In the Lower Mainland we are fortunate to be surrounded by rich agricultural land that produces food for our area as well as across Canada. Circle Farm Tours highlight some of the great food producers in the Fraser River area. The tours are self-guided and focus on a small region such as Abbotsford, Langley, Mission.
This past weekend I checked out the Agassiz-Harrison Mills Circle Farm Tour and made a few stops.
The Back Porch: Pottery meets freshly roasted coffee. The coffee is roasted in small batches in a 1919 Flame Roaster. I picked up some dark roast Columbian coffee. The barn houses some fabulous (and reasonably priced) antiques. Also picked up some tulip bulbs produced by A&B Tulips of the Valley.
The Farm House Natural Cheeses: handmade artisan cheeses made from their own dairy cow and goat milk. The range of different cheese "styles" and types is impressive for a small cheese producer. I picked up a luscious round of Florette goat cheese (bloomy rind that is slightly gooey yet firm in the centre) and a piece of their Alpine Gold, a washed rind cheese similar to Oka.
Limbert Mountain Farm: idyllic farm that specializes in organic herbs and herb products. They offer light lunches, delightful baked goods and afternoon tea. Definitely a spot to revisit in the summer for a guided herb walk and lunch.
On the way to Agassiz, I also popped into the Fort Winery in Fort Langley and picked up a bottle of fruit wine. Their line of unique fruit wines capture the best of locally produced fruit.