One of the highlights of our trip to Canada is blueberry-picking at one of the farms. We did it last year and we all had such fun that we knew that we would be doing it again this year. As with last year, we headed to Krause Berry Farms in Langley, BC.
You could choose to bring your own containers. You just have to have them weighed in before you start picking, so they could subtract the weight of the container from the total weight when you’re done picking. Or you could purchase carton boxes at the farm, too. We brought beach buckets for the kids.
Here is the yellow school bus that took us to the blueberry fields about three minutes away from the main farm.
Once we got to the field, we were assigned a row to pick and we picked away! Despite reminders to the kids to just pick and not eat, both Zoë and Baby K couldn’t help themselves.
Between five children and five adults, we picked 22 pounds of blueberries. The farm charges CAD1.50 per pound of blueberries picked. Sure, we could’ve bought the blueberries from the supermarket for about the same price and we wouldn’t have had to do all we did to get the trip organized, do the almost one hour drive to the farm… But if we had just bought the blueberries from the supermarket, we would’ve missed out on the fun of communing with nature, getting the kids to experience picking blueberries themselves, seeing the joy on their faces as their buckets start to fill out, and this…
There’s a small petting zoo at the farm with goats, sheep, rabbits, and a big black pig. Zoë wanted to go in so badly, but once inside, she clung to me like a koala, holding fast, with legs wrapped as high as they possibly could reach around my torso! She wanted to pet the animals, but did not like them sniffing her up.
After everybody got washed up, we headed over to the porch where we enjoyed yummy berry milkshakes and smoothies!
They also serve roasted corn pizza, shortcakes, pies, various cakes… and this!
If ever you are in British Columbia in the summer, try to head out to the Krause Berry Farms in Langley for some U-Pick fun and top it off with fresh berry milkshakes and sumptuous pies before heading back. We’re definitely going again next year!