Covid-19

COVID-19

Tentative Open Date is July 6th

Absolutely no eating of the blueberries while picking can occur to ensure we all do our part to stop and lessen the spread of Covid-19. Blueberries should be washed and consumed offsite. If you are freezing your berries, we recommend freezing them and giving them a rinse when they are ready to be eaten. This helps prevent freezer burnt berries and preserves optimal freshness once frozen.
Pets are not permitted in the fields to ensure food safety and visitor safety. We kindly ask that you leave your pets at home and not locked in your vehicle.
To ensure the safety of all visitors and staff no outside food or drink should be consumed in the fields and picnic areas.
We are unable to accommodate customers bringing in their own containers this season due to mandatory health regulations surrounding the Covid-19 Pandemic. U-Pick buckets of two different sizes will be available for purchase, $2 (small) and $4.50 (large).
Visitors into the fields are permitted to come in groups of up to 6 people per carload. We kindly ask that you stay home if you are sick, have been around someone who is ill, have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 or if you have traveled outside of Canada within less than 14 days. Large groups and tours will not be permitted this season to ensure the safety of all customers and our staff.
We will be limiting the number of guests into our fields at once to ensure the safety of our customers and staff during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Our fields are large with lots of open space and acres of large and sweet blueberries. Sanitation stations for hand-washing will be stationed for customers to use upon entering the fields.
Debit, Visa or MasterCard is preferred for con-tactless payment.

Check Weather Conditions

CALL AHEAD & CHECK  WEATHER CONDITIONS

Our fields are open Monday – Saturday, 8 AM – 5 PM weather permitting. Heavy rain may result in our fields being closed. Please call ahead or check for updates on our Facebook Page for our opening dates. We kindly ask that customers do not arrive before 8 am as they will not be permitted into the fields.
July our fields will open once the berries are ripe enough for picking and will be open until approximately mid August. Be sure to check with our staff what variety of blueberries are in season.
Remember to dress for the weather, proper foot wear, rain-boots and layers are important as the weather can change quickly in rainy BC.

Where To Pick

THE BEST PICKING SPOT

If you are wondering where the best picking spots are be sure to ask our staff and once you are at a full bush stay put until you have picked your fill of berries. This will save you time looking where to go so stay put and keep picking. A smaller blueberry does not mean it will be less sweet but the variety and if the berry is ripe determines the taste.
It takes time to master the skill of berry picking. Give yourself time to get the hang of it as everyone finds their own little tricks to pick the ripest blueberries. To get you started try rolling the berries between your thumbs and into the palm of your hands, the ripe ones should roll right off into your bucket. Avoid the green ones and the really soft ones. A ripe blueberry will be blue, avoid the pink and green ones!
Remember to maintain 6′ distance between yourself and others not within your bubble.

Directions & Pricing

HOW TO GET HERE & PRICING

Our Farm is located at 51211 Chilliwack Central Road.
If taking Hwy 1 take the Annis Road exit, look for exit 129, once on Annis Road, turn right onto Chilliwack Central (look for the big Klaassen Farms sign) and follow the road for about 1.5 kms.
We are on the corner of Chilliwack Central Road & Ford Road in Rosedale.
Be sure to check in with our staff when you arrive so they can direct you to the best picking spots where the berries are the ripest and provide you with instructions before entering our fields. There are hand-washing stations you will be directed to use upon entering and exiting our fields. We have Duke and Bluecrop Blueberries in our fields that are very sweet and plumb in size.
Our U-Pick Blueberries are $1.75 per lb. Buckets are available for purchase, no outside containers will be permitted this season due to mandatory health regulations and to ensure visitor and staff safety.

Sanitation

BATHROOMS & HAND WASHING

We have two nice bathrooms by our Farm Store in the upper main parking lot that are cleaned and sanitized regularly. There are no bathrooms in the U-Pick Fields, but you can walk or drive up to the upper parking lot to use the main restrooms. Before you enter the U-Pick fields you will be required to wash/ sanitize your hands at one of our hand-wash stations before picking. Once you have paid and are ready to leave you can wash/ sanitize your hands before leaving.
Food, drink or berries are not to be consumed in the fields. No smoking or vaping is permitted onsite.

How To Prepare

DRESS FOR THE OCCASION

Wear comfortable shoes (no heels) as you will be standing for a couple of hours. Be sure to bring a hat and some sun screen. If you get thirsty or hungry our Farm Store has some blueberry snacks for sale to help you feel refreshed and cool off from the hot summers heat. Blueberry Ice-Cream or Lemonade anyone?
Masks are not mandatory as we will be spacing visitors out safely throughout the picking fields, our staff will be working behind plexiglas and maintaining their 6’ feet distance. If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask you are welcome to bring your own.