U-Pick Cherry Farms in the OKV

By DTO Staff

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U-PICK CHERRY FARMS ๐Ÿ’ 2019 season

Late June marks the unofficial start of the Okanaganโ€™s fruit-picking season, when our first fruit of the season - cherries - are ripe and ready to be harvested. You can snag a box of fresh cherries from one a fruit stand or market. Or, head to a farm, and grab some yourself, straight from the trees! The cherry picking season runs from around July 1 to mid-August. See below for our list of local farms that have cherries to pick!

*Please call ahead to confirm when each farm is open for U-pick opportunities, as it varies!

Rose Family Orchards

Where: 11911 Okanagan Centre Rd. East, LAKE COUNTRY - see map below ๐Ÿ’

When: The first of their 14 varieties of cherries are ready to be harvested, but call ahead to confirm. More info here

Hours: (confirm ahead of time) Open daily from May to November, 9 am - 6 pm. 250-801-1273

FYI: This 10.4 acre farm features cherry, apple, plum and peach trees, and includes a licensed commercial kitchen that produces handmade Belgium chocolates, fresh baked desserts, and ice cream with fruit toppings.

Kempf Orchards

Where: 1409 Teasdale Rd, KELOWNA - see map below ๐Ÿ’

When: U-pick for the first of nine varieties of cherries begins July 1. More info here

Hours: (confirm ahead of time) Mon - Sat: 8:30 am to 5:00 p.m. | Sun: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm. Last entry is half-an-hour prior to closing. Hours may differ due to various circumstances. 250-765-1797

FYI: Pails are provided, but you can also bring your own containers or bags. Boxes available to purchase for $1 each. For the best picking experience bring a hat, sunscreen and appropriate footwear. Pre-picked cherries are an additional 50ยข per pound.

Arndt Orchards

Where: 1555 Teasdale Rd, KELOWNA - see map below ๐Ÿ’

When: U-pick for the first of 12 varieties slated to kick off on July 5. More info here

Hours: (confirm ahead of time 250-765-9568) Open from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm in July, shorter hours in August.

FYI: Ample parking for tour buses, and have special packages available for tour operators. Call 250-765โ€“9568 to book your group.

Sun City Cherries

Where: 4759 Lakeshore Rd, KELOWNA - see map below ๐Ÿ’

When: U-pick is open from mid July to mid August. Call to confirm: 250-764-1872 (no website available)

FYI: Fruit stand is open late June until mid October.

Paynter's Fruit Market

Where: 3687 Paynter Rd, WEST KELOWNA - see map below ๐Ÿ’

When: U-pick is open mid July. Call to confirm: 250-768-7313. More info here

Hours: Market open 8 am - 9 pm every day.

FYI: U-pick also available for apricots (July - mid August - none for 2019), peaches (mid July - late August), plums (August - September), pears (late August-September), and apples (October).


FRUIT STANDS + MARKETS ๐Ÿฅ’

Want local seasonal produce, but donโ€™t feel like picking your own? Head here for fruit stands and orchard markets selling fresh local produce during the 2019 growing season. Or take a look at our map below


WEEKLY FARMERโ€™S MARKETS ๐Ÿฅ•

There are tons of amazing farm and artisan markets that take place weekly throughout the North and Central Okanagan. Click here for our full list of pop-up markets. Or take a look at our map below


MAP:

  1. Click on the white box in the top left corner of the map.

  2. Choose what type of farm or market you are looking for.

  3. Use the interact map to narrow down your choice.