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Best places to get BC berries in the Fraser Valley

Aug 02, 2015

Summer in British Columbia is berry season and the Fraser Valley produces much of the province's beautiful berries. The rolling hills, rich farmland and snow peaked mountains of the valley make for a beautiful place to pick berries. 

Here are a few of our favourite places to pick or pick up strawberries, blueberries and raspberries just a short drive away from Vancouver:

Maan Farms Market & Winery

790 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford

What started as a family farm has grown into a family adventure zone, winery, market, and petting zoo.  Stop by to pick berries (in season) or grab a few pints at the market.  Have a piece of pie or buy a whole berry pie to go and visit with the animals that call Maan Farms home.   More information: A Full Day of Fun At Maan Farms

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Onnink's Blueberry Farm

30151 Downes Road, Abbotsford

Onnink's is a beautiful place to take Mom or Grandma for an 'out of the ordinary' afternoon!  Sip some blueberry tea in the tea garden and treat yourself to the blueberry bonbons.  If you're a coffee lover, try the blueberry coffee and don't forget to take a few pints of Onnink's blueberries to snack on at home!  They even have special berries for baking with, just ask the knowledgable staff.    More information: www.onninksblueberryfarm.com

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Lepp Farm Market

33955 Clayburn Road, Abbotsford

Produce from Lepp's own family-run farm is for sale here, along with other local BC fruit, produce and products.  Committed to quality and in-season produce, Lepp is a staple in this community.  Stop by for breakfast or lunch at their bistro inside, or just pick up your berries and a few other treats to enjoy at home.    More information: www.leppfarmmarket.com

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Neufeld Farms

32215 King Road, Abbotsford

Approaching Neufeld Farms, you'll be greeted with the big, red Berry Barn and you know you've arrived in a berry lover's paradise!  Grown on the Neufeld's own farm, the berries here travel an incredibly short distance from field to market, allowing them to ripen on the plant to perfection!  Neufeld is also known for it's produce and chicken, so stock up on your entire bbq menu in one stop!   More information: www.neufeldfarms.ca

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Abbotsford Farm & Country Market

Montrose Avenue at George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford

Held Saturday mornings 9am - 1pm, the Abbotsford Farm & Country Market has lots of parking, a huge area of covered and uncovered tables for grabbing a snack or nibbling on some of the fresh berries you just bought.  You can find fresh baked bread, lots of artisan crafts, honey, wine, veggies, meat, cheese and so much more!    More information: www.afcm.ca

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The Local Harvest Market

7697 Lickman Road, Chilliwack

This market is family run, with berries being transported mere steps from where they are grown!   Anita's Organic Mill shares the same roof and should be high on your list for picking up the organic flours, oats and mixes for your berry baking!  There is even a cafe in the market to sample a few of the farm's harvested items worked into delicious dishes. More information: Farm to Plate in Chilliwack

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Hofstede's Country Barn

45796 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack

Committed to the best in local produce, meats, dairy and products, combined with some unique, hard to find, European items, Hofstede's is a great place to do your grocery shopping.  The in-house bakery produces some delicious desserts, but their local produce and berry selection is simply beautiful!    The family members who run this store are always milling around, so feel free to ask about anything you don't see on the shelves.   More information: www.hofstedes.ca

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Driediger Farms Market

23823 -72nd Avenue, Langley

Driediger has one of the best U-Pick's in the Fraser Valley with a wide assortment of berries for picking.  The market has ice cream, cheese, pies and fresh produce, all grown on the farm or from local growers and processors. The market is open 8-6 during the season and you can follow them on Facebook for specials and U-Pick information.   More information: Seasonal farm stand, open June to August. www.driedigerfarms.com

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Langley Community Farmers Market

20901 Langley Bypass (in the courtyard of the Kwantlen University), Langley

Held every Wednesday from May 18th to October 12th, 12-4:30pm, the Langley Community Farmers Market continues to grow and impress!  Food trucks, local farmers, bakers, and artisans chat with visitors while live music plays in the background.  Meat and wine vendors are also on hand to round out your dinner menu.  The berries are abundant when in season and you'll often get to meet a member of the growers family, who always has a recipe or two to share if you'd like some advice!   More information: www.lcfm.ca

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Hammersley Farms

2320 Bodnar Road, Agassiz

This family owned farm is located in Agassiz with a beautiful backdrop of the rolling mountains beyond the berry fields. The farm is cash only and would prefer dogs not accompany you (there is a friendly pooch on site). Open May & June, Saturdays 9-5 and July & August, Monday through Saturday, 9-5, though it's best to call before to check if the U-Pick is open.  Jams and juices are also available on site in season.    More information: www.hammersleyfarms.weebly.com

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Agassiz Produce

7266 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz

Open Monday through Saturdays, 8:30 - 6, Agassiz Produce is a great place to stop for local berries and other produce, jams, and lots more.  Find local juices on the shelves and their own strawberries in season.  Stop by to load up before a camping trip or a picnic!  More information: call 604.796.8444

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