A GUIDE TO FALL IN LANGLEY
Cover Image Credits: @ess.photographie on Instagram
Fall: The leaves are dropping, it’s cool in the morning and warm in the afternoon. Cozy sweaters and toques are being pulled out of storage and Pumpkin Spice Latte’s are readily available at our favourite coffee shops. Although Summer gets a lot of credit for being the best season of the year we know that many of us actually prefer Fall and the fun traditions that come with the season, such as pumpkin patches, Thanksgiving celebrations, and Halloween treats! We’ve gathered a few being offered in the Township of Langley to get you started!
PUMPKIN PATCH EXPERIENCES
Ahh, the hunt of finding the perfect pumpkin, should you get a tiny cute one, or find the biggest one you can possibly carry home! Does your quest include looking for a perfectly round pumpkin or do you rescue the odd shaped ones that are often overlooked?
Join them on foot or in your car for the ultimate pumpkin patch experience! Experience friendly farm animals, beautiful sunflowers, & yes of course…. pumpkins!
A traditional farm experience with a socially distanced walk to the pumpkin patch, including open air animal interactions spread out across 5 acres. The purchase of a pumpkin is additional and priced according to size. Guarantee your entry with a pre-purchased online ticket for $10 a person or pay $12 at the gate. Children 2 and under enter free of charge. Open daily from 9am to 6pm.
From the comfort & safety of your own vehicle, experience 80 acres of beautiful farmland. Along the way, you will have the option to stop at one of seven pumpkin patches to find your perfect pumpkin. (an extra cost, depending on size) Guarantee your entry with a pre-purchased online ticket for $20 per vehicle or pay $25 per vehicle at the gate. Available on selected dates, please check their website.
DRIEDIGER FARMS MARKET
Take a walk or hop on their wagon for a ride out to the Pumpkin Patch filled with orange, specialty colours and pie pumpkins! All pumpkins are $1/lb with an additional 20% off. Small carts are available if you prefer not to take a hayride. Please send them a DM ahead of time to pre-book your wagon ride. The patch is open daily from 10am to 4pm. While you’re there be sure to enjoy the playground and check out their Market loaded with local produce, fresh bouquets, and yummy pies, open daily from 9am to 5pm.
EAGLE ACRES DAIRY FARM
Visit over 200 animals of 9 different species from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle with the Safarmi Pumpkin Patch Drive-Thru. Open weekdays from 2pm to 5pm (excluding October 5th, 13th, 19th 26th) and weekends from 10 am to 5pm until October 31st. After the first part of the tour you will have time to hop out of your vehicle to pick a pumpkin from the patch offering over 15 varieties before finishing your tour through the main barn. Tickets are available to book online for $12 per vehicle and pumpkin prices vary by size.
KRAUSE BERRY FARMS & ESTATE WINERY
In addition to their U-pick Pumpkin Patch, you can visit their famous Waffle Bar, Market & Bakery featuring pre-picked pumpkins, gourds and squash and so much more. Don’t forget to snap a family photo at their Opp station or savour a flight from the Estate Winery! Open Wednesday to Sunday from 9:30am to 5pm.
PICK UP IN STORE
Credits: left @ralphsfarmmarket; right @ottercoop
Short on time, but still love to decorate? Do you just really want the experience of getting elbow deep into a pumpkin and roasting some seeds without the tromp through the fields. These local retailers have made it easy for you to stop by and grab a pumpkin or some Fall décor to help you get into that Autumn Vibe.
RALPH’S FARM MARKET
22728 Fraser Highway
3650 248th Street
MORENO’S FRESH LOCAL FOODS
7150 200th Street
Credits: Early Bird Family Farm
Maybe you just don’t like pumpkins and cute animals, that’s okay, we won’t judge! There are plenty of other activities going on in the Township this month if you are looking for ways to celebrate the season.
THANKSGIVING CENTERPIECE CLASS
Join the Early Bird Family Farm at their Thanksgiving Centerpiece Class and create a beautiful and unique “garden gathered” bouquet that will adorn your table for Thanksgiving weekend. You will pick from their huge selection of pumpkins and gourds to create the perfect vessels that will hold your flowers. Want to create two matching bouquets or one large centerpiece? The choice is yours! This is an outdoor event with lots of space for everyone to spread out. Social distancing will be practiced.
FORT LANGLEY VILLAGE FARMERS MARKET
Reap the bounty of the Fall Harvest at the Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market. An authentic B.C. Farmers’ Market that features local farmers and certified, safe prepared food vendors bringing in fresh local produce, field greens, vegetables, fruits & flowers, fresh baking, fruit pies, cupcakes & cookies, local craft beer, varietal BC wines & spirits, and tasty prepared foods made with produce from our Fraser Valley, the Similkameen & Okanagan Valleys. Open every Saturday from 10am to 3pm until October 31st.
2020 FARM TOUR
The Bog at Riverside Cranberries is offering self-guided tours from October 7th thru October 10th only. Take a harvest walk or wade into the bog and experience a uniquely North American harvest. Details and tickets are available online via their website.
From pumpkins, to goats, waffles, flowers and the most amazing fresh produce. Oh, and don’t forget pie, we hope we have inspired you with some fun ideas to enjoy the Fall season! For more information on other businesses visit us at the TOWNSHIP OF LANGLEY.