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Archive of posts tagged "farm"

Abbotsford Circle Farm Tour

June 25th, 2013 @ 12:01pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Ever since my first Circle Farm Tour in Harrison and Agassiz back in 2009 I’ve been hooked on these free, self-guided farmgate programs that can be found in Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows, Langley, Chilliwack, and Abbotsford as well. These tours introduce you to the great people who cultivate the bounty that grows in our […]

We Heart Local Awards 2013

June 24th, 2013 @ 3:11pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Celebrating local food and agriculture around the beautiful province of British Columbia, the brand new We (Heart) Local Awards is a new popular choice awards program. The We Heart Local Awards will recognize key players throughout the industry through a nomination process followed by a public vote. How it Works Nominations will be open July […]

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 […]