Vegan & Raw Food News: Nanaimo

Vancouver Island U-Pick berry patches

Nothing refreshes like a handful of cool, juicy berries on a warm summer day! For the best flavour and richest nutrients, harvest them from a U-pick farm or hit a local farmer’s market or roadside stand.
 
What do these amazing colorful fruits do for your body? Berries keep you hydrated and give your immune system a boost. They nourish your body with vitamin C, vitamin A, iron and calcium. They’re high in antioxidants and fiber, too.
 
Load up on the goodness. Nutritionists recommend 7-10 servings of fruits and veggies a day.
 
Vancouver Island berries & when to pick them
 
Blackberries & raspberries
Fun fact: Higher in fiber than other types of fruit. One cup has about 7g of fiber.
Harvest: July & August
 
Strawberries
Fun fact: More vitamin C in a one-cup serving than in one orange.
Harvest: June
 
Blueberries
Fun fact: Up to five times more types of antioxidants than other berries.
Harvest: July & August
 
 
U-Pick Farms on Vancouver Island
 
Nanaimo
Dudinks Gardens
2219 Gomerich Rd., off Minetown Rd.
(250) 740-0302
Strawberries & gooseberries
Raspberries, Blueberries
 
Ladysmith
Stocking Creek Farm
10735 Edgelow Rd. S.
(250) 245-8615
Blueberries – July & August
 
Cowichan Bay
Cowichan Raspberries
1510 Robson Lane
(250) 743-2094
Raspberries – July & August
 
Saanich Peninsula
2030 Bear Hill Rd., Saanichton
(250) 652-9100
Strawberries – June
Raspberries – July & August
 
6283 Oldfield Road, Saanichton
(250) 652-6768
Blueberries – July & August
 
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