram: @Eagle_creek_farm

Boy, we cannot wait to get out there and earn some berries to pair with ice cream on a hot day. Now that’s summer living. Enjoy all these U-pick farms near Calgary, folks!