Archive of posts tagged "farm"

Ka’anapali Fresh: MauiGrown Coffee Company Tour

September 2nd, 2012 @ 8:23pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The first annual Ka’anapali Fresh food and wine festival has already had us enjoying a progressive dinner along the beach, a luncheon to showcase locally-grown ingredients, and a farmers market by the sea. Yesterday we met Marilyn Jansen Lopes from Maui Country Farm Tours who took us up to the old sugar can plantation which […]

Corn Maze: Cloverdale, Chilliwack, Pitt Meadows

August 28th, 2012 @ 9:34am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Our world-famous Corn mazes (Maize Mazes) are shaping up as temperatures cool and the kids return to school. Summer isn’t over yet but this autumn harvest-themed activity is always a hit. Bose Family Corn Maze (Cloverdale/Surrey) Website Location: 64th Avenue and 156th Street, Surrey [Map] Dates: August 30, 2012 to October 21, 2012 Activities: Corn […]

Corn Festival at Kerrisdale Farmers Market

August 22nd, 2012 @ 9:49am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Kerrisdale Farmers Market is hosting a corn festival this weekend with freshly-popped kettle corn recipes, fresh corn, roasted corn, recipes, and corn-related activities for the kids. Photo credit: planetc1 on Flickr I spent some time in Kerrisdale last week and it left me wondering I don’t get there more often. As a child our […]

Slow Food Cycle Farm Tour in Agassiz

July 29th, 2012 @ 10:16am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Our local Slow Food chapter, part of an international organization that has built a network of small-scale sustainable farmers, recently hosted a cycle tour of participating farms in Agassiz, BC. Slow Food (as opposed to fast food) is farm-to-table, supporting local growers. We had spent the night at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort, about 90 […]

Fraser Valley Strawberry Season 2012

July 4th, 2012 @ 1:31pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Fresh, ripe, and locally-grown strawberries are ready for devouring around Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. With a healthy dose of rain and now a helping of sunshine, the sweet, plump berries are ready to be picked. There are 13 farms that belong to the Fraser Valley Strawberry Growers Association so you’re bound to find […]

Thanksgiving Activities 2011 Metro Vancouver & Fraser Valley

September 28th, 2011 @ 1:05pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Thanksgiving is one of my favourite holidays. Our family would gather at my Oma’s house and while the windows steamed up and the aroma of roasted turkey filled each room, we’d head outside to rake leaves. The ample limbs of the lone one oak tree across the street provided enough fuel for the giant leaf […]

Feast of Fields 2011 in Langley

September 2nd, 2011 @ 11:30am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Feast of Fields is coming to Krause Berry Farms in Langley in just a few weeks and tickets are currently on sale. I first heard of the Feast of Fields concept when I toured Fairburn Farm on Vancouver Island during a Cowichan Valley trip in 2009. The idea is to bring together “city folk” with […]

Where to Pick Blueberries

August 8th, 2011 @ 9:20am by Rebecca Bollwitt

They may be late but they’re just as sweet. BC fresh blueberries are now in season, after a soggy start to summer, and are ready for picking this month. After publishing my “Where to Pick Strawberries” post I received some great feedback and decided to include more Richmond and Delta farms for the blueberry guide […]