APPLE PICKING NEAR METRO VANCOUVER 2020

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Apple picking is a classic Fall tradition for many Canadian families… but can you do it near Metro Vancouver? Thankfully you can even in this unusual 2020 season!

Heading out to pick apples is a great way to get your family active outdoors this fall!

**CHANGES DUE TO CoVid-19. As per Ministry of Agriculture directive, customers are to be asked not to bring their own containers. Plastic bags will be provided. Avoid snacking in the field to reduce the risk of CoVid-19 transmission by touching mouth and then touching more apples.

It’s always best to call ahead to make sure any particular apple picking info hasn’t changed unexpectedly before you head out with your family! Here are a couple of really great options that your family will love to explore and load up on farm fresh produce.

Once you have your apple you may want to make one of our Quick & Healthy Apple Sauce.

APPLEBARN (Taves Family Farms)

Address: Two locations for U-Pick Apples:

  • Jonagold U-Pick Apples are located at 270 Gladwin Rd, Abbotsford.
  • All other varieties of U-Pick Apples are located at 333 Gladwin Rd, Abbotsford.

Hours: September 5 – October 31
Farm shopping only without the crowds: 9:00 am to 10:00 am
All farm attractions: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Hayrides are open from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm on weekdays and regular hours on weekends
October 31 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Price: 5 lbs – $9.50/bag, 10lbs – $16/bag, 25 lbs – $35/bag, 50 pounds – $60/ two 25lb bags (October special only) 

Varieties: Alkmene, Gala, Honeycrisp. Some varieties will be available for purchase before they are available for u-pick, consult their website for most current information. Pre-picked fruit prices vary from u-pick.  

Phone: 604.853.3108

Website: http://www.tavesfamilyfarms.com/upick-apples/

Highlights: Petting barn, cider demonstration, hayrides, corn maze, sunflower patch. Weekends: Pony rides, corn gun, pumpkin cannon, corn & potato roaster. Birthday party rentals available.

Hot tips: Don’t bring containers. Bags are provided. 100 lb per person limit. Free Parking. Service dogs permitted only. All produce is non-GMO.

WILLOW VIEW FARMS

Address: 288 McCallum Road, Abbotsford, BC

Hours:  Open Tuesday-Saturday 9-5:30. Closed Sunday and Monday. Labour Day weekend Hours: Sat 9-5:30, Sunday 11-5:30 & Monday 9-5:30

Price: $1.25/lb

Varieties: Gingergold, Alkmene and Elstar apples available now, varieties will vary, check website for most current details.

Coming September 14th: McIntosh apples

Coming September 20th: Honeycrisp, Elstar, Fuji and Alkmene apples.

Coming September 25th: Jonagold, Bramleys and Boskoop apples. Pumpkin Patch opens

Phone: (604)-854-8710

Website: http://www.willowviewfarms.com/u-pick/

Highlights: Our u-pick fields are open, as well as the Country Store, stocked with picked apple’s, fresh cider, pumpkins, squash and other goodies. Petting barn hayrides &  playground will not be available this year due to COVID-19

Wondering if there is a “right” way to pick an apple?

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