Starting in May 2023, all containers for upick must be from our farm and will be pre-paid. We will no longer be able to accept outside containers. You are welcome to bring back Driediger Farms buckets that you purchased previously but will need to pre-pay for picking prior to entering the fields.
Strawberry, Blueberry, Raspberry, Red Currants and Blackberry U-pick fields are open during the berry season as they become available and depending on weather conditions. We have multiple fields of each berry and U-pick areas are moved depending on supply to ensure that guests are in the best areas for picking.
Picking your own berries is a fun way to enjoy the outdoors, bond with friends and family or even relax.
You will need to check in at the white U-pick booth each time you visit the farm to make sure that you are directed to the appropriate fields for picking. Farm guests and U-pickers are not permitted in areas that are undergoing maintenance or commercial picking.
When you are planning a U-pick day, it is always best to check our Facebook page or call our market at 604-888-1665 for the latest availability, and open hours. What may have been open and available yesterday, might not be the next day.
Driediger Farms U-Pick Policies
We know that it can be quite tempting to sample the berries while you are filling your bucket. Due to health concerns of our guests, eating of any kind will not be acceptable in the fields. Any guests that are not following these strict guidelines may be asked to leave the field.
In order to comply with Canada Gap regulations and Food Safe regulations, no animals/pets are permitted on the fields. When you are planning your trip to the farm please leave your pets at home and please, never leave your pets in your car.
Bringing the Family
We welcome people of all ages to Driediger Farms and our U-pick fields. No one is too old or too young! We ask that you consider limiting your group size to ensure more space for other families to visit the fields.
Please note that our U-pick fields are a combination of grass, gravel and dirt. They are accessible within reason for wheelchairs and strollers and extra care should be taken. We will do our best to accommodate those that require assistance. Please notify one of our friendly staff members if you will need help.
Hand washing stations and sanitizing pumps are provided outside the market and in the washrooms. We ask that all guests please wash and sanitize their hands prior to entering our U-pick fields and after using our washrooms.
Other things to remember
Remember, it is often several degrees warmer out here in the valley, especially when you are in a sunny open field. We recommend that you bring sun block, sun hats, and drinking water for all those in your party.
We are a non-smoking farm and we do not permit smoking in our fields, at our market, in the picnic area or in our parking lots.
You may encounter local wildlife so please be cautious, particularly for those with bee and wasp sting allergies.
U-pick guests must check in at the U-pick shed to pre-pay and to receive directions to the appropriate fields. After you are done picking, please return to visit our market for fresh produce, ice cream and homemade pies, jams and syrups!
Remember to take berries home immediately and refrigerate or process for freezing!