Fall is here and that means U-Pick! As a kid, the drudgery of going back to school was always balanced with the excitement that a Sunday afternoon would be spent going to the apple orchard. Well, regardless of age, going apple picking is exciting; it doesn’t matter how old you are, there is nothing like reaching for that highest apple and “testing” it to make sure it passes inspection.
Taves Family Farm in Abbotsford, BC lets you be a kid all over again, but it’s so much more than just a spot for picking apples. In addition to apples, there are already pumpkins everywhere! There is also a bouncing pillow, adorable farm animals to feed (but be careful of your fingers!), and of course the classic hayride. Some of these activities come at a cost, but it’s reasonable if you purchase a Super Fun Pass for $28.50. And if you have 2 kids or 4 kids, the price is the same for the Family Pass.
But back to the apples: for $19.50, you can pick 25 lbs worth of apples, which I’m convinced is enough to feed a small army! The orchard is laid out with big signs and flags indicating what is available for picking at various times of the season. Taves even lets you know ahead of time on their website as to what is ready to be picked. Being a fan of Gala and Honeycrisp apples, that was good news to me!
When I arrived to Taves Family Farm, I was expecting rows of trees to pick some apples and maybe a chicken or two. I certainly didn’t expect a whole family fun activity center! If you’re in the mood to relive your youth, pick an apple (or two), pet a goat, ride a pony, grab a pumpkin, drink some apple cider, grab a pie and jump on a huge bouncy pillow, take a drive to the “City in the Country.”
Farms & Markets in Abbotsford, BC