The summer months bring a bounty of delicious local produce to Surrey. Buying your local fruit harvest from a local retailer or farmers market is a great way to ensure you’re buying locally, but why not take it to the next level? Get your hands dirty, quite literally, by visiting a farm and sourcing your berries directly from the plant!
Pack the sunblock and gather your buckets, because we’ve found Surrey’s best U-Pick farms.
At Surrey Farms, succulent strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries are waiting to be taken home and made into delicious jams, crumbles and fruit salads. Bring a few buckets (one for each kind of berry!) and fill them up with the delicious, antioxidant-filled fruits.
Looking to pick the star ingredient in your Strawberry Shortcake straight from the ground? Capella Farm Market is open from May 18th to October 31st. Make sure to bring the kids, because they also have a large picnic area, a farm animal display, and come fall, a pumpkin patch! Capella Farm also produces peas, beans, potatoes, cucumbers, dill weed, and broccoli throughout the summer.
For fresh, tasty pick-’em-yourself blueberries available from July to September, be sure to visit the Blueberries U-Pick farm. Just don’t be surprised if they’re so good you pop them all in your mouth before they even have a chance to hit the bottom of your bucket!
You’ll be glad you gathered enough blueberry bounty at Collishaw Farm to last you through the year. The farmers at Collishaw specialize in keeping blueberry crops healthy, naturally. Be sure to drop in by appointment and spend some time combing over their no-spray blueberry fields.
Tri-Star Nurseries Garden Center & Florist uses natural growing processes and has both u-pick and ready-picked blueberries available from the end of June through to the end of September. Tri-Star also has an abundance of annuals, hanging baskets, shrubs, and even Christmas trees, so be sure to keep this garden center on your radar well beyond the summer!