The other weekend Adam and I ventured out to the country!
Or, as country as you can get around Vancouver. Krause Berry Farms, one of the many local farms in the lower maindland, held a Farmer’s Festival. Krause Berry Farms is part of the Langely Circle Farm Tour. Seeing as how it should be about that time, you know, when the weather is warm and the sun is shining, it would probably have been a great weekend to hold a festival. Unfortunately, we still have yet to experience a real summer in Vancouver this year. Sure, we have been teased with the glimpses of sun shining from above, but most often it disappears again for several days until it returns.
We didn’t mind though. I also didn’t mind having to wear my jacket in the middle of July, if it meant that I got to eat some delicious baked goods. You see, Krause Berry Farms does not just offer local produce and fruit, but It also has a fully functioning bakery and cafe where it showcases all its delicious products.
When we first arrived they were giving out samples of homemade strawberry jam. It was so fresh and delicious. They also had the JRFM crew on site, and children could take part in building a large LEGO strawberry, visit the petting zoo and even go on a horse ride.
They are also famous for their sky high custard pies! They have a large viewing window into their bakeries so you can see how it is made. Adam and I chose to bring home a double crusted blackberry pie for dessert that night~ It was so so good. They also sell frozen pie dough so you can bake you own creation at home, or, better yet, frozen whole pies to pop into the oven for a deliciously easy dessert! Among other goodies, they sell ice cream and frozen berries! We bought some frozen raspberries for our morning oatmeal. We also sampled some yummy fudge!
We could not leave witohut eating one of the cute little doughnuts! At least, I couldn’t. They are mini blueberry and strawberry doughnuts, with a thin icing glaze on top. Only 99 cents for an unglazed one, and $1.99 for glazed. Definitely worth the extra .99 cents.
Of course we had to eat dessert first. I don’t know how that happened.. After, we ventured onto the ‘Porch’ where they serve food and beverages. We tried the Corn Pizza, which sort of resembled a sheperd’s pie style pizza, a thin crust loaded with corn and topped with both mozzarella and cheddar cheese. We washed it down with a fresh strawberry smoothie.
It was lots of fun to go to the Farmer’s Fest. We will definitely be going back once some more berries are in season, and hopefulyl when it is sunnier! And
perhaps definitely for another of those doughnuts too….
The farm offers a U-Pick area for all the fresh berries in season! Remember to bring your own empty ice cream bucket to fill up! If you don’t bring one, you are able to purchase a bucket from the farm to use for all your picking needs! You can also shop for their vegetables.
Kraus Berry Farms are open to visit, and if you did not get a chance to attend Farm Festival 2011, be sure to check it out next year!
Next purchase: Mini Doughnut Pan.