North Delta & Ladner are a farming force in this itinerary.
Delta is home to many crops, from artichokes and zucchinis to sunflowers and pumpkins. But when summer comes along, all eyes are on our sweet berries. With U-Pick berries on your agenda, be sure to pack sun protection, water, farm-friendly shoes, and a bucket for your berry haul!
1. Didar Berry Farms
As the name suggests, Didar Berry Farms is a local go-to for u-pick blueberries and it's the first stop on this itinerary. As you head down 104th Avenue, keep your eye out for one of those quintessential red barns. Of course, they have one, and it's home to both their farm stand and the check-in point for their U-Pick fields. Get ready for an afternoon of well-rewarded labour.
Locals Know: Most farm stands only accept cash or debit! Be sure NOT to rely only on credit cards!
Hungry or hangry, not to worry, Porkmafia is right around the corner on 104th Avenue. From juicy ribs and smoked turkey legs to pork belly, they have the pork genre covered. A few bites in, you'll think you're in the deep south at a BBQ cook-off rather than the farmscapes of North Delta. Enjoy your feast on one of their many picnic tables and enjoy farm views and good eats at this sticky finger stop.
3. Vandula Farms
Looking to add greenery to your life? Start at Vandula Farms, a locally owned, family business that offers fresh local produce market on-site every Wednesday, and an extensive selection of trendy potted indoor and outdoor plants, hanging baskets, gardening goods, and more.
4. Barnside Brewery
You may still be full from Porkmafia, but a refreshing cool one always hits the spot after a day in the fields. Barnside Brewery is Delta's local craft brewery specializing in farm fresh beer. And they mean it - they grow their own proprietary hops on-site and use locally sourced ingredients like Westham Island strawberries and Delta cranberries to create their fresh brews. Take a seat on a comfortable Adirondack patio chair, sip a flight of brews, and breathe in that farm-fresh air and ale.
5. Snow Farms
On your way out of Ladner, stop into the farm stand at Ladner's certified organic, family-run farm, Snow Farms. Their plot consists of three properties, covering over 100 acres, 40 crop varieties, and produces enough each year to fill 100 semi-trailers annually. A visit to their farm stand will help you create tonight's vegetable based dinner, so you can truly live Delta's farm-to-table lifestyle.
Photo Credits @DidarBerry, @Porkmafia.ca, @VandulaFarms, @snowfarmsltd, and@barnsidebrewing.