Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication ~ Leonardo da Vinci
Local, sustainable, organic… Now, more than ever, we care what we eat and where our food comes from.
But way before it was trendy to shop local, the natural habitat of South Surrey’s locavores was Mary’s Garden. Back when Jack and Mary Nootebos started farming they sold their fresh produce from a tiny vegetable stand. Drivers would honk their horns to call Mary back from the fields.
That was over 40 years ago and the farm shop has evolved into a major space supplying South Surrey’s residents.
Hazelmere Organics have long been the port of call for Vancouver’s fine dining restaurants devoted to searching out the best fruits and vegetables grown with a loving hand and complete respect for the land.
But you don’t have to travel to the city to taste the fruits of Hazelmere’s labours: locals can have their weekly orders ready for pick up at the farm, or delivered straight to their door.
Order your fresh blueberries early, or get ready to be disappointed: Missing Goat Farm works on a first come, first serve basis for their annual berry harvest. They also grow garlic and sell homemade jams and chutneys.
But surely the most original spin on the whole u-pick concept must go to Colebrook Trout Farm where dinner is only a tug on the line away. Rods and bait are provided (serious anglers may use their own poles) and your catch will cost you $5 a fish.
In Morgan Heights, buying local couldn’t be simpler. It’s a growing community.
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