I stay in the Richmond/Vancouver bubble way too much. Langley is pretty much a foreign city to me, as foreign as Japan or LA. So on our weekend getaway from Harrison Hot Springs, my friends showed me a picture of a waffle at Kraus Berry Farm and my stomache was ready. (I was like that Arthur meme, have you seen that picture of him with that C: face and ready to go?!)
Kraus Berry Farm isn’t just a berry farm, but it also has a winery, a bakery, a market, and they host classes as well. You can pick blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries. The picking times is dependent on season and harvest time – so be sure to check their website to see what’s available to pick. They also sell frozen berries in their market. You can also pick your own flowers for $10, unfortunately it was closed the day I went.
We did a quick walkthrough at their market before heading to the U-Pick fields. If I didn’t live so far, I would’ve totally picked up that giant strawberry pie. Next time, I will come prepared with a cooler bag! Most of my pictures are food (as they should be!) but they also sold cute home decor, recipe books, teas, coffees, and more!
On to the picking! This is the first blueberry picking experience that I remember. When I told my parents that I went blueberry picking they were like “CHEHHHHH you did that when you were younger!” I barely remember what I ate for dinner last night. Also, I have a feeling I probably hated something like this when I was a kid LOL!
You can bring your own container or buy a bucket for $1. I guess it’s pretty obvious how to choose which berries to pick; the biggest and most bluest ones. I still felt the need to google that while picking, just in case. A lot of the enticing berries were on the ground already and it was mostly the green/light purple ones that were visible. So I picked ones that were closer to the ground. There were quite a few bees and a very well hidden spider which gave me a mini scare. We literally had fruits of labour.
Note: don’t wear sunglasses while picking blueberries.
After our blueberry picking adventure, we rewarded ourselves with a lot of Vitamin C and antioxidants in forms of desserts (and the random French Fries.) I was a bit confused at first because I thought you can order waffles and other desserts all in one place, but there is a separate area that makes the waffles and a separate area for desserts and other snacks.
Between four girls, we shared a strawberry waffle, fries, ice cream sundae, and a slice of custard berry pie.
After writing this post, I need to go back there again and get myself some pie and indulge in more ice cream! It was a really fun experience with friends and you can do so many activities in one location! Summer is almost ending so I probably won’t find myself there until next year. 🙁 Next time, I will come prepared with a cooler bag and grab that strawberry pie! #foodgoals2017
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