Sunday, June 19, 2022

The Krause Berry Farms and Estate Winery in Langley

 

The summer season in Canada is fast approaching, but the cool temperate climate prevails just before the end of spring.

In Langley, British Columbia, farm tourism draws many families for a weekend of pure fun and relaxation in a naturally beautiful outdoor setting and al-fresco dining.

There are so many family-owned and operated farm destinations in Langley and the Fraser Valley, but I got fascinated with the countryside ambiance of the Krause Berry Farms and Estate Winery.

The Berry Farm is a 200-acre property that was open to serve the public in 1974. Since then, they have enjoyed their bountiful harvest and served it to their guests and visitors. 

Just half an hour's travel from home, we had our breakfast having their famous waffle with fresh strawberry toppings and cream. That's a fresh-picked strawberry in their field and we had our own U-picked experience in the vast field.

Depending on the season, they also produce other berries like blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries which are patronized by their loyal customers for the best culinary offering and U-picked experiences.

The beautifully landscaped lawn and garden are perfect for a great outdoor dining experience with a raspberry field on a backdrop adding up to the berry farm vibe.

Then fresh strawberry picking follows which was a wonderful experience since their berries are sweet and delicious. We had carefully picked the big and riped strawberries for takeaway. Parents and their little kids enjoy picking experiences and just anyone seems happy to touch the soil and the earth-grounding experience.


The Krause Berry Farms has over a hundred products that they produce on the farm and are sold in their home and garden market. They have a bakery where they make freshly-baked products like berry custard pies and cookies. 

Fresh berry waffles are served in their waffle bar indoors and can be enjoyed in their garden or a patio for a wonderful outdoor ambiance.  

The best farm experience happens when the owner cares a lot about making sustainable farming be enjoyed and shared with the public. The Krause Berry Farms have been producing crops in an environmentally sustainable way and have been supporting and serving communities for several years making them influential and a leader in the farm tourism industry.

A great week starts with envigorating thoughts, nourished by healthy food and enriched with a soulful experience. That's the way we do it as we journey to the valley at the Krause Berry Farms and Estate Winery.

©️ 2022 Del Cusay

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Seafood Celebration in Steveston


It's getting warmer in Canada in the second half of the Spring season and this is an ideal time to get out and enjoy the sunshine on the waterfront and patio.

In the fisherman's wharf in Steveston, British Columbia, many people visit and have fun outdoors. The fishing village is more alive once again after 2 years since the pandemic and they are excited about the much-awaited Spot prawn and seafood celebration from May 6 to June 5. 

For seafood lovers, this is a chance to see and buy fresh catch spot prawns and other seafood that's sold directly from the fishing vessel in a floating seafood market.

The fisherman's wharf is just a few meters away from Garry point park and people enjoy strolling at the promenade up to the restaurant patio. That's a good way to unwind and feel the healing benefits of a sea breeze. 

A take-home fresh spot prawn is the highlight since it's one of the best varieties of prawn. It's crisper, firmer, and tastes better. It's the most in demand as people line up to buy a pound or more.

The good thing about the fishing industry in Canada is that it's highly regulated for product quality, public health, and safety. The fishermen are only allowed to sell a specific variety of seafood that they're licensed to harvest. They need to hold and display a license on their stall and display a whiteboard that lists the species they're selling, where it was harvested, and the name of the vessel used for harvesting. That information safeguards the public that only the highest quality products are being sold at the fish sales float.

A visit to Steveston Harbour is a celebration of reviving the fishing industry and supporting local fishermen in British Columbia. This place has got plenty of marine life and vendors selling the produce of the highest quality and abides with the laws and regulations governing the fishing industry. 


©️ 2022 Del Cusay