U-Pick Pumpkins & Vegetables

Veggies U-Pick In Season Now. U-Pick Pumpkin Patch Opens September 11th in 2021!



U-Pick Measures in Place for Covid-19

We ask that you please:

  • Stay home if you have symptoms of COVID-19
  • Keep 2m between you, other guests and staff
  • You can join in on a farm U-pick tour (every hour on the 1/2 hour) or call to set up an appointment time
  • Each vegetable u-pick appointment will have a personal guide to help you pick your veggies
  • Children are welcome and must be supervised - we've found that they love to help harvest and can play in the mazes or go for a wagon or train ride
  • Please keep yourself and others safe by washing your hands before and after your visit
  • Please don't bring food from home - our concessions are open! You can also book a Harvest Bonfire Package or Farm Campfire if you want to roast your own wieners.
  • Do not bring your own pails – we will provide new pails for you
  • We recommend bringing a mask with you. They are not required outdoors, but you may need to wear one indoors, depending on ever-changing AHS and regional requirements.
  • Be prepared to commit to the vegetables you pick! Once you've handled a vegetable - it is yours to take home. No cucumber or potato left behind!

U-Pick Pumpkins

September 11th - October 31st

To pick pumpkins right off the vine from our 15-acre pumpkin patch visit the farm in September! Once the weather takes a turn for the colder, and it starts freezing at night, we bring our pumpkins into our indoor greenhouse pumpkin patches.

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U-Pick Strawberries

2021 Early Strawberries are In-Season Mid-July - July 31st. This is our shortest season on record, due to the heat waves and drought.

Dayneutral (late) Strawberries = In Season September & October until frost. by the Bucket: 1.5L for $15; 4L for $32 (Pay for what you picked at exit - Cash, Interac, Credit Card).

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

DO I NEED TO MAKE A RESERVATION?
  • No, we have plenty of room and a 35 acre market garden in addition to our 15-acre pumpkin patch *open on weekends*.
    You can book an appointment if you wish by phone 780-921-2272.
WHAT TIMES CAN I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT FOR?
  • We are open from 10:30 am until the gates close at 6pm.
WHAT IF I WANT TO SPEND MORE TIME ON THE FARM?
ARE THE MAZES, TRAIN RIDES & FUN INCLUDED?
  • Our trackless train rides, heritage chicken viewing, corn and sunflower mazes are included in general admission tickets, which also include the upick pumpkin & vegetable harvest tour, train or wagon ride, a sample bucket of 'paydirt' at the Lost Lemon Mine, farm animals & heritage chickens to observe, and play areas to enjoy.  Just pay for what you pick!
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
  • Thank you for asking! Service dogs only, please. It is too hot to leave pets in your vehicle, and they are not allowed on the farm.
    CAN WE PICK STRAWBERRIES DURING OUR U-PICK VEGGIE APPOINTMENT?
    • The strawberry field is separate from our vegetable u-pick and is finished for the season. JULY is the right month for strawberries!
    HOW MUCH DO THE VEGETABLES  COST?
    • You can fill a 4L pail with a mixed variety of veggies for $15. Pumpkins range from $2lb to $1 per mini pumpkin. Heritage tomatoes are $15/1.5L pail. Garlic is sold by the bulb.  Vegetables like new baby potatoes, Zucchinis, cousa, kholrabi,  cucumbers and beans are $15/4L (approx $3/lb) .
    WILL THERE BE AN ADMISSION?
    • There is no admission to come to the Farm Market and Garden Centre Courtyard. If you would like to visit the rest of the farm then - Yes - Admission includes a wagon ride, entry to the farm, and the mazes!
      WHAT HAPPENS IF ITS A RAINY DAY?
      • This is a drought year. So far this season we have two showers and .5 inch of rain.
        We hope it will rain someday!
        If it does, dress for the weather or re-book your new picking time.
      DO I HAVE TO WEAR A MASK?
      • We recommend you bring one with you to the farm! Masks are not required outdoors, but you may need one indoors, depending on AHS and regional regulations. Almost all of our activities are outdoors, with the exception of our General Store and indoor pumpkin greenhouses.

      U-Pick Seasons

      Check back for availability of the following U-Pick fruits and vegetables.

      Baby Potatoes & U-Pick Greens, Broccoli, Cucumbers, Tomatoes

      Vegetable U-Pick Open Now

      Peas, Potatoes &
      U-Pick Veggies

      We grow lovely garden Peas - snap or shelling; Baby Potatoes: Red Norland, Colomba and Santina Gold, (U-dig) or find at our Farmer Market on Sundays from 12pm - 6pm starting mid-July. Heirloom Tomatoes, Garden Greens and Zucchini Squash are ready at the beginning of July!

      Here’s what we’ve got planted in the gardens: Vegetable Season starts in late July - You can U-pick peas or beans or squash, or find our produce fresh picked at our Farmer Market 12-6 on Sundays!

