Our sweet and juicy strawberries will be ready for you to pick or to buy them freshly picked for you daily beginning in June. Please check back for specific dates as the season draws closer. The start date can change from year to year depending on the weather.
We are proud to supply you with the highest quality and safest strawberries on the market. We farm under the Integrated Pest Management program and are Canada Gap (food safety) Certified.
For up-to-date information on picking or request product be put on hold for you, please call us at 604-946-8216 or check us out on Facebook.
Picking Strawberries at Emma Lea Farms:
- Be prepared for all weather with hats, boots, sunscreen, bottled water, etc.
- Bring your own containers such as ice cream buckets, bowls, baskets, or pails.
- We have a number of wagons available for your use to carry several baskets of fruit. You may also bring your own.
- Come into the U-Pick Stand and we will weigh the empty containers prior to picking (container weight will be deducted from your final weight).
- We will direct you to the correct field.
- Pick your fruit ripe, leaving the stems on until ready to eat or process. This keeps them fresh longer. You may sample one or two, but please wait to pay for your berries before eating them.
- Once you have your fruit, return to the stand to weigh and pay for your berries. We have sinks where you can wash the fruit and enjoy them in our picnic area.
Before eating any fruit, it should be rinsed under cold water and pat dry with a towel.
Strawberries are delicious eaten frozen too. Add them to your favourite smoothie or use them in baking.
To freeze strawberries, rinse them with their stems on to prevent the berries from filling with water. Lay them flat on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and put in the freezer. After a couple hours, shake them into a zip lock bag.
Strawberries are the dessert of choice for our family. We recommend you put some frozen berries in a pot and bring to a boil, stirring so they don't burn on the bottom. To thicken some of the juice, add a little cornstarch mixed with water, and you have a wonderful topping - no sugar needed. In a glass dish, put a scoop of ice cream, then top with the hot strawberry spread. It makes a wonderful and easy dessert!