Blueberry U-Pick 2017

Pick your own blueberries from the fields at the UBC Farm – right in Vancouver!

First Come First Serve

Everyone’s favourite time of the year has arrived! Blueberries have now come into season and are at peak quality for the next two weeks. We are inviting the farm community to come out and share in the bounty!

We will run a first come first serve blueberry u-pick on Saturday during our Market hours. There will be signs directing you to the blueberry field from the market. Bring your own containers, weigh them in at market and come to the blueberry fields where staff and volunteers will show you which rows are ready for harvest. Once you are done harvesting bring the berries up to the Harvest Hut and pay at the UBC Farm Market Stall cashier. The pricing for u-pick blueberries will be lower than their usual price per pint at market.

U-Pick FAQ:

  1. Are your u-pick berries organic? : Yes, the UBC farm is certified organic. All our market produce is organic.
  2. Is berry harvesting kid-friendly? : Yes. Extremely, please bring them and encourage them to explore and learn about the ripening process in fruits with their senses.
  3. What kind of container should I bring? : Something aerated works best, we use compostable little boxes with holes in their bottoms. But this doesn’t matter if you just devour all your berries before you get home.
  4. Can I bring my dog? : To the UBC Farm, yes. Into the fields, no. Please have them leashed in a shady spot near the fields while you are picking away.
  5. How much does this cost? Are there tickets? : No tickets! Our market is open to all! You just have to pay for the berries. The price for every U-pick depends on the quality and the time of the season, but it is always lower than the regular market price (which is $5 per pint and $50 per flat).