Mann Farms (Berry Picking)
Abbotsford Date Idea
What We Loved
We had berries for days, and even some for our friends.
Our Date Experience
Mann farms is about an hour outside of downtown Vancouver and if you haven’t heard of it yet you should have. Mann farms is a berry picking farm that lets you and your friends or significant other pick your own berries. Depending upon the time of year you go their selection may vary – during our visit we had the chance to go berry picking and raspberry picking. They call it U-Pick.
When you arrive you’re brought into their store where there are lots of “farm goods”. For us adults – one of our favourites was their wine tasting but more on that later. To ensure your time slot book online. We got two buckets, one for strawberries and one for raspberries. And if you’re just a couple that’s enough berries to carry you for a solid year.
After a short walk to the field we chose to start with raspberries. The bushes at the farm are huge and full of fresh raspberries. It took us about a half hour to an hour to fill a buck of raspberries. It was a great time and allowed us both to really connect, talking about our childhood experiences!
After we filled the bucket up with raspberries – we moved onto the strawberries. There were lots of families picking strawberries so the pickings were a little slimmer. We managed to fill the whole bucket and snack on a few of them (in P’s case a more than a few) along the way.
Picking berries is so much fun – we smiled the entire time and enjoyed our date alot.
After the berry picking we filled the car and made our way to the wine tasting room. We had a few different berry wine’s which if you haven’t had them before have quite the unique tasting profile. Abbotsford is also home to a number of Cider farms. We stopped and grabbed some cider tasting flights to cap off the day!
Simply THE BEST! If you are like me and spent summers at your grandma’s house with the daily berry picking duty, you know what I mean 😁 that time when 80% of the berries never made it to the bucket 😊⠀
This was a very exciting experience for me as I enjoy berry picking and sadly haven’t done it for a very long time. We went to Mann Berry Farms in Abbotsford and got an 8lb bucket each for $25 a bucket (pretty good deal, considering the extra bucket we ate in the process) 🙈⠀
The farm also has a wine tasting bar and a little zoo with goats and other animals. All in all it’s a great place for a date or if you have kids and looking for a fun family activity 👨👩👧👦⠀
Top tip: make sure to bring a sunscreen and don’t worry about washing the berries, honestly, you’ll be fine... we checked 💩😅
I grew up on a farm so this was like second nature to me. I actually had a summer job when I was younger picking raspberries. That didn't stop P from telling me how I was doing it wrong though ....
Mann farms is a short distance from Vancouver and really worth the drive. Berry picking is affordable and provides a good reason for her to wear a cute outfit for some cool instagram photos (kinda kidding but not really). It also gives you the chance to be out in the sun and get a little muddy.
Bonus - theres a few cool cider places nearby that you can check out before, or after, or both.
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