Where to Pick Strawberries


Friday, July 8th, 2011 — 3:00pm PST
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It’s that time of year when fresh locally-grown berries are ready for picking and adding to your salads, cereal, yogurt, desserts, smoothies, and just about anything else. Here in Vancouver, we’re lucky to be in such close proximity to the Fraser Valley region where strawberries are currently at their peak.

Video by: Fraser Valley Strawberry Growers Association – @bcstrawberries

For a fun (and delicious) family activity this summer, try heading out to a U-Pick berry patch or local farm. Here are a few locations and if you have any others, or personal favourites, please feel free to suggest them.

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Photo credit: tympsy on Flickr

Surrey Farms
Location: 5180 – 152nd St, Surrey

Maan Farms
Location: 790 McKenzie Rd, Abbotsford
Find them on Facebook & Twitter

Driediger Farms
Location: 23823 – 72nd Ave, Langley
Find them on Facebook

Krause Berry Farms
Location: 6179 – 248th St, Langley
Find them on Twitter

In case you’re wondering which use a minimal amount of chemicals or have natural growing practices, I found the Pick Your Own directory to be helpful. The farms might also have this information on their websites.

Be sure to check out prices and special instructions if you plan to do U-Pick and look for posted market or farm hours at these locations. Krause Berry Farms has also posted “U-Pick Etiquette” with tips on what to prices, preparation, and what to pick. If you can’t get out to the farm, you can find the best of the season at your local farmers market (Trout Lake, West End, Kitsilano, Main Street).

Related Post: The Langley Circle Farm Tour

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4 comments

  1. Ronda says:

    Westham Island – cutest farming area in Metro Van….

  2. To my disappointment (but yeah, I get it..) dogs aren’t allowed at these. So they’re not for the *entire* family. 🙂

  3. Those look so, so good!

    Michelle

  4. Michael Kwan says:

    I’m with Ronda. I went to Emma Lea Farms on Westham Island (Ladner/Delta area) and they had strawberries. We picked tayberries instead though, which are a hybrid of raspberries and blackberries. I have a few photos of my berry picking at Emma Lea Farms on my Flickr photostream. This was about two weeks ago.

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