      • Summer Squash  Scallopini, Cousa (Lebanese Zuchini)
      • Peas – Edible Pod and Shelling
      • Green, Purple and Yellow Wax Beans
      • Zuchini,  Green, Gold and Striped
      • Beets, Carrots, and Onions available at our farm market (not u-pick)
      • Summer Squash  Scallopini, Cousa (Lebanese Zuchini)
      • Peas – Edible Pod and Shelling
      • Green, Purple and Yellow Wax Beans
      • Zuchini,  Green, Gold and Striped
      • Beets, Carrots, and Onions available at our farm market (not u-pick)
      • Sweet Corn – Please call ahead to order by the 50 cob sack! (Not u-pick)
      • Kale – Blue Ridge, Russian Red, and Redbor,
      • Fresh Dill, Parsley, and all kinds of Fresh Herbs (not U-pick available at the farm market on Sundays 12-6
      • Swiss Chard – Red Rhubarb, Bright Lights
      • Edible Flowers – Begonia, Pansy, Calendula, Bachelor Button, Viola, Marigold

      Sweet Corn

      Sweet Corn is ready in Late August until frost!
      When in season, call to pre-order a Sack!

      Sweet Corn on the Cob is like garden candy!  We’re growing it at the homestead farm, and will have ready picked corn ready for our Corn Fest weekend!  Our sweet corn is usually ready to harvest around the last week of August. We grow six different varieties, from Extra Early Super-sweets, to Peaches and Cream. We sell it by the cob or by the sack.

      Taber may be famous for it’s corn production in Alberta, but fresh sweet corn is absolutely the sweetest when it is fresh picked. The sugars within the kernels convert to starch very quickly (by 50% every 24 hours).

      The six different varieties we grow start to ripen by late August and continue until the first killing frost –usually around mid September.  Please give us a call at 780.921.2272 to order it by the sack for corn roasts or parties. The long weekend in September we celebrate the harvest with the Prairie Garden’s Corn Fest!  We also grow baby corn!

      And Corn Mazes!  Look up! Way up! It’s the Maze Corn – which grows quickly nearly 15 cm a week to a towering height of over 3 meters tall – and is ready to get lost in by the August long weekend. We grow over 7 acres of maze, with 5 km of trails in it. Each year, Precision Mazes, from Kansas City, Missouri, creates a brand new GPS design for our Great Prairie Corn Maze, full of twists, turns and surprises! Even after the frosts, the maze corn stands tall until the end of October, and becomes part of the fun at the Haunted Pumpkin Festival.

      Pumpkins

      U-Pick Pumpkin Season runs from
      Sept 15 – Nov 2

      We grow over 40 varieties of pumpkins in a huge 7 acre field, then hand pick them and bring them indoors into our greenhouse pavilions when the nightime temperatures start to drop below freezing.  We’re famous for Blue Pumpkins, Striped Pumpkins, Warty Pumpkins, Pie Pumpkins, and Big Bruisers for Jack-o’Lanterns!

      White pumpkins are excellent this season, as the hot summer days are just what the pumpkins needed to mature!  We grow Baby Boo (mini) Casperita,  Casper,  and Cotton Candy white pumpkins. Our favorite is called “One too Many”  as you can never have one too many of this one.  It’s white with an orange spider web over the top!

      Come pick out a pumpkin weekends at our Haunted Pumpkin Fest! On weekdays, come and choose a pumpkin from our indoor pumpkin patches is between 2:30 and 4:30, when we have staff available to assist you! On the weekends, admission is refunded if you stay less than 1/2 hour to purchase your pumpkin.

      We grow all of our own pumpkins in the Edmonton, Alberta, countryside.

      The prices range from $1.50 for Jack-Be-Littles, to $3 for Pie Pumpkins to $25 for Jack O’Lanterns.

      CHOOSING A PUMPKIN, STORAGE AND CARVING TIPS

      Winter Squash

      Late July – September

      We grow a wide variety of squash including green or gold Zucchini, Vegetable Marrow, Scallopini, Lebanese Zucchini, Vegetable Spagetti, Hubbard, Acorn, and Stripetti squash.

      They can be cooked in a number of ways. We love to sautee slices of them with butter, garlic, and herbs. You can also stuff them with a mixture of cooked hamburger, rice, and tomatoes.

      Downloadable Winter Squash Guide >

      Visitor Testimonials


      Always a wonderful way to disconnect from the every day and reconnect with family and enjoy the beauty of farmland and gardens. Beautiful place and wonderful produce! We enjoy the fall festival every year, and for our first time, enjoyed our farm days experience ! Love this place!!
      Kayla C - Farmzy

      Had the best time at Open Farm Days! Lots to do and see and the perfect escape from the city. The pizzas from Benny’s Bread was phenomenal and we left with vegetables and herbs galore!!!
      Melissa Lucy - Facebook

      A wonderful place! Tam and the team love what they are doing and it shows! Fruit and veggies are delicious. It is a treat every time.
      Elizabeth Marinescu - Google