Few things get me more excited about the long, hot days of summer more than the arrival of summer fruits at my local grocery stores and farmer’s markets. While I love buying fresh fruits from farmer’s markets a lot more than from big grocery stores, because I feel like I’m tasting all the love that went into growing the produce, there’s nothing quite like picking my own fruits from a farm.
I first experienced the joy of a U-Pick berry farm in London, Ontario while visiting a friend’s family. Everyone, including all the young children went out to pick strawberries. It was so much fun choosing each berry and placing it into my bucket. It was even more fun eating the freshly picked strawberries soon afterward — cut up and eaten with vegan vanilla ice cream.
Good Places for Berry Picking in Vancouver
With an abundance of farm land surrounding Vancouver, there are some great choices of places for berry picking in Vancouver.
Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery this farm has a store where you can purchase fruit pies, baked goods, and gift items. They also have waffles and other food to eat.
Address: 6179 248 Street, Langley
Maan Farms along with berries, they also have an estate winery and family fun zone.
Address: 790 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford
Address: 2727 Westham Island Road, Delta
Didar Berry Farm -this family farm specializes in blueberries. Check their Facebook page to find out days/times for U-Pick.
Address: 5580 104 Street, Delta
What Types of Berries you can Pick When Berry Picking in Vancouver
Typically, people tend to pick strawberries and blueberries when they go to a U-Pick berry farm, but there is also rasperries and blackberries available to pick.
Berry Picking Season Vancouver
You can check out the B.C. Association of Farmer’s Markets’ website for a list of what produce is in season.
Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries tend to start being available to pick in July.
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Berry picking is a fun activity to do both in your own city but also when you travel. This family-friendly activity is ideal for those who love being in the great outdoors. There are a variety of places to go berry picking in Vancouver and area.