Dr. Sharma isn’t just a Surrey orthodontist, he also calls the area home. One of the things he loves about it is that Surrey boasts over 475 farms (that’s a lot of veggies)! This gives residents the unique opportunity to really take advantage of all of the fresh, local produce, which is good for your health and the environment. Plus, visiting a farm is an awesome way to spend an afternoon with the family. Aura Orthodontics has rounded up our favorite Surrey Farms for kids to have a blast:
Honeybee Centre (7480 176 Street, Surrey, BC)
Farm or not, this is just a plain great place to take the kids. They can see a working honey farm in action and try the honeybee products at the Country Store. The farm also hosts events throughout the year, has beekeeping exhibits, a glass observation hive where you can see the bees at work and kids’ activities.
Cloverdale Country Farms (5688 168 Street, Surrey, BC)
Green Leaf Farm (7851 184 Street, Surrey, BC)
Green Leaf Farm is unique in that they grow and sell Chinese vegetables like bok choy, sui choy, yam leaf, cabbage and specialty foods along with free-range chicken and other poultry as well as your usual suspects including tomatoes and spinach.
Rondriso Farms (8390 172 Street, Surrey, BC)
This family farm features a general store and a pumpkin patch. Mom and dad can get their grocery shopping done and enjoy naturally raised beef and pesticide-free produce while every October you’ll want to bring the little ones to play among the pumpkins.
God’s Little Acre Farm (16582 40 Avenue, Surrey, BC)
Open June through October, God’s Little Acre is a great way to teach children about the value of giving back. A wide variety of vegetables are grown and your patronage goes towards the farm’s goal of donating over 100,000 pounds of vegetables to charity in Surrey. During October, you’ll also want to take advantage of the pumpkin patch tour, which is touted as a “hands on, working approach to farm fun.”
Greenfield Farm (8955 176 Street, Surrey, BC)
Zaklan Heritage Farm (13278 84 Avenue, Surrey, BC)
Not only does Zaklan Heritage Farm have organic fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and eggs June through November and utilize eco-friendly farming techniques, they also have volunteering opportunities where members of the community can help harvest vegetables and learn what goes into sustainable farming, which could be fun and educational for older kids and teens.
Capella Farm Market (5276 160 Street, Surrey, BC)
Pick strawberries or pumpkins depending on the season. Open May 18 through October 31, the market also hosts seasonal activities like a corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides and a haunted house and has a variety of fruits and veggies, eggs and beef available for purchase.
Chu Lin Farm (17535 40 Avenue, Surrey, BC)
While you can purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from May through October, the U-Pick portion runs in October and features pumpkins, squash, gourds and ornamental corn.
Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch at Gabriel Farms Ltd. (18507 20 Avenue, Surrey, BC)
Historic Collishaw Farm (16520 40 Avenue, Surrey, BC)
This one may be by appointment only July through August (call 604-576-0441), but you’ll get to avoid crowds while you pick no-spray blueberries and take in the Collishaw family’s historic two-story Queen Anne Victorian-style home at his heritage farm site.
Surrey Farms (5180 152 Street, Surrey, BC)
Open daily from mid-May to October, revel in ready picked and U-pick strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and pumpkins in season.