The longer you’ve been away, the more you realize how much you’ve missed. Plan your visit back to the Fraser Valley this summer, where timeless adventures and new experiences await!
From Clothbound Cheddar to fresh Cheese Truffles, this family-run cheese farm produces an exciting variety of products made from happy, pasture-fed cows and goats. Tucked along a quiet country road in Agassiz, the farm has been in business since 2003, and a number of their prize-winning cheeses can be found in Vancouver’s high-end restaurants today. The goat and cow cheeses are inspired by the Old World and made with traditional recipes and methods.
We’re going to the chapel and we’re going to get wine—wait, that’s not how the song goes! Swing by the Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery for a tasting and a tour set against the spectacular backdrop of rolling pastures and meandering country roads in Mount Lehman. The historic charm of this community is infused in the wine tasting room, a copper spired chapel with intricate paintings and exposed wood beams adorning the interior.
Although the Fraser Valley is well known for being one of the most agriculturally productive parts of BC, it remains a surprise to some that the Valley is actually the second largest wine producing region in British Columbia. Our cool climate, fertile soil, along with farmers who have a passion for viticulture, means that wine lovers can find over 15 wineries covering more than 200 acres in the region.
Ever thought of making ice cream at home? Adding a punch of flavour is easy to this basic recipe! The Fraser Valley is abundant in local blueberry farms offering U-pick, pre-picked, or frozen berries that are grown only steps from the checkout.
Did someone say Alpacas? These quirky residents of Kensington Prairie Farm are light on their feet, but heavy in personality. Book a farm tour or alpaca walk to learn more about the colourful Camelids and their diet, temperament, quirky behaviours, and breeding. You might even get to meet a cria (baby alpaca). Proceeds from farm tours are donated to Quechua Benefit, a children's charity in Peru.
From barnyard animals to blooms, the Fraser Valley is abundant with agricultural adventures throughout the year. Experience farm life and shop for high-quality provisions, produce, gifts, and supplies as you journey between farms and garden centres that dot the self-guided Circle Farm Tour!
The table is set for fresh, local, ingredient-driven meals in the Fraser Valley, whether cooked at home or enjoyed at local restaurants. The region is abundant with farms, vineyards, and orchards, thanks to fertile soil and a temperate micro-climate. Follow your food from pasture to plate with the Circle Farm Tour, a self-guided journey with stops at farms, markets, eateries, wineries, breweries, and shops that showcase the rich bounty of the Fraser Valley.
Say Cheese! Mild, medium, sharp, aged, smoked, soft, hard: there are endless terms to describe cheese, as there are seemingly endless varieties. Whether as a quick and easy snack, a delicious part of a beloved recipe, or paired with a fine wine at an elegant gathering, cheese is an incredibly versatile food that is a staple at many dinner tables.
Throw on your Sunday best and head to the Fraser Valley for a myriad of Summer flower experiences! Here’s a taste of what our communities have to offer this season and we couldn’t be more excited to share them with you!