I am blessed to have made the acquaintance of Blaine & Leona Staples, proud owners & operators of The Jungle U-Pick Farm located only 5 minutes south of Penhold. It is well signed & you cannot miss it.
Strawberries are ripe & ready for picking so I thought today would be a perfect day for a visit out to the farm. As always I was not disappointed, the berries are so sweet this year nothing more is needed. While the berries are smaller this year given the season, they are like candy to eat.
Blaine & Leona strive to make the farm a family place to visit and have done a great job doing so. There are a variety of play areas for lil ones to play on while you pick, along with the variety of fruit and vegetables available, they also offer an u-pick flower area that is exceptional and you can complete your visit with fresh off the BBQ beef on a bun enjoyed on the deck taking in the view. After lunch be sure to catch the hay ride which gives you a complete tour of the farm.
Because of their close realtions with the Innisfail Growers, you can also pick up a wide variety of local veggies and other products at the farm as well.
Check out www.TheJungleFarm.com for a complete review of everything they have to offer out there. In my opinion it is always time well spent visting The Jungle.