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Farm Fun

Local farms produce our food, and many of them provide us with entertainment too. Visit a farm and pick up fresh food, enjoy a hay ride, play with farm animals and more

Berry Picking in Metro Vancouver
U-Pick & Ready Picked: Berry Fields Around Metro Vancouver

You know summer has arrived when the berry fields around Metro Vancouver open. You can take your kids out to the berry patches, teach them about how fruit ends up on our table, get them to help pick the berries (inevitably they will add both over and under ripe berries
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UBC Farm | A Bit of Country in the City

The UBC Farm stretches across 24 hectares of integrated farm and forest lands on the South Campus of UBC’s. The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems manages the university’s farm.  The Centre offers a wide range of interdisciplinary learning, research, and community programs. This is your chance to bring home local fresh produce right from an
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EcoDairy in Abbotsford
Up Close & Personal with Cows at EcoDairy in Abbotsford

Love milk? When out in the Fraser Valley, be sure to set aside time to visit the EcoDairy. Working in partnership with Vancouver’s Science World, EcoDairy educates visitors about how milk comes from the cow into the jug in your fridge. We’ve visited the red barn for farm-fresh produce, delicious
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Maplewood Farm
Maplewood Farm

Maplewood Farm is home to over 200 domestic animals and birds! The farm provides a unique experience, incorporating enjoyment, education and the rural heritage of their 5 acre setting. You can feed the chickens and ducks, feed the bunnies (bring your own fresh fruits and veggies), see the feeding of
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BC Farm Museum Sign
BC Farm Museum

The BC Farm Machinery and Agricultural Museum features British Columbia’s largest collection of pioneer artifacts. The kids will love riding on the Museum’s pedal tractors. While a number of the displays are for eyes-only, ask a volunteer to show your kids the vegetable sorting machine and the egg sorting machine.
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Honeybee Centre

Honeybee Centre is a commercial honey farm and visitor attraction. The main business is renting beehives to pollinate blueberry flowers and ten other fruit crops, including cranberries, raspberries, and pumpkins. Be sure to take part in the fascinating bee tours. You will learn a lot about these essential little critters.
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Tomatoes and Bees in Tsawwassen

We went on a driving adventure this weekend and found ourselves in the far reaches of Tsawwassen, just past Boundary Bay.  What a lovely part of the Lower Mainland!  We had gone in search of the Earthwise Society’s Tomato Fest.  I’m so glad we went! Earthwise Society promotes sustainability through education and community
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Apples and Corn at Apple Barn Pumpkin Farm

It can’t possibly be Fall, in our house, without multiple visits to Apple Barn Pumpkin Farm in Abbotsford.  We started this tradition before our eldest was even a year old.  Now with 2 boys in tow, aged nearly 4 & 6, we have an utter blast.  This is the first
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Strawberries at Krause Berry Farms

The sun has been generous and that means the strawberries are plentiful.  While today was a drizzly-Vancouver-special we bundled up and headed to the strawberry fields.  The plants are LOADED with perfectly ripe berries.  Very few were over ripe, the majority were perfectly ripe juicy red berries. Krause Berry Farms,
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Westham Island Herb Farm Pumpkin Patch

Don’t miss out on the fun! Get FREE access to news and events in Vancouver! Come and see Ladner’s Halloween Headquarters!  The folks at Westham Island Herb Farm LOVE to celebrate Halloween and provide a wonderful fall display for the occasion. Come see the great display of “scarecrows” incorporating pumpkins,
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