Nothing says summer quite like a basket full of fresh, plump berries; especially a basket that you’ve hand picked yourself.
With blueberry season well and truly upon us there’s no better time than the present to grab a bucket, drop by a local field, and get picking.
Offering a fun day out for both adults and kids, here is a list of blueberry u-pick farms in Metro Vancouver.
Krause Berry Farm’s family friendly u-pick fields are open to everyone. If picking is not for you, visit the pre-picked berry counter located in the Market.
Where: Krause Berry Farms and Estate Winery – 6179 248th Street, Langley
When: Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm via shuttle to their u-pick fields; Saturday and Sunday 8:30 am to 5 pm in their main farm u-pick fields
This gorgeous pick-your-own berry farm is teeming with deliciously ripe blueberries (resist the urge to eat these plump beauties before you’ve purchased them!). The team at Driediger Farms expect the season to wrap up at the end of July, so best hop over there soon to assure you get your blueberry fill.
Where: 23823 72nd Avenue, Langley
When: Daily 9 am to 5 pm; u-pick will end near the end of July (check Facebook for u-pick updates)
Boetzkes Farm still has a thick coverage of delicious (chemical-free) blueberries, so you’ll be able to continue picking berries until your heart’s content right up until the end of July.
Where: 7860 232nd Street, Langley
When: Daily 8 am to 9:30 pm; u-pick farm dates will run up until the end of July
Located in sunny Ladner, Emma Lea Farms has had their u-pick farm for over 30 years and offers a fun day out for the whole family with their picture perfect blueberry field. Bring your own container and fill it to the brim with blue, bursting with flavour blueberries. Don’t forget your hat!
Where: 2727 Westham Island Road, Delta
When: Daily 8 am to 7 pm (entry to the u-pick fields ends at 6 pm)
Those who drop by Didar Berry Farm will find a never-ending supply of fresh blueberries ripe for picking at the u-pick farm. Round up your family and friends, bring your own bucket and get picking.
Where: 5580 104th Street, Delta
When: Daily from 8 am to 9 pm; U-pick will end early August