Specialty Berries

Check in with us beginning of July for current information on our specialty berries.

Tayberries are a cross between a blackberry and a raspberry and get their name from the Tay River in Scotland where they originated from.

Blackberries are notable for their significant contents of dietary fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin K. These berries are popular for use in desserts, jams, jelly, and sometimes wine. It is often mixed with apples for pies and crumbles. Delish!

Black Currants can be eaten raw but are usually cooked in a variety of sweet or savoury dishes. They are used to make jams, jellies, syrups and for juice.

These delicious and healthy berries are available for u-pick only and are here for a short time. Don’t miss out!

For up to date information on picking, please call us at 604-946-8216 or check us out on Facebook.

Picking Specialty Berries at Emma Lea Farms:

  1. Be prepared for all weather with hats, boots, sunscreen, bottled water, etc.
  2.  Please do not bring personal containers to the farm this season. We will be selling new buckets for you to purchase berries by the volume. This decreases customer and staff interaction by 50%, allows the farm to have a one way flow of traffic and allows all u-pick sales to be handles outdoors. We appreciate your understanding with this. Please note: you can bring back your 2020 buckets for a $1 discount off the u-pick price. No plastic bags are allowed in the field. We encourage you to leave all bags at home. If you need to bring a backpack, it will be searched upon exiting the farm. 
  3. Unfortunately, we are not supply wagons for u-pick this summer. We welcome you to bring your own!
  4. Please check in at the white tent just left of the main farm market upon arrival and sanitize your hands before entering the fields. 
  5. Please only pick in the designated fields. 
  6. Please do not eat any berries in the fields for health and safety reasons. 
  7. Once you have filled your bucket, please exit through our "Exit Tent" and put your berries in your vehicle. You may then return to the farm to visit the Farm Market, Ice Cream Shoppe and picnic area!

Thank you!

Storing:

Before eating any fruit, it should be washed under cold water. Pat dry with a towel and enjoy!

If you want to freeze them, rinse with cold water and lay them out on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Put them in a freezer for a couple hours, then shake into a ziplock bag and they will freeze individually.

Blackberries and Tayberries are delicious, refreshing and a good snack as they are super healthy for you. Use them year round in your smoothies!