Saskatoons: The Saskatoon blossoms were beautiful this year. We are expecting a full crop Late July - Early August. Frozen Fruit is available year round in the gift shop.
Sour Cherries: It was a tough winter for the Cherries in Alberta. Many trees have died back and the blossoms were limited. We will still have a sour cherry U-pick this year! Stay tuned for further updates.
Black Currants: Expected in August.
Strawberries: There is NO U-pick for Strawberries. We will have our own delicious Strawberries available in our market garden within the next 2 weeks.
All dates are weather dependent. Stay in touch with us on Facebook or Instagram accounts for up to date information on U-pick and all other happenings on the farm.
$2/person Grazing fee. $16/bucket U-pick. $22/bucket for Pre-picked fruit. Frozen Saskatoons available year round.
As well as growing seedlings in our greenhouse, Paul and Karen Hamer also operate their own U-pick orchard. With 50 acres of U-pick Saskatoon's, Cherries and Currant's, each summer people from all over southern Alberta visit the Saskatoon Farm to pick fresh fruit and to enjoy a day in the country! The saskatoons are usually ready for picking around mid July, Cherries Late July and Currants are the same time. As mentioned above, we offer U-pick facilities by supplying the pails for picking your berries. We charge $16.00 per 4 litre ice cream pail (averages 5 lbs). For those who prefer to buy pre-picked berries, we offer pre-picked fruit for $22.00 per pail (based on availability).
With the beautiful setting of the U-pick orchard on the banks of the Highwood River, it makes for a relaxing atmosphere and breathtaking surroundings. One that we're sure you'll want to come back to year after year!
Our U-pick orchard is generally open around mid July, and depending on weather conditions, U-pick season can last till mid to late August. We encourage you to contact us closer to U-pick season for updates regarding U-pick dates. During U-pick we are open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. At our farm we have easy access to our U-pick orchards with disabled parking available.