There’s nothing like spending a little bit of time out in the country, and you can make the most of it by visiting a U-Pick farm while you’re there. We rounded up the best U-pick farms near Vancouver, so you don’t have to worry about making a drive to the Okanagan.
Here are 10 great U-Pick Farms near Vancouver.
Having started out in 1977, Maan Farms has become one of the best in the Fraser Valley for strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. They also have another road trip worthy activity- goat yoga. What’s better than yoga with goats? Picking some fresh berries right after. And as you may have guessed, social distancing practices are in place.
Where: 790 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford
When: 9 am-3 pm or until sold out
This farm is one of the largest in the Fraser Valley so you know the berry selection is good. At the moment you can choose from strawberries and raspberries. And you can enjoy your very own u-pick experience throughout August. So you’ll be having fun and supporting a family-owned business.
Where: 40040 No. 3 Rd, Abbotsford, BC
What’s the point of Johnny Appleseed trailblazing apples across the US if we can’t beat him at his own game in Canada? And, this farm was started by a guy named John. Coincidence? We think not. Don your best tin pot hat and head here during the fall, then enjoy the best dang apple pie you’ve ever had. Or go now and pick some Goji berries.
Where: 333 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford
When: Goji berries Thursday-Sunday 10:30 am-5 pm, apples later in the season
You can get a whole host of berries from Bumbleberry including raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries. So clearly, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. And like other farms the earlier you go the better because they can sell out.
Where: 31580 Huntingdon Rd, Abbotsford, BC
When: Daily 9 am-6 pm
Another farm that specializes in berries. Here, you can pick your own strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. They also offer fresh produce, eggs, baked goods, and ice cream. Blueberry pie with a side of ice cream? Don’t mind if we do.
Where: 23823 72 Avenue, Langley
When: Varies, check Facebook
If you just want plain old tasty raspberries then be sure to check out Willems Berry Farm. Right now you can pick raspberries and throughout the season they also offer blueberries and strawberries. And you can even snag some extra frozen berries on your way out if you feel so inclined.
Where: 33736 Vye Rd, Abbotsford, BC
When: Monday to Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-4
The real draw for Krause is that they also operate a winery (with a tasting room) at the same location. Craving a glass of wine to cool down after a couple of hours in the sun? These guys have got you covered. But they are picked out of raspberries for the season so make sure you stock up on their blueberries. Definitely one of the more interesting U-Pick farms in Vancouver.
Where: 6179 248 Street, Langley
When: Daily 8:30 am-4 pm
And if you’re a big fan of blueberries, Surrey Farms is a great place to start. They currently have their u-pick fields open for blueberries only. So with that in mind, get going because you never know when they’ll sell out. And be sure to call ahead to double-check on availability.
Where: 4981 King George Blvd and 5180 152 Street, Surrey BC
When: Daily 9 am-6 pm
By far the oldest farm on this list, having been in operation since 1885. If you can survive for more than a century, you’re doing something right. They also raise their own cattle, so BBQ lovers will be able to pick up some great beef. But if you’re going for berries be sure to get there quickly because Blueberries are only available for another week!
Where: 2727 Westham Island Road, Delta
When: Daily 9 am-5 pm
And finally, to cap the list we have one more spot for you to snag some tasty blueberries. But this time they’re certified organic. So if you’re about that life you need to head to Formosa Nursery. And later in the season, you can even snag pears and grapes, pretty fun hey?
Where: 12689 – 203rd Street, Maple Ridge, BC
When: Daily 8 am-8 pm
Boy, we cannot wait to get out there and earn some berries to pair with ice cream on a hot day. Now that’s summer living. Mix in some fantastic beef and maybe some local wine, and you’ve got a winning combo. Enjoy all these U-pick farms near Vancouver, folks!