Living in the Fraser Valley comes with some incredible perks. The beautiful parks and rivers. The incredible people. And of course, the wonderful downtown areas with bustling shops. The beautiful acreage homes and equestrian properties.
But something we often overlook is our access to incredible food. In fact, the Fraser Valley has one of the densest collections of amazing local produce, farm fresh dairy, and free-range meat in the world. And for most, getting these tasty treats from the farm to your table is as simple as driving a few minutes down the road.
If you’re looking to find delicious, healthy farm-to-table food for your family, I’ve got you covered. Check out my list of some of the best farm stands, markets, and stores in the Fraser Valley, and be sure to check out the comprehensive list offered by our friends at Circle Farm Tour as well.
Abbotsford Farm Fresh Food
Location: 1154 Fadden Road
Details: A real working dairy farm in the beautiful Fraser Valley, Birchwood offers 50 flavours of gourmet ice cream and frozen yogurt, farm fresh milk, cream, European style yogurts, assorted cheeses including feta and cheddar curd. Enjoy a light lunch inside or at the outside picnic area.
Location: 33955 Clayburn Road
Details: At Lepp Farm Market, they are passionate about sharing the best crops from their own farm & Okanagan orchard, their Lepp family raised meats, the freshest local produce, top quality cooking ingredients & their food knowledge. Stop by for a weekend breakfast or lunch at the Farmer’s Table Cafe.
Location: 32215 King Road
Details: Open year round, this family farm boasts over 40 years of successful farming & offers the Valley’s Best in their Farm Market. They raise their own chickens & strive to provide you with a variety of top quality frozen meats, seafood, gourmet sides & fresh produce. Experience the taste of summer with their amazing homegrown berries, sweet corn, cucumbers, squash & pumpkins. And their Soft Serve Ice Cream is the perfect summer treat!
Location: 34205 Townshipline Road
Details: Rockweld raises SPCA certified, certified organic fed, medication free chickens & eggs. They sell whole birds 4-7 lbs as well as chicken pieces. Their birds are federally inspected and air chilled. They also carry their own chicken sausage, which is gluten and sodium free.
Chilliwack Farm Fresh Food
Location: 7697 Lickman Road
Details: Stop and visit Anita’s Organic Mill, where they mill 25 different certified organic artisan flours fresh daily. Friendly, knowledgeable staff will help you select the best ingredients for your baking needs. They carry versatile fine & stoneground flours, quality dried fruit, nuts & more.
Location: 43476 Adams Road
Details: Visit their country store minutes away from Hwy 1. Taste a variety of Natural unpasturized Honey, fresh frozen Pollen, Propolis Tincture and Cream, and Fresh Royal Jelly. They are a Canadian food inspection agency approved farm and certified kosher.
Location: 4540 Simmons Road
Details: As a 5 generation family farm with 60+ years of farming history in the Fraser Valley, this farm store understands the value of supporting their community. They team up with local producers to bring in quality products including grass-fed grass-finished beef, artisanal cheeses, BC dairy, locally roasted coffee, gourmet snacks, and custom-made poultry products.
Location: 45796 Luckakuck Way
Details: Hofstedes is a local food lover’s dream! They have top quality produce, a full service deli, specialty grocery items from all over the world, and a café where they make 18 different soups from scratch each week, as well as a selection of in-house baked desserts & pastries.
Location: 51211 Chilliwack Central Road
Details: Klaassen is a family owned blueberry farm offering fresh & frozen delicious locally grown BC Blueberries. Their farm is the perfect spot for a family outing, with U-Pick fields, Farm Store, and roadside stands to try the berries and learn more about the different varieties of blueberries that they grow.
Location: 4390 Kehler Street
Details: Yarrow Farm Market is Chilliwack’s largest market with over 20 vendors every week. They focus on farm fresh produce, foods and other “grocery store” items, as well as handcrafted art.
Langley Farm Fresh Food
Location: 527 224th Street
Details: Central Park Farms specializes in free-range chicken, pasture raised pork, grass fed beef, and eggs. Come visit their store, or join them for one of their revered farm events.
Location: 24726 52nd Avenue
Details: Visit the On-Farm Store & Bistro at JD Farms for a wide variety of turkey products made from their specialty turkeys, which are fed a Non-GMO & antibiotic free diet.
Location: 20901 Langley Bypass
Details: Enjoy Langley’s tastiest outdoor market. Take in the social atmosphere, live music, produce, baked goods, food trucks & more!
Location: 346 208th Street
Details: The farmgate shop & tasting room at Vista D’oro Farms features wines & Preservatory offerings. On sunny Weekends their food trailer offers picnic provisions under the walnut trees.
Maple Ridge and Pitt Farm Fresh Food
Location: 18385 Old Dewdney Trunk Road
Details: Hopcott is a specialty butcher and retail shop, offering high-quality, non-gmo, dry-aged beef. Shop for local meats, produce, dairy and gluten-free options, or visit their farm-to-plate bistro.
Location: 22270 128 Avenue
Details: A local food lover’s destination stop! Sample the Artisan Cheeses made on site, with their fresh Jersey milk. Enjoy their Bistro lunch, shop for locally sourced BC products & kitchenware, or relax with a gelato on their covered patio. They also offer High Tea, cooking classes & private events.
Location: 11925 Haney Place
Details: Haney Farmers Market is a lively Saturday morning farmers market held weekly in Memorial Peace Park on 224th in downtown Maple Ridge.
Location: 19950 Old Dewdney Trunk Road
Details: Stop by the Golden Meadows Honey Shop where there’s something for the whole family! Taste honey from their family’s apiary, visit the observatory to learn about the life of bees and shop for handcrafted honey products as well as gifts created by local artisans.
Location: 24565 Dewdney Trunk Road
Details: Grow & Gather is a farmstead garden and pond shop, tending a full complement of culinary, floral, landscape and aquatic plants plus an outstanding array of pond supplies, garden necessities and convenient farm feeds.
Agassiz and Harrison Mills Farm Fresh Food
Location: Off the Hwy 9 turnoff, adjacent to the ‘Welcome to Agassiz’ sign.
Details: Sparkes own famous Triple Sweet Jubilee corn is picked fresh daily in their fields and delivered to their convenient drive-thru corn barns, ensuring it comes to you fresh and full of flavour.
Location: 7266 Pioneer Ave
Details: Agassiz Produces supplies fresh fruit and vegetables, speciality grocery, organic produce and groceries, flowers, dairy and bakery products. They grow their own no-spray strawberries and assorted vegetables, and also specialize in Okanagan fruit. In Spring come see their selection of bedding plants, flowers and baskets.
Location: #2- 7026 Pioneer Avenue
Details: Cabin Fever Junction was founded with the goal of providing their customers with classic home-style baked goods in a warm, friendly atmosphere. By baking all their products on site, they fill their store with the delicious scent of fresh cakes, cookies, and pies to bring back that delightful warm feeling throughout the year. Each day, they bake everything from scratch using the finest locally sourced ingredients.
As you can see, no matter where you live in the Fraser Valley, finding healthy, farm-to-table food for your family is easier than you may think. So, start exploring the farms near you, and enjoy one of the best perks of living in this amazing part of the country!