U-PICK Experience

We plant a conventional garden usually May long weekend into early June.

We have NO heated greenhouses, NO chemicals, NO fertilizers and usually provide irrigation only to our greenhouses. We use compost on our gardens to replenish our soil and crop rotate. Mother nature provides the rest. We get what we get! Due to this natural process, we end up with a ton of weeds and yes… we have a “garden of weeden” at times!ย ย 

WE grow the garden and YOU come and pick while enjoying a farm, fun, family setting.ย  NO experience necessary. LIKE our FACEBOOK page and call ahead to 780-968-0099 to see what we are picking in our gardens. We are a “first come first pick” U-pick.ย 

We can answer your questions upon arrival in the garden centre. CHECK in is mandatory upon arrival before proceeding to our yard or garden. We will provide a general map, pricelist and directions out to the garden and yard.

 

COVID-19
UPDATE

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, social distancing rules and limitations.

We have had to make some changes for our 2020 season.

Please Read BEFORE Your Next Visit!

๐ŸŒปย Please DO NOT visit us if you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, generally feel unwell, or have any other symptoms of COVID19.

๐ŸŒปย Follow CHECK IN line to kiosk and pay admission.
No entrance to farm or U-Pick without this step. If you are coming for a pick up/ ice cream and leave scenario you still have to wait in check in line for directions.

๐ŸŒปย Please use hand sanitizer upon entrance and exit.

๐ŸŒปย Stay 6ft away from other customers and staff. Gather only in your small, family household unit. Children will require heightened supervision during this time.

๐ŸŒปย If you have cleaned reusable bags, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, garden gloves, wagons, garden tools and/or a mask, please bring and use. If not, we will have a central garden tool area with sanitizer for select vegetables and bags for purchase.

๐ŸŒปย CHECK OUT to pay for items, watch for sign. One (1) family in at a time into the garden centre.

๐ŸŒปย TREAT CENTRE, one (1) family in at a time.

๐ŸŒปย Playground, Treehouse (Group Reservation Birthday area), Firepit, Roasting / Picnic table areas are CLOSED for the 2020 season. Our yard and play area is too compact for adequate social distancing.

๐ŸŒปย Animal viewing / walking is still open
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Despite these limitations, we hope to still make your summer brighter in a special way this year.

First Come, First Pick.

ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  We are a “first come, first pick” U-Pick produce and veggies can sell out depending on supply and demand.

What’s Ready?

We post what is ready to pick in our garden each week on our facebook page.ย 

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK

Not on FACEBOOK? Call our picking list message weekly at:

(780) 968-0099

 

12 hours ago

Happy Acres U-Pick

Cricket crushing her first mini-mini of the season!!! Watch her video on our Happy Acres U-Pick You Tube page! Opening day Saturday, June 13th 10-6. See our website and Facebook post for this season's details and updates!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Check out our new Happy Acres U- Pick
You tube channel to show you our farm adventures! Featuring our new turkeys and chickens, tamed compliments of our nieces!!
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7 days ago

Happy Acres U-Pick

A big thank you to Brock and his wonderful staff at Creekside Home and Garden for starting our Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli and some flowers for us this year! We stayed and shopped for these beautiful and vibrant flower baskets too! Yay local businesses! ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

Happy Acres U-Pick

2020 Garden Season Update
Hellooooo everyone! We missed you all and look forward to seeing you this year. For you and those that are new, here is some information :+)

We are a family run, Chemical-Free fruit and vegetable U-Pick, 5km south of Spruce Grove on the Golden Spike Road. A linked map to our location is on this page and our website.

For those of you that have never been to U-Pick before, WE plant our garden and when items are ready we will put it on our list and U-Pick it out if the garden. SOME items we Pre-Pick. For example, items in our greenhouses, if we have excess of certain produce, if it is a hard item for customers to pick, or if waste occurs when picking, etc.

We have a first come first pick system. We can't always update this in real time, but we update Facebook and our message daily.

We plant approx. 7 acres in garden and source our seeds from Canadian companies with Non-Gmo policies. This year we used some Canadian Gaia Green organic fertilizer, our home made compost, our old manure mix, and wood ash. We are trying out some compost and red wiggler worm castings from local Annelida Casting Innovations as well! Look for their amazing product for purchase in our check out area this year.

The yield of our produce and fruit is weather and season dependant. We appreciate the timing of this rain as we just finished planting the garden! Please scroll back to last year's posts on this Facebook page and you will have an idea of what items and around what time of the summer it is picked. We plant a bit of most everything, so availability depends on yield and demand.

This year we have planted: Rhubarb, Lettuce, Italian Parsley, Summer Savory, French Tarragon, Basil, Sage, Cilantro, Dill, Onions, Garlic, Strawberries (Pre-P), Kale, Oriental Greens, Amaranth, Arugula, Radishes, Beets, Peas (shelling and Edible), Summer Turnips, Kohlrabi, Carrots, Parsnips, Flower garden, Pickling/Slicing Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Okra, Sili peppers, Celery, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Edamame beans, Green/Yellow Beans, Black Currants, Raspberries, Saskatoon, High Bush Cranberries, Sea Buckthorn, Nan-King cherries, Zucchini, Patty Pan Squash, Spaghetti Squash, Some winter squash varieties, Apples, Potatoes, Turnips.

We have animals for viewing, including: Mini horses, Mini donkeys, Mini Jersey Cows, Kune Kune pigs, "Cricket" the Cockatoo, Rabbits, Doves, Chickens, Turkeys, Peacocks, Sheep, Pigmy Goats, Ducks, and "Jack and Jill" the farm cats.
We have a treat centre with Foothills Creamery Ltd Ice cream by the scoop, ๐Ÿฆ floats, afogattos, hot drinks, โ˜• Cold lemonade and coffee drinks, homemade farm muffins, weekend specials, seasonal homemade jams, pickled carrots, beans, beets, garden relish, and pesto. ๐Ÿคค

For the 2020 season:
Opening day is:
Saturday, June 13th, 10-6
(Please note hours have changed)
Open weekends only (Sat and Sun) in June as limited garden items usually ready.
Garden centre, treat centre and animal viewing open.

July and August
(Busiest time in the garden lots of items coming ready each week)
Open: Wed to Sun 10-6
Closed: Mon+Tues

September
(Garden items finishing up for the season)
Open Weekends only (Sat and Sun) 10-6

Upon arrival you will look for the CHECK IN sign.
ADMISSION fee is a toonie per person. Children under 2 are free.
Please no pets from home or outside food.

At CHECK IN you will be oriented to the farm, given a pricelist with picking instructions and once you review our farm rules and you will be on your way.

After picking your produce in the GARDEN AREA you can stop to see the ANIMAL AREA. Then make your way to CHECK OUT, pay for your produce and check out other items we have for purchase. If you want a treat, make your way to the TREAT CENTRE and purchase an ice cream, muffin or hot/cold drink.

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**Unfortunately, due to COVID, social distancing rules and limitations we have had to make some changes for our 2020 season.**

๐ŸŒป Playground, Treehouse (Group Reservation Birthday area), Firepit, Roasting / Picnic table areas are CLOSED for the 2020 season. Our yard and play area is too compact for adequate social distancing.
(Animal viewing/ walking is still open)

๐ŸŒป Please use hand sanitizer upon entrance and exit.

๐ŸŒป Follow CHECK IN line to kiosk and pay admission. No entrance to farm or U-Pick without this step. If you are coming for a pick up/ ice cream and leave scenario you still have to wait in check in line for directions.

๐ŸŒป Stay 6ft away from other customers and staff. Gather only in your small, family household unit. Children will require heightened supervision during this time.

๐ŸŒป If you have cleaned reusable bags, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, garden gloves, wagons, garden tools and/or a mask, please bring and use. If not, we will have a central garden tool area with sanitizer for select vegetables and bags for purchase.

๐ŸŒป CHECK OUT to pay for items, watch for sign. One family in at a time into the garden centre.

๐ŸŒป TREAT CENTRE, one family in at a time.

๐ŸŒป Please do not visit us if you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, generally feel unwell, or have any other symptoms of COVID19.

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Despite these limitations, we hope to still make your summer brighter in a special way this year.

This Facebook page is the most updated resource for our U-Pick updates and picking lists. You can also call 7809680099 to listen to what garden items are available once our garden starts producing usually end of June.
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1 week ago

Happy Acres U-Pick

Goodbye to our Sprout. โค He had a wonderful 9 years of life! Some of you may remember his first years free-ranging around the yard and enjoying too many "treats" from customers. As his waistline expanded, he moved in with his best friend Cleo the goat and had fieldtrips out to the yard. They did everything together, she would even climb on his back and strategically shake the nearby apple trees, so they could have a snack together. He then lived with a special few chickens, doves and pigeons (all of which he made beds to lay him egg treats). He loved all types of food especially oats, and farm produce, belly rubs, mud and the occasional bath. In the end, most of you know he couldn't see well from his poor eye condition and died of natural causes. He will be missed. โคโคโค
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What We Plant.

Chemical-Free Veggies

Availability of items are dependant on season and time of maturation.ย 

All veggies are picked on a first come first pick basis!ย 

Our Typical Chemical-Free Veggies include:

Beans (Green, Yellow), Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Corn, Cucumbers (pickling and slicing), Garlic, Herbs, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce (Mixed), Onions, Peas (edible and shelling), Potatoes, Spinach, Squash, Summer Turnips, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Turnips, Zucchini.ย  Okra, Beets, Winter Turnips ( Rutabaga), Sili Peppers, Okra, Summer Turnips, Oriental Greens, Collard Greens, Summer and Winter Squash varieties.

Chemical-Free Fruit

Availability of items are dependant on season and time of maturation.

All fruits are picked on a first come first pick basis!

Some of our Chemical-Free fruits include:

Currantsย ( Black and Red), Nan-King cherries, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Saskatoons, Highbush Cranberries,ย Rhubarb, Nan King Cherries, Evans Cherries, Sea Buckthorn,ย  Apples

Fresh Cut Flowers

Availability of items are dependant on season and time of maturation.

We also plant a selection of sunflowers and cut flowers for bouquets

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK

Or Call For Message

ย (780) 968-0099

* Check FACEBOOK or call 780-968-0099 weekly for a list of items ready to pick

* All produce and veggies are FIRST COME FIRST PICK

 

HOURS:

Opening DAY 2020:
SAT- June 13th

JUNE 2020

Weekends ONLY
10 am - 6 pm

(Treat centre and animals - watch for posts of U-Pick items ready for picking)ย 
2020 - closed onย 
WEEKDAYS in JUNE
For field trips and small group bookings via email request.ย 

July and August:

Wed to Sun 10-6ย 

September:ย Weekends Only 10-6

October: TBA weekends

LOCATION:

We are located 5 km South of Spruce Grove on the Golden Spike Road RR273 (Zender Ford Road)

PAYMENT METHODS:

We currently accept Mastercard, Visa, Debit and Cash