If you’re looking to escape the ordinary, this itinerary is for you.
Designed to immerse you in Delta’s farming experiences, breweries, and forest bathing landscapes, it’s a day trip, although it may seem like you’ve been away for much longer.
1. SchoolHouse Farms
Get started at Ladner’s Schoolhouse Farm. From the get-go, you’ll be immersed in a true family farm experience. Not only is this particular farm committed to organic farming, but it also values climate-friendly food production in similarly high regard, connecting the health of our soil to the health of our community.
While at the farm, let your wi-fi drop (except for the Instagram-worthy shots of course), and stroll the fields mingling with hens and shopping for local produce, honey, eggs, freshly cut flowers & more. Grab a snack from Granny B’s delightful bakery and relax at one of their many picnic tables. Kids are encouraged to roam, meet the farmers, or partake in an activity table.
Locals Reco: Build your own bouquet from Schoolhouse’s U-pick sunflower field!
2. Barnside Brewing Co.
All that farm-fresh air has likely made you hungry, and hopefully, thirsty. Just a few plots down you’ll find Barnside Brewery, one of Delta’s premier stops on the BC Ale Trail. Barnside is a unique microbrewery because it’s rooted in farm-to-table beer production. While sipping your tasting flight, you’ll be in earshot of their proprietary hops grown on-site and fields of cranberries that are key to their Cranberry Tart Ale. They offer a delicious sharing, snacking, and lunch menu. Be sure to fill up a growler keepsake for home!
Locals Reco: If time is on your side, pre-book a tour for the full farming and tasting experience.
3. Deas Island
Time to walk off your brewery indulgence riverside. Just across the highway is one of Delta's regional parks, Deas Island. Home to Delta’s Rowing Club, it offers a scenic, easy walking trail alongside the Fraser River with lookouts to climb for bird spotting, wildlife and, fishing boat watching.
Locals Reco: Stay on the trailhead for the unique 'top of the tunnel' perspective.
4. Harris NurseryLand
Before heading home, allow time for browsing Harris NurseryLand. The ‘land’ is based on its size - Harris Nursery is a 5-acre gardening center offering everything from lawn care needs, gardening tools, landscaping inspiration, floral arrangements, and more. It’s the perfect spot to create your centerpiece for tonight’s farm-to-table feast.
Photo Credits @ SchoolHouseFarms, @BarnsideBrewing, and @HarrisNurseryLand.
* Note School House Farm is only open Wednesdays & Saturdays.