Langley‘s Krause Berry Farms is a working farm located just one hour from Vancouver. It features u-pick fields, a year-round market and an estate winery.
KRAUSE FARMS AND COVID-19
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has impacted operations at Krause Farms. As of the fall of 2020, the Estate Winery Restaurant, Porch Restaurant, children’s playground and Family Fun Field remain closed. U-pick procedures have also been altered in order to reduce touchpoints. Masks are required when visiting the farm as well.
For more details on how Krause Farms is responding to the coronavirus pandemic visit their Safety Measures page.
Krause Berry Farms
Krause Berry Farms and Estate Winery has been in operation since 1974. The farm is family owned and operated. It is also a working farm where much of its produce is grown right on site.
Offerings at the farm include their award-winning wines, market products and waffle bar. The place also offers seasonal u-pick produce, plus special events during holidays such as Halloween and Christmas (or at least it does in years without pandemics).
Where and When
Opening hours for the venue are usually from 9:30 am until 5:00 pm Wednesdays through Sundays. The farm is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
If you like farms and fresh produce, another great place to check out is Maan Farms in Abbotsford. It’s located just half an hour from the Krause Farm. Similar to the Langley venue, Maan Farms has a small country store and u-pick berries. They also have an award-winning winery and impressive fall Pumpkin Patch, plus a petting zoo and extensive play structures for children.
Krause Farms offers a number of products and activities throughout the year. These include their market and bakery, waffle bar and estate winery.
Market and Bakery
Krause Farms operates an extensive market and bakery. The place is stocked with fresh, seasonal produce as well as pies, preserves, pantry items, frozen produce and giftware, among other things.
In addition to their in-person market, Krause Farms also operates an online store. Although the place is not currently offering shipping (as of 2020), online orders can be picked up at their farm at the designated “online order” area. Customers can select a pick-up time between working hours of 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, Wednesday through Sunday.
Click Krause Farms Online Store to learn more and to see what is available to order.
One of the most unique things about Krause Farms is their waffle bar. Waffles are made fresh with seasonal toppings and the farm’s very own syrup or coco whip. The place also offers a vegan, gluten-friendly option for those with dietary restrictions.
A regular waffle with seasonal berries, berry syrup and whipped cream cost $11 the last time we checked. A vegan waffle with syrup and coco whip cost $13.
The waffle bar is open at the same time as the rest of the farm, so from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm every day of the week except for Mondays and Tuesdays. Krause Farms also operates a drive-in waffle field from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Krause Estate Winery
Krause Farms also operates an estate winery on its farm grounds. The winery offers a selection of berry wines that are made in-house. They also sell picnic baskets to enjoy in the garden or to go.
The Krause Winery has won a selection of awards including the “Best Fruit Wine of 2017” in the All Canadian Wine Championships.
Wines range in price from $13 for a small bottle up to $26 for a large bottle (plus or minus). The place also offers specialty wines such as port and dessert wine, as well as gift boxes.
Krause Berry Farms is open year-round with a variety of seasonal activities. Their u-pick fields are stocked with seasonal produce. The farm also runs events around major holidays such as Halloween and Christmas.
Summer at Krause Farms
Summer is a great season to visit the farm. Many types of berries are ready to pick and the weather is usually very nice. U-pick options in summer include blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries.
The Fresh Fun Family Field and children’s play areas are also usually open during the summer time. These attractions are suitable for families with younger children. (Note: Because of COVID-19, both of these areas were closed in 2020.)
Fall and Halloween
Each year during the autumn season Krause Farms operates their annual pumpkin patch. Folk can take a stroll out into their fields and pick the perfect pumpkin. The gourds range in size from small, hand-sized pumpkins to ones bigger than your head.
In addition to pumpkins, Krause also offers a variety of seasonal vegetables within its u-pick opportunities. Offerings include various other types of gourds and squash such as acorn, butternut and spaghetti varieties.
In 2019 Krause Farms offered a living barley maze in the fall. Admission was free and visitors had the chance to win a small pumpkin by answering questions found within the maze. We imagine this will be offered again in future years, although not in 2020.
For more details about the venue visit the Krause Berry Farms website.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Langley and the Fraser Valley
- Lower Mainland Pumpkin Patches
- Vancouver Farmers Markets
- Festivals & Events Calendar
- Lower Mainland Wineries