Pick Your Own Produce at Vancouver-Area U-Pick Farms

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(HealthCastle.com) Summer has finally arrived, and that means it’s time to start thinking about harvesting some of summer’s bounty. If you don’t have your own garden, you can still get out into the fields and pick your own produce at the many u-pick farms in the Vancouver area. In addition to having the unique experience of getting fruit or veggies that are as fresh as can possibly be, you’ll also enjoy lower prices than those found in the markets. After all, you’re contributing your labour and transporting the produce yourself!

Depending on your mission, a u-pick outing may or may not be a great family activity. If your goal is to harvest as much as possible in the time you have available, it’s probably a good idea to leave the kids at home. If, however, you want to take your time and enjoy the experience of being in a farmer’s field, and come home with some ultra-fresh, well-priced produce to boot, a family trip to a u-pick farm can be a great way to get the kids outside and teach them a little bit about where food really comes from. Some farms focus on the fruits and veggies, while others provide entertainment, educational programs for kids, and even petting zoos.

Lower Mainland U-Pick Farms

Richmond

Pitt Meadows / Maple Ridge

  • D&G Farm (Tel: 604.465.0279)
  • Formosa Nursery (Tel: 604.465.3359)
  • MacDonald Farm (Tel: 604.465.4427)

Delta 

Surrey

Langley

For a complete list of the other u-pick farms in the Fraser Valley area, check out the great resources at pickyourown.org. Here’s a list of what you can expect to pick for the rest of the summer and into fall. (If you hurry, you might just get the last of the local strawberries, too.) As summer weather has a huge impact on when each crop is ready, check with the farm you plan to visit to make sure they have what you’re looking for on that particular day, You should also check whether you need to bring your own buckets or containers, or if they’re provided.

U-Pick Fruits and Veggies Schedule for Vancouver

  • July: apples, beans, black currants, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, grapes, kale, raspberries, red currants, red gooseberries, zucchini
  • August: apples, beans, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, grapes, kale, raspberries, red currants, squash, tomatoes, white currants, zucchini
  • September: apples, beans, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, corn, grapes, kale, plums, squash, tomatoes, zucchini
  • October: apples, broccoli, cabbage, hazelnuts, kale, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes
  • November: apples

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