Saskatoon Berry Picking has been a part of my life for a long time. I remember picking berries with my family in the wild spots around the town I used to live. My biggest memory is of the mosquitoes. Things have changed though. My son and I started Saskatoon berry picking together when he was one. He usually has a toy with him in case he gets bored but I’m always surprised with how well he does. At six years old, he is a great help while we pick but also wants to bring every spider we find home with us. He seems to do better than I do at keeping them in his container and not eating them! We’ve worked to find places that open up to the public to pick. We haven’t tried a lot of spots with wild Saskatoons but we really love the places where we can pick them ourselves and then pay for them. A lot of people use Saskatoons for baking. I enjoy eating them alone or in baking.

About the Saskatoon Berry

I did a little bit of research about these delicious berries here. Saskatoon berry is a native shrub that grows in Saskatchewan and beyond. Our city takes its name from a Cree word “Mis-sask-quah-too-mina” for the fruit. Saskatoons were important to Aboriginal people and early settlers. Saskatoon Berries were used for minerals and vitamins. (And of course, they taste amazing!)

Saskatoon Berry picking season usually starts in July. We have a few great places around Saskatoon to pick and I thought we needed a list of where you can go. Everybody I asked seemed to have a favourite. One of the things I love most about picking berries is the sound of all the families around us. They are outside, enjoying the day, enjoying their family, and enjoying the berries.

Saskatoon Berries at Rhodes’ Raspberries

Your Guide to Saskatoon Berry Picking

The Berry Barn 

Address: 830 Valley Road

Saskatoon berries should be ready for picking the week of July 3.
U-Pick Hours: 9 am – 6 pm

Crystal Beach Orchards

Address: Railway Ave S0L 1K0 Harris

Note: they don’t have berries to pick from this year but we can check back next year!

Lorraine’s Saskatoon Berries

3625 Mount Royal Avenue Saskatoon

Open June 29, 2023 8 am to 6 pm every day

Lotsberry Farm

Address: 13km South on Highway 219 (Lorne Ave)

Note: They are closed 2023 and possibly 2024

Moon Lake Saskatoon Berry Barn

Address: 775 Valley Road

Please check their Facebook page for opening day updates.

Regular hours 8 am – 8 pm

Rhodes’ Raspberries and Black Currants 

36229 Range Road 3062 near Cedar Villa Estates, Carmart Road

Hours Monday to Saturday: 9 am to 6 pm | Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm

Seager Wheeler Farm

Seager Wheeler Rd Rosthern

They are open Tuesday, July 4th, 2023! Check their Facebook page for updates on the Saskatoon Berry Picking but Seager Wheeler is open for tours and strolls around the yard.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm

SpringSide Farms 

Highway #12 N. out of Saskatoon. Stay on #12 after Waldheim turn-off. 3 miles more you’ll see Shekinah Sign & a yellow SpringSide Sign. Follow signs.

Stay tuned to their Facebook page for the start of the Saskatoon Berry Picking Season.

U-We Pick Saskatoon Berries

14 km west of Saskatoon on highway fourteen; turn north on Cameron Hill Road; please watch for our signs- Grandora Berries & U-We pick berries, Grandora, SK

As of June 30, Saskatoons aren’t ready for picking yet. We’ll make sure to update as we find out more. However, U pick Rhubarb is open for the season.

Open 8 am to 8 pm

These amazing berry-picking places are open until the season is done but make sure you check out the other fruit they may also have for you to pick! Enjoy your berry-picking! It’s an amazing opportunity for some family fun, some learning and some great outdoor time.

Don’t forget you can pick will Saskatoon berries as well. There are even a few places around the river in Saskatoon